King David
His life is conventionally dated to c. 1040–970 BC, his reign over Judah c. 1010–1002 BC, and his reign over the United Kingdom of Israel c. 1002–970 BC.

Moses hammered out one of the central ideals of Judaism: concern for social justice. This unique leader freed his people from slavery in Egypt, and led them to freedom, setting an example for later generations of Jews.

Unlike most of us, Noah was able to keep himself clear of the evil around him. He was not naive or stupid – he saw the sins that people did, but he kept himself apart, untainted. He was married, with three sons who were also married, and he and his family lived somewhere in ancient Mesopotamia, the Land of the Two Rivers

Paul The Apostle
Paul’s dominant characteristic must have been courage, both intellectual and physical, since he never hesitated to stand up for his beliefs, no matter who or what opposed him. It is because of his dedication that Christianity found a foothold in the ancient world and eventually grow into a religion that changed the world.

Samson Judge of the ancient Israelites
Samson Judge of the ancient Israelites
Samson was the son of conservative, godly parents, and was consecrated as a Nazirite at his birth – which meant that he was dedicated to God, would never drink alcohol and would always leave his hair uncut, to show his calling. His parents knew he was special, since his birth had been heralded by the appearance of an angel of Jahweh.

Saint Joseph
Joseph was an ordinary man from an obscure village in rural Galilee. He could never have guessed how many millions of people would know about his life and speak of him with respect and affection.

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