Another Interesting List of Bible Characters

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06 Apr 2009, 6:32 pm

"Moreover, David and the captains of the army separated for the service some of the sons of Asaph, of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, stringed instruments, and cymbals."
-I Chronicles 25:1

Okay, just my comments on this first. These 24 guys on the list stand out some to me because they were both prophets AND musicians. I find that to be a cool combination of God-given gifts. Here is the list of these 24 men from I Chronicles 25 in the order in which they performed their duties at the house of God:

1. Joseph
2. Gedaliah
3. Zaccur
4. Jizri
5. Nethaniah
6. Bukkiah
7. Jesharelah
8. Jeshaiah
9. Mattaniah
10. Shimei
11. Azarel
12. Hashabiah
13. Shubael
14. Mattithiah
15. Jeremoth
16. Hananiah
17. Joshbekashah
18. Hanani
19. Mallothi
20. Eliathah
21. Hothir
22. Giddalti
23. Mahazioth
24. Romamti-Ezer

Source: I Chronicles 25


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07 Apr 2009, 10:20 am

Drusilla and Yael are my two favorite Biblical characters.

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07 Apr 2009, 11:36 am

Nah, coolest Bible character is totally Shamgaar.

Judges 3:31: "After Ehud came Shamgaar, son of Anath, who killed 600 Philistines with an oxgoad. He too saved Israel."

Yup, dude gets a single verse devoted to him, and the only things we know about him is that he was Anath's son and he killed six hundred people with a short wooden rod with a chunk of metal on the end.

And my explanation of why I like Shamgaar is longer than the portion of the Bible that mentions him.


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10 Apr 2009, 7:44 pm

I like Elijah a lot. He was just very down to earth and intelligent. Most of all he had great faith and was very loyal to God.
I can also relate to the trials he went through.

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10 Apr 2009, 7:51 pm

zerooftheday wrote:

Yup, dude gets a single verse devoted to him, and the only things we know about him is that he was Anath's son and he killed six hundred people with a short wooden rod with a chunk of metal on the end.

Not six hundred people. Six hundred Philistines. Get the verse right. The Philistines were enemies of the Israelites and the Philistines oppressed the Israelites. So killing 600 enemy persons is war, not murder.

Colonel Tibbits (and his crew) killed 70,000 enemies in one raid (Hiroshima). Any problem with that? Does killing the enemy make him a bad person? I rather think it makes him a good soldier.


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10 Apr 2009, 8:58 pm

Jobe. Amazing struggle he went through. I think it would make a good movie.

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10 Apr 2009, 10:45 pm

As a woman who was raised between Judaism and secularism, I've always found the women of the bible to be of great comfort and inspiration. But the two most interesting ones for me are the ones who are left out of the bible, namely Lilith and Judith (I plan on naming my first two daughters Judith and Lilith) Lilith because she was a strong character who refused to bend to Adam's stubbornness, and Judith for having the courage to risk her life by sneaking into the enemy camp to save her people, and the pure nerve to do what she did. (Though now that I'm older, I find it baffling that when a Jewish woman beheads an enemy, she's considered a heroine, but when a non Jewish woman, namely Salome, does it, she's considered a ruthless slut)
A few other inspirational biblical women for me were the great Judge Deborah, kindly Ruth and her mother in law, Jezebel, Esther, Hagar, and Miriam.
I fully acknowledge their flaws of course, but sometimes these stories of my childhood can inspire me, as can Saraswati, Athena, and other characters whom I gleaned inspiration from as role models.