Articles about People in the Bible

There are a lot of people in the Bible. I’ll probably never list them all…there are simply too many. I’ll try to cover the more prominent people here.

How many prophets are listed in the Bible? Here's a start....let me know if I've missed any prophets. Thanks!

A lot of people have written and asked for a list of the meanings of the names of people in the Bible. Most of them come from readers of Name Changes in the Bible, one of the most popular GodWords articles. So: you asked for it, you've got it.

One of the most popular articles on GodWords is What Does Jesus Mean?. The article gets a lot of comments requesting the meaning of Bible names, so I thought it was time to begin a list of Jesus' name in different languages.

Anonymous GodWords Reader asked: "Does the Bible refer to Peter's wife being martyred?"

A lot of people in the Bible had their names changed, or went by more than one name. I appreciate your patience while I compile a comprehensive list of all of them.

Jesus had one earthly parent and one heavenly parent...and let's not forget to include Joseph, too. Jesus' lineage is listed in Matthew 1 and Luke 3 ...but a careful reading of these two passages raises a few questions.

Some facts about Jared: Son of Mahalalel, Father of Enoch. Technically an ancestor of Jesus Christ [Luke 3:23-38]...

Husband of Ruth. Some facts about Boaz: Boaz means "fleetness" or "alacrity." Mentioned in Ruth, 1 Kings, and 1 & 2 Chronicles...

Luke [Luke 1:3] and Acts [Acts 1:1] were both written to a man named Theophilus. It was a common name among both Romans and Jews at that time, so there's little we can know about him for certain.

According to the Bible, Huldah was a prophetess. We know more about her husband than we do about her but, though she appears in only nine verses, it's clear that she was considered a very important person.

Ishmael was a son of Abraham and father of the twelve tribes of Arabia. Some facts about Ishmael: Firstborn son of Abram (Abraham) and Hagar...

One of Jesus' inner circle of 12 men, Simon Peter is both a prominent character in the Bible and the author of two of its books. Some facts about Simon Peter:

One of Jesus' inner circle of 12 men, Andrew was the first disciple called by Jesus. Some facts about Andrew:

Mary's lineage is listed in Luke 3 . Notice that Mary's name doesn't actually appear in this list, while Joseph's does.

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.

The Bible describes the deaths of a lot of people. I appreciate your patience while I compile a comprehensive list of all of them.

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.

Israel's first four kings were Saul, Ish-Bosheth, David, and Solomon. After Solomon's death, the kingdom of Israel split into two kingdoms for around 350 years, from 928 BC to 587 BC: Israel in the north and Judah in the south.

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