Bible People - Old Testament People
People From the Bible You Should Know
These are figures from the Bible that you should know. They are generally conceded to have actually lived.
Aaron is the name of the brother of Moses.
The Bible story of Moses, the Hebrew giver of Jewish Law and the Ten Commandments.
Amos is the name of a prophet of Israel.
Benjamin in the Old Testament was the youngest son of Jacob.
Boaz is the name of one of the ancestors of Jesus mentioned in the Book of Ruth of the Old Testament.
King David's Wives
Contributing Writer Cynthia Astle writes about the wives of King David in the Bible.
Herod the Great
In Antiquities of the Jews - Book XIV, the respected Jewish historian Flavius Josephus tells the somewhat convoluted story of how Herod the Great managed to come to power in Judea.
Glossary entry on the Philistines.
Profile of Moses based on Biblical stories about him.
Also see The Childhood and Secular Life of Moses.
About.com's former Guide to Judaism, Lisa Katz, tells the story of Moshe (Moses) and explains his role in Judaism.
Women of the Torah Were Co-Founders of Israel
Although tradition has focused on the Bible's patriarchs, the women of the Torah played equally important roles as ancestors of Israel. Indeed, without the matriarchs Sarah, Rebekah, Leah and Rachel, there could have been no fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham that he would be the ancestor of a great nation.
Sheba (Queen of)
The Queen of Sheba lived around 1000 B.C. and has been the source of legend ever since. She is written about in the Bible for her encounter with King Solomon.
King Solomon was the wealthy, building, final Biblical king of the United Monarchy period.