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Aaron
    
 Appointed as Moses' right-hand man
      Makes a golden bull idol
      Aaron's staff blossoms and produces almonds
  
      Dies at Mount Hor

Abel
      Is killed by his brother Cain

Abdon
     Leads the Israelites for eight years

Abijah, King of Judah
      Wages war with Israel

Abimelech, King of Gerar
      Makes a treaty with Abraham at Beersheba
      Makes a treaty with Isaac at Beersheba

Abimelech, King of Shechem
    
Becomes the Israelite King of Shechem
      Burns down the Temple of Baal-Berith

Abram / Abraham
      Journeys to Canaan
      Settles in Canaan
      Rescues Lot from captivity
      Conceives his son Ishmael with his Egyptian slave girl
      His son Isaac is born
      Makes a sacrifice at Mount Moriah
      Buys Machpelah Cave to bury Sarah at Hebron 
      Secures an arranged marriage for Isaac
      Dies and is buried at Hebron

Absalom
     Kills his brother Amnon and flees 
     Leads a rebellion against his father King David 
     Is killed by Joab at the Battle of Ephraim

Adam
      Creation and Expulsion from the Garden of Eden

Adonai
      An alternative to speaking God's personal name 

Adonai Tzvaot
      Name for God meaning 'The LORD of Hosts'

Ahab, King of Israel
     Succeeds his father Omri
     Marries Princess Jezebel of Sidon

      Builds a temple to Baal at Samaria
      Agrees a peace treaty with Ben-Hadad of Aram
      Seizes Naboth's vineyard at Samaria
      Joins forces with Ben-Hadad of Aram against King Shalmaneser III of Assyria 
      Allies with Jehoshaphat of Judah against Ben-Hadad of Aram 
      Killed at the siege of Ramoth-Gilead

Ahaz, King of Judah
     Sacrifices his son to the god Moloch 
     Fights King Pekah of Israel and King Rezin of Syria
 
      Asks for assistance from King Tiglath-Pileser of Assyria 
      Builds a new pagan altar in the Temple at Jerusalem 
      Isaiah gives a word from the LORD to King Ahaz

Ahaziah, Co-regent of Israel
     Consults Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron

Ahaziah, King of Judah
     Succeeds his father Jehoram as King of Judah

Akenhaten
     Heretic Pharoah of Egypt at the time of King David

Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia
     His conquest of the Persian Empire is foretold by Daniel 
     Defeats the Persian King Darius III at the Battle of Issus

Amaziah, King of Judah
     Succeeds his father Joash as King of Judah
     Is killed at Lachish

Amenemhat III, Pharoah of Egypt
      Pharoah Amenemhat III appoints Joseph as his Vizier
      He gives Jacob's family land at Avaris
      Makes Joseph his Vizier

Amos
     Denounces social injustice in Israel 
    
Warns that God will punish Israel for oppressing the poor

Ananias
     
Prays with Saul (Paul) in Damascus

Andrew
     Introduces Jesus to his brother Simon (Peter)
     Called to follow Jesus

Antiochus Epiphanes, King of Syria
    
Sets up an altar to Olympian Zeus in the Temple in Jerusalem
      Dedicates the Jewish Temple to the Greek God Zeus

Apollos
     Stays with Aquila and Priscilla in Ephesus

Aquila and Priscilla
     Paul stays with them in Corinth
     They move to Ephesus
     They teach Apollos about the Holy Spirit
     Paul stays with them in Ephesus
 
    They return to Rome

Artaxerxes I, King of Persia
     Authorises Ezra to renew religious practices in Judah 
     Allows Nehemiah to return to Jerusalem with a fourth group of exiles

Asa, King of Judah
     Cuts down the Asherah poles
 
      Allies with Ben-Hadad, King of Aram

Asherah
      Canaanite fertility goddess and wife of El

Ashtoreth
      Canaanite fertility goddess and consort of Baal

Athaliah, Queen of Judah
     Seizes power on the death of her son King Ahaziah

Azariah (Uzziah), King of Judah
     Succeeds his father Amaziah as King of Judah
     Is struck by leprosy
     'In the year King Uzziah died...'

