Editor and Purpose

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Welcome to Little-Known Bible Characters,

As the site editor, participants should know I am a spiritual woman with a deep belief in God. Many friends would describe my Christian perspective as orthodox. I believe in the inspired, written word of God.

Little-known Characters of the Bible is exactly that — the stories of the more obscure individuals in the Bible.  Although most of us know a lot about Moses, David and Paul, we know relatively little about the supporting characters in their lives. Likewise we don’t  understand why some stories are even told in the Bible, e.g., Acsah, the daughter of Caleb, or Jonadab the shrewd friend of Amnon. What are we to learn from them and how should we apply them to our lives in the 21st century?

In this blog, the story of little-known Bible characters is told. Generally, I view the characters from the perspective of the primary relationship in their life, e.g., husband and wife, mother and son, friend, clan. This perspective allows us to more fully understand  their motivations  and reactions. Take a look at the Categories and the stories under them to find characters you are interested in reading about.

I am a nurse-psychologist and retired professor in Health Sciences. My last full-time position was as a Distinguished Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. Currently, I live in Roanoke, Virginia.  My expertise in both fields — nursing and psychology — allows me to look at the total picture of the obscure characters of the Bible and analyze why they occupy space in a book as valuable as the Word of God.

Certainly, my analyses of the behaviors of these individuals are not the only perspectives; I welcome all of your input and hope you will comment on my postings. Also, feel free to write me with characters that you would like reviewed. My email is carolyn.roth@ymail.com.

The contents of this website are copyright. You may use the materials after getting permission from the editor. If you use the materials in your writings or presentations, properly cite the website.

Blessings,

Carolyn Adams Roth

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2 thoughts on “Editor and Purpose

  1. Hi Carolyn, I just discovered your blog and I very much like it. I’ve been fascinated with obscure Bible characters for many years and as a young adult Sunday School teacher, I’ve taught a few of their stories. I do like, however, how you go deeper into researching these people and your analysis. I’m going to use two of your characters in a Sunday School lesson this week — Jonadab, as a negativerole-model, and Lysias as a positive role-model. Thank you for sharing these stories. God bless you today! Sandra http://www.sandra-ramblingrose.blogspot.com

    • Sandra, Thank you so much for sharing how you intend to use “Obscure characters.” Candidly, I do not admire Jonadab and do admire Lysias. The great feature about the Bible is that God uses all types of individuals to make teaching points. I’d be happy to hear your classes response: carolyn.roth@ymail.com.Blessings, Carolyn

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