- was made in the image of God and shared a close relationship with his Creator. God chose Adam to name the animals. He was also responsible to work the garden and care for the plants. He was the first man and the father of all humankind. He was the only man on Earth until God present him a companion, Eve.
- was the first woman according to the Bible. Eve is also known as Adam's wife. In Genesis 2, Eve was created by God (Yahweh) by taking her from the rib of Adam, to be Adam's companion.
- is the second son of Adam and Eve, who was slain by his older brother, Cain. According to Genesis, Abel, a shepherd, offered to the Lord the firstborn of his flock. The Lord respected Abel's sacrifice but did not respect that offered by Cain.
- and Abel are the first two sons of Adam and Eve. Cain, the firstborn, was a farmer, and his brother Abel was a shepherd. The brothers made sacrifices to God, each of his own produce, but God favored Abel's sacrifice instead of Cain's.
- (“The Father of Many Nations”), a native of Ur in Mesopotamia, is called by God to leave his own country and people and journey to a land unknown to him, where he will become the founder of a new nation.
- is the only son of Abraham and Sarah, and the father of Esau and Jacob. Although Sarah was past the age of childbearing, God promised Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son, and Isaac was born.
- is the only son of Abraham and Sarah, and the father of Esau and Jacob. Isaac married Rebekah, but they found she was barren, just as Sarah had been. As a good husband, Isaac prayed for his wife, and God opened Rebekah's womb. She gave birth to twins: Esau and Jacob.
- is the wife of Isaac and the mother of Jacob and Esau. She helps Jacob deceive his father, preparing a separate meal and disguising as Esau with hairy arms and clothing.
- the firstborn son of Isaac and Rebekah, the twin brother of Jacob. He is featured as a hairy man, "a skillful hunter, a man of the outdoors," and the favored son of Isaac. Esau sells his valuable birthright to his brother Jacob for a simple bowl of stew.
- later called Israel, was the second-born son of Isaac and Rebecca, the younger twin brother of Esau, and the grandson of Abraham and Sarah. He was chosen by Yahweh to be the patriarch of the Israelite nation.
- was a heroine and a prophet of God, the fourth Judge of pre-monarchic Israel and the only female judge mentioned in the Bible. She inspired the Israelites to a mighty victory over their Canaanite oppressors.
- was a legendary Israelite warrior and judge, a member of the tribe of Dan, and a Nazirite. His immense physical strength, which he used for 20 years against the Philistines, derived from his uncut hair.
- was the last judge of Israel and the first of the prophets after Moses. He inaugurated the monarchy by choosing and anointing Saul and David as kings of Israel. Samuel was the son of Elkanah and Hannah.
- was the youngest of eight boys born to Jesse's first wife. He is a young shepherd who gains fame first as a musician and later by killing the enemy champion Goliath.
- he becomes a favorite of King Saul and a close friend of Saul's son Jonathan. He was a skilled soldier and leader, but he wasn’t alone. He had a band of very loyal, very powerful heroes who stood by him - the mighty men.
- from being a shepherd and a warrior, David became and is described in the Hebrew Bible as king of the United Monarchy of Israel and Judah.
- the Hittite is a minor character in the Hebrew Bible, mentioned in the Books of Samuel, an elite soldier in the army of David, king of Israel and Judah, and the husband of Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam.
- is known for being the king of Israel who built the first Temple in Jerusalem. He was also the second (after his father, David) and last king of a unified Israel, which was at the height of its power during his reign. He is known for stories told in the Bible about his wisdom.
- was a prophet and a miracle worker who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Ahab. He defended the worship of the Hebrew God over that of the Canaanite deity Baal.
- was the faithful disciple of the prophet Elijah, and his successor. He had followed his master from the moment they met, when Elisha was a young man, plowing his father's field. Elisha saw his master disappear in a fiery chariot, going up to heaven, without dying first.
- is a Jewish leader who supervised the rebuilding of Jerusalem in the Mid-5th Century BC after his release from captivity by the Persian king Artaxerxes I. He also instituted extensive moral and liturgical reforms in rededicating the Jews to God (Yahweh).
- the beautiful Jewish wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus. The heroine of the Book of Esther, divinely ordained to save her people from genocide. Her cousin Mordecai persuade the king to retract an order for the general annihilation of Jews throughout the empire plotted by Haman.
- was a Hebrew prophet who was believed to have lived about 700 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. He was said to have found his calling as a prophet when he saw a vision in the year of King Uzziah's death. Isaiah prophesized the coming of the Messiah Jesus Christ.
- plural seraphim, celestial being variously described as having two or three pairs of wings and serving as a throne guardian of God. In Christian angelology the seraphim are the highest-ranking celestial beings in the hierarchy of angels.
- is the hero of the biblical Book of Daniel. He is taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and serves the king and his successors with loyalty and ability until the time of the Persian conqueror Cyrus, all the while remaining true to the God of Israel.
- the time when King Darius appointed him as the leader of king's advisers. Those wicked men who hated Daniel, plotted against him was thrown in the lions' den as a punishment.
- is a prophet whom God uses to portray a message of repentance to God's people. Through Hosea's marriage to Gomer, God shows his great love for his people, comparing himself to a husband whose wife has committed a grave sin.
- was one of the Twelve Minor Prophets. An older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah, Amos was active during the rule of kings Jeroboam II and Uzziah. He was from the southern Kingdom of Judah but preached in the northern Kingdom of Israel.
- is a prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel. He is the central figure of the Book of Jonah, in which he is called upon by God to travel to Nineveh and warn its residents of impending divine wrath. Instead, Jonah attempts to flee from "the presence of the Lord" by going to Jaffa and sailing to Tarshish.
- was a prophet and is the author of the Book of Micah. He is considered one of the Twelve Minor Prophets of the Hebrew Bible and was a contemporary of the prophets Isaiah, Amos and Hosea. Micah was from Moresheth-Gath, in southwest Judah.
- was a minor prophet whose prophecy is recorded in the Tanakh, also called the Hebrew Bible and The Old Testament. His book comes in chronological order between Micah and Habakkuk in the Bible.
- was a first-century Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth, the wife of Joseph, and the mother of Jesus. In the New Testament, Mary describe as a virgin, and is betrothed to Joseph. She conceived Jesus through the Holy Spirit while still a virgin. She accompanied Joseph to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.
THE ARMOR OF GOD
- is described by the apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:10-18, is our spiritual defense against attacks by satan. Consist of the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Gospel of Peace, the Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit.