People Of The Bible


There are many great characters within the Bible, some are very encouraging and others not so. But there are lessons we can learn from each of their lives, there are life lessons we can learn and examples to follow and not follow. The Bible tells it as it is, it never hides people’s successes and failures, and what we learn ultimately it that they were human just as we are.

Abimelech was the Son of Gideon and the grandson of Joash. He was born to Gideon and a concubine of Gideon’s who lived in Shechem. A Concubine is a woman living with a man lawfully. He was therefore related to the family of Manesseh so then he could go on to state his place for leadership on the basis of being a son of Gideon. Abimelech

Absalom was the third son of David to Maacah daughter of Talmai King of Geshur.

In those days, polygamy was the norm with many of the monarchs and was socially accepted although God specifically warned against it. Absalom

In Genesis 3 we find that sin entered the world and it separated man from God. And what we are going to see in Genesis 4 is that sin quickly begins to separate man from his brother.

We are going to look at the very first family feud. Cain And Abel

Scripture doesn’t tell us how many children were born to Adam and Eve, but considering their long-life spans, it would seem logical to suggest there were many. We’re not told when Cain married or many of the details of other marriages and children, but we can say for certain that Cain’s wife was either his sister or a close relative. Cain’s Wife

When we mention the name of Elijah, what picture comes to mind? How do you visualise the prophet Elijah and what do you know of him? Write it down and keep it in your Bible somewhere and at the end of this series of lessons we will see if your perception of him has changed. Elijah, The Prophet

All the godly women we find within Scriptures and many Christian women today all have learned to do what Hannah did with her problems. They have poured out their hearts and souls to God in prayer in trust. They have learned to recognise when God has delivered them from their problems and recognised that they need to remain faithful always. Hannah

The name Herod was given to the family ruling Palestine immediately before and to some degree during the first half of the first Christian century. Their family history was complex, and what information has come down has been frequently small, conflicting, and difficult to harmonise. Herod

There is no mention of him anywhere else in the scriptures. From the context, it does appear that he was of the tribe of Judah, and some people think, he was the son of Coz, or Kenaz. But we can’t be sure. In this passage, he is praised for his sincere and passionate goodness, as well as for some public and devoted works which he performed. Jabez

Over the years scholars and Bible students have been asking this age-old question concerning Jephthah and his vow, the question is simple, did he or didn’t he sacrifice his daughter?

It’s a pity that, whilst we recognise that Jephthah made a vow which was, it must be admitted, by any standard, extremely rash, this is probably the only fact about him with which Christians are familiar. Jephthah And His Vow

While Joseph was suffering unjustly in prison, ‘the Lord was with him.’ The king’s cup-bearer and baker were also imprisoned along with Joseph. One night both men had a dream, which Joseph interpreted with accuracy, the baker would be executed and the cup-bearer would be released.

However, he did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.’ Joseph

John the Baptist was a fascinating man, he ate locusts and honey in the desert.

Crowds came to him, but he constantly told them that he was nothing, but the coming Messiah was everything. In the end, his life was cut short because he criticised a king for sinning. John The Baptiser

We know that Mary was the mother of Jesus and we know that Joseph was the one who would become the Father of Jesus. We’re impressed with Mary for her humble obedience to the Lord’s command, her humility is so evident. When we look at Joseph we see a man who had strong moral beliefs, his faith is very evident. Joseph, The Father Of Jesus

Even though he moved among Jesus’ disciples, the man was going to study today has been on the devil’s side for a long time.

And that’s why he made a bargain, which was as hard as his heart. What kind of man would bargain for Jesus? Judas Iscariot

David’s name means, Beloved, he was the eighth and youngest son of Jesse, who was a citizen of Bethlehem.

His father seems to have been a man who had a humble life.

His mother’s name is not recorded. Some think she was the Nahash of 2 Samuel 17:25. King David

The singular providential circumstances connected with his election as king are recorded in 1 Samuel 8 ff. His father’s she-asses had strayed, and Saul was sent with a servant to seek for them. Leaving his home at Gibeah, Saul and his servant went toward the north-west over Mount Ephraim, and then turning north-east they came to ‘the land of Shalisha,’ and thence eastward to the land of Shalim, and at length came to the district of Zuph, near Samuel’s home at Ramah. King Saul

His name means Peaceful, David’s second son by Bathsheba, i.e., the first after their legal marriage. He was probably born about BC 1035.

He succeeded his father on the throne in early manhood, probably about sixteen or eighteen years of age. King Solomon

It may come as a surprise to some people that Melchizedek is mentioned in Scripture only 5 times, therefore we know very little about him. As with most people we don’t have a lot of information about in the Bible, a lot of misunderstanding and speculation arises. Melchizedek 

The Amorites are first mentioned on Sumerian and Accadian inscriptions dating about 2500 B.C. by that time, the inhabitants of Mesopotamia had already developed an urban civilisation in fertile and cultivated parts of the land.

And who is the most famous Amorite of all? The Amorites

The period from the creation to the giving of the Law of Moses is called the Patriarchal Age because the patriarchs were the spiritual leaders of this dispensation.

The word ‘patriarch’ means ‘father.’ The three great patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, are so called because they were the ‘fathers’ of the Hebrew people whom we know as the children of Israel or Jews. The Patriarchs

The Samaritans were the inhabitants of Samaria and they were people of mixed origin, due to the mingling of the remnant left behind when Samaria, the Northern tribes, fell into the hands of the Assyrians in 722 BC. The Samaritans

The name Samuel means ‘Heard of God’. The peculiar circumstances connected with his birth are recorded in 1 Samuel 1:20.

Hannah, one of the two wives of Elkanah, who came up to Shiloh to worship before the Lord, she prayed to God that she might become the mother of a son. Samuel

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"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

Isaiah 40:31