List of major biblical figures

The Bible is a canonical collection of texts considered sacred in Judaism or Christianity. Different religious groups include different books within their canons, in different orders, and sometimes divide or combine books, or incorporate additional material into canonical books. Christian Bibles range from the sixty-six books of the Protestant canon to the eighty-one books of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church canon.

Hebrew Bible




Tribes of Israel

According to the Book of Genesis, the Israelites were descendants of the sons of Jacob, who was renamed Israel after wrestling with an angel. His twelve male children become the ancestors of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

New Testament

Jesus and his relatives


Apostles of Jesus

The Twelve:[1]




Other believers

Secular rulers

See also: Herod

See also


  1. Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:16-19, Luke 6:14-16, Acts 1:13
  2. Matthias is the apostle who replaced Judas Iscariot. Acts 1:15-26
  3. Paul is a self-described apostle.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
  4. Described as an apostle alongside Paul; see Acts 14:14; Gal 2:9; 1 Cor 9:5-6.
  5. Paul refers to him as an apostle; see Gal 1:19; 1 Cor 9:5; see also Jas 1:1.
  6. Alongside James, included as one of the brothers of Jesus who were apostles; see 1 Cor 9:5 and Jude 1:1.
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