Bible Characters – Men in the Apocrypha
Ben Sira was a wise, rather opinionated teacher, translator, and writer.
John Hyrcanus was a high priest and king during the height of tensions between the Jews and Samaritans. He didn't help quell the violence, though — he added to it.
Yikes! Judas was known as the Hammer because of his ferociousness in battle.
Simon was the high priest and military commander in Jerusalem during a pivotal time.
Tobit and Tobias
Tobit always did the right thing, even when he was risking everything. He steadfastly remained faithful to God. Tobit taught Tobias to live righteously as well, and he was blessed tremendously with a good wife, lots of sons, and prosperity.