People in the New Testament
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Groups in the New Testament
- Pharisee (Matt 3) Pharisee is Hebrew for "Separated". They were members of the conservative Jewish religious party - not a political party. They conformed to the written Law of Moses in the first five books of the Old Testament, and the traditional oral interpretation of them
Men in the New Testament
- Agabus (Acts 11) - Agabus was a prophet who prophesied that a three-year famine would occur in Judea and Jerusalem (Acts 11). Also prophesied the apostle Paul would be bound and arrested in Jerusalem (Acts 21). Re-appears 15 years later in c AD 58 at the home of Stephen the Evangelist in Caesarea. This time he warns Paul not to continue his journey to Jerusalem where he will be arrested and handed over to the Romans (Acts 21:10)
- Agrippa I, See Herod family
- Agrippa II, See Herod family
- Alexander son of Simon of Cyrene who carried the cross of Jesus to Calvary;
- Alexander (Acts 4) , a member of the Sanhedrin
- Alexander, a Jew of Ephesus present during the silversmith's riot towards the end of the apostle Paul's stay there, c AD56 or 57. He was either trying to defend Paul's companions,Gaius and Aristarchus, or more likely disclaiming Jewish responsibility for Paul's teaching.
- Alexander the false teacher expelled by Paul along with Hymenaeus from the church (probably at Ephesus, or Troas?), described in Paul's First Letter to Timothy (1:20), written c AD66. After the Ephesus riots, this Alexander the Jew could have become a Christian, but over the years turned against Paul. He may than have shared responsibility for Paul's arrest at Ephesus or Troas, where Paul left his cloak and books (2 Timothy 4:13)
- Alexander the coppersmith, who in Paul's words as he awaits execution in Rome in c AD67 "did me a great deal of harm". Alexander may have been in Ephesus by then as Paul warns Timothy to be careful of him (2 Timothy 4:14). After the Ephesus riots, this Alexander the Jew could have become a Christian, but over the years turned against Paul. He may than have shared responsibility for Paul's arrest at Ephesus or Troas, where Paul left his cloak and books (2 Timothy 4:13)
- Ananias (Acts 5), husband of Sapphira.
- Ananias, the disciple who heals the blinded Saul (Paul) after his encounter with the risen Jesus on the road to Damascus, c AD34. Twenty five years later, when Paul defends himself before the Jewish crowds in Jerusalem, he describes how Ananias, a reverent and highly respected Jew had, at God's command, played an important part in his conversion (Acts 22:12)
- Ananias, the high priest in Jerusalem at the time of Paul's arrest and later trial in Caesarea (c AD58). See also High Priest.
- Andrew is the brother of Simon Peter. He was a fisherman and originally a disciple of John the Baptist. Fisherman who was one of the first two disciples Jesus choose to follow him and become an apostle. Brother of Simon Peter. Lived in Bethsaida when Jesus called him. After the death and resurrection of Jesus, claims are that Andrew preached in Achaia (southern Greece) and Scythia (Ukraine and southern Russia - St. Andrew is the patron saint of Russia), and was crucified at Patras in Achaia. A later tradition describes him as being crucified in a spread-eagled position - hence the St. Andrew's cross of Scotland.
- Barnabas https://www.ccel.org/bible/phillips/CN720People.htm#b
- Caiaphas (Luke 3)
- Jesus Christ also called Jesus
- James a son of Zebedee and brother of John
- James son of Alphaeus
- John a son of Zebedee and brother of James http://www.wikichristian.org/index.php/Apostle_John
- Judas Iscariot
- Judas the brother of James
- Lazarus http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/lazarus.html
- Matthew the publican
- Simon Peter is the brother of Andrew http://www.wikichristian.org/index.php/Apostle_Peter
- Simon Zelotes
- Simon the Canaanite
- Simeon http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/simeon.html
- Lebbaeus Thaddaeus
- Thomas http://www.wikichristian.org/index.php/Apostle_Thomas
- Zebedee father of James and John
Women in the New Testament
- Anna http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/anna.html
- Elizabeth http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/elisabeth.html
- Eunice the mother of Timothy, a believing Jewess, but married to a Greek (Acts 16:1) http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/eunice.html
- Herodias http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/herodias.html
- Mary (mother of Jesus) http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/mary-motherofjesus.html
- Mary Magdalene http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/mary.html#marymagdalene
- Mary the sister of Lazarus http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/mary.html#lazarussister
- Mary the wife of Cleopas http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/mary.html#cleopaswife
- Mary the mother of John Mark http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/mary.html#motherofjohnmark
- Mary the Christian in Rome http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/mary.html#christianinrome
- Martha http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/martha.html
- Samaritan Woman
- Thyatira became the first in Europe who embraced Christianity. a “seller of purple,” who dwelt in Philippi (Acts 16:14, 15). She was not a Jewess but a proselyte. http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/lydia.html
- People in the New Testament as listed by ccel.org.
- People in the New Testament as listed by biblestudy.org.
- People of the New Testament as listed by biblefaces.com.