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Bible People

Articles on people of the Bible inform the reader about specific people (or kinds of people) found in the Bible or relevant Bible history and what the Bible and/or history has to say about them. There are, of course, many people mentioned in the Bible so we're only scratching the surface here. If you're interested in writing this or any kind of article on Sunday School Zone, please visit our Writer Inquiries page. The articles listed below are this kind of article and are indicated by the image you can see to the left. Other Bible Topics are also on the site.

Abraham (Abram)

God specializes in using ordinary people who are willing to trust Him to keep His promises to accomplish extraordinary things in their lives and in the world. Abraham is a great example of this truth. Abraham left his family and homeland to go to a yet unseen land God had promised him. The land was…

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Adam, the First Man

The first words of the Bible record, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Of all the things God created, only people did the Lord make “in His own image” (Gen. 1:27). This means people were to be God’s image-bearers or representatives in the world He had created. Adam, the first man,…

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Andrew

Early in His ministry, as Jesus was walking on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers who were professional fishermen—Andrew and Peter. Jesus promised them that if they would follow Him, He would teach them how to “fish for people.” Right away, the two men walked away from their fishing nets…

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Aquila and Priscilla

Aquila and Priscilla were a married couple who were tentmakers. After Claudius, emperor of Rome, expelled Jews from the city, Aquila and Priscilla left, and while in Corinth they met Paul. Since they were tentmakers as Paul was, the three could work together in the tentmaking trade, and they did so (see Acts 18:1-3). They…

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Eve

During the six days of creation, God stated that what He had created “was good” or “was very good” (Gen. 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31). Yet after He had created Adam and placed him in the garden, He said, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (v. 18). Adam needed…

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Friends and Neighbors (Luke 15:6)

Jesus’ description of the contagious joy of the shepherd after he found his one lost sheep is very interesting. He said, “When he has found it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders, and coming home, he calls his friends and neighbors together, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my lost…

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Hagar

Hagar was Sarah’s servant and the means by which Sarah believed she could have a son, since God had not yet allowed her to become a mother. Abraham was 75 years old when he responded to God’s initial call by leaving Haran for Canaan (Gen. 12:4-5). When Ishmael, Hagar’s son by Abraham, was born, Abraham…

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Jacob’s Sons Born to Leah

Jacob’s Sons Born to Leah Jacob, the son of Isaac and the grandson of Abraham, had 12 sons, six of whom were born to Jacob’s wife Leah. Reuben was his firstborn. Leah conceived Reuben when God saw that Jacob had a special love for his second wife, Rachel, Leah’s sister (see Gen. 29:31-32). Reuben means “behold,…

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Jacob’s Sons Born to Leah’s and Rachel’s Servants

Jacob’s Sons Born to Bilhah and Zilpah After Jacob had fathered six sons by his wife Leah, Rachel gave her servant Bilhah to Jacob as a wife, and Leah gave her servant Zilpah to be married to Jacob as well. Each servant bore Jacob two sons. Dan was Jacob’s fifth son and the first son born…

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