Voices from the Bible: Monologues for Women

by Gillette Elvgren
  • 10 - 60 minutes
  • 1 - 12 Females


These fictional monologues by Gillette Elvgren from women in the Bible range from the profound and moving to the comic and even sassy. Find the characters you would expect: Mary, Mother of Jesus; Mary Magdalene; and Martha. Add to that the Witch of Endor and Claudia, the wife of Pilate and you have a vibrant mix of voices, both serious and comic. This monologues can be performed as an evening or individually as a portion of church or school events

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The monologues encompass women from both the Old and the New Testaments and include relevant references to passages in the Bible. The monologues range from the inspirational to reflections on life, to the comic and satiric.

Old Testament

Sarah: In The Lords Good Time – Genesis 16: “Now Sarai, Abram ‘s wife, had borne him no children.”

Miriam: Don’t Count Yourself As Better Than Others – Numbers 12; Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves.”

Deborah And Jael: Most Blessed Of Women – Judges 4: 4-5 “Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time. She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim.

Jael The Kennite: Vengeance Is Mine – Judges 4

Hannah: A Mother’s Heart – 1 Samuel 1: 28 “Therefore I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.”

The Witch Of Endor: A Lost Man’s Soul – I Samuel 28:7: “Saul then said to his attendants, “Find me a woman who is a medium, so I may go and inquire of her.” “There is one in Endor,” they said.”

Rizpah: My Sons Are Innocent – II Samuel 21:8-10

New Testament

Mary Magdalene At The Foot Of The Cross – Mark 15:40

Mary, Mother Of Jesus: At The Cross – Mark 15:40

Martha: “Martha, Don’t Fret” – Luke 12: 22, 31 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, nor about your body—what you shall put on . . . Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things shall be yours as well.”

Anna The Prophetess: Waiting For The Lord – Luke 2:37b-38She (Anna) never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. Coming up to them (Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus) at the very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.”

The Samaritan Woman At The Well – John Ch. 4

Gwendolyn: Casting Out The Fleece – 1 Thess. 5: 21

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