Bible Characters – Men in the Apocrypha

Ben Sira

Ben Sira was a wise, rather opinionated teacher, translator, and writer.

John Hyrcanus

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.

Judas Maccabeus

Yikes! Judas was known as the Hammer because of his ferociousness in battle.

Simon Maccabeus

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.

Bible Characters