New Testament Personalities
    Footnotes

    “New Testament Personalities,” Friend, Feb. 1991, 5

    New Testament Personalities

    Each person described below is mentioned in the New Testament.

    1. I lived in the desert. Locusts and honey were my food. I held the Aaronic Priesthood. When it was time for Jesus to be baptized, He came to me. Who am I? (See Matt. 3:1–2, 13–17.)

    2. In the Old Testament I was known as Noah. In the New Testament I appeared to Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Who am I? (See Luke 1:1–19, 26–33.)

    3. I was a carpenter. An angel appeared to me to tell me that Mary, my wife, was to be the mother of Jesus. Who am I? (See Matt. 1:18–21; Matt. 13:53–55; Mark 6:3.)

    4. I was a Pharisee and a ruler among the Jews. I came to visit Jesus at night. I knew that he was a great teacher and that He came from God. I asked him how a man could be born again. Who am I? (See John 3:1–13.)

    Answers:

    • (1) John the Baptist, (2) Gabriel (see also “Gabriel” in the Bible Dictionary), (3) Joseph, (4) Nicodemus.