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Personalities of the Bible
A story about prophecy and repentance—but not in the way you think.
He could kill a lion or topple a temple with his bare hands, but succumbed to the love of a treacherous woman: many wild traditions circulated about the first Jewish superhero.
Israel’s third patriarch was born into great dysfunction, but found ways to create the first cohesive family in the Bible.
The first wife of Jacob endured a loveless marriage, but her story is one of perseverance.
One of the Bible’s many barren women, she had the grace and grit to become mother to the "Jewish Hercules."
Successor to the prophet Elijah, he healed the sick, raised the dead, and made iron float—but he was also a prophet who made serious mistakes.
The sister of Moses and Aaron was an important part of the sibling team that led Israel out of Egypt and through the wilderness.
Miriam's instinctive song of praise tells us something important about calling out to God.
The tradition of Torah study has built up a tradition of questioning and clarifying which is simply an incomparably rich skill to cultivate.
The forefathers and foremothers of the Jewish people.
What sacrifice is, where it comes from, and what it can mean for us today.
Heroes, villains, prophets and problem children, we've got 'em all. Test your knowledge of them.