Baal
     The god of the Canaanites

Baasha, King of Israel
     Builds a new capital at Tirzah

Balaam
     Blesses the Israelites 

Barak
     Defeats Sisera of Hazor at Mt Tabor

Barnabas
      Sells land and gives proceeds to the poor
      Introduces Paul to Peter and James in Jerusalem
      Brings Paul from Tarsus to Antioch
      Takes famine relief to Jerusalem from Antioch with Paul
      Accompanies Paul on his 1st missionary journey
      Attends the Council of Jerusalem with Paul
      Travels to Cyprus with John Mark

Bathsheba
     Marries King David

Bel
     A Babylonian god

Belshazzar, King of Babylonia
    
Asks Daniel to interpret the writing on the wall

Ben-Hadad III, King of Aram (Syria)
     Conquers northern Israel 
     Lays seige to Samaria
     Joins forces with Ahab of Israel against King Shalmaneser III of Assyria 
    
Fights against Ahab of Israel and Jehoshaphat of Judah
      Lays seige to Samaria 
      Murdered by Hazael

Boaz
     Marries Ruth and becomes great-grandfather of King David

Cain
       Kills his brother Abel

Caleb
     Spies out the 'promised land' of Canaan
      Conquers Hebron

Cambyses, King of Persia
     Sends a second group of exiles home to Judah

Chemosh
     The god of Moab

Cushan Rishathaim, King of Mesopotamia
     Rules over Israel
 

Cyrus II, King of Persia
     Overthrows the Babylonians 
     Orders the return of the Jewish exiles to Judah 
     God chooses Cyrus the save his people

Daniel
     Is persecuted for his faith in Babylon 
    
Is trained in the Royal Court of Babylon

      Is thrown into a blazing furnace 
      Interprets the writing on the wall 
      Is flung into a den of lions 
      Has a vision of "one like a son of man" 
      Predicts the overthrow of the Persian Empire by Alexander the Great 
      Has a vision of the "Abomination of Desolation" set up in the Temple

Darius I, King of Persia
      Consolidates his control over the Persian Empire 
      Builds a new capital at Susa
      Authorises the completion of the Second Temple

Darius III, King of Persia
    Defeated by Alexander the Great at the Battle of Issus

David, King of Judah and Israel
      Anointed as King of Israel by Samuel 
     Joins King Saul's court at Gibeah 
     Defeats Goliath of Gath 
     Flees from Saul to Nob and Adullam 
     Spares Saul's life at En Gedi 
     Marries Abigail 
     Employed as a mercenary soldier by the King of Gath 
     Becomes King of Judah and Israel 
     Captures Jerusalem from the Jebusites 
     Brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem 
     Defeats the Ammonites at Rabbah 
    
Has an affair with Bathsheba 
      Flees from Absalom's rebellion to Mahanaim 
      Buys land for a temple on Mt Moriah 
      Psalms of King David

Deborah
     Defeats King Jabin of Hazor

Djedneferre Dudimose, Pharoah of Egypt
      The pharoah who refuses to let the Israelites leave Egypt
      Tells Moses to take the Israelites and the plagues away
      Pursues the Israelites to the Sea of Reeds
      Pharoah of the Exodus

Eglon, King of Moab
     Rules over Israel

Ehud
    
Kills King Eglon of Moab

El
     Used as a name for the God of Israel

Elah, King of Israel
     Assassinated by Zimri

Eleazor
     Succeeds his father Aaron as Chief Priest
     Appoints Joshua to succeed Moses 

Eli
     Serves as priest at the sanctuary in Shiloh 
     Dies after his sons are killed in battle at Ebenezer

Elijah (Elias)
     Predicts a drought in Israel
     Restores the widow of Zarapheth's son to life
 
      Challenges the prophets of Baal
      Flees to Beersheba 
      Meets God on the summit of Mt Sinai 
      Anoints Jehu as King of Israel 
      Condemns King Ahab for killing Naboth
      Is taken up to heaven in a fiery chariot
      God promises to send Elijah before the Day of Judgement 

