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Bible History: People in the Bible


Abraham Abram was the son of Terah a descendant of Shem. They lived in Ur of the Chaldees and Abram was born here. At some point in his early life Terah and all the family moved up the Euphrates river to settle in Haran. It was about 600 miles north west from Ur. Electronic Christian Media

Adam & Eve Adam and Eve are treated throughout the Bible as historical people and not simply as fables, fictional characters or parables of mans moral failure. The author of Genesis goes out of his way to establish the historicity of the account by listing in detail the location of the garden in proximity to the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. Electronic Christian Media

Annas High Priest of Israel from 6 to 15 A.D.

Annas International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Annas The New Testament Greek Lexicon

Annas Hitchcock's Bible Names

Annas Hitchcock's Bible Names

Apostle Paul Paul was a Jew, born of Jewish parents in the city of Tarsus, in the province of Cilicia, and was known in his early years as Saul of Tarsus. Electronic Christian Media

Apostle Peter More is know about him than any other apostle. A native of Bethsaida in Galilee he was a fisherman. He probably was in business with his brother Andrew and James and John, sons of Zebedee. Electronic Christian Media

Bible Family Tree Genealogy of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, with details for every individual (if available), hebrew meanings of names, bible cross reference and approximate birth and death dates. You will also find detailed information about Mesopotamian history B.C.

Bible Genealogy Diagram SHOWING SOME ELEMENTS OF KINSHIP AND FAMILY ORGANIZATION: (OLD TESTAMENT [TANAKH]) Jim Belote

Brief History from Alexander to Herod (A. Edersheim) AN ABSTRACT OF JEWISH HISTORY FROM THE REIGN OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT TO THE ASCENSION OF HEROD By Alfred Edersheim

Caiaphas Caiaphas was the official high priest during the ministry and trial of Jesus.

Caiaphas International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Caiaphas The New Testament Greek Lexicon

Caiaphas Hitchcock's Bible Names

David Covers a range of topics throughout David's life. Electronic Christian Media

Disciples This is a transliteration of the Greek word apostolos. It means 'One who is sent'. In secular Greek it refers to a naval expedition. The idea was that an apostle was one who was sent as a special representative of Christ. Electronic Christian Media

Elijah & Elisha Covers a range of topics throughout the lives of Elijah & Elisha. Electronic Christian Media

Herod Images This is an image directory of images that I found around the Internet of Herod and his sons. You can browse the directory. It contains coins, images, maps, satellite photos and more. There will be more coming soon.

Herod the GREAT Herod "the Great" was a very complex man, a man of many contradictions. He was cruel to many and helpful to some. He seems to have been insecure and even paranoid that others close to him were after his power. Herod was a man with a passion for building. Drawing from primary sources, this paper seeks to give a fairly well rounded picture of Herod, the ruler and the man. by Gretchen A. Shapiro

Herod the Great, and His Death A brief study about the life and death of Herod the Great. For 40 years, Jewish history was dominated by HEROD THE GREAT. Rome needed a shrewd and capable agent in Israel, and in Herod the Great they felt they had found such a man. [Bible History Online Study]

High Priests of New Testament Times Brief overview of the history of the high priesthood through New Testament times.

Isaiah While Isaiah did write the book of Isaiah this is not all that he wrote. He had written a complete journal of Uzziah's reign and most of the major events of Hezekiah but these have not been preserved according to God's plan. Electronic Christian Media

Jeremiah More is revealed about Jeremiah's life and personality through his writings than any other Old Testament prophet. Jeremiah was the son of Hilkiah a priest from Anathoth, a small town just Northeast of Jerusalem. Jeremiah 1:1 God had called him to be a prophet in the thirteenth year of King Josiah (627/6 B.C.) Electronic Christian Media

Jewish leaders The joint work of Ezra and Nehemiah had been to complete the Torah, or Law, and to enforce obedience to it. Historically, that work followed the lines of Josiah's reform, and like it the whole force of the law was directed against idolatry, and tended to centralise worship in Jerusalem. Electronic Christian Media

John The Baptist John The Baptist: The Man And His Influence. Short article on John the Baptist and his setting in 1st century Judaism. From Christian Resource Institute.

John the Baptist He is called the Baptist Matthew 3:1 and the baptiser Mark 6:14 to distinguish him from other John's and emphasise the distinctive ministry which he had. He was born about 7 B.C. to elderly parents named Zechariah and Elizabeth. Electronic Christian Media

Josephus on John the Baptizer Selected texts from Josephus on early 1st Century Roman Israel by Dr. James D. Tabor. HEROD THE TETRARCH MAKES WAR WITH ARETAS, THE KING OF ARABIA, AND IS BEATEN BY HIM AS ALSO CONCERNING THE DEATH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST. HOW VITELLIUS WENT UP TO JERUSALEM; TOGETHER WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF AGRIPPA AND OF THE POSTERITY OF HEROD THE GREAT.

Kings of Israel Kings of Israel & Judah, Statistics of the Kings, articles, timeline, map. Electronic Christian Media

List of Jewish High Priests The Jewish High Priests from 200 B.C to the Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

Moses While Moses is not mentioned outside the Old Testament there are veiled references to him in the names of Egyptian monarchs like Tuthmoses III. Moses lived 300 years after the death of Joseph, and was raised up by God to lead Israel out of the slavery of Egypt. Electronic Christian Media

Noah The Weld-Blundell Prism, found in 1922, contains the oldest known outline of world history written 100 years before Abraham. Written in 2170 B.C. listing ten kings before the flood with extremely long reigns as the biblical record indicates. Electronic Christian Media

Pontius Pilate The fifth Roman procurator of Judea (ruled 26-36 AD), who issued the official order sentencing Jesus to death by crucifixion. Bible History Online.

Roman Political Rulers of Palestine First Century Roman Political Rulers of Israel. A table of Roman Emperors, Procurators, and Kings who governed Israel in the New Testament era. From Christian Resource Institute.

Spiritual Leaders of Jerusalem in New Testament times. The Priests and Scribes.

Surrounding Nations The most comprehensive list of foreign nations known to the Hebrews is that given in Genesis 10 in the form of a genealogical table of the descendants of Shem, Ham and Jepheth. The descendants are nations not individuals, and broadly speaking they form three geographical groups, the northern nations (japheth), the southern nations (Ham), the middle nations (Shem). Electronic Christian Media

The Paradox of the Priesthood The priesthood under Annas and Caiphas was part of the fullness of times (Gal. 4.4) and it's pride, power and false piety reached complete fruition in their phony trial of the Son of God.

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