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This page contains life stories of persons in the Bible, including some lessons we can learn from them.

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 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...

What can we learn from the life of Sarah?

Sarah (or Sarai as she was called originally) is mentioned often in the Bible, predominantly in the book of Genesis. But there are a few references to her in the New Testament too. Historical context Sarai was born...

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 is the main character in the Bible?

The Bible is the written word of God, made up of sixty-six books; However, it has a single main character and a single center, on which both the Old and New Testament stand. His name? Jesus Christ. All the Scriptures...

David

What can we learn from the life of David?

David is mentioned often in the Bible, mostly in the Old Testament but also in the New Testament. His life is described in the books 1 and 2 Samuel, and David himself wrote a lot of songs that are included in the book...

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...