Elisha
     Anointed by Elijah
     Crosses the River Jordan after Elijah is taken up to heaven
     Brings a boy back to life 
     Heals Naaman, the leprous commander of the King of Syria
     Prophesies the death of King Ben-Hadad of Syria
     Dies during the reign of King Jehoash of Israel

Elizabeth and Zechariah
      The Angel Gabriel announces the birth of their son John
      The birth of John the Baptist 

Elohim 
     Name used for the God of Israel

Elon
     Leads the Israelites for ten years

Enoch
     Founds a city in Mesopotamia

Esau
      Twins Esau and Jacob born

      Jacob steals Esau's birthright
      Esau's descendents become kings of Edom

Esther, Queen of Persia
     Joins the harem of King Xerxes I and becomes Queen
 
      Pleads for the life of the Jewish people

Eve
      Creation and Expulsion from the Garden of Eden

Ezekiel
     Is taken captive from Jerusalem to Babylon 
     Introduction to the Book of Ezekiel 
     R
e-enacts the seige of Jerusalem by drawing a map
      Ezekiel's vision of idolatry in the Temple 
      Ezekiel uses parables to talk about Israel & Judah 
      Ezekiel hears of the fall of Jerusalem in 587BC 
      Ezekiel has a vision of the Valley of the Dry Bones 
      Ezekiel prophesies the defeat of Gog and Magog 
      Ezekiel's vision of the New Jerusalem 

Ezra
     Leads a third group of exiles back to Judah 
     Assembles the people to renew their covenant with God

Felix
      Paul defends himself before Governor Felix

Festus
      Governor Festus agrees to send Paul to Rome

Gaal
     Leads a rebellion against Abimelech at Shechem

Gedeliah, Babylonian Governor of Judah
     Appointed Governor of Judah by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon 
     Assassinated by Ishmael at Mizpah 
     Refuses to believe the Judaeans are about to murder him

Gideon
     Defeats the Midianites

Goliath
     Killed by David in the Elah Valley

Habakkuk
     A
sks why God allows the cruel Babylonians to succeed 
      God appears to allow the cruel Babylonians to succeed 
      People everywhere will know the LORD's glory as water covers the sea

Hadad, King of Edom
     Refuses to pay tribute to King Solomon

Hagar
      Gives birth to Abram's son Ishmael
      Wanders in the Desert of Paran

Haggai
   
 Haggai urges the exiles to re-build the Temple

Haman 
     Devises a plan to exterminate the Jewish people

Hananiah
     Delivers a false prophesy to King Zedekiah

Hannah
     Visits the sanctuary at Shiloh and gives birth to Samuel

Haremheb
     Pharoah of Egypt whose daughter married King Solomon

Hazael, King of Aram (Syria)
     Murders Ben-Hadad to become King of Aram (Syria)
     Conquers the land of Gilead
     Attacks Gath and Jerusalem
     Defeated by Pharoah Shoshenk I of Egypt in northern Israel

Herod the Great, 'King of the Jews'
      Background and Family Tree
      Wise men visit Herod in Jerusalem
      Massacres the babies in Bethlehem
      Awarded the title 'King of the Jews' by the Romans

Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea
      Background and family
      Imprisons John the Baptist
      Kills John the Baptist
      Jesus is sent before him by Pontius Pilate

Herod Agrippa I, King of Ituraea and Trachonitis
      Executes James (the brother of John) and imprisons Peter

Herod Agrippa II, King of Ituraea and Trachonitis
      Asks to hear Paul's case with Governor Festus

Hezekiak, King of Judah
    
Rebels against Assyria and fortifies Jerusalem
      Hezekiah prays to the LORD for deliverance from the Assyrians

Hiel
     Builds a new settlement at Jericho

Hittites
      Abraham buys a tomb at Hebron from Ephron the Hittite

Hosea
     
Denounces social injustice in Israel
      Likens the unfaithfulness of God’s people to an unfaithful wife

Hoshea, King of Israel
     Deposes Pekah to become co-regent 
     Becomes sole king when Menahem dies 
     Pays tribute to King Shalmeneser V of Assyria
 
