Women in the Bible

The Meeting of Lydia and Apostle Paul

July 1, 2021

Who was Lydia? The women of the Bible were just as varied and interesting as women today. While most of the women that come to mind when we think of biblical times were mothers who worked in or near the home, there were also women living in many situations, specifically workers who helped forward God’s message by giving time and monetary resources to apostles of the Word. One such woman was Lydia, a merchant of purple cloth, which was valuable at the time when Apostle Paul made his journeys, about 40 AD. Perhaps Lydia’s business produced income which she was then able to use to benefit the early church.

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