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Who Was Daniel In The Bible?

In the third year of Jeboiakim, Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem, and carried away many people to Babylon, among who was Daniel. (Daniel 1:1-7)

Daniel proposed that instead of eating the king’s meat and drinking his wine, that he and his three friends be given pulse and water for a ten days’ test. At the end of that time they showed a better condition than the others, and were released from eating and drinking what the king had commanded. (Daniel 1:8-21) Continue reading Who Was Daniel In The Bible?

Who Was Joseph In The Bible?

Jacob loved Joseph more than all of his children, and made him a coat of many colors, and because of this his brothers hated him. (Genesis 37:1-4)

Joseph related two dreams, which indicated his future superior position, and they hated him even more for this. (Genesis 37:5-11) Continue reading Who Was Joseph In The Bible?

Who Was Jacob In The Bible?

The birth of Jacob and Esau, are sons of Isaac and Rebecca. Jacob the favorite of his mother, Esau was the favorite of his father. (Genesis 25:22-28)

Jacob purchases the birthright from Esau. Jacob deceives Isaac by impersonating Esau and receives his blessing. (Genesis 25:29-34), (Genesis 27:1-29) Continue reading Who Was Jacob In The Bible?

Who Was Abraham In The Bible?

Born in Ur of, Chaldees, near the river Euphrates. He was the son of Terah and was married to Sarah. (Genesis 11:27-29)

Abraham was divinely called to leave his native land. He would be the father of a great nation and the ancestor of the Messiah. (Genesis 12:2-6) Continue reading Who Was Abraham In The Bible?

Who Was Moses In The Bible?

Moses was born when the Egyptians were slaying the Hebrew male children so as to weaken that race. The Hebrew was the slave of the Egyptians. A new line of kings that knew not Joseph and were hostile to the Jews came to the throne. They adopted various inhuman measures for repression of the Israelites. (Exodus 1)

Moses is the ark of bulrushes and is found by the king’s daughter, adopted by her, cared for by his own mother and grew up in the court of Egypt. (Exodus 2:1-10) Continue reading Who Was Moses In The Bible?

Who Was David In The Bible?

David, the youngest son of Jesse, the grandson of Obed who was the son of Ruth and Boaz, was born in Bethlehem. While he was a lad, during the reign of Saul, Samuel is sent to Bethlehem to anoint David as King. (I Samuel 16:1-13)

Saul, when mentally disturbed, needed some one who could play the harp to pacify him. David was a harpist and brought to the court of Saul to play. (I Samuel 16:14-23) Continue reading Who Was David In The Bible?