      Makes a treaty with Egypt and is seized by Shalmaneser

Hushai
     Acts as an informer for King David

Hyrcanus
     Apointed ruler of Judaea by Roman Emperor Pompey

Ibzan
     Leads the Israelites for seven years

Isaac
      Isaac is born
      Goes with Abraham to Mount Moriah
      Falls in love with Rebekah
      Isaac's twin sons Esau and Jacob are born

      Makes a treaty with Abimelech at Beersheba
      Isaac is deceived by his son Jacob
      Isaac dies and is buried at Hebron

Isaiah
    
Prophesies the destruction of Israel and Judah
      Introduction to the Book of Isaiah 
      Prophecies written before the fall of Jerusalem 
      Isaiah predicts a future golden age 
      Isaiah reassures King Ahaz of God's support 
      Troubled times and a glorious future kingdom 
      Isaiah foresees the return of the exiles 
      Isaiah warns of six catastrophies 
      The final years before the fall of Judah
      Offers words of comfort after the fall of Jerusalem

Ishbosheth. King of Israel
     Declared King of Israel by Abner

Ishmael
      Abram's son Ishmael is born
      Ishmael grows up in the Wilderness of Paran

Ishmael
    Assassinates Gedeliah, the Babylonian Governor of Judah

Jabin, King of Hazor
      Rules over Israel

Jacob
      Twins Esau and Jacob born

      Jacob deceives his father Isaac and flees to Haran
      He dreams of a staircase to heaven at Bethel
      He marries Leah and Rachel at Haran
      He encounters angels at Mahanaim
      He wrestles with God at Peniel
      He makes peace with Esau
      He buys a family tomb at Shechem
      God blesses Jacob at Bethel
      Rachel dies near Bethlehem
      He gives Joseph a multi-coloured coat
      Jacob joins his son Joseph in Egypt
      Jacob dies and is buried at Hebron

Jair
     Leads the Israelites for twenty two years

James (the brother of Jesus)
      Jesus appears to James after his resurrection
      Peter hands him the leadership of the Jerusalem church
      Writes to the Jewish believers after Stephen's death
      Meets Saul in Jerusalem
      Chairs the Council of Jerusalem
      Receives offerings for the Jerusalem church from Paul

Jehoahaz, King of Israel
     Succeeds Jehu as King of Israel 

Jehoash, King of Israel
     Succeeds his father Jehoahaz as King of Israel
 
      Defeats King Amaziah, King of Judah, and sacks Jerusalem

Jehoiachin, King of Judah
     Surrenders to King Nebuchanezzar and is taken to Babylon 
     E
xiled to Babylon with Ezekiel in 597 BC

Jehoiakim, King of Judah
     Becomes a vassal of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon 
     Rebels against King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon

Jehoram, King of Judah
     Succeeds his father Jehoshaphat as King of Judah
 
      Loses Edom when they revolt

Jehoshaphat, King of Judah
     Aliies with Ahab of Israel against Ben-Hadad of Aram 
     Builds ships to trade with Ophar
    
Allies with Joram of Israel to fight King Mesha of Moab 

Jehovah
      Anglicised form of God's personal name YHWH

Jehu, King of Israel
     Anointed by Elijah 
     Races to Jezreel to depose King Joram of Israel 
     Kills King Amaziah of Judah and Queen Jezebel of Israel 
     Kills the prophets of Baal & destroys the Temple of Baal at Samaria 
     Pays tribute to Shalmaneser III of Assyria

Jephthah
     Defeats the Ammonites

Jeremiah
     Prophesies against the unfaithfulness of the people of Judah 
     Flees to Egypt after the assassination of Gedeliah, Governor of Judah

      Warns the people of Judah of impending catastrophe 
      Prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem 
      Is beaten, arrested and charged with treason 
      Attempts to leave Jerusalem 
      Is taken to Egypt

Jeroboam I, King of Israel
     Builds temples to worship Baal

Jeroboam II, King of Israel
     Becomes King of Israel in accordance with Jonah's prophesy 
     Restores the boundaries of Israel to those during King David's reign

