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Brief Descriptions of Prominent Characters of the Bible

New Testament Characters         Old Testament Characters


New Testament Characters

Andrew
One of Twelve Apostles, brother of Simon Peter

Augustus
Emperor of Rome at time of Jesus' birth

Baalzebub
"Prince of demons"

Barabbas
Prisoner released instead of Jesus

Barnabas
"Son of Consolation," a fellow worker with Paul

Bartholomew
One of twelve apostles, in all lists, but not mentioned elsewhere

Caiaphas
High Priest at time of Jesus' trial

Cornelius
Roman Centurion, first Gentile convert to Christianity

Elizabeth
Mother of John the Baptist, cousin of Mary

Gabriel
Archangel who confirmed to Mary that she would give birth to Jesus

Herod
Name of family of governors of Palestine from about 55 B.C. to end of First Century A.D.

James
One of Twelve Apostles, brother of John; another person with this name was the brother of Jesus

John
Apostle whom Jesus loved; wrote Revelation, one Gospel, three letters

John the Baptist
Forerunner of Jesus, preached baptism of repentance

Joseph
Husband of Mary, looked upon as the father of Jesus

Judas
Iscariot, the Apostle who betrayed Jesus

Luke
Companion of Paul, wrote third Gospel, Acts of Apostles

Mark
Companion of Peter and Paul, author of second Gospel

Mary
Mother of Jesus

Mary Magdalene
Most prominent of Jesus' female disciples; a primary witness to His death and resurrection

Matthew
One of the Twelve Apostles; writer of first Gospel; also known as Levi

Paul
Saul; Missionary to Gentiles; formerly persecuted Christians

Peter
One of the Twelve Apostles; original name was Simon; his name means "rock"

Phillip
One of the Twelve Apostles; one of Seven Deacons, preached to Ethiopian eunuch

Pontius Pilate
Roman governor of Judea during the time of Jesus' public ministry and crucifixion

Priscilla
Wife of Aquila, Christian convert in Corinth

Simon
Original name of Apostle Peter; another Apostle, called the Zealot; another was a brother of Jesus

Simon Sorcerer
Samaritan who was baptized and tried to buy an apostleship

Stephen
One of original Seven Deacons, first Christian martyr

Tabitha
Also known as Dorcas, a righteous woman who died and was resurrected through Peter

Thaddeus
One of Twelve Apostles, also known as Lebbeus or Judas

Thomas
The Apostle who doubted; a twin

Tiberius
Emperor (Caesar) of Rome during Christ's public ministry

Timothy
Companion of Paul; young evangelist; his mother was Eunice, and grandmother was Lois

Zebedee
A fisherman; father of Apostles James and John



Brief Descriptions of Prominent Characters of the Bible

New Testament Characters         Old Testament Characters


Old Testament Characters

Aaron
brother and spokesman for Moses

Abel
Second son of Adam and Eve, murdered by his brother

Abraham
"father of a multitude"; first patriarch

Absalom
David's son who attempted to usurp the throne

Ahab
Wicked king of Israel, husband of Jezebel

Amos
Prophesied of "famine of the word"

Baal
Canaanite god, or "lord"

Bathsheba
Woman with whom David committed adultery

Belshazzar
Last king of Babylon, "handwriting on wall"

Benjamin
Jacob's youngest son, born to Rachel

Cain
Adam and Eve's first son

Daniel
Jewish captive in Babylon who interpreted dreams

David
Greatest king of Israel; Jesus was his direct descendant

Delilah
Philistine woman who enticed Samson to reveal secret of his strength

Eli
Judge of Israel; mentor of Samuel

Elijah
Prophet of Israel who confronted the prophets of Baal and Jezebel

Elisha
Successor to Elijah

Esau
Older twin son of Isaac; sold his birthright for bowl of lentil soup

Esther
Jewish wife of Persian king Ahaseurus, saved Jews from Haman

Ezekiel
Prophet taken to Babylon during exile by King Nebuchadnezzar

Ezra
Priest and scribe who restored true worship for returning exiles from Babylon

Gideon
Judge who delivered Israel from Midianites; put out a fleece

Goliath
Philistine giant, slain by David

Hagar
Egyptian maidservant of Sarah; mother of Ishmael

Ham
Noah's son, father of Mizraim, Cush, Phut, and Canaan

Hannah
Mother of Samuel, she was originally barren, dedicated him to the Lord

Hiram
King of Tyre; friend of David and Solomon

Hosea
Prophet to northern Israel, "my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge"

Isaac
Son of Abraham and Sarah, his name means "laughter"

Isaiah
Prophet who predicted sufferings of the Messiah, "he was wounded for our transgressions"

Ishmael
Son of Abraham by Egyptian handmaiden Hagar

Jacob
Younger twin son of Isaac; name changed to "Israel," bore 12 sons

Japheth
One of Noah's three sons; his tents would be enlarged

Jeremiah
Prophet; lamented destruction of Judah and Jerusalem

Jesse
Father of David

Jethro
Moses' father-in-law; gave wise advice to Moses

Jezebel
Phoenician princess, wife of Ahab, arguably the most wicked person in the Bible

Job
He agonized over why God allows people to suffer undeservedly

Joel
Prophesied of the dark and dreadful Day of the Lord

Jonah
Prophet who spent three days inside a fish

Jonathan
Son of King Saul and close friend of David

Joseph
Jacob's favorite son, became ruler of Egypt, storing grain to carry them through famine

Joshua
Moses' successor; led Israel into Promised Land

Josiah
King of Judah who began at 8 years of age, and restored true worship of Yahweh

Judah
Fourth son of Jacob; his symbol is the Lion

Levi
Third son of Jacob; priestly tribe

Manasseh
Wicked King of Judah, later repented; reigned 55 years

Miriam
Sister of Moses, led women of Israel to sing of defeat of Egypt in Red Sea

Moab
Lot's son, born from incestuous relationship with Lot's older daughter

Moses
Delivered Ten Commandments from God to Israel

Naomi
Mother-in-law of Ruth

Nathan
Prophet in David's court

Nebuchadnezzar
Babylonian King who took Judah captive

Potiphar
Pharaoh's Captain of the Guard; master of Joseph

Rachel
Jacob's favorite wife; mother of Joseph

Rehoboam
Solomon's son and successor; refused to listen to advice of elders, causing division of Israel

Reuben
Oldest son of Jacob; unstable; had sexual problems

Ruth
Righteous Moabite woman who married Boaz, the grandfather of David

Samuel
Last and greatest Judge of ancient Israel; anointed kings Saul and David

Sarah
Wife of Abraham; at age 90, gives birth to Isaac

Saul
First king of Israel

Seth
Third son of Adam and Eve

Shem
Noah's son from whom came the Hebrews

Solomon
David's son and successor as King of Israel; great wisdom; builder of Temple

Zechariah
Common Bible name (30 different individuals); prophet describes Feast of Tabernacles kept by all nations

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