Scripture Stories
People to Know

“People to Know,” Old Testament Stories (1980), 186–87

“People to Know,” Old Testament Stories, 186–87

People to Know

Aaron

Aaron was Moses’ brother. He helped Moses lead the Israelites back to the promised land.

Abed-nego

Abed-nego was a righteous Jew and a friend of Daniel. Jesus saved Abed-nego from burning in the furnace.

Abel

Abel was a righteous son of Adam and Eve. Abel’s brother Cain killed him.

Abraham

Abraham was blessed by Jesus. Jesus gave him the promised land. Abraham’s family would have the priesthood.

Adam

Adam was the first man on earth. He walked and talked with God.

Ahab

Ahab was a wicked king of Israel. Jezebel was his wife.

Baal

Baal was an idol. Many wicked people worshiped Baal.

Bathsheba

Bathsheba was Uriah’s wife. King David married Bathsheba after Uriah was killed.

Boaz

Boaz was a righteous man in Bethlehem. He married Ruth.

Cain

Cain was a wicked son of Adam and Eve. He killed his brother Abel.

Cyrus

Cyrus was a king. He let the Jews go back to Jerusalem from Babylon.

Daniel

Daniel was a righteous Jew. God kept him safe in the lions’ den.

Darius

Darius was a king of Babylon. He did not want Daniel to be hurt in the lions’ den.

David

David killed Goliath. David was a king of Israel.

Devil

The devil is a spirit son of Heavenly Father. He would not obey Heavenly Father. Heavenly Father sent him out of heaven. The devil is called Lucifer or Satan.

Egyptians

The Egyptians were people who lived in Egypt.

Eli

Eli was an Israelite judge. Samuel helped him take care of the tabernacle.

Elijah

Elijah was a prophet. He showed the priests of Baal that God has great power.

Elisha

Elisha was the prophet after Elijah. God helped Elisha do many miracles.

Enoch

Enoch was a prophet. God took Enoch and his people to heaven.

Esau

Esau was the older son of Isaac and Rebekah. He let his brother Jacob have the birthright blessing.

Esther

Esther was a Jew. She became a queen in Babylon. She saved her people’s lives.

Eve

Eve was the first woman on earth. She was Adam’s wife.

Ezra

Ezra was a prophet. He taught the Jews when they came back to Jerusalem.

God

Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are all called God. They all have great powers.

Goliath

Goliath was a Philistine giant. He was killed by David.

Haman

Haman was a leader for the king in Babylon. He wanted to kill all the Jews. Esther stopped him.

Hannah

Hannah was a righteous woman. She was Samuel’s mother.

Heavenly Father

Heavenly Father is the father of our spirit bodies. He lives in heaven. We pray to Heavenly Father. Sometimes we call Heavenly Father God.

Holy Ghost

The Holy Ghost works with Heavenly Father and Jesus. He helps people know the truth. The Holy Ghost has a spirit body. He does not have a flesh-and-bone body.

Isaac

Isaac was the righteous son of Abraham and Sarah. He was the father of Jacob and Esau.

Isaiah

Isaiah was a prophet. He told the people about Jesus.

Israel

Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. He was the righteous son of Isaac. Israel had twelve sons.

Israel

The families of Jacob’s twelve sons were called the people of Israel. They were the twelve tribes of Israel.

Israelites

The families of Jacob’s twelve sons were called Israelites. They were the twelve tribes of Israel.

Jacob

Jacob was the righteous son of Isaac. Jacob had twelve sons. Jesus changed Jacob’s name to Israel.

Jaredites

The Jaredites were people who followed Jared and his brother. God led them from the Tower of Babel to America.

Jeremiah

Jeremiah was a prophet. He told the people about Jesus Christ.

Jeroboam

Jeroboam was a wicked king of the Kingdom of Israel.

Jesse

Jesse was the father of King David. Jesse lived in Bethlehem.

Jesus

Jesus is our Savior. He is the son of Heavenly Father. Sometimes we call Jesus God.

Jews

The Jews were Israelites who lived in the Kingdom of Judah.

Jezebel

Jezebel was King Ahab’s wife. She wanted to kill Elijah.

Job

Job was a righteous man. He had many troubles, but he still loved God.

Jonah

Jonah was a prophet. A big fish swallowed him. Jonah taught the people in Nineveh.

Joseph

Joseph was a righteous son of Jacob and Rachel. His brothers sold him. He became a leader in Egypt.

Joshua

Joshua was the prophet after Moses. He helped the Israelites capture the promised land.

Laban

Laban was the father of Leah and Rachel.

Leah

Leah was a daughter of Laban. She married Jacob.

Lehi

Lehi was a prophet in Jerusalem. God told him to leave Jerusalem. Lehi’s family went to America.

Lucifer

Lucifer is a spirit son of Heavenly Father. He would not obey Heavenly Father. Heavenly Father sent him out of heaven. Lucifer is called Satan or the devil.

Melchizedek

Melchizedek was a righteous king. He had the priesthood. Abraham paid tithing to him.

Meshach

Meshach was a righteous Jew and a friend of Daniel. Jesus saved Meshach from burning in the furnace.

Micah

Micah was a prophet. He told the people about Jesus.

Miriam

Miriam was Moses’ sister.

Mordecai

Mordecai was a righteous Jew. He was Esther’s cousin.

Moses

Moses was a prophet. He led the Israelites out of Egypt. He took them back to the promised land.

Naaman

Naaman was a leper. God helped Elisha heal Naaman.

Naomi

Naomi was a righteous woman. One of her sons married Ruth.

Nathan

Nathan was a prophet. He talked to King David.

Nehemiah

Nehemiah was a prophet when the Jews came back to Jerusalem. He helped them build the wall again.

Noah

Noah was a righteous man. He built an ark. His family was saved when the flood came.

Obed

Obed was the son of Boaz and Ruth. He was King David’s grandfather.

Orpah

Orpah married one of Naomi’s sons.

Philistines

The Philistines were people who fought the Israelites. Goliath was a Philistine.

Potiphar

Potiphar was a soldier for the king of Egypt. Joseph worked for Potiphar.

Rachel

Rachel was a daughter of Laban. She was Jacob’s wife and Joseph’s mother.

Rebekah

Rebekah was Isaac’s wife. She was the mother of Jacob and Esau.

Rehoboam

Rehoboam was one of Solomon’s sons. He was a wicked king of the Kingdom of Judah.

Ruth

Ruth married one of Naomi’s sons. After he died, Ruth married Boaz.

Samuel

Samuel was a prophet. He was an Israelite judge. He anointed King Saul and King David.

Sarah

Sarah was Abraham’s wife. She was Isaac’s mother.

Satan

Satan is a spirit son of Heavenly Father. He would not obey Heavenly Father. Heavenly Father sent him out of heaven. Satan is called Lucifer or the devil.

Saul

Saul was the first king of Israel.

Seth

Seth was a righteous son of Adam and Eve.

Shadrach

Shadrach was a righteous Jew and a friend of Daniel. Jesus saved Shadrach from burning in the furnace.

Solomon

Solomon was the son of King David and Bathsheba. He became king of Israel and built a temple.

Uriah

Uriah was Bathsheba’s husband. King David had him killed in a battle.

Zechariah

Zechariah was a prophet. He told the people about Jesus.