Jesus
     
Birth
      Dedication
      Bar Mitzvah
      Baptism
      Temptations
      Early ministry in Galilee
      Beatitudes
      Jesus's ministry beyond Galilee
      Arrest & Trial
      Death & Resurrection

      Ascension

Jethro
      Becomes Moses' father-in-law
       Visits Moses near Mt Sinai

Jezebel of Sidon, Queen of Israel
     Encourages Baal worship in Israel
     Killed by her eunuchs at Jezreel

Joash, King of Judah
     Destroys the Temple of Baal in Jerusalem 
     Carries out extensive repairs to Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem 
    
Is murdered by his officials at Beth Millo

Job
     Job's faith is tested by adversity 

Joel
    
Joel prophesies that locusts will destroy the grain crops of Judah 
      Joel foresees the Day of the LORD 

Johanan
     Forces Jeremiah and other Judaites to flee to Egypt

John the Baptist
     
Birth
       John's message
       Baptising
      
John's role

John (the brother of James)
      Called to follow Jesus
      Heals a crippled man with Peter at the Beautiful Gate
     
The author of John's Gospel
      Introduction to John's Letters
      Introduction to the Revelation of John

John Mark
      Sets out with Paul on his 1st missionary journey
      Returns from Perga to Jerusalem
      Accompanies Barnabas to Cyprus
      Stays with Paul in Rome and writes the Gospel of Mark
      The author of Mark's Gospel

Jonah
     Prophesies that Jeroboam II will become King of Israel 
     P
reaches a message of judgement to Ninevah, capital of Assyria
      Introduction to the Book of Jonah 
     Jonah is thrown overboard to appease the gods 
     Jonah arrives at Nineveh

Jonathan
      Destroys the Philistine pillar at Geba 
      Defeats the Philistines at Michmash Pass 
     Killed by the Philistines at Mt Gilboa

Joram (Jehoram), King of Israel
     Becomes co-regent with his father King Ahab
     Allies with Jehoshaphat of Judah to fight King Mesha of Moab
     Is wounded fighting King Hazael of Aram at Ramoth Gilead
 
      Is killed by Jehu at Jezreel

Joseph
      Jacob and Rachel's son Joseph is born
      Joseph's tomb at Shechem is bought by Jacob
      Joseph is sold by his brothers into slavery in Egypt
      Joseph becomes Vizier of Egypt
      Joseph is reunited with his brothers in Egypt

      Jacob's family joins Joseph in Egypt
      Joseph buries his father Jacob at Hebron
      Joseph dies and his body is embalmed in Egypt
      Joseph's bones are taken out of Egypt

Joseph of Arimathea
      Buries the body of Jesus in a new tomb

Josephus Flavius
     Jewish author of 'The Romano-Jewish War'

Josiah, King of Judah
     Ushers in religious reforms 
     Killed by Pharoah Neco of Egypt at Megiddo

Joshua
     Spies out the 'promised land' of Canaan 
     Succeeds Moses as leader of the Israelites 
      Leads the Israelites into Canaan
      Conquers Jericho and Ai

      Reads the Law of Moses at Mt Ebal
      Is deceived by the Hivites of Gibeon
      Defeats King Jabin of Hazor
      Is buried in the hill country of Ephraim

Jotham, King of Judah
     Rules as co-regent with his leprous father Azariah (Uzziah)
     As king, re-builds the Upper Gateway of the Temple
 
      Fights against King Pekah of Israel and King Rezin of Syria

Judas Iscariot
      Offers to betray Jesus
      Sits beside Jesus at the Last Supper
 
     Betrays Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane 
      Kills himself at the Field of Blood

Judas Maccabaeus
      Re-dedicates the Jewish Temple after its defilement by Antiochus Epiphanes
      Leads the Jewish rebellion to retake control of Jerusalem

Khaneferre Sobekhotep IV, Pharoah of Egypt
     The Pharoah in whose household Prince Moses is raised 
      Father of the Egyptian princess who rescued Moses from the bulrushes

