Scripture’s Record List of People



Scripture’s Record
List of

  • Earlist: Adam, world’s first human being (Gen. 2:7)

  • Oldest: Methuselah, son of Enoch, who lived to be 969 (Gen. 5:27)

  • Strongest: Samson, carnal Nazarite whom God used to deliver Israel from the Philistines (Judg. 14:6, 15:5)

  • Wisest: Solomon, king of Israel and son of David (1 Kings 3:12)

  • Richest: Solomon (1 Kings 10:23)

  • Tallest: Goliath, over nine feet tall, killed in battle by David (1 Sam. 17:4)

  • Shortest: Zacchaeus, who climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus (Luke 19:3-4)

  • Fattest: Eglon, Moabite king killed by the judge Ehud (Judg.3:17)

  • Meekest: Moses, Israel’s great lawgiver and author of the first five books of the Bible (Num. 12:3)

  • Cruelest: Manasseh, who shed blood from one end of Judah to the other but later repented (2 Chron. 33:1-13)

  • Fastest: Asahel, described in Scripture as “light of foot as a wild roe” (2 Sam. 2:18)

  • Greatest of the Prophets: John the Baptist, forerunner of Christ (Matt. 11:11)

  • Guiltiest: Judas, who betrayed the Savior for 30 pieces of silver (Matt. 27:3-5)

  • Proudest: Nebuchadnezzar, Babylonian king who destroyed Jerusalem and was later humbled by God himself (Dan. 4)

  • Most Beautiful: Esther, Jewish queen who saved her people from the first holocaust attempt in history (Esther 2:7)

  • Most Traveled: Paul, the great theologian and missionary (Acts 13:4, 15:36, 18:23)

  • Most Sorrowful: Jeremiah, persecuted by his own countrymen for preaching on sin and who saw his beloved Jerusalem destroyed (Jer. 9:1, Lam. 1:12)

  • Most Persecuted: Job, attacked by Satan, totally misunderstood by wife, and criticized by his friends (Job 1-2)

  • Most Lovestruck: Jacob, who agreed to work seven years for the hand of Rachel (Gen. 29:18-20)

  • Most Frightened: Belshazzar, whose knees knocked when the handwriting in the wall appeared (Dan. 5:6)

  • Most Rash: Jephthah, who vowed to offer a special sacrifice if God would allow him to win a battle; the sacrifice turned out to be his daughter (Judg. 11:30)

  • Most Doubtful: Thomas, who said he could not believe in Christ’s resurrection until he saw and touched the Savior (John 11:16, 20:24-29)

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