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Biblical Personalities

"And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets..." (Hebrews 11:32).

The Bible is filled to the brim with all sorts of characters—peasants, kings, villains, heroes, prophets, priests, fishermen, servants, carpenters, tax collectors and just about every other personality you can imagine. Get to know some of them here.

  • by United Church of God
An excellent way to understand the meaning of faith is to consider the examples of the Bible - men and women who trusted and obeyed God, placing their lives in His hands. Who were they, and what can we learn from them?
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God said Job was blameless, and Job's friends accused him of sins he hadn't committed. So why did he have to repent in the end? What can we learn from Job's example?
  • by Gary Petty

Do you ever wish you could be like the heroic men and women of the Bible but...

  • by Darris McNeely

Hollywood's latest Bible epic is set for release. How will it handle the...

  • by Gary Petty

Prophecy points to a fulfillment of Daniel's pivotal prophecy and the...

  • by United Church of God
Let's go back over the second part of Luke 16:22, which states, "The rich man also died and was buried." Let's pause once again to ask a fundamental question. What does the Bible reveal about the state of the dead? "For the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing…For there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going" (Ecclesiastes 9:5,...
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What did the rich man do next? "Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame'" (Luke 16:24).
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What have we learned about Jesus' parable about Lazarus and the rich man? We discovered the biblical truth about the resurrection of the dead and the fallacy of an immortal soul going to heaven or an ever-burning hell at the time of death.
  • by United Church of God
Read this amazing story: One day a rich man and a poor man both die. Instantly, they both awaken—but to find themselves in very different circumstances.