Old Testament Characters



(This page is currently in progress. Thank you for your patience.)

The Old Testament is full of fascinating men and women, who sometimes demonstrated great faith and others times made big mistakes. All of these Old Testament people were real - they lived in certain places at certain times, they had strengths and weaknesses, family and friends, and they shared faith in the same God. Reading their biographies can be rewarding and applicable to all who learn their stories.

People in the Pentateuch People in the
Historical Books

People in the
Wisdom Literature

People in the Prophets

Genesis

Adam
Eve
Cain
Abel
Seth
Enoch
Methusaleh
Lamech
Nephilim
Noah
Abram (or Abraham)
Sarai (or Sarah)
Keturah
Hagar
Ishmael
Isaac
Rebekah
Rachel
Laban
Dinah
Benjamin
Joseph
Tamar
Reuben
Onan
Perez
Levi
Simeon
Gad
Naphtali
Asher
Issachar

Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

Moses
The Hebrew Midwives
Miriam
Aaron
Jethro
Pharaoh
Korah
Merari
Joshua
Nun
Caleb
Hur
Amalek
Gershon
Amram
Nadab
Abihu
Eleazar
Ithamar
Phineas
Oholiab

Joshua and Judges

Rahab
Machir
Carmi
Achan
Abiezer
Othniel
Ehud
Deborah
Joash
Barak
Gideon
Tola
Jair
Jephthah
Ibzan
Elon
Abdon
Samson
Eli
Shamgar
Zebah
Zalmunna
Jerubbaal
Gaal

Ruth

Naomi
Ruth
Boaz
Elimelech
Orpah

1 and 2 Samuel

Hannah
Elkanah
Samuel
Eli
Saul
Jonathan
David
Goliath
Ahimelech
Abigail
Nabal
Abner
Ish-bosheth
Mephibosheth
Bathsheba
Hanun
Uriah
Absalom
Shimei
Hushai

1 and 2 Kings

Solomon
Jeroboam I
Jeroboam II
Rehoboam
Asa
Nadab (son of Jeroboam I)
Baasha
Zimri
Omri
Ahab
Elijah
Micaiah
Jezebel
Jehoshaphat
Ahaziah
Elisha

1 and Chronicles

David
Uzzah
Asaph
Joab
Solomon
Rehoboam
Abijah
Asa
Jehoshaphat
Ahaziah
Athaliah
Joash
Amaziah
Uzziah
Jotham
Ahaz
Hezekiah
Manasseh
Amon
Josiah

Ezra and Nehemiah

Ezra
Cyrus

Esther

Esther
Mordecai
Haman

Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Eccleasiastes, Song of Solomon

David
Solomon
Job

 

 

Isaiah

Isaiah
Hezekiah
Uzziah
Sennacherib

Jeremiah and Lamentations

Jeremiah
Josiah
Jehoahaz
Jehoiakim
Jehoiachin
Zedekiah
Baruch
Shallum
Hananiah
Shemaiah
Shaphan
Neriah
Nebuzaradan
Nebushazban
Ahikam
Pharaoh Neco

Ezekiel

Ezekiel
Oholah
Oholiab
Gog

Daniel

Daniel
Shadrach
Meshach
Abednego
Nebuchadnezzar
Belshazzar
Darius
Cyrus

Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

Hosea
Gomer

Joel
Amos
Obadiah

Jonah
The Ninevites

Micah
Nahum
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi