This past summer, some colleagues and I wrote a series of posts titled Fiercely Faithful: Rad Women of Scripture. For the series, we consulted a number of commentaries and other studies. Below is a bibliography of some of the works that focus specifically on (rad) women in the Bible, along with links to more information or ways to purchase them.
Bach, Alice, ed. Women in the Hebrew Bible: A Reader. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Caspi, Mishael Maswari, and Sascha Benjamin Cohen. Still Waters Run Deep: Five Women of the Bible Speak. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1999.
Clark-Soles, Jaime. Women in the Bible. Interpretation. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2020.
Davison, Lisa Wilson. Preaching the Women of the Bible. St. Louis: Chalice, 2006.
Essex, Barbara J. Bad Girls of the Bible: Exploring Women of Questionable Virtue. Cleveland, OH: United Church Press, 1999.
Hollyday, Joyce. Clothed with the Sun: Biblical Women, Social Justice, and Us. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1994.
Kichline, Kathleen MacInnis. Sisters in Scripture: Exploring the Relationships of Biblical Women. New York: Paulist Press, 2009.
McCabe, Elizabeth A. Women in the Biblical World: A Survey of Old and New Testament Perspectives. Vol. 1. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2009.
McCabe, Elizabeth A. Women in the Biblical World: A Survey of Old and New Testament Perspectives. Vol. 2. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2011.
McKenna, Megan. Not Counting Women and Children: Neglected Stories from the Bible. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1994.
Newsome, Carol A., and Sharon H. Ringe, eds. Women’s Bible Commentary. Expanded ed. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1998.
Owens, Virginia Stem. Daughters of Eve: Women of the Bible Speak to Women of Today. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1995.
Peachy, Linda Gehman. Courageous Women of the Bible. Harrisonburg, VA: MennoMedia, 2013.
Reimer, Ivoni Richter. Women in the Acts of the Apostles: A Feminist Liberation Perspective. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1995.
Scanzoni, Letha Dawson, and Nancy A. Hardesty. All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992.
Schneider, Tammi J. Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008.
Tidball, Derek, and Diane Tidball. The Message of Women: Creation, Grace, and Gender. The Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2021.