List of all major Old Testament figures

Old Testament characters from Adam to David according to the Bible:

  • Adam
  • Cain
  • Abel
  • Seth
  • Enos
  • Kenan
  • Mahalalel
  • Jared
  • Enoch
  • Methuselah
  • Lamech
  • Noah
  • Shem
  • Enoch
  • Irad
  • Mehujael
  • Methusael
  • Lamech
  • Tubal
  • Arpachs
  • Cainan
  • Shelah
  • Eber
  • Peleg
  • Reu
  • Serug
  • Nahor
  • Terah
  • Abraham
  • Isaac
  • Jacob

Old Testament characters, from the Tribe of Judah according to the Bible:

  • Judah
  • Perez
  • Hezron
  • Ram
  • Amminadab
  • Nahshon
  • Salmon
  • Boaz
  • Obed
  • Jesse
  • David

Old Testament characters, Major Prophets according to the Bible:

  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Ezekiel
  • Daniel

Minor Prophets according to the Bible:

  • Hosea
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • Obadiah
  • Jonah
  • Micah
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah
  • Haggai
  • Zechariah
  • Malachi

Old Testament characters, other Prophets according to the Bible:

  • Moses
  • Aaron
  • Miriam
  • Eldad
  • Medad Phinehas
  • Joshua
  • Deborah
  • Gideon
  • Eli
  • Elkanah
  • Hannah
  • Abigail
  • Samuel
  • Gad
  • Nathan
  • David
  • Solomon
  • Jeduthun
  • Ahijah
  • Shemaiah
  • Elijah
  • ElishaIddo
  • Hanani
  • Jehu
  • Micaiah
  • Jahaziel
  • Eliezer
  • Zecharian
  • Jehoiada
  • Huldah
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah
  • Haggai
  • Zechariah
  • Malachi

Old Testament characters, kings of Israel (united ) according to the Bible:

  • Saul
  • David
  • Solomon
  • Old Testament characters, kings of Israel according to the Bible:
  • Jeroboam
  • Nadab
  • Baasha
  • Elah
  • Zimri
  • Tibni
  • Omri
  • Ahab
  • Ahaziah
  • Jehoram
  • Jehu
  • Jehoahaz
  • Jehoash
  • Jeroboam
  • Zechariah
  • Shallum
  • Menahem
  • Pekahiah
  • Pekah
  • Hoshea

The Bible consists of many “books” that are collected and combined into one book. Also, the Bible is a Hebrew word for a book. However, there is one leading division; the Old and the new testament. The Bible speaks of an agreement that God made with the Jewish people, the Old Testament. After Christ’s death, His followers spread the news of a new covenant, which replaced the old one. It is crucial, in my opinion, to understand the Old Testament characters, their stories and,

their lives. Based on how they served God, we can compare how we serve and improve.

Besides, there are 39 books in the first part and 27 in the second part of the Scripture. The selection is given to show that the writings of the Old Testament illustrate the events of God’s people at the time of the first agreement, while the books of the New Testament describe what has happened since the time of the new promise in Jesus Christ.

The first five books are Pentateuch, or the Law of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

Then we have the history books: Joshua, The Book of Judges, Ruth, First Book of Samuel, Second Book of Samuel, First Book of Kings, Second Book of Kings, First Book of Chronicles, Second Book of Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Ester.

Next, we have poetry books and wisdom books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon.

And finally, we have prophetic books and prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

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Why people?

The essential reason why we analyze Old testament characters is to connect with them on every level. Hopefully, it will be more straightforward to understand the message from God. While we go over the foremost figures in the Scripture, we will go over our lives and life situations. How can we apply their tales to our own stories?


When someone makes a promise, he undertakes to do something. For example, after the Flood, God promised:” And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.” (Genesis 9:11, KJV) Therefore, God claims, the commitment, that there will be no more global flood on the entire planet. This is a thoroughly one-sided act. There are no conditions for such a promise of God about us.

the old testament

Old -> New

God holds one plan for salvation, from beginning to end. He knows in advance how everything will work out. He did not make any backup plans. If one plan breaks, he will use the backup strategy. On the one hand, by making the new agreement, He did not eliminate all other deals. Until the fulfillment of the covenant came within the chosen Jewish people, He showed what it was like to live, with God, and without Him. He made them messengers of awareness about Himself, and through them, He made promise salvation to all others, sending the Messiah, who was born and lived among them. 

At that same time, He did the principles of their life and social hierarchy, all the time which He determined to tell us symbolically, the story of the actual pledge, He made for us. Therefore, the old testament is not entirely separate from the new, as one might think at first sight. It was fulfilled in it because it is not a vow that was declined and replaced by a new one. The old testament is not whole without the new, and the New Testament without the old one has no foundation. Only together do they symbolize a complete unity.

The connecting means is Christ himself because, without His sacrifice, there is no promise. To relate with Bible figures and Old testament characters, try these free "Bible on Worksheets." To summarize: Both the New and the Old testament are unique and transparent Word of God; they do not exclude each other yet complete each other.

A list of minor the Old Testament characters

  • Aalar
  • Abdeel
  • Abdi
  • Abdon
  • Abiasaph
  • Abida
  • Abijah
  • Abinadab
  • Abiel
  • Abimael
  • Abitub
  • Adah
  • Adalia
  • Adbeel
  • Ahi
  • Ahian
  • Ahiezer
  • Ahilud
  • Ahimoth
  • Ahiram
  • Ahishar
  • Ahitub
  • Ahlai
  • Ahuzzam
  • Ahzai
  • Aidias
  • Ajah
  • Allon
  • Anani
  • Anthothijah
  • Aphiah
  • Arah
  • Ard
  • Ardon
  • Areli
  • Arnan
  • Asareel
  • Ashbel
  • Assir
  • Azaniah
  • AzielAzmaveth
  • Azor
  • Alvah
  • Amaziah
  • Amminadib
  • Amon
  • Amzi
  • Anaiah
  • Anak
  • Addi
  • Adina
  • Adlai
  • Admatha
  • Adna
  • Aharhel
  • Azzan
  • Baara
  • Barachel
  • Barkos
  • Barzillai
  • Basemath
  • Becher
  • Becorath
  • Beker
  • Bela
  • Ben Abinadab
  • Ben-Ammi
  • Ben Deker
  • Ben Geber
  • Ben Hesed
  • Ben Hur
  • Birsha
  • Beriah
  • Bidkar
  • Bigvai
  • Bigtha
  • Caleb
  • Carmi
  • Carshena
  • Chalcol
  • Chelal
  • Chelluh
  • Chelub
  • Chenaanah
  • Chenaniah
  • Cosam
  • Dalphon
  • Darda
  • Delaiah
  • Deuel
  • Diblaim
  • Dibri
  • Diklah
  • Dodavahu
  • Dishan
  • Dodo
  • Ebed-melech
  • Eder
  • Eder
  • Ehi
  • Elah
  • Elasah
  • Eldaah
  • Elead
  • Eleasah
  • Eliada
  • Eliadah
  • Eliakim
  • Eliezer
  • Eliasaph
  • Eliathah
  • Elidad
  • Elienai
  • Elimelech
  • Elon
  • Elpelet
  • Eluzai
  • Enoch
  • Ephlal
  • Er
  • Evi
  • Ezirah
  • Gamul
  • Gatam
  • Gazez
  • Geber
  • Gemalli
  • Guni
  • Gideoni
  • Gishpa