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What can we learn from the life of Joseph?

What can we learn from the life of Joseph?

Historical background Joseph was the son of Jacob and the grandson of Isaac. He grew up in the land of Canaan, but spent most of his life in Egypt. We are not completely sure when he lived exactly; some think from 1915...

Who was Abraham?

Abraham is mentioned often in the Bible. The book of Genesis records his life story in much detail. In fact, there is far too much information about Abraham to cover it all in one article! I’ll just mention some...

Paul

What can we learn from the life of Paul?

Paul is one of the main characters in the New Testament, after Jesus Christ. In the book of Acts, we read a lot about Paul, and he wrote letters to various churches and individuals that are handed down to us in the...

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...