Korah
     Leads a rebellion against Moses

Laban
      Rachel's father makes peace with Jacob at Mizpah

Lazarus
      Raised from the dead by Jesus

Lot
      Sets out for Canaan with Abram

       Settles in the Jordan Valley
       Is captured by the four overlords
       Escapes from Sodom with his family

Luke
      Sails from Troas to Macedonia with Paul
      Visits Philippi with Paul
      Sails from Troas to Jerusalem with Paul
      Sails from Caesarea to Rome with Paul
      Stays with Paul in Rome
      The author of Luke's Gospel

Lydia
      Baptised by Paul at Philippi

Malachi
     
Malachi reprimands the priests for offering 'unclean' sacrifices 
       Malachi announces the Day of the LORD 

Marduk II, King of Babylon
     
Marduk sends envoys to Jerusalem

Mary and Joseph
     
Jesus's birth announced
      Journey to Bethlehem
      Birth of Jesus
      In the Temple at Jerusalem
      Flight to Egypt
       Return to Nazareth

Mary and Martha
     They ask Jesus to raise their brother from death
     Jesus stays overnight at Bethany
     Mary anoints Jesus with expensive perfume

Mary Magdalene
     Sees the risen Lord Jesus outside the tomb

Matthew (Levi)
     One of the twelve called to follow Jesus
     The author of Matthew's Gospel

Melchizedek, King of Salem (Jerusalem)
     Blesses Abram at Jerusalem

Menahem, King of Israel
     Murders Shallum and seizes the throne
     Pays off King Tiglath-Pileser III of Assyria 
     Appoints his son Pekaniah as co-regent
     Dies, leaving Hoshea as sole King of Israel

Manasseh, King of Judah
     Sacrifices his son to the pagan god Moloch

Marduk
     A Babylonian god

Mephibosheth
     Cared for by King David

Mesha, King of Moab
     Refuses to pay tribute to King Joram of Israel 
     Sacrifices his son at the seige of Kir Hareseth

Methuselah
     Lives for 969 years

Micah
     Blesses the Danites conquest of Laish

Micah the Prophet
     Prophesies against Israel and Judah 
    
Predicts the coming of a great king from the family of David

Miriam
    
Hides her brother Moses in the bulrushes
      Criticises Moses and becomes leprous
      Dies at Kadesh Barnea

Molech
      The god of Ammon

Mordecai, Uncle of Queen Esther
     Uncovers a plot to kill King Xerxes I 
     Becomes chief advisor to Xerxes I

Moses
     Hidden in bulrushes at edge of River Nile
     
Escapes to Midian

      Called by God at Mt Sinai 
      Threatens the Pharoah with ten plagues
      Leads the Israelites out of Avaris and Pithom
      Leads the Israelites across the Reed Sea
      Receives the Ten Commandments from God
      Constructs the Ark of the Covenant
      Sends spies into Canaan
      Strikes a rock with Aaron's staff
      Erects a bronze snake on a pole
      Looks out over the 'promised land' from Mt Nebo 
      Moses dies at Mt Nebo 
      Psalm 90 - attributed to Moses

Naboth
     Killed by King Ahab at Samaria

Nahum
     Celebrates the destruction of Assyria by the Babylonians 
     Introduction to the Book of Nahum 
  
  Nahum predicts the fall of Nineveh

Naomi
     Travels back to Bethlehem with Ruth

Nathan
     Rebukes David for arranging Uriah's death 

Nathaniel (Bartholomew)
     Called to follow Jesus

Nebkaure Khety IV
     The pharoah when Abraham and Sarah moved to Egypt

Nebo
     A Babylonian god

Nebuchadnezzar II, King of Babylon
     Invades Judah and forces King Jehoiakim to become a vassal 
     Conquers Jerusalem and sends its people into exile in Babylon 
     Beseiges Jerusalem 
     Zedekiah is brought before Nebuchadnezzar

Neco, Pharoah of Egypt
     Kills King Josiah of Judah at the Battle of Megiddo
     Retakes Gaza from Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon

Neferhotep I, Pharoah of Egypt
     The pharoah who did not know Joseph
     The pharoah who mistreated the Hebrew slaves

