Extrabiblical Books Listed in the Bible

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  • Book of the Wars of the Lord (Numbers 21:14)
  • Book of Jasher (Josh. 10:13, 2 Samuel 1:18)
  • Book of the Acts of Solomon (1 Kings 11:41)
  • Book of Samuel the Seer (1 Chronicles 29:29)
  • Book of Gad the Seer (1 Chronicles 29:29)
  • Book of Nathan the Prophet (1 Chronicles 29:29, 2 Chronicles 9:29)
  • Chronicles of the Kings of Israel (1 Kings 14:19, 1 Kings 16:14, 1 Kings 16:20, 2 Kings 1:18, 2 Kings 14:28, 2 Kings 15:21)
  • Prophecy of Ahijah (2 Chronicles 9:29)
  • Visions of Iddo the Seer (2 Chronicles 9:29, 12:15, 13:22)
  • Book of Shemaiah (2 Chronicles 12:15)
  • Book of Jehu (2 Chronicles 20:34)
  • Sayings of the Seers (2 Chronicles 33:19)
  • A third epistle of Paul to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 5:9)
  • Possible earlier epistle to the Ephesians (Ephesians 3:3)
  • An epistle to the Church at Laodicea (Colossians 4:16)
  • Some prophecies of Enoch, known to Jude (Jude 1:14)

Biography of Andrew, Jesus’ Disciple

One of Jesus’ inner circle of 12 men, Andrew was the first disciple called by Jesus.

Some facts about Andrew:
Brother of another disciple: Simon Peter
From Bethsaida, in Galilee.
Occupation: fisherman
Follower of John the Baptist
After Jesus’ death, Andrew continued ministering in Scythia, Asia Minor, Thrace, Greece, and Achaia.
Manner of death: martyred in Patras, in Achaia

Mary’s Geneology

Mary’s lineage is listed in Luke 3 . Notice that Mary’s name doesn’t actually appear in this list, while Joseph’s does. For a more thorough explanation of why this is actually Mary’s geneology, see Jesus’ Geneology.

While Luke doesn’t mention Mary by name, that shouldn’t be considered unusual. Mary’s geneology was written as Jesus’ geneology, and would traditionally include only notable family members. Very few women are listed by name in such lists, which is to be expected in a patriarchal society. This list has been reversed to list Mary’s family beginning with Adam.

Note that God is listed first. This is not to say that God is the physical father of Adam, of course. It’s listed here because it’s listed in Luke 3. The Hebrew words used for “father” and “son” are very flexible, being used to describe a historical family relationship rather than simple parentage. We see this when we read of Jesus that He is ‘the son of David’. Biblical genealogies weren’t written to account for every generation but to establish succession. This would include notable ancestors rather than comprise a complete list of every physical father and son.

Mary’s Geneology
God
Adam
Seth
Enosh
Cainan
Mahalaleel
Jared
Enoch
Methuselah
Lamech
Noah
Shem
Arphaxad
Cainan
Shelah
Heber
Peleg
Reu
Serug
Nahor
Terah
Abraham
Isaac
Jacob
Judah
Perez
Hezron
Ram
Admin
Amminadab
Nahshon
Salmon
Boaz
Obed
Jesse
David
Nathan
Mattatha
Menna
Melea
Eliakim
Jonam
Joseph
Judah
Simeon
Levi
Matthat
Jorim
Eliezer
Joshua
Er
Elmadam
Cosam
Addi
Melki
Neri
Shealtiel
Zerubbabel
Rhesa
Joanan
Joda
Josech
Semein
Mattathias
Maath
Naggai
Esli
Nahum
Amos
Mattathias
Joseph
Jannai
Melki
Levi
Matthat
Heli
Mary (not listed by name)
Jesus

Bible People: Where Were They From?

The Bible lists lots of people as “so-and-so, from someplace”. I appreciate your patience while I compile a comprehensive list of all of them. If you have suggestions of people to add to the list, please send it using the form at the bottom of the page. Thanks!

Name Location
Andrew was from Bethsaida
Cephas (Simon, Peter) was from Bethsaida
Jesus was from Nazareth
Hamutal was from Libnah
Jeroboam was from Zeredah
Nehushta was from Jerusalem
Peter (Cephas, Simon) was from Bethsaida
Philip was from Bethsaida
Saul was from Tarsus
Simon (Cephas, Peter) was from Bethsaida
Zebidah was from Rumah

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Bible People: How Did They Die?

The Bible describes the deaths of a lot of people. I appreciate your patience while I compile a comprehensive list of all of them. If you have suggestions of people to add, please use the form at the bottom of the page. Thanks!

Name How they Died
Gideon died of old age
Jesus died by crucifixion
Saul (King of Israel) died by suicide

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Jesus’ Disciples

Jesus traveled with 12 men throughout His three-year ministry. Here’s a list of the original twelve, and the one who replaced Judas Iscariot.

Jesus’ Disciples
Simon Peter (Cephas)
Andrew
James
Phillip
Thomas (Didymus)
Matthew (Levi)
Bartholomew (Nathaniel)
Simon
Judas (Thaddeus)
Judas Iscariot
James
John

After betraying Jesus, Judas committed suicide. His replacement was chosen from two men, by casting lots: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.

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Relationships in the Bible

The Bible lists lots of people as “so-and-so, son (or daughter) of somebody else”. Sons are in blue, daughters in pink. Other family relationships are also noted in grey. I appreciate your patience while I compile a comprehensive list of everyone in the Bible. If you have suggestions for the list, please send them using the form at the bottom of the page. Thanks!

Legend:
Son Daughter Other

Name Relationship With whom
Abraham (also Abram) son of Terah
Abram (also Abraham) son of Terah
Ahaziah son of Athaliah
Ammi son of Hosea and Gomer
Arphaxad son of Shem
Boaz husband of ^ Ruth
Eliakim (also Jehoiakim) son of Josiah and Zebidah
Elimelech husband of ^ Naomi
Gideon son of Joash
Gomer daughter of Diblaim
Hosea son of Beeri
Isaac son of Abraham
Jacob son of Isaac
Jehoahaz son of Josiah and Hamutal
Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim and Nehushta
Jehoiakim (also Eliakim) son of Josiah and Zebidah
Jehonadab son of Recab
Jehosheba daughter of Jehoram
sister of Ahaziah
Jeroboam son of Jehoash
Jeroboam son of ^ Nebat and Zeruah
Jerub-Baal (also Gideon) son of Joash
Jezreel son of Hosea and Gomer
Joash son of Ahaziah
Lo-Ammi son of Hosea and Gomer
Lo-Ruhamah son of Hosea and Gomer
Mattaniah brother of Jehoiakim
uncle of Jehoiachin
Naomi widow of ^ Elimelech
Nehushta daughter of Elnathan
Obed son of ^ Ruth and Boaz
Ruhamah daughter of Hosea and Gomer
Rezon son of ^ Eliada
Ruth widow of ^ Mahlon
wife of ^ Boaz
daughter-in-law of ^ Naomi
Shallum son of Tikvah
husband of Huldah
Shelah son of Arphaxad
Simon (also Simon Peter) son of ^ Jonah
Tibni son of ^ Ginath
Tikvah son of Harhas
Zebidah daughter of Pedaiah

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