People in the Bible

People in the Bible


Oct 9

The Apostle Peter in Rome

By: Nicola Denzey Lewis

Brown University Religious Studies professor Nicola Denzey Lewis answers frequently asked questions about the apostle Peter. Denzey Lewis appears in the CNN series Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery, which aims to investigate artifacts that shed light on the world in which Jesus lived.

Oct 7

Minor Prophets in the Bible: Amos

By: John Ahn

Learn how to read the Book of Amos in context and how the prophet Amos’s message is relevant today.

Robin Gallaher Branch

Sep 28

Widows in the Bible

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

In a Biblical Views column, Robin Gallaher Branch presents several examples of how, in the Bible, widows can serve as special textual markers to alert readers that something significant is about to happen.

Sep 23

Herod the Great and the Herodian Family Tree

By: Lawrence Mykytiuk

See a visualization of the Herodian family tree and key events in the New Testament related to members of the Herodian family.

Sep 16

Abraham and Lot in the Bible

By: Megan Sauter

Ancient interpreters frequently painted Lot as greedy and unscrupulous—a foil to Abraham’s righteousness.

Sep 15

Joseph in Egypt

By: Marek Dospěl

The biblical figure of Joseph offers one of the most fascinating narratives of the Hebrew Bible. Genesis 37–50 tells the intricate and adventurous story that […]

Sep 14

53 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically

By: Lawrence Mykytiuk

How many people mentioned in the Hebrew Bible have been confirmed archaeologically? Lawrence Mykytiuk reveals the surprising number—from Israelite kings to Mesopotamian monarchs—and some lesser figures as well.

Seth in the Bible

Sep 9

Seth in the Bible

By: Elie Wiesel

With Adam’s death, Seth became the patriarch of the first family. With the death of his brothers Cain and Abel and of Cain’s descendants, Seth became progenitor of the rest of the human race.

Sep 5

Judith: A Remarkable Heroine

By: Robin Gallaher Branch

The Book of Judith presents a truly remarkable heroine. Judith is introduced as a devout, shapely, beautiful and wealthy widow who exhibits characteristics equal to those of Israel’s finest warriors.

Mordechai Beck's Moses

Sep 2

Who Was Moses? Was He More than an Exodus Hero?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Who was Moses? Was he more than an Exodus hero? Discover the Biblical Moses with Peter Machinist in his article “The Man Moses.”