Bible Characters – History

Author of Psalms

Who was known as the sweet singer of songs? He compiled the book of Psalms, though he didn't write all of them.

The Canaanites

The Canaanites are the people who lived in the land of Canaan before the arrival of the Israelites.The origin of the name is uncertain, but it comes from a term meaning "to be low, humble, subjugated."

Different Bible Translations

Do you know what the differences are between various Bible translations?

Emperor Domitian

Emperor Domitan was an immoral man who thought he was divine and promoted worship of the Roman gods.

Enuma Elish

Enuma Elish is a fanscinating, detailed Babylonian creation myth.

The Essenes at Qumran

Essenes were devout religious group (similar to an order of monks) who emphasized spiritual purification and frequent praying.

The Making of Parchment

Many parts of the New Testament have been found on parchment. What is it made of and how is it made?


Nero was a brutal emperor who even ordered the death of his own mother, as well as anyone who disagreed with him.

The Sanhedrin

The Sanhedrin was the Jewish supreme court that ensured all activities, especially religious services, were done according to the Law.

School/Council of Jamnia

After the temple of Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 CE, many Jewish scholars fled to Jamnia, where they found a school and the Sanhedrin (Jewish supreme court). They might have held a council there to decide which books would be included in the Old Testament.

The Tradition of Hanukkah

Find out what the Jews are celebrating during Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.

Bible Characters