Old Testament Characters



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The Old Testament is full of fascinating men and women, who sometimes demonstrated great faith and others times made big mistakes. All of these Old Testament people were real - they lived in certain places at certain times, they had strengths and weaknesses, family and friends, and they shared faith in the same God. Reading their biographies can be rewarding and applicable to all who learn their stories.

People in the Pentateuch People in the
Historical Books

People in the
Wisdom Literature

People in the Prophets

Genesis

Adam
Eve
Cain
Abel
Seth
Enoch
Methusaleh
Lamech
Nephilim
Noah
Abram (or Abraham)
Sarai (or Sarah)
Hagar
Ishmael
Isaac
Rebekah
Rachel
Laban
Dinah
Benjamin
Joseph
Tamar
Reuben
Levi
Simeon
Gad
Naphtali
Asher
Issachar

Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

Moses
The Hebrew Midwives
Miriam
Aaron
Jethro
Pharaoh
Korah
Joshua
Nun
Caleb
Amalek
Nadab
Abihu
Eleazar
Ithamar
Phineas

Joshua and Judges

Rahab
Achan
Othniel
Ehud
Deborah
Joash
Barak
Gideon
Tola
Jair
Jephthah
Samson
Eli
Shamgar

Ruth

Naomi
Ruth
Boaz
Elimelech
Orpah

1 and 2 Samuel

Hannah
Samuel
Eli
Saul
Jonathan
David
Goliath
Ahimelech
Abigail
Abner
Mephibosheth
Bathsheba
Uriah
Absalom

1 and 2 Kings

Solomon
Jeroboam I
Jeroboam II
Rehoboam
Asa
Ahab
Elijah
Jezebel
Jehoshaphat
Elisha

1 and Chronicles

David
Asaph
Joab
Solomon
Rehoboam
Abijah
Asa
Jehoshaphat
Joash
Uzziah
Jotham
Ahaz
Hezekiah
Manasseh
Josiah

Ezra and Nehemiah

Ezra
Cyrus

Esther

Esther
Mordecai
Haman

Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Eccleasiastes, Song of Solomon

David
Solomon
Job

 

 

Isaiah

Isaiah
Hezekiah
Uzziah

Jeremiah and Lamentations

Jeremiah
Josiah
Jehoiakim
Jehoiachin
Baruch
Shemaiah

Ezekiel

Ezekiel
Gog

Daniel

Daniel
Nebuchadnezzar
Belshazzar
Darius
Cyrus

Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

Hosea
Gomer

Joel
Amos
Obadiah

Jonah
The Ninevites

Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi