Hebrews Chapter Eleven is the sixth of 8 sections or modules of the New Testament. The eleventh chapter of Hebrews is called the faith chapter. As Paul the writer of Hebrews mentions many of the Old Testament men and women who had faith in God.

The Beginning, Hebrews 1:1-3 & Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning

In the beginning God said, "Let us make the heavens and the earth." This is God's story as He interacts with humankind. Enjoy your time looking at the Images. Click on "Next Page" found at the far right just below the blue Navigation bar to start your journey through the Hebrews chapter Eleven.
Background Reading: Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance that what we hope for will come about and the certainty that what we cannot see exists. 2 By faith our ancestors won approval. 3 By faith we understand that time was created by the word of God,   Read more »

Seven days of Creation, Hebrews 1:1-3 & Genesis 1:1-2:3

Seven days of Creation Genesis 1:1-2:3 - Undated Past Day One - Night & Day Day Four - Sun and Moon Day Two - Sky and Sea Day Five - Fish and Birds Day Three - Trees Day Six - Man and animals Day Seven - Rest.
Background Reading: Hebrew 11:1 Now faith is the assurance that what we hope for will come about and the certainty that what we cannot see exists. 2 By faith our ancestors won . 3 By faith we understand that time was created by the word of God,   Read more »

Cain the first human murderer recorded in the Bible, Hebrews 11:4 & Genesis 4:1-18 [This Level 3 doesnt have a Feature Image defined !!!]

Undated Past - Genesis 4:2-12 Cain the older brother of Abel, killed his brother because of jealousy because Cain had not found favor in God's eyes but Abel had. What he did was evil in God's eyes. Result banished from God's presence. Cain in Hebrew means: possession. Cain the first human murderer recorded in the Bible. The first murderer recorded in the Bible was Satan.
Background Reading: Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did,   Read more »

Abel a righteous man, Hebrews 11:4 & Genesis 4:1-17

UNDATED PAST - The story of Abel is told in Genesis 4:2-12. Abel, the younger and possibly twin brother of Cain, was called righteous as he did things God's way. He was a shepherd and looked after animals. Abel did well in God's sight but was murdered by his older brother because of envy and jealousy. Abel (hebel in Hebrew) means: Transitoriness, grassy meadow, breath.
Background Reading: Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did,   Read more »

Enoch did not die, Hebrews 11:5-6 & Genesis 5:21-24

Enoch Undated Past - Genesis 5:21-24 Enoch is the man that God took to Heaven while he was alive. Enoch did not die how many other people did not die because God took them? Enoch in Hebrew means: dedicated. He was the man who walked with God. He lived 365 years on the earth before God took him.
Background Reading: Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was taken away without experiencing death. He could not be found,   Read more »

Noah built an Ark, Hebrews 11:7 and Genesis 5:28 – 7:24

Noah - 3103BC-2153BC Noah was 500 years old when he started having children. He had three sons named Shem, Ham and Japheth. He died when he was 950 years old, which was 350 years after the flood. Noah in Hebrew means rest. It took Noah about 100 years to build an ark (boat) to God's specifications. The ark's size was about 154 meters (525 feet) long, 25.5 meters (87 feet) wide and 15 meters (52 feet) high. The ark builder found favor and honor in God's eyes. Noah was given the promise of the rainbow, made up of seven colors, to say the earth would not be totally   Read more »

Abraham the father of the Hebrew people, Hebrews 11:8-19 and Genesis chapters 12:1-20

Abram, later to be called Abraham by God,was called by God to live in a new land. Later God changed Abram's name to Abraham and he became the father of Israel. Abraham lived for 175 years from 2165BC-1990BC.

His first wife was Sarah who lived 127 years and died in 2028BC. They had a son in their old age and called him Isaac which in Hebrew means laughter. Abraham was 100 and Sarah was 90 when Isaac was born. This son was a fulfillment of God's promise to them.   Read more »


Sarah Abraham’s wife, Hebrews 11:5-6 and Genesis 17:15

Sarah was the wife of Abraham. She was very beautiful even in her old age. Her Hebrew name means: Princess, the mother of the nations. She was born in about 2155BC, had a son at 90 in 2065BC, and died at age 127. She was one of the notable women of the Bible. Her former name was Sarai, which in Hebrew means Jah is prince in Hebrew. She was also a half sister to Abraham as they had the same father, Terah, but not the same mother.
Background Reading: Hebrews 11:11 By faith Sarah, even though she was old and barren, received the strength to conceive,   Read more »

Isaac Abraham’s son, Hebrews 11:17-20 and Genesis 25:20-34

Isaac lived 180 years from 2065BC-1885BC. He went up Mt Moriah around 2050BC with his father Abraham, who had been commanded by God to sacrifice his son Isaac upon this mountain. However, God did not require this sacrifice in the end. Isaac married Rebekah in 2025BC. They eventually had twin boys, Esau and Jacob. Isaac ordered Jacob the younger twin, to take a wife among the daughters of Laban, his mother's brother.   Read more »

Esau Isaac’s son, Hebrews 11:20 and Genesis 25:20-34

Esau the wayward older twin brother of Jacob. Esau was a hunter who sold his birthright as the older son to his younger brother for food. Esau was Isaac's favorite son. Born 2005BC died after his twin brother Jacob who died in 1858BC. Esau did things his own way, unlike his younger brother who eventually learned to do things God's way. Esau lost his inheritance because he was more interested in the present than the future.
Background Reading: Hebrews 11:20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.   Read more »

Jacob Isaac’s favorite son, Hebrews 11:21 and Genesis 27:1-29

Jacob lived 147 years, from 2005BC-1885BC. He married two sisters, Leah and Rachel, and then had 12 sons and at least one daughter, Dinah. God changed Jacob's name to Israel and from his sons came the 12 tribes of Israel. Jacob, as he was about to die, blessed his 12 Sons. Jacob 2005BC-1885BC, lived 147 years. He had married both Leah and Rachel who were sisters. He had 12 sons and at least one daughter. Jacob lived 147 years, from 2005BC-1885BC. He married two sisters, Leah and Rachel, and then had 12 sons and at least one daughter, Dinah.   Read more »

Manasseh Joesph’s Older Son, Hebrews 11:21 and Genesis 48:1-22 & 49:22-26

Manasseh was the older brother of Ephraim, who were both sons of Joseph and Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On. When Jacob, who was renamed Israel by God, was on his deathbed he blessed Manasseh and gave him the status as one of his sons. Manasseh as the first born should have had the double blessing but it went to his younger brother Ephraim when Jacob blessed them and called them as his own sons. Manasseh in Hebrew means: causing to forget.   Read more »

Joesph’s younger son, Hebrews 11:21 and Genesis 48:1-22

Ephraim was the younger son of Joseph. When Jacob, who was renamed Israel by God, was on his deathbed he blessed Ephraim and gave him the status as one of his sons. Even though Ephraim was the younger of Joseph's sons, Jacob prophesied that he would become greater than his brother, Manasseh. Ephraim the younger son of Joseph got the blessing of the first born from Jacob rather than Manasseh who was the first born. Ephraim in Hebrew means: Double fruitfulness.   Read more »

Joseph had a coat of many colors, Hebrews 11:22 and Genesis 50:22-26

Joseph the man with the Coat of many colors, 1914BC- 1804BC, 11th son of Jacob. Joseph was sold by his brothers in 1897BC, Exalted in Egypt by the Pharaoh in 1884BC, Married Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On. They had two sons Manasseh and Ephraim. Joseph was the one whose dreams from God came true. He was also able to interpret other people's dreams. Joseph was 30 years old when the Pharaoh of Egypt made him Second in Charge. He died at one hundred and ten years old in Egypt. His bones were taken back to the land of his birth when Moses   Read more »

Amram a Levite, the father of Moses, Hebrews 11:23 and Exodus 2:1-10 and 6:14-20

By faith Amram and his wife Jochebed hid their son, Moses, even it was against the king of Egypt's edict which was that all Hebrew boys shall be put to death at birth. The out come of this brave action of defying the King of Egypt is now known to all. Amram whose Hebrew name means: Exalted People, like his wife Jochebed are of the tribe of Levi. They were Moses' father and mother. Amram lived 137 years. Amram and his wife served God and all though we know not a lot about them, their son Moses saved the Israelis from the Egyptians.   Read more »»

Jochebed the mother of Moses, Hebrews 11:23 and Exodus 2:1-2 and 6:20

By faith Jochebed and her husband Amram hid their son Moses even against the king of Egypt's edict that all Hebrew boys should be put to death at birth. The out come of this brave action of defying the King of Egypt is now known to all. By faith Jochebed placed her son, Moses, in a papyrus basket and placed it in the Nile River were the Pharaohs daughter found the basket and child. Jochebed and her husband served God and all though we know not a lot about them, their son Moses saved the Israelis from the Egyptians. Jochebed which in Hebrew means: The Honor of Jehovah.   Read more »

Moses followed God by faith, Hebrews 11:24-28 and Exodus,Numbers, Deuteronomy

Moses the friend of God. Moses by faith led the people of God by following the cloud by day and the fire by night for the nearly the next forty years while God led them to the promised land in Israel. From the time Moses had meet God at the burning bush God. Moses was known as a friend of God and spent much time in the presence of God. The life of Moses is found in Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy and one other book. Moses 1525BC- 1404BC, Red Sea 1445, Tabernacle 1444 Which two books of the Torah are missing:- Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.   Read more »

The Red Sea divided and congealed, Hebrews 11:29 and Exodus 14:21-31

When Moses put his arm out at God's command, the waters of the Red Sea parted and were frozen in place on either side of some dry land. Moses by faith with over 3 million people crossed the sea in approx 1445BC. The Red Sea had divided and congealed. When they had crossed safely over, the water came back drowning the chasing Egyptian armies. This was a continuation of miracles that God did as He brought His people the Israelites back to the land that He had promised them many centuries ago. The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD   Read more »

Joshua and the fall of Jericho, Hebrews 11:33 and Joshua 5:13-6:21

Joshua by faith led God's people into the promised land between 1405BC - 1390BC, which was during the last fifteen years of his life. Until this time he was Moses' personal servant and spent a lot of time in the presence of God in Moses' tent. The Conquest of the promised land took about seven years. The first battle they won was taking the city of Jericho. The captain of the battle whom Joshua met was the Lord of Hosts Himself. By faith Joshua the son of Nun, from the tribe of Ephraim, was along with Caleb, from the tribe of Judah,   Read more »

Caleb Moses’ man, Hebrews 11:33 and Numbers 14:26-30

Caleb became one of the leaders of Israel after Joshua had died. Caleb was Joshua's assistant who had gone with him to spy out the land of Canaan. Because of the delay caused by the people's unbelief, Caleb was 85 years old when he finally entered the promised land. Caleb was from the tribe of Judah and was a leader of Israel after the death of Joshua. He was a prince of Judah as the leader of the Hezronites, while Nahshon was the prince of the whole tribe of Judah. He was bold, impetuous, courageous, consecrated to God, vigorous and faithful in old age and invincible because   Read more »

The fall of Jericho, Hebrews 11:30 and Joshua 6:16-27

The battle happened about 1405BC. The first city captured by Israel under Joshua. Jericho in Hebrew means: City of the Palms. Jericho has had a long history: One of the longest places of habitation in Israel. Jesus left from here on his last walk to Jerusalem. Herod the Great died here. Ancient Jericho was not a large city.
Background Reading: Hebrews 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days.   Read more »

Rahab saved from death, Hebrews 11:31 and Joshua 2:1-24 & 6:22-25

Rahab Rescued because she put a scarlet cord by faith out of her window which was on the side of the city wall. The scarlet cord was a sign to the spies she wanted to be rescued by them. Rahab believed in the God of the Israelites who were attacking the city of Jericho. After saving the lives of the spies Joshua had sent to spy out the city, she put a scarlet cord out of her window which was on the side of the city wall to mark the place where she, her father, mother and brothers were so that they could be saved as promised by the spies. Rahab later married Salmon (Sala)   Read more »

