Getting to Know the Great Heroes and Villains of the Old Testament

Steve Ruth

The cast of Old Testament characters numbers in the thousands—patriarchs, judges, kings, prophets, prostitutes, musicians, priests, farmers, merchants, generals, hunters, soldiers and many more. This discussion will focus on some of the best- known of these: heroic women like Sarah, Deborah, Huldah, Jael, Ruth and Esther; the Patriarchs from Adam to Joseph; Moses and Joshua; David and Solomon; the good and bad kings (and one queen) of Judah and Israel; Major Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel); post-exilic leaders like Ezra and Nehemiah. The approach will be descriptive and historical, not doctrinal. The famous figures of the Bible will be examined in the context of their stories and themes. Persons from all faith traditions are welcome. For those who may not be aware of Bible resources on the Internet, there will be brief examples included.

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