List of major biblical figures

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The Bible is a canonical collection of texts considered sacred in Judaism or Christianity. Different religious groups include different books within their canons, in different orders, and sometimes divide or combine books, or incorporate additional material into canonical books. Christian Bibles range from the sixty-six books of the Protestant canon to the eighty-one books of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church canon.

Hebrew Bible[edit]

Prophets[edit]


Kings[edit]


Priests[edit]

Tribes of Israel[edit]

According to the Book of Genesis, the Israelites were descendants of the sons of Jacob, who was renamed Israel after wrestling with an angel. His twelve male children become the ancestors of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

New Testament[edit]

Jesus and his relatives[edit]

Jesus

Christian Apostles of Jesus[edit]

The Twelve:[1]

Others:

Priests[edit]

Prophets[edit]

Other believers[edit]

Secular rulers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:16-19, Luke 6:14-16, Acts 1:13
  2. ^ Paul is a self-described apostle.Rom 1:1, 1 Cor 1:1, 2 Cor 1:1, Gal 1:1, Eph 1:1, Col 1:1, 1 Tim 1:1, 2 Tim 1:1, and Titus 1:1
  3. ^ Matthias is the apostle who replaced Judas Iscariot. Acts 1:15-26