Barak the army commander of Israel, Hebrews 11:32 and Judges 4-5

Deborah told Barak that God had called him to fight a war against Jabin, king of Canaan, and he would win. Now take ten thousand men from tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun. From this battle that insured the land had peace for the forty years. Barak was from the tribe of Naphtali and was the son of Abinoan, a Midianite. He was the army commander of Israel for 4th Judge of Israel Deborah 1237BC-1198BC Barak in Hebrew means: lighting.
Background Reading: 11:32 And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell you about Barak, Gideon, Jeiphthah, the Prophets,   Read more »

Gideon the fifth Judge of Israel, Hebrews 11:32-34 and Judges 6:11-18

Gideon 5th Judge of Israel 1191BC-1151BC 40 years. Gideon in Hebrew means: Jerubbul - let Baal contend. Gideon was from the tribe of Manasseh. Faith's miraculous victory. Son of Joash ( Great warrior) Gideon had 70 sons and many wives.
Background Reading: 11:32 And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell you about Barak, Gideon, Jephthah, the prophets, Samson, Samuel, Saul and David 11:34 Found strength in weakness, Abraham, Saul, David, Elijah from Jezebel.   Read more »

Jephthah the Giledite the tenth Judge of Israel, Hebrews 11:32 or 11:34 and Judges 11:1-15

Jephthah 10th Judge of Israel when their rulers were called Judges. 1087BC-1081BC Judged for 6 years. He delivered Israel from the Ammonites. Jephthah in Hebrew means: opposer.
Background Reading: 11:32 And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell you Barak, Gideon, Jephthah, the prophets, Samson, Samuel, Saul and David. 11:34 Found strength in weakness, Abraham, Saul,   Read more »

The Prophets from Genesis to Revelation, Hebrews 11:32 and Genesis To Revelation

REPRESENTING ALL THE PROPHETS FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION The list says very little about their lives that is for the reader to check out using a Bible. The list was constructed as a personal project when it was found out that there were more prophets of God in the Bible that those whose names are recorded as having written the books that we know as the Major and Minor Prophets. There are a number of false prophets that is prophets that did not talk on God's behalf listed in the list.   Read more »

Samson the Fourteenth Judge of Israel, Hebrews 11:32-34 and Judges 13:1-25

Samson the strongest man in the Bible. Samson whose name in Hebrew means: Distinguished, strong was from tribe-Dan. He was the strongest man in the Bible and also was Israel's 14th Judge. Judged Israel for 20 years, 1069BC-1049BC, read Judges chapters13 to 17. He had Lady friend Delilah, whose name means: languishing-trouble. Removed South west gates of Gaza, pushed out the pillars of house of Dgaon killed those there and himself.
Background Reading: 11:32 And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell you about, Barak, Gideon, Jephthah, the prophets,   Read more »

Samuel 15th Judge of Israel and also a Prophet, Hebrews 11:32 and 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Samuel 15th Judge of Israel and also a prophet. Anointed the first two kings of Israel under God's orders. This time he is asked to anoint David to be King 1 Samuel 16:13. David was still a youth when Samuel anointed David to be King in the town of Bethlehem. Hebrew whose name in Hebrew means: Heard of God.
Background Reading: 11:32 And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell you, Barak, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson, Samuel,   Read more »

King Saul first of three Kings, Hebrews 11:32 and 1 Samuel 11:1-15

King Saul 1st of 3 Kings was Israel's first human king. He was chosen by the people reigned for 40 years 1043BC-1011BC. He was from the tribe of Benjamin and the first King of Israel. Saul prophesied after Samuel anointed him as King and before being presented to Israel as their King. After an evil spirit from God came forcefully upon Saul. King Saul tried to kill David in a fit of anger because of jealousy by throwing a spear. King Saul was prophesying before he tried to kill David with a spear. Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had left Saul.   Read more »

David second of three kings, Hebrews 11:32 and 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel

David 2nd of 3 Kings was Good in God's sight and become King in God's time. David reigned for forty years between 1011BC-971BC. see 1 Samuel, 2nd Samuel to 1 Kings 2:11 and 1st Chronicles 11:1-29:30. Gained favor with his subjects. Hebrew name of David means: beloved.
Background Reading: 11:32 And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell you about Barak, Gideon, Jephthah, the prophets, Samson, Samuel, and David.   Read more »

