How Well Do You Know These Bible Figures?

By: Michael Moraitis

He was tempted by a serpent to eat fruit from the Garden of Eden.

Adam ate the forbidden fruit from the Garden of Eden, which is recognized as the first sin. He was then forced to leave the Garden of Eden.

She was to be the helper of Adam and gave the forbidden fruit to him.

It was Eve who gave Adam the forbidden fruit to eat. She was cursed by God, as pain at childbirth was her punishment.

He was killed by his brother and is the first murder victim of the Bible.

Abel was the son of Adam and Eve. He was killed by his older brother.

He was crucified for his failure to deny that he was the Son of God.

After going through multiple trials, Jesus was crucified by the Romans. The Bible states that he was later resurrected from the dead.

She was the mother of Jesus and later watched him die on the cross.

Mary gets pregnant with Jesus under unusual circumstances, as she is a virgin. After her death, Mary's body was assumed into heaven.

He was tasked with building an ark to save his family and some animals.

God spares Noah and his family from the flood, which was created to destroy the wickedness of the world.

He was ordered by God to sacrifice his own son, Isaac.

The order was later revoked and Abraham made a covenant with God. He is considered the Hebrew patriarch from which all Jews can trace their descent.

God called to him through a burning bush and he was later given the 10 Commandments.

Moses was said to be a friend of God. In fact, God himself buried Moses after he died.

He was tasked with defeating a Philistine giant with only his sling.

David fires one rock from his sling and later cuts off his adversaries' head. He later became the king of Israel.

He was a Philistine giant who was killed by David.

Goliath was struck in the head by a rock from David's sling and later has his head cut off.

He was tied to a rock and nearly sacrificed by his own father, Abraham.

Isaac was spared after God provided a ram to Isaac and his father. The ram was sacrificed instead.

She was the wife of Abraham and had a son at 99 years old.

When she was told by God that she would bear a son, she laughed but later denied doing so. She would later give birth to Isaac, which means "he will laugh."

She was the servant of Sarah and was sent to Abraham to have a child with him.

God told Hagar she would have a son who would become a prince of many nations.

He was the fifth prefect of the Roman province of Judea and is best known for the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.

Pontius Pilate offers to free either Jesus or Barabbas at the Passover feast, but the crowd chose Barabbas.

Known as Jesus' closest confidante, he betrays his friend by denying him three times.

Peter was the "rock" on which Jesus built his church and was given the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. He is also the first pope.

He was made blind after Jesus appeared to him in a great light.

After initially trying to stop the spread of Christianity, Paul later became its biggest advocate. He is one of the most influential figures for spreading Christianity.

He was tasked with preparing the people for a Messiah, and he later baptized Jesus.

Formally known as John the Baptist, he was said to be a prophet who spoke about the coming Messiah. Some accounts suggest he was later beheaded.

One of Israel's greatest prophets, he convinced Israelites that God, not Baal, is their one true God.

Elijah is successful in proving God to the Israelites after his prayer for fire for the sacrifice is immediately answered.

He was a prophet who also advised many kings of Judah, helping them to avoid being destroyed by the Assyrian empire.

Isaiah was also a poet. It is believed he may have prophesied for over 60 years.

He killed his younger brother in a fit of jealousy.

Cain was rejected by God and became disappointed. His jealousy of his brother Abel led to Cain being the first murderer in the Bible.

Jesus resurrected him after he was already in a tomb for four days.

Jesus leaves to go see the ill Lazarus two days after he is told. Upon arriving to see Lazarus, Jesus raises him from the dead.

He was tasked with carrying the cross on which Jesus would later be crucified.

Simon of Cyrene is forced by the Romans to carry Jesus' cross after Jesus falls multiple times.

At first, this disciple did not believe that Jesus had resurrected from the dead.

In order to prove his resurrection, Jesus later appears to Thomas. Even to this day, people who are skeptical of something can be labeled a "doubting Thomas."

He was the husband of Mary and non-biological father of Jesus.

Although he was not Jesus' biological father, Joseph had great influence on him when he was young. Joseph is said to be a direct descendant of David.

He was thrown into a lion's den, but was saved by angels.

He was punished for refusing to bow to King Darius. David was saved by angels, who closed the jaws of the lions.

According to the Hebrew Bible, he was the first king of the Kingdom of Israel.

In order to avoid capture by the Philistines, King Saul fell on his sword and committed suicide. David succeeded him as king.

He was the first disciple and brought the boy with loaves of bread and fish to Jesus.

With the few loaves and fish, Jesus performed a miracle by feeding 5,000 people with the limited resources.

This disciple betrayed Jesus for 30 silver coins.

Judas would later hang himself, according to the Gospel of Matthew. His name is synonymous with betrayal, even to this day.

Jacob gifted him with a multicolored coat.

Not to be confused with Joseph, the husband of Mary, this Joseph was betrayed by his brothers who were jealous of his coat. He later became the leader of his family and his brothers bowed to him.

He was told by God how to destroy the city of Jericho.

After 40 years in the wilderness, Joshua led his people to the walled city of Jericho. With the help of God, Joshua destroyed the walls surrounding the city, leading to a great victory for the people of Israel.

He was swallowed by a whale and later vomited back on shore.

After failing to go to the city of Nineveh, Jonah was nearly killed on a boat in a storm. He was thrown overboard in order to save the others on the boat.

Jesus sympathizes with this tax collector, which angers the surrounding crowd.

The crowd is outraged that Jesus would rather be the guest of a sinner than a more righteous person.

She was a close follower of Jesus and is considered to be the first person to see him after his resurrection.

The idea that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute is considered a baseless claim by many, as there is no clear indication she was one.

He ordered the killing of infants around the time Jesus was born.

Herod the Great is a polarizing figure in many circles. He created an aristocracy out of nothing, however, he did order the Massacre of the Innocents.

Which of these men have written gospels in the Bible?

The four major gospels were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

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