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]




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.



Greek rulers[edit]

Persian rulers[edit]


New Testament[edit]

Jesus and his relatives[edit]

Apostles of Jesus[edit]

The Thirteen:[2]




Other believers[edit]

Secular rulers[edit]

Roman Emperors[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 1 Macc. 1:1, 1 Macc. 6:2 Macc. 1:10
  2. ^ Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:16-19, Luke 6:14-16, Acts 1:13
  3. ^ Matthias is the apostle who replaced Judas Iscariot. Acts 1:15-26
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ Described as an apostle alongside Paul; see Acts 14:14; Gal 2:9; 1 Cor 9:5-6.
  6. ^ Philemon 1:23
  7. ^ Colossians 4:12–13