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Who was Noah?

Who was Noah?

Noah’s name is connected with a dreadful event in human history: the great flood. The book of Genesis records in detail what happened, and Noah plays a major role in this story. Historical background Noah lived around...

What can we learn from the life of Sarah?

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?

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...

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...