Jonathan David’s true friend, Hebrews 11:34 and 1 Samuel 14:1-14

Jonathan, King Saul's son, and true friend to David. Jonathan and David stayed friends even though King Saul wanted to kill David. Both Jonathan and David were powerful in battle, David to become king of united Israel and Jonathan to die in the same battle as his father King Saul. Jonathan in Hebrew means: Jah is given.
Background Reading: Hebrews 11:34 became powerful in battle - Jonathan
Background Reading: 14:1 One day Jonathan told his armor bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the Philistine garrison which is on the other   Read more »

The widow of Zarephath, Hebrews 11:35 and 1 Kings 17:8-24

Widow who received back her dead son back alive. This widow lived in the region of Sidon. Zarephath, a town of Phoenicia. Why God sent Elijah to this widow and not some one else we will never know. Some time later Elijah brought him back to life the son of the woman who owned the house that the Widow of Zarephath lived in.
Background Reading: 11:35 Women received their dead raised back to life.[including Widow of Zarephath, the widow's oil and   Read more »

Obadiah and Elijah, Hebrews 11:38 and 1 Kings 18:1-15

Obadiah protected 100 prophets He was the Governor of King Ahab's house about 916BC. Even though it could cost Obadiah his life he followed Elijah's instructions. Read the back ground reading below about the events. There are thirteen men named Obadiah in the Bible. This Obadiah is in the time of King Ahab and Elijah is not the same Obadiah the prophet that wrote the book named after him. Obadiah which in Hebrew means: Servant of Jehovah.   Read more »

The prophet Elijah did sixteen miracles, Hebrews 11:37 and 1 Kings 18:16-46

Elijah the prophet served God between 860BC-852BC and did 16 miracles, half the number Elisha did which was 32 miracles. The prophet Elijah calls the people to make a decision concerning God and challenges the prophets of Baal to a fiery test. Elijah Hebrew name means: My god is Jehovah. Read the scripture below to find out who won the contest the god Baal or God. Elijah the prophet was known as the prophet of fire.
Background Reading: They went around in sheepskins and goatskins - garments of the prophets Elijah, Elisha, John the Baptist.   Read more »

The vineyard of Naboth and King Ahab, Hebrews 11:37 and 1 Kings 21:1-29

Naboth the Jezreelite 856BC had a family plot of land that the King Ahab wanted so badly that Queen Jezebel the king's wife intervened and had Naboth killed for this land. This is how the King got possession of the land. Naboth had a right to no because it was a family plot." Under Jewish law the land was allowed to say in the family line as long as they could pay the taxes. God did not let the King Ahab get away with murder because the prophet Elijah found him and passed on God's message of displeasure. Queen Jezebel and King Ahab actions against God   Read more »

The vineyard of Naboth and Queen Jezebel, Hebrews 11:37 and 1 Kings 21:1-29

Naboth was killed by Queen Jezebel. Naboth the Jezreelite was killed by stoning for his vineyard to be used as a private vegetable patch by King Ahab of Samaria. Queen Jezebel the wife of King Ahab planned and had the murder of Naboth carried out. Under Jewish Law land had the right to stay in family ownership. Even the king of Israel was subject to God's Laws as King Ahab was to find out the hard way.
Background Reading: They were stoned to death - Naboth the Jezreelite for his vineyard to use as a private vegetable patch.   Read more »

Micaiah, the son of Imlah, Hebrews 11:36 and 1 Kings 22:1-28

Micaiah, the son of Imlah, (848 BC ) a Levite. He was put in prison by King Ahab 7th King of Israel. Micaiah foretold the fall of king Ahab at the battle of Ramoth Gilead. There are a least six other men called Micaiah in the Old testament. Micaiah in Hebrew means: Who is like Jah.
Background Reading: Still others endured taunts and floggings, and even chains and imprisonment - e.g. in a water cistern as a prison, Micaiah by King Ahab,   Read more »

Elisha the Prophet, Hebrews 11:35 and 2 Kings 2:9-25

Elisha 852BC-796BC, the prophet who was the successor to Elijah 860BC-852BC. Elisha the Son of Shaphat from Abel-meholah held the office of a prophet for fifty-six years. Elisha's second of 32 Miracles was healing of the water of Jericho. Elijah calls Elisha to be his attendant in 1st Kings 19:19-21 in the reign of King Ahab 7th King of Israel. Elisha dies in 2 Kings 13:20 in the reign of King Jehoash 12th King of Israel 798BC-782BC. Elisha's illness 2 Kings 13:14 Elisha's death 2 Kings 13:20 Elisha whose name in Hebrew means: my God is salvation or savior.   Read more »

