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Showing posts with label Bible Characters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bible Characters. Show all posts

Who was Paul the Apostle

Paul the Apostle a Christian missionary was the native of Tarsus, the capital city in the Roman province of Cilicia. He was the one who took the gospel of Christ to world. In his early ages he was very zealous of the Christians and had persecuted many of the early followers of Jesus and even violently tried to destroy the newly-forming Christian churches. In the letters he wrote he described himself as "a servant of Christ Jesus" and a one called to be an apostle or set apart for the gospel of God. This was the same person who after having a conversation and vision of God, changed his life and later he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. Paul's Jewish name was "Saul" which means "asked for" or "prayed for". Before the conversion to Christ, he had been known and refereed under this name of "Saul". After the conversion to Christ which can be found in the book of Acts, we can see him being referred as Paul.

Born in Tarsus, the capital city in the Roman province of Cilicia.
Died in Rome

Who was Moses

Moses's story can be found in the book of Exodus, where we can see initially Pharaoh  worried about Israelite  and in response to his worry and to stop the growth and take control on the Israelite  order all newborn Hebrew boys to be killed. Taking this order his soldiers went out killing all new born babies. In the mean time we can see the birth of Moses, who was born to Amram, a member of the Levite tribe of Israel descended from Jacob, and his wife, Jochebed. Moses had one older sister, Miriam, and one older brother, Aaron. When Moses was born, his mother tried to keep him far from the soldiers who were after all new born babies. Soon it was time when it was not possible to keep the child safe in home, so she had to plan her to be moved to a different place. She came up with the plan where she set him adrift on the Nile River in a small craft of bulrushes coated in pitch. His sister was asked to keep a watch on the basket.

This basket moved and reached a place where Pharaoh's daughter was bathing with her handmaidens. She saw the basket near her and when she open the basket she found a baby boy. She took him and named him Moses, because she drew him out of the water. After this we see Moses living in the palace with his brother Ra-messes (Pharaoh's daughter's son). He learned all that a prince will learn and got skilled in all that he could from the Pharaoh's teachers.

Who was Joseph

Starting life of Joseph
Joseph was the 11th of Jacob's 12 sons and Rachel's firstborn and we can find the story of Joseph being mentioned in the book of Genesis. In summary Joseph was loved by his father more than he loved his other children. His brothers because of jealous sold him as slave and told their father that Joseph was killed by wolves. Joseph reaches Egypt and with the grace of God, he slowly start getting recognization and get to the palace and finally becomes the second most powerful person after  Pharaoh. In the end we see Joseph joining back with his parents and brothers.

Joseph was the son of Jacob and Rachel. He lived in the land of Canaan with 11 brothers and one sister. He was also Rachel's firstborn son. Jacob loved Joseph more than his other children. In the Bible we can also see Jacob gifting Joseph with a "long coat of many colors" which was very beautiful. This favoritism toward Joseph caused his brothers to hate him, and they started think how to avoid him from family. When Joseph was seventeen years old he had two dreams and the interpretation made his brothers more angry towards him. 

Who was Abraham

Abraham is one of the biblical patriarchs and a major character in the epic of the Israelites. We can find about him in the Old Testament within the chapter 11-25 of the Book of Genesis. Terah, the tenth in descent from Noah, fathered Abram. Abraham was earlier called Abram, it was later he was called Abraham which means “father of many nations”, and his wife Sarai becomes Sarah. He has a very important role in the mission of God and the blessing we all are receiving now. 

He is taken as an example when taking about life of people who had lead a close relationship and friendship with God the Father. In the New Testament Abraham is described as a man of faith. According to the book of Genesis, Abraham belong to a big family who had their own business and properties... At the age of 75, Abram, obeying God's command, took his wife Sarai, and his household and traveled from Haran to Shechem in Canaan. 

Who is Jesus

Jesus Christ, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the son God and is the central figure of Christianity. Bible has two main divisions, Old Testament and New Testament. Old Testament keeps referring about a Savior who was to come to save us and the New Testament talks about the birth and works which confirmed the prophecies and references which were made in the Old Testament. Jesus Christ is the base of the New Testament. Christians hold Jesus (Jesus Christ) to be the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament and refer to him as Jesus Christ or simply as Christ or Jesus or Emmanuel.

Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, performed miracles, taught about salvation, spoke in parables to people, died sacrificially by crucifixion to achieve atonement, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven, from which he will return in the end times. Jesus came to this world for us and our salvation  He came to show the way for us to attain eternal life, which was not available in the Old Testament. This new experience of being in Jesus Christ is also called being Born Again.