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This list includes every biblical individuals described in each passages in scripture, it includes significant people, politicians, genealogical people and persons from other tribes.

There are currently 3,237 named people in the Bible.

The most common name used is Zechariah with 31 people sharing the title.



The first high priest in the Bible.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] Son of Amram and Jochebed, brother of Moses and Miriam.[9][10][11][12] Father of Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. Married Elisheba daughter of Amminadab.


The angel of the bottomless pit. In the Hebrew's tongue his name is Abaddon, but in the Greek is Apollyon.[13]


One of the seven chamberlains of king Ahasuerus.[14]


May refer to two people:

  • One of the "princes" which Solomon had, he was assigned over the tribute of the Israelites.[15]
  • One of the first inhabitants of Jerusalem after the exile.[16] Son of Shammua or Shemaiah, he is also called Obadiah and was a porter keeping the ward of thresholds over the gates.[17]


Father of Shelemiah whom king Jehoiakim commanded to take both Baruch and Jeremiah for arrest.[18]


May refer to three people:

  • The son of Malluch, a descendant of Merari.[19]
  • One of the Levites who "arose" at the time of king Hezekiah. He may be the same as the one in 1 Chronicles 6:44.[20]
  • The son of Elam and one of the men guilty of marrying foreign wives.[21]


The father of Ahi and the son of Guni, chief of the house of Gad.[22]


May refer to 4 people:

  • A judge of Israel who judged for 8 years. He was a Pirathonite, being the son of Hillel.[23]
  • Son of Shashak, they were heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants of Gath.[24]
  • The firstborn son of Abiel and Maachah. He was a Benjamite.[25]
  • See Achbor[26]


Also called Azariah, was one of the friends of Daniel, along with Shadrach, and Meshach. They were burnt in the fire in the request of Nebuchadnezzar II, because of refusing to not bow to the golden image. The attempt failed and they were rescued by Yahweh in the appearance of 4 figures in the blaze.[27]


The second son of Adam and Eve. He was murdered by his older brother Cain who was envious at him due to the offering which they presented to God.[28][29][30][31] He is called a prophet in the New Testament, and is significant for his martyrdom.


See Abijah


See Abijah


Also called Abiel. He was one of the mighty warriors of David.[32] He was also an Arbathite.[33]


Also called Ebiasaph.[34] He was a son of Korah.[35]

He had two children named Assir, and Korah.[36]


He was the son of the high priest, Ahimelech whom he succeeded. When his father was slained with the priests of Nob, he escaped, bearing the ephod, he joined David who was then in the cave of Adullam.[37] He remained with David and became priest of the party which he became leader.[38] And when David ascenders to the throne, he was appointed high priest.[39][40] Meanwhile Zadok, of the house of Eleazar, had been made high priest. These appointments continued in force till the end of David's reign.[41] He was desposed and was banished to his home, Anathoth by David's son, Solomon for taking part in the attempt for Adonijah to ascend the throne. The priesthood thus passed from the house of Ithamar.[42][43] Then Zadok became priest at his stead.


See Abidah


Also called Abida. He was one of the sons of Midian, thus making him a Midianite.[44][45]


The prince of the tribe of Benjamin, being the son of Gideoni.[46]


May refer to 2 people:

* See Abialbon

  • The son of Zeror and the father of Ner, the grandfather of king Saul.[47][48] In 1 Samuel 9:1 , he is called the "father," probably meaning the grandfather, of Kish.


May refer to 3 people:

  • An Anethothite. He was one of the mighty men whom David had.[49][50]
  • A descendant of Manasseh, being the son of Hammoleketh, his siblings were Ishod and Mahalah.[51]
  • A descendant of Manasseh, a son of Gilead. He is also called Jeezer. In later generations the name survived as that of the family to which Gideon belonged, and perhaps also of the region which they occupied. They are also called Abiezrites. The region was West of Shechem, with Ophrah for its principal city.[52]


May refer to 2 people:

  • The sister of David, and wife of Jether the Ishmaelite.[53] She was the daughter of Jesse and mother of Amasa.[54]
  • The wife of Nabal, who dwelt in the land of Carmel.[55] She was a woman of "a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance." Shortly after Nabal's death, she became the wife of David.[56] She bore David, Chilean or Daniel.[57]


