Antipas of Pergamon
The "faithful martyr" of Pergamon, "where Satan dwells".
The king of tormenting locusts and the angel of the bottomless pit.
An Ephesian who was an early Christian, one of two heretical teachers at Ephesus against whom Paul warns Timothy.
A man who was proud, disrespectful of apostolic authority, rebellious, and inhospitable. He tried to hinder those desiring to show hospitality to the brothers and to expel these from the congregation.
A Christian preacher who spread the Gospel to his fellow Colossian citizens. When Paul was a prisoner in Rome, this man came to him with a favorable account of the Church at Colossae. He remained with Paul in Rome.
A fellow Christian missionary of Paul. He was also the delegate of the Christian community at Philippi, sent with their gift to Paul during one of his imprisonments.
Corinth's "director of public works" (NIV) or the "treasurer."
She was a relative and fellow prisoner of the Paul, and had become a follower of Jesus Christ before Paul's Damascus Road conversion. Probably the wife of Andronicus. Consider great among the Apostles.
His slave is mentioned as Onesimus in Colossians.
A Christian woman mentioned in Romans as a "servant" or "deacon" depending on the translation.
The procurator of Judea from about AD 58 to 62, succeeding Antonius Felix. In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul had his final hearing before him, who wanted Paul to go to Jerusalem for trial; Paul appealed to the Emperor, and was deported to Rome.
A Roman centurion who is considered by Christians to be the first Gentile to convert to the faith.
The son of Herod the Great who ruled over Galilee and Perea during the time of John the Baptist and Christ. He executed John because he had criticized his marriage to his brother's wife. He also was the Herod who sent Jesus back to Pilate.
He quelled with the utmost cruelty a sedition of the Pharisees, slaying nearly three thousand of them. In Rome he was opposed by many of the Jews, who feared his cruelty, but he was shortly dethroned by the Romans. It was because of his rule that Joseph relocated his family to Nazareth.
Herod the Great
Began building the temple in Jerusalem, and was the puppet king of Israel for Rome. He ordered the killing of all baby boys 2 and under after hearing that a new Jewish king had been born.
The wife of Herod Philip I and then Herod Antipas. She had Salome request the head of John the Baptist after pleasing her step-father, Antipas, with a dance.
The fifth Prefect of the Roman province of Judaea. The judge at Jesus' trial and the man who authorized the Crucifixion of Jesus.
She danced before Herod and her mother Herodias at the occasion of his birthday, and in doing so gave her mother the opportunity to obtain the head of John the Baptist.
The Gospels record that during his (probably the same as all of the Cesar references too) reign, Jesus of Nazareth preached and was executed. He is also mentioned when Luke tells that John the Baptist started his ministry in the 15th year of his reign.
The prophet who may have been one of Jesus' seventy disciples. He prophesied about a famine and the capture of Paul by the Romans.
Ananias of Judea
He sold a piece of land and lied about the income gained to the church while giving his offering. He was struck dead on the spot. (Married to Sapphira)
Ananias of Damascus
The individual who laid hands on Paul after he had been blinded by seeing Jesus.
The Alexandrian Jewish Christian who was a helper of Paul in Corinth, and missionary to Ephesus.
She lived, worked, and traveled with the Apostle Paul, along with her husband, Aquila.
He lived, worked, and traveled with the Apostle Paul, along with his wife, Priscilla.
The magician who was struck blind by Paul, because of his opposition to Christian work.
One of the early Jewish converts (a Levite) , who traveled with Paul, and was influential at the church in Antioch.
A Diana-worshipping silversmith who incited a riot against the Paul.
A judge of the Areopagus who was converted to Christianity by the preaching of the Paul there.
A disciple who lived in Joppa, who was mourned by all the widows, and so the apostle Peter raised her from the dead.
They guy who fell out of a window while Paul preached, after falling asleep, and was then raised from the dead by Paul.
Is celebrated as a Pharisee doctor of Jewish Law, who was the teacher of Paul- a man of great respect.
An authority in the early church at the Council of Jerusalem, and the brother of Jesus
Lucius of Cyrene
One of the founders of the Christian Church in Antioch.
A merchant of purple cloth, and perhaps the first convert in Europe to Christianity, who hosted Paul and his group in her home.
