People to Know

“People to Know,” New Testament Stories (2005), 179


Agrippa

a Roman king who ruled in Israel. Paul told Agrippa about Jesus Christ.

Ananias

a disciple of Jesus Christ who lived in Damascus. He blessed Paul and took care of him after Paul was blinded during a vision.

Anna

a faithful widow who saw Jesus when He was a baby and taught people that Jesus was the Son of God and the Redeemer

Caiaphas

the Jewish high priest who took part in condemning Jesus at His trial

Elias

an Old Testament prophet

Elisabeth

the mother of John the Baptist

Gabriel

the angel who visited Mary and told her that she would be the mother of Jesus. Gabriel also came to Zacharias and told him he would have a son who would be John the Baptist.

God

may refer to Heavenly Father or to Jesus Christ

Heavenly Father

the Father of our spirit bodies. We pray to Him.

Herod

a wicked king who ruled in Jerusalem when Jesus was born. He had all the babies in Bethlehem killed in hopes of killing the baby Jesus.

Holy Ghost

one of the three members of the Godhead. He helps Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. He has power to help people know the truth. He is a spirit and does not have a body of flesh and bone.

Isaiah

an Old Testament prophet who wrote about Jesus

Jairus

a Jewish leader in Capernaum. Jesus raised his daughter from the dead.

James

one of Jesus’s Twelve Apostles. He was one of Peter’s counselors after Jesus’s death.

Jesus Christ

the Son of God and Savior of the world. He suffered and died for our sins.

Jews

Israelites who were part of the kingdom of Judah. Jesus was a Jew.

John

one of Jesus’s Twelve Apostles. He was one of Peter’s counselors after Jesus’s death.

John the Baptist

the prophet who baptized Jesus. He was the son of Zacharias and Elisabeth.

Joseph

Mary’s husband. Joseph took good care of Jesus and Mary.

Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith was a boy, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ visited him. They told him not to join any of the churches then on the earth because they had all strayed from the truth. Through Joseph Smith, the true Church of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth.

Judas Iscariot

one of Jesus’s Apostles. Judas turned Jesus over to wicked men for 30 pieces of silver.

Lazarus

a man Jesus raised from the dead

Mary

the mother of Jesus

Mary and Martha

the sisters of Lazarus and friends of Jesus

Mary Magdalene

Jesus’s friend and the first person to see Jesus after His Resurrection

Matthias

a disciple of Jesus who was called to take Judas Iscariot’s place as one of the Twelve Apostles

Messiah

another name for Jesus Christ

Moses

an Old Testament prophet

Nicodemus

a ruler of the Jews who believed that Jesus was the Savior. Jesus taught Nicodemus about baptism.

Paul

a man who did not like Jesus’s disciples until he saw Jesus in a vision and became converted. He then served God and became one of the Apostles. He was also known as Saul.

Peter

one of Jesus’s Twelve Apostles and President of the Church after Jesus’s death

Pharisees

leaders of the Jews. Most of them hated Jesus and His disciples.

Pontius Pilate

the Roman governor in Jerusalem. The Jews told Pilate to crucify Jesus, and Pilate allowed Jesus to be killed.

Romans

the people who controlled the land Jesus lived in during His life

Samaritans

a group of people who lived in the land Jesus lived in. The Jews and Samaritans usually did not like each other.

Satan

a spirit son of Heavenly Father. He did not obey Heavenly Father, so he was sent out of heaven. He became the devil. Satan tries to tempt people to do that which is wrong.

Saul

see Paul

Savior

Jesus Christ is the Savior. He suffered and died for our sins. Because of Him, we can be forgiven of our sins, if we repent, and we will live forever.

Silas

a missionary and Paul’s friend

Simeon

a righteous man who saw the baby Jesus at the temple in Jerusalem

Simon

a man in Samaria. He tried to buy the priesthood from Peter and John. They taught him that a person cannot buy the priesthood.

Stephen

a righteous leader of the Church of Jesus Christ. The Pharisees killed him.

Tabitha

a good woman whom Peter brought back to life

Zacharias

the father of John the Baptist