Where to find Bible Characters in the Bible

This page is intended to help you locate and study prominent Bible characters.

Person(s) Location in Bible Significance
Adam and Eve Genesis 2-3 First man and woman
Noah Genesis 6-9 Built an ark
Abram (later re-named Abraham) Genesis 12-25 God made a covenant with Abram
Isaac Genesis 17, 21-27, 35 Son of Abraham
Jacob (later re-named Israel) Genesis 25-37 Son of Isaac
Joseph Genesis 37-50 Son of Jacob (Israel)
Moses Exodus 2-Deuteronomy 34 Delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt
Pharaoh Exodus 5-14 Egyptian leader who oppressed Israel
Joshua Exodus 17; Numbers 11, 14; Deuteronomy 3, 31, 34; Joshua 1-24 Leader of Israel who succeeded Moses
Deborah Judges 4-5 A judge of Israel
Gideon Judges 6-8 A judge of Israel
Samson Judges 13-16 A judge of Israel
Ruth Ruth 1-4 A Moabite widow who was loyal to her Hebrew mother-in-law
Samuel 1 Samuel 1-12, 25 A prophet
Saul 1 Samuel 9-31 First King of Israel
David 1 Samuel 16-1 Kings 2 King of Israel who succeeded Saul
Solomon 1 Kings 1-11 (see also the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes) King of Israel who succeeded David
Hezekiah 2 Kings 18-20 A good king in Judah
Elijah 1 Kings 17-2 Kings 2 A prophet
Jesus Christ Matthew, Mark, Luke, John The Son of God
Paul (formerly, Saul) Acts 8-9, 11-28 (see also Paul’s letters, Romans-Philemon) Jewish convert to Christianity, wrote 13 books of the New Testament

This is by no means a complete list. It is general in scope so as to be easy to use by someone new to Bible study.

This Bible article is a part of the Christianity 101 Series.