May refer to 5 people:

  • Abihail a Levite, he was the father of Zuriel, the chief of the tribe of Merari.[58]
  • The wife of Abishur of the tribe of Judah who bore him Ahban and Molid.[59]
  • The son of Huri. He was the head of the tribe of Gad.[60]
  • The daughter of Eliab, and the niece of David the father of Jerimoth whom she married. She was the mother of Mahalath the wife of Rehoboam.[61]
  • The father of queen Esther and uncle of Mordecai.[62]


May refer to 2 people:

  • A son of Bela son of Benjamin; also called Ahihud.[63]
  • A son of Zerubbabel and father of Eliakim.[64] He is from the Davidic Line and an ancestor of Jesus Christ. He is not mentioned in the Old Testament account of the sons of Zerubbabel in 1 Chronicles 3. He could possibly be Obadiah son of Hananiah.


May refer to 8 people:

  • A son of Becher.[65]
  • One of the wives of Hezron who bore him Ashhur son of Tekoa shortly after he died in Caleb Ephrathah.[66]
  • The second son of Samuel.[67][68] His behaviour of being a judge over Beer-sheba with his older brother Vashni (to which office his father had appointed him), led to the urge of the Israelites to demand a royal form of government which led to the appointing of Saul.
  • The second king of Judah, son of Rehoboam and father of Asa.[69][70] He reigned on the throne for 3 years.[71] His mother's name was Maachah. He tried to colonize back the 10 tribes of Israel to there allegiance, he prepared 400,000 men while his opponent, Jeroboam set forth 800,000 men.[72] And God delivered them into Abijah' and his men's hands and he slew them, it was a very gruesome battle with 500,000 total deaths.[73] .
  • A descendant of Eleazar, son of Aaron, who gave his name to the eighth of the 24 courses into which the priests were divided by David.[74][75]
  • A son of Jeroboam, died of an illness in his childhood. His death was prophesied by Ahijah.[76]
  • A daughter of Zechariah, wife of Ahaz and mother of Jotham.[77] She is also called Abi.[78]
  • One of the priests who entered into a covenant with Nehemiah to walk in Gods law, unless the name is rather that of a family, and the same with the preceding.[79]


Was one of the sons of Joktan, son of Eber.[80][81]

He is mentioned in the table of Nations in Genesis 10.


May refer to 4 people:

  • A Philistine king of Gerar at the times of Abraham and Isaac.[82][83] Who, exercising the right claimed by Eastern princes of collecting all the beautiful women of their dominions into their harem, sent and took Sarah. A few years after this Abimelech visited Abraham, who had removed southward beyond his territory, and there entered into a league of peace and friendship with him. This league was the first of which we have any record. It was confirmed by a mutual oath at Beer-sheba. When Isaac wanted shelter in his territory during a famine with his wife Rebekah. The same conduct as the narrative of Abraham and Sarah. Ahimelech then rebuked him for deceiving him. Then Isaac settled for a while and he waxed greatly. Abimelech desired him, however, to leave his territory, which Isaac did. Abimelech afterwards visited him when he was encamped at Beer-sheba, and expressed a desire to renew the covenant which had been entered into between their fathers.
  • One of the 70 sons of Gideon, who was then proclaimed king after his father's death.[84] Not long after his reign, he sought to kill his brothers "on one stone" in Ophrah. The youngest of them named, Jotham was the only one who escaped. In a process of reducing the town of Thebez, which had revolted, he was struck mortally on his head by a mill-stone, thrown by the hand of a woman from the wall above. Perceiving that the wound was mortal, he desired his armour-bearer to thrust him through with his sword, that it might not be said he had perished by the hand of a woman.[85]
  • A son of Abiathar and a high priest at the time of David.[86] In the parallel passage, we have the name Ahimelech, and Abiathar, the son of Ahimelech.[87]
  • See Achish


May refer to 4 people:

  • A Levite of Kirjath-jearim, whose house serves as a depositor for the ark of the Covenant, after it had been brought back from Philistia.[88][89]
  • The second son of Jesse[90], he joined Saul's army in the campaign against the Philistines, in which his brother David slaughtered Goliath.
  • A son of Saul, who continued with his father in the battle of Gilboa.[91][92]
  • One of Solomon's 12 district governors, "who supplied provisions for the king and the royal household. Each one had to provide supplies for one month in the year." He occupied over the district of Dor. He was also married to Taphath the daughter of Solomon.[93]


The father of Barak[94], whom Deborah sent and called out of Kedeshnaphtali.


