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Who was the apostle Peter?

Historical background During Jesus’ ministry on earth, He had a group of disciples that followed Him wherever He went, were witnesses of His teachings and miracles, received much private teaching, and were finally...

Naomi

What can we learn from the life of Naomi?

Historical background Naomi was an Israelite woman living in Israel “in the days when the judges ruled”. That is the period roughly between 1300 and 1050 BC (see timeline), when the Israelites already lived in the land...

Who was Enoch?

Who was Enoch?

Enoch is only mentioned twice in the Bible: in Genesis 5:18-24 and Hebrews 11:5. Enoch lived very near the beginning of time. His father was Jared (Genesis 5:18). Enoch was the father of Methuselah, who was the oldest...

Who was Melchizedek?

Who was Melchizedek?

Melchizedek is first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 14:18 – 20, as well as being mentioned in Hebrews 7. Melchizedek was King of Salem, (king of peace) and priest of “God most high”, Abraham’s God, and the God of the...

Why did Jesus leave Mary in John’s care?

Who is Mary?

The Bible doesn’t tell us very much about Mary, the mother of Jesus, and even less regarding who she is. The reason for this is presumably so that we don’t focus on Mary, but rather upon her Son, the Lord Jesus Christ...