The missionary with Paul and Barnabas who was the center of a fight between the apostles.
Persecuted the early followers of Jesus before converting to Christianity and becoming an instrumental missionary and writer.
One of the Seven Deacons who had the gift of prophecy, and was the man who converted the Ethiopian eunuch.
Received Paul during his shipwreck on the island, where Paul healed his father of dysentery.
A servant girl in the house of Mary, the mother of John Mark. After Peter was released from prison he went to Mary's house, and this girl came to answer the door. She was so excited she forgot to open the door for Peter.
She agreed with her husband to sell their land, but withhold a portion of the sales, having decided that they did not wish to give it all to the common purse. She died because of her lie.
A chief priest who, along with his sons, tried to exorcise a demon and failed. They were then questioned about their power by Paul.
A leading member of the Early Christian community, who later accompanied Paul in some of his missionary journeys.
Simon the Sorcerer
Tried to offer money to the Apostles in exchange for miraculous abilities, specifically the power of laying on of hands.
Was tried by the Sanhedrin for blasphemy against Moses and God, the first martyr.
Traveled with Paul, who was also his mentor. He is addressed as the recipient of the two epistles, and is referred to as Paul's "son."
Was with Paul and Barnabas at Antioch and accompanied them to the Council of Jerusalem, although his name doesn't occur in Acts.
His name means "foster-child," was an Ephesian who accompanied Paul during a part of his third missionary journey. He was with Paul in Jerusalem, and the Jews, supposing that the apostle had brought him with him into the temple, raised a tumult which resulted in Paul's imprisonment.
The brother of Peter and the said founder of the church at Byzantium.
Possibly Nathaniel. Also may have lead missionary journeys to India.
James the son of Zebedee
One of the "Sons of Thunder" who witnessed the Acension. "_ the greater."
John the Apostle
The apostle who Jesus loved,the writer of 5 NT books, and the brother of James.
The apostle who betrayed Jesus.
The apostle chosen by the remaining eleven apostles to replace Judas Iscariot
The fisherman brother of Andrew. He also witnessed the Transfiguration.
Doubted the resurrection.
A convert to Judaism from Paganism
According to that Gospel, she was an aged Jewish prophetess who prophesied about Jesus at the Temple of Jerusalem. She appears in Luke, and is the daughter of Phanuel.
The high priest before whom Jesus was brought for judgment, prior to being brought before Pontius Pilate.
The criminal whom Pontius Pilate freed at the Passover feast in Jerusalem (instead of Jesus).
The Roman-appointed Jewish high priest who is said to have organized the plot to kill Jesus, and is also said to have been involved in the trial of Jesus.
One of the two disciples who encountered Jesus during the Road to Emmaus appearance in the Gospel of Luke 24:13-32.
The mother of John the Baptist and the wife of Zacharias.
An archangel who serves as a messenger from God. In Luke he foretold the births of both John the Baptist and of Jesus.
One of the women recorded in Luke as accompanying Jesus and the twelve. She was the wife of Herod's steward, and provided for Jesus' needs, and went to see His tomb.
John the Baptist
The cousin of Jesus who called for repentance in the desert. He also baptized Jesus.
The earthly father of Jesus.
Joseph of Arimathea
He donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus after Jesus' Crucifixion.
Jesus restores him to life four days after his death.
The servant of the Jewish High Priest, Caiaphas, who had his ear cut off by Peter.
She welcomed Jesus into her home, but was busy with chores. She was the sister of Lazarus and Mary.
One of the women associated with Jesus during his ministry. Jesus healed her of many demons.
The mother of Jesus.
Mary of Bethany
Sister to Martha and Lazarus. She sat at Jesus' feet.
Nicodemus (ben Gurion)
Was a wealthy Jew who lived in Jerusalem, thought to be the same man mentioned in John (a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin, who showed favor to Jesus).
One of the women present at the crucifixion and one who went to the tomb.
Simon of Cyrene
Compelled by the Romans to carry the cross of Jesus.
The person to whom Luke and Acts are addressed.
The tax collector who climbed up in a tree to see Jesus, and who was converted after Jesus said he would come to his house.
The father of James and John, and possibly the husband of Salome.
The husband of Elizabeth and the father of John the Baptist.