May refer to 2 people:

  • One of the sons of Eliab, of the tribe of Reuben. He along with Korah, Dathan and other rebellions conspired against Moses and Aaron.[95] He and all the rebellions, with their families and possessions (except the children of Korah), were swallowed up by an earthquake.[96]
  • The eldest son of Hiel the Bethelite, who perished in the consequences of his father rebuilding Jericho.[97] By the words of Joshua.[98]


A Shunnamite, Abishag was a young virgin chosen to keep King David warm in his bed during his last days. She shortly became his wife.[99] After David's death Adonijah persuaded Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, to entreat the king to permit him to marry Abishag. Solomon suspected in this request an aspiration to the throne, and therefore caused him to be put to death.[100]


A son of Zeruiah and a nephew of David. He was the brother of Joab and Asahel.[101][102] He was a mighty man of David, accompanying him when he went to the camp of Saul, and took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul's bolster.[103] He was a devout follower of David, and remained true to the king of Absalom's revolt by commanding the third part of the army war against the matter. Hks loyalty to David was extended and shown when he delivered David out of the hand of the Ishbi-benob.[104] He was a skilled man, on one occasion withstood 300 men and slew them with his own spear.[105]


See Absalom


May refer to 2 people:

  • A Benjamite, being his grandson.[108]


A Judahite, the son of Shammai from the clan of Hezron through Jerahmeel.[109] His wife was Abihail, and had 2 sons, Ahban and Molid.[59]


The fifth wife of David, she is the mother of Shephatiah, a prince in David's kingdom.[110][111] Nothing else is known about her.


A Benjamite, through Shaharaim and Hushim, his parents. He was born in the field of Moab.[112]


