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Reading the Bible One Person at a Time

The Bible is a book that is filled with good stories. Those stories are about people. Some were sailors. Some were prophets. Some were wise men. And some were not so wise.

One way to read the Bible is to start at the beginning and read to the end. But you may also read from place to place in the Bible. You can simply find the places that tell about the people that interest you and read their stories.

 

Read About One Person Every Day


Here are 40 people whose stories are found in the Bible. Choose the people that sound interesting to you. Read about one each day for 30 days. You will be surprised at how much you can learn just by reading their stories.

After you read about one of these people, think about them for a while. You may want to think about what kind of things you can learn from their story. You may want to ask yourself what you would have done if you were in their place.

Then you may want to see if you can remember what you learned about them. Then you can tell it to someone else.

Do not be surprised or sad if you do not understand some things you read. These people lived a long time ago. Their customs were very different from ours today. But, in some ways, people are the same today as they have always been.

If there are words in the stories that you do not understand, check the Word Lists on this site. You may find them helpful.

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40 People in the Bible


1. Abraham
    Genesis 11:26-29; Genesis 12:10-20; Genesis 18:1-33;
    Genesis 21:1-3; Genesis 22:1-8

2. Adam and Eve
    Genesis 2:21-3:19

3. Cain and Abel
    Genesis 4

4. Daniel
    Daniel 1-6

5. David
    1 Samuel 16-17; 2 Samuel 1-6; 2 Samuel 11-12; 1 Kings 1:28-2:12

6. Elijah
    1 Kings 18:16-19:18; 2 Kings 2:11-12

7. Elisha
    2 Kings 4:1-7; Luke 4:24-27

8. Elizabeth
    Luke 1:5-25, 57-66

9. Esther
    Esther 5-8

10. Ezekiel
    Ezekiel 2:9-3:3

11. Gideon
    Judges 6-7

12. Hannah
    1 Samuel 1:1-2:21

13. Isaac
    Genesis 24-27

14. Isaiah
    2 Kings 19-20

15. Jacob
    Genesis 27-33

16. Jesus
    Luke 2:1-20; Luke 2:41-52; Mark 15:33-41; Matthew 28

17. Job
    Job 1:1-2:13; Job 42:7-17

18. John the Baptist
    Matthew 3; Matthew 14:1-12

19. Jonah
    Jonah 1-4

20. Joseph
    Genesis 39-50

21. Joseph
    Matthew 1:18-25

22. Joshua
    Numbers 13-14; Joshua 1-6

23. Judas Iscariot
    Matthew 26:14-25, 47-54

24. Lazarus
    John 11:1-44

25. Mary
    Luke 1:26-2:52

26. Mary and Martha
    Luke 10:38-42

27. Mary Magdalene
    John 20:1-18

28. Moses
    Exodus 2-4; Exodus 12

29. Naomi
    Ruth 1-4

30. Noah
    Genesis 6:9-9:17

31. Paul (Saul)
    Acts 9:1-19; Acts 21-27

32. Peter
    Matthew 14:22-33; Acts 3:1-10

33. Philip
    Acts 8:4-7, 26-40

34. Rahab
    Joshua 2

35. Ruth
    Ruth 1-4

36. Samuel
    1 Samuel 1-3

37. Sarah
    Genesis 12-23

38. Saul
    1 Samuel 15

39. Solomon
    1 Kings 2:1-3:28; 1 Kings 4:20-34; 1 Kings 10

40. Stephen
    Acts 6:5-7:60

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