List of major Biblical figures

A categorical and alphabetical list of people featured in the Bible.

The Hebrew Bible is the Tanakh of Judaism. Judaism does not accept or use the term "Old Testament", nor does it recognize the deuterocanonical books or the New Testament of Christianity as canonical.

Hebrew Bible



* Aaron
* Elazar
* Eli
* Phinehas

Tribes of Israel

According to the Book of Genesis, all the Israelites were desendents of the sons of Jacob, who was also blessed with the name Israel. His twelve male children become the ancestors of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

* Asher
* Benjamin
* Dan
* Gad
* Issachar
* Joseph, which was split into two tribes descended from his sons:
** Tribe of Ephraim
** Tribe of Menasheh
* Judah
* Levi
* Naphtali
* Reuben
* Simeon
* Zebulun

New Testament

Jesus and his relatives

* Mary, mother of Jesus
* Joseph
* James the Just

Christian Apostles of Jesus

The Twelve: [ [;Mark+3:16-19;Luke+6:14-16;Acts+1:13 Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:16-19, Luke 6:14-16, Acts 1:13] ]
*Peter (Simon Kefa)
*Andrew (Simon's brother)
*James son of Zebedee
*John son of Zebedee (aka John the Evangelist)
*Thomas also known as "Doubting Thomas"
*James son of Alphaeus
*Judas son of James (aka Thaddeus or Judas Lebbaeus)
*Simon the Canaanite
*Judas Iscariot (the traitor)

*Paul [Paul is a self-described apostle. [;1Cor+1:1;2Cor+1:1;Gal+1:1;Eph+1:1;Col+1:1;1Tim+1:1;2Tim+1:1;Titus+1:1 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] ]
* Matthias [Matthias is the apostle who replaced Judas Iscariot. [ Acts 1:15-26] ]


* Caiaphas high priest
* Zechariah (priest), father of John the Baptist


* Agabus
* Anna
* Simeon
* John the Baptist

Other believers

* Apollos
* Aquila
* Barnabas
* Dionysius the Areopagite
* Epaphras fellow prisoner of Paul Fellow worker Colossians 4:12-13
* Lazarus
* Luke
* Mark
* Martha
* Mary Magdalene
* Mary, sister of Martha
* Onesimus
* Philemon
* Priscilla
* Silas
* Sopater
* Stephen first martyr
* Timothy

ecular rulers

* Agrippa I, called "Herod" in Acts of the Apostles
* Felix governor of Judea who was present at the trial of Paul, and his wife Drusilla, Acts 24:24
* Gallio Acts 18:12
* Herod the Great
* Herod Antipas
* Pontius Pilate

ee also

* List of Biblical names - long alphabetical list of names with their meanings
* List of Jewish Biblical figures
* List of minor Biblical figures - long list of minor figures with brief explanations & Bible references
* List of burial places of biblical figures


External links


* [ The Hebrew Bible in English]
* [ Navigating the Bible online]
* [ "Prophetic Midrash": A compilation of names of Biblical Prophets]


* [ "The twelve disciples and the women who followed Jesus"] , Copyright 1999-2001 Robert N. Cramer.

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