See Abihud

  1. Exodus 28:1-2,4,9,12; 29:7-9,27-28,32-33; 30: 7,10,25; 31:6 (Link)
  2. Leviticus 2:3; 7:35-36; 8:1,7-9,12; 9:1; 10:8 (Link)
  3. Numbers 3:10; 16:46; 17:8; 18:2,8-9,28 (Link)
  4. Joshua 21:19 (Link)
  5. 1 Samuel 12:6 (Link)
  6. Psalms 99:6 (Link)
  7. Nehemiah 10:37 (Link)
  8. Hebrews 5:1,4; 7:11,23; 9:4,7,25 (Link)
  9. Exodus 4:14; 7:1-2; 28:1-2,4,41 (Link)
  10. Leviticus 16:2 (Link)
  11. Numbers 20:8 (Link)
  12. Deuteronomy 32:50 (Link)
  13. Revelation 9:11 (Link)
  14. Esther 1:10 (Link)
  15. 1 Kings 4:6 (Link)
  16. Nehemiah 11:17 (Link)
  17. 1 Chronicles 9:16; Nehemiah 12:25 (Link)
  18. Jeremiah 36:26 (Link)
  19. 1 Chronicles 6:44 (Link)
  20. 2 Chronicles 29:12 (Link)
  21. Ezra 10:26 (Link)
  22. 1 Chronicles 5:15 (Link)
  23. Judges 12:13 (Link)
  24. 1 Chronicles 8:23 (Link)
  25. 1 Chronicles 8:30 (Link)
  26. 2 Chronicles 34:20 (Link)
  27. Daniel 1:7; 2:49; 3:12-14,16,19-20,22-23,26,28-30 (Link)
  28. Genesis 4:2,4,8-9,25 (Link)
  29. Matthew 23:35 (Link)
  30. Luke 11:51 (Link)
  31. Hebrews 11:4; 12:24 (Link)
  32. 2 Samuel 23:31 (Link)
  33. 1 Chronicles 11:32 (Link)
  34. 1 Chronicles 6:23,37 (Link)
  35. Exodus 6:24 (Link)
  36. 1 Chronicles 6:23; 9:19 (Link)
  37. 1 Samuel 22:20-23; 33:6 (Link)
  38. 1 Samuel 30:7 (Link)
  39. 1 Kings 2:26 (Link)
  40. 1 Chronicles 15:11 (Link)
  41. 1 Kings 4:4 (Link)
  42. 1 Samuel 2:30-36 (Link)
  43. 1 Kings 1:19; 2:26-27 (Link)
  44. Genesis 25:4 (Link)
  45. 1 Chronicles 1:33 (Link)
  46. Numbers 1:11; 2:22; 7:60,65; 10:24 (Link)
  47. 1 Samuel 14:51 (Link)
  48. 1 Chronicles 8:33; 9:39 (Link)
  49. 2 Samuel 13:27 (Link)
  50. 1 Chronicles 11:28; 27:12 (Link)
  51. 1 Chronicles 7:18 (Link)
  52. Judges 6:11,24,34; 8:2,32 (Link)
  53. 1 Chronicles 2:16-17 (Link)
  54. 2 Samuel 17:25 (Link)
  55. 1 Samuel 25:3 (Link)
  56. 1 Samuel 25:14-42 (Link)
  57. 2 Samuel 3:3 (Link)
  58. Numbers 3:35 (Link)
  59. 59.0 59.1 1 Chronicles 2:29
  60. 1 Chronicles 5:14 (Link)
  61. 1 Chronicles 11:18 (Link)
  62. Esther 2:15 (Link)
  63. 1 Chronicles 8:3,7 (Link)
  64. Matthew 1:13 (Link)
  65. 1 Chronicles 7:8 (Link)
  66. 1 Chronicles 2:24 (Link)
  67. 1 Samuel 8:2 (Link)
  68. 1 Chronicles 6:28 (Link)
  69. 1 Chronicles 3:10 (Link)
  70. 1 Kings 14:31 (Link)
  71. 2 Chronicles 13:2 (Link)
  72. 2 Chronicles 13:3 (Link)
  73. 2 Chronicles 13:16-17 (Link)
  74. 1 Chronicles 24:10 (Link)
  75. 2 Chronicles 8:14 (Link)
  76. 1 Kings 14:1 (Link)
  77. Isaiah 8;2 (Link)
  78. 2 Kings 18:2 (Link)
  79. Nehemiah 10:7 (Link)
  80. Genesis 10:28 (Link)
  81. 1 Chronicles 1:22 (Link)
  82. Genesis 20 (Link)
  83. Genesis 26 (Link)
  84. Judges 8:33-9:6 (Link)
  85. Judges 9 (Link)
  86. 1 Chronicles 18:16 (Link)
  87. 2 Samuel 8:17 (Link)
  88. 1 Samuel 7:1-2 (Link)
  89. 1 Chronicles 13:7 (Link)
  90. 1 Samuel 16:8 (Link)
  91. 1 Samuel 31:2 (Link)
  92. 1 Chronicles 10:2 (Link)
  93. 1 Kings 4:11 (Link)
  94. Judges 4:6 (Link)
  95. Numbers 16:1-27; 26:9 (Link)
  96. Psalm 106:17 (Link)
  97. 1 Kings 16:34 (Link)
  98. Joshua 6:26 (Link)
  99. 1 Kings 1:3-4,15 (Link)
  100. 1 Kings 2:17-25 (Link)
  101. 2 Samuel 2:18 (Link)
  102. 1 Chronicles 2:16 (Link)
  103. 1 Samuel 26:5-12 (Link)
  104. 2 Samuel 21:17 (Link)
  105. 2 Samuel 23:18 (Link)
  106. 1 Chronicles 6:4 (Link)
  107. 1 Chronicles 6:5 (Link)
  108. 1 Chronicles 8:4 (Link)
  109. 1 Chronicles 2:28 (Link)
  110. 2 Samuel 3:4 (Link)
  111. 1 Chronicles 3:3 (Link)
  112. 1 Chronicles 8:11 (Link)