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Old Testament People of the Bible

This Bible study resource provides an introduction to the Old Testament people of the Bible. You will learn about each person, what they have accomplished, their character strengths and weaknesses, and any lessons we can learn from their lives. These people of the Bible profiles will help you better understanding how God interacts with his people and assist you in applying God's truth to your life.

God | Holy Spirit | Adam | Eve | Satan | Abel | Cain | Enoch | Noah | Noah's Sons | Lot | Melchizedek | Abraham | Sarah | Ishmael | Isaac | Rebekah | Jacob | Esau | Rachel | Leah | Joseph | Jochebed | Moses | Pharaoh | Aaron | Miriam | Balaam | Caleb | Joshua | Rahab | Ehud | Deborah | Barak | Gideon | Jephthah | Samson | Delilah | Ruth | Boaz | Hannah | Eli | Samuel | Saul | David | Jonathan | Bathsheba | Solomon | Elijah | Jezebel | Elisha | Hezekiah | Jehoshaphat | Ezra | Nehemiah | Esther | Mordecai | Job | Isaiah | Jeremiah | Ezekiel | Daniel | King Nebuchadnezzar | Hosea | Joel | Amos | Obadiah | Jonah | Micah | Nahum | Habakkuk | Zephaniah | Haggai | Zechariah | Malachi

God the Father
Profile of God the Father, the One True God and Creator of the Universe.

Holy Spirit
Profile of the Holy Spirit, third Person of the Trinity.

Profile of Adam, the first man from the Old Testament book of Genesis.

Profile of Eve, the first woman, wife and "Mother of All the Living."

Profile of Satan, adversary of God and man.

Profile of Abel, the first martyr and shepherd in the Bible.

Profile of Cain, the first person to commit murder in the Bible.

Profile of Enoch, a man who did not die.

Profile of Noah, a righteous man and the second father of the human race.

Noah's Sons - Shem, Ham and Japheth
After the Flood, a tragic episode caused Noah to curse his son Ham yet bless his sons Shem and Japheth. Learn the far-reaching effect this had on mankind.

Profile of Lot, the nephew of Abraham.

Profile of Melchizedek, the king of Salem and priest of the Most High God.

Profile of Abraham, the great patriarch of Israel and "father of us all."

Profile of Sarah, wife of Abraham and mother of the Jewish nation.

Profile of Ishmael, the first son of Abraham and father of the Arab nations.

Profile of Isaac, the miracle son of Abraham and Sarah.

Profile of Rebekah, wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau.

Profile of Jacob, father of the 12 tribes of Israel.

Rachel competed with her sister Leah for the love of their husband Jacob. See why you don't have to compete for God's love for you.

Leah's life teaches us an overlooked truth about the love of God. Learn why you don't have to struggle to receive the most valuable gift on earth.

Profile of Joseph, interpreter of dreams and one who trusted in God.

Profile of Jochebed, mother of Moses.

Profile of Moses, giver of the Law and author of the Pentateuch.

Pharaoh of Egypt arrogantly believed he was a god whose word was law. Learn how Jehovah humbled this powerful ruler and freed Israel from slavery.

Profile of Aaron, first high priest of Israel.

Profile of Joshua, one of the most successful of all ancient Jewish leaders.

Profile of Rahab, prostitute turned spy for the Israelites.

Profile of Deborah, Israel's only female judge.

Profile of Barak, an obedient warrior.

Profile of Gideon, God's reluctant warrior.

Profile of Jephthah, Old Testament warrior and judge.

Profile of Samson, judge of Israel and Nazirite.

Was Samson a Black Man?
Was Samson, the judge of Israel, a black man? And does the color of his skin matter?

Profile of Hannah, mother of the prophet Samuel.

Profile of Samuel, Old Testament prophet and last of the judges.

King Saul
Profile of Saul, Israel's first king.

King David
Profile of King David, a man after God's own heart.

Profile of Bathsheba, wife of King David and mother of Solomon.

King Solomon
Profile of King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived.

Prophet Elijah
Profile of Elijah, boldest of the prophets and a man who did not die.

Jezebel was a queen of Israel who made the mistake of leading people away from the True God. See how her treachery led to her grisly death.

Elisha the Prophet
Profile of Elisha the prophet, successor of Elijah.

Daniel the Prophet
Nearly 3,000 years later, the prophet Daniel has something important to teach Christians today. Learn how to avoid temptation as Daniel did, by fixing your eyes on God.

King Nebuchadnezzar
Ancient King Nebuchadnezzar conquered nations but was helpless before the mighty hand of God. Get a glimpse behind the curtain of time as the Bible reveals how God controls even the rich and powerful to carry out his plans.

Prophet Jonah
Profile of the Prophet Jonah, reluctant mouthpiece for God.

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