Nehemiah
     Returns to Jerusalem with a fourth group of exiles 
     Rebuilds the walls of Jerusalem 
     Appointed Governor of Judah by King Artaxerxes I 
     Reinforces the Sabbath no-trading laws

Nicodemus
     Visits Jesus secretly at night
     
Persuades the Jewish Council not to condemn Jesus unjustly
      Helps Joseph of Arimathea to bury the body of Jesus

Nimrod
     Builds the Tower of Babylonia

Noah
     Journeys to Aratta on the flood
      His sons Ham, Shem & Japheth colonise the world

Obadiah
    
Decries Edom after it takes advantage of Jerusalem's fall in 587BC
      Obadiah prophesies that Edom will be punished 
      Obadiah foresees the resurgence of Israel 

Omri, King of Israel
     Builds a new capital at Samaria

Othniel
     Conquers Debir

      Defeats King Cushan Rishathaim of Mesopotamia

Paul
      Journey to Damascus

     
1st missionary journey
      2nd missionary journey
      3rd missionary journey
      4th missionary journey
      Death in Rome
      Introduction to Paul's Letters

Pekah, Co-regent of Israel
     Murders Pekaniah to become co-regent 
     Allies with King Rezin of Syria to fight King Jotham of Judah 
     Deposed by Hoshea

Pekaniah, Co-regent of Israel
     Appointed co-regent by his father Mehanem 
     Murdered by Pekah, one of his officers

Peter (Simon)
      Nicknamed 'Peter' by Jesus
      Called to follow Jesus
      Says Jesus is the Messiah
      Denial of Jesus predicted
      Filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
      Peter's journeys

Philip
      Appointed to oversee distribution of food to widows
      Philip performs signs and wonders in Sebaste
      Philip and the Ethiopian
      Philip in Caesarea and Hierapolis
      Paul visits Philip in Caasarea

Pompey
     Roman Emperor who invades Syria and creates the Roman province of Judaea

Pontius Pilate
      Jesus is tried by Pilate

Qedos Yisrael  
      Name of God meaning 'The Holy One of Israel'

Rachel
      Marries Jacob at Haran

      Her son Joseph is born
      Dies near Bethlehem giving birth to Benjamin

Ramesses II, Pharoah of Egypt
     Fails to defeat the Hittites at the Battle of Kadesh
    
Plunders Jerusalem
     Why he is not the Pharoah of the Exodus

Re
     The Egyptian Sun god

Recab
     Refuses to drink wine - sets a good example of a sober & responsible life

Rebekah
      Rebekah is born at Haran

      Travels to Hebron to meet Isaac
      Twin sons Esau and Jacob born  

Rehoboam, King of Judah
     Sets up altars to Baal & Ashtoreth

Roman Emperors
      Roman Emperors in the New Testament

Ruth
     Travels to Bethlehem with her mother-in-law Naomi

Samaritan woman at Jacob's Well
     Offered 'living water' by Jesus

Samson
     Born at Zorah and becomes a Nazarite 
    
Kills a lion and gives the Philistines a riddle to solve 
      Is deceived by Delilah 
      Demolishes the Temple of Dagon at Gaza

Samuel
     Taken as a child to the sanctuary at Shiloh 
     Administers justice from Ramah 
     Anoints Saul as King of Israel 
     Condemns Saul at Gilgal 

      Anoints David as king at Bethlehem 
      Dies and is buried at Ramah

Sarai / Sarah
      Sarai (Sarah) is promised a son
      Isaac is born
       Sarah dies at Hebron 

Sargon II, King of Assyria
      Leads the Israelites into exile in Assyria 
      Sends Assyrian settlers to Samaria

Satan
     
Satan, "the accuser", brings an accusation against Joshua, the High Priest 

Saul
     Anointed King of Israel by Samuel 
     Defeats the Ammonites at Jabesh 
     Consults a medium at Endor 
     Defeated by the Philistines at Mt Gilboa

Sennacherib, King of Assyria
    
Attacks and conquers Lachish
    
Sennacherib attacks and conquers Lachish

Shallum, King of Israel
     Assassinates Zechariah and seizes the throne 
    
Is murdered by Menahem

Shalmaneser III, King of Assyria
     Fights Ahab of Israel & Ben-Hadad of Aram
at the Battle of Karkar
      The earliest reliable date in the Old Testament - Battle of Karkar

Shalmaneser V, King of Assyria
     Lays seige to Samaria and conquers Israel

Shamgar
     Kills six hundred Philistines

Sheshbazzar, Governor of Judah
     Returns with the first group of exiles

Shishak, Pharoah of Egypt 
     Plunders Jerusalem 
     Why Shishak is not Pharoah Shoshenk

Shoshenk I, Pharoah of Egypt
    
Defeats King Hazael of Aram (Syria) in northern Israel
      Repels the Arameans (Syrians) when they attack Israel

Silas
     Accompanies Paul on his second missionary journey
     Visits Philippi with Paul
     Visits Thessanonica with Paul
     Rejoins Paul in Corinth

Sisera
     Defeated by Barak at Mt Tabor

Solomon, King of Judah & Israel
    
Born in Jerusalem 
     Solomon becomes King of Israel & Judah
     Marries Pharoah Haremheb's daughter 
     Builds the Temple in Jerusalem 
     King Solomon's mines 
     Installs the Ark of the Covenant in the Temple 
     Rebuilds the cities of Israel 
     Solomon's Overseas trading expeditions 
     Entertains the Queen of Sheba
 
     Builds a network of chariot cities 
     Turns away from God 
     Dies and is buried in Jerusalem
     Words of Wisdom attributed to King Solomon

Stephen
      Appointed to oversee distribution of food to widows
      Tried by the Sanhedrin and stoned to death

Taharka, Pharoah of Egypt
    
Fights the Assyrians in Judah

Tiglath-Pileser III, King of Assyria
     Invades Israel but is paid off by King Menahem 
     Captures Gilead, Galilee & Naphtali and deports the Israelites to Assyria
     Captures Damascus and kills King Rezin of Syria

Timothy
     Joins Paul at Lystra on his second missionary journey
     Visits Berea with Paul
     Rejoins Paul in Corinth

      Accompanies Paul on his third missionary journey
      With Paul in Ephesus
      Stays with Paul in Rome
      In charge of the church in Ephesus
      Receives advice from Paul on church leadership

Thomas
     Doubts that Jesus has risen from the dead

Tola
     Leads the Israelites for twenty three years

Xerxes I, King of Persia
     Builds a new royal palace at Persepolis 
     Deposes Queen Vashti and marries Esther

     Promotes and then executes Haman 
      Issues a royal decree allowing the Jews to defend themselves

Yahweh
      The personal name of the God of Israel 

Yahweh Sebaot
     Name for God meaning 'The LORD of hosts'

 Zadok
     Urges David to escape to Mahanaim

Zechariah, King of Israel
     Succeeds his father Jeroboam II as King of Israel
 
      Is assassinated by Shallum 

Zechariah, Post-exile prophet
    
Introduction to the Book of Zechariah 
      Zechariah sees an angel of the LORD riding a red horse 
      Zechariah has a vision of a young man with a measuring line 
      Zechariah has a vision of Joshua, the High Priest 
      Prophesies about the coming of the Messiah

Zedekiah, King of Judah
     Installed as a puppet king by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon 
     Rebels against Nebuchadnezzar and is taken captive to Babylon 
     Asks Jeremiah to pray for a miracle

      Is advised by Jeremiah to submit to King Nebuchadnezzar 
      Gives orders for Jeremiah to be confined in the royal palace 
      Zedekiah is blinded and led in chains to Babylon

Zephaniah
    
Prophesies about the unfaithfulness of the people of Judah 
      Prophesies that Judah will be punished for following pagan gods 
      Warns of the punishment of Judah

Zerubbabel (grandson of King Jehoiachin of Judah)
    
Leads a second group of exiles home to Judah
      The LORD promises to bless Zerubbabel 
      The LORD tells Zerubbabel that he will succeed in rebuilding the Temple

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