The miracle of the Widow’s Oil, Hebrews 11:35 and 2 Kings 4:1-7

Now for the story of the Widow's Oil and the miracle of the oil. God had a interesting way for the prophet Elisha to meet the woman and her sons needs. In the days of Elisha, Elisha met a widow of the company of the prophets. She had debts and the creditor was coming to take her sons as slaves. Elisha had her get as many jars she could and fill them with oil from her one small jar and for the rest of the story read 2 Kings 4:1-7 below to find how God answered her need through Elisha.   Read more »

The Shunammite and her son, Hebrews 11:35 and 2 Kings 4:8-37

The Shunammite woman gets her dead son back. In the days of the prophet Elisha. Elisha went to Shunem a city of Issachar and met a very rich woman and he asks the woman what could he do for her as the prophet of God. The woman asks Elisha that she could have a son. This woman asked Elisha to stay for a meal. Then she gets her husband to build a room for Elisha to stay any time he wanted. How the Shunammite woman got her son back from the dead you need read the rest of the story in 2 kings 4:8-37 below.   Read more »

Zechariah the Prophet, Hebrews 11:37 and 2 Chronicles 24:20-22

A Prophet called Zechariah which in Hebrew means: Jehovah remembers was the son of Jehoiada the priest who was killed about 795BC-796BC. Zechariah is one of 27 men in the Bible with the name Zechariah, only told apart if son of, or from where from is added and where in the Bible he comes dating etc. More than 5 of the 27 Zechariah's were prophets of God. King Joash (835BC-796BC) 8th King of Judah in the last 1-2 years of his reign King Joash had Zechariah stoned to death in the court of the Lord. The Wickedness of Joash - 2 Chronicles 24-17-27.   Read more »

King Hezekiah, Hebrews 11:34 and 2 Kings 18:1-20:21 and 2 Chronicles 29:1-32:33

King Hezekiah was born in 740BC. He was 25 years old when became 13th king of Judah and reigned for 29 years between 715BC-686BC. He died when he was 54 years old. King Hezekiah was a good King in God's sight. King Hezekiah's prophet was Isaiah son of Amoz who guided the king to what God wanted the king to do. For King Hezekiah had walked before the Lord God faithfully and with wholehearted devotion. Hezekiah in Hebrew means: Jah is strength.   Read more »

King Hezekiah, The sun went backwards, Hebrews 11:34 and 2 Kings 20:1-11

Isaiah the prophet gave God's word to King Hezekiah. King Hezekiah got ill and Isaiah had said he would get better. The King asked for proof. Isaiah said King Hezekiah do you want the shadow of the sun to go forward ten steps or back ten steps. King Hezekiah replied to the prophet Isaiah for the shadow go back the ten steps it had gone down on the stairway of Ahaz. The other thing Isaiah said God would add fifteen years to King Hezekiah's life. For King Hezekiah had walked before the Lord God faithfully and with wholehearted devotion.   Read more »

Isaiah the prophet, Hebrews 11:37 and Isaiah 1:1

Isaiah (739BC-690BC) wrote the book of Isaiah and also was a prophet. Isaiah prophesied in Judah during the reigns of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah. He was murdered by King Hezekiah's son King Manasseh. Isaiah in Hebrew means: Yahweh is savior.
More Information: Isaiah in Hebrew means: Yahweh is savior. Isaiah lived between 740BC - 680BC. He was of the Tribe of Judah and his wife was a prophetess. Isaiah wrote the book of Isaiah.   Read more »

Jeremiah the prophet, Hebrews 11:37 and Jeremiah 1:1-19

Jeremiah Book of Jeremiah. See what you can find in this book about Kings, prophets, war and God's love. Jeremiah in Hebrew means: exalted of God or Jah is high. Jeremiah's daughter married Josiah 16th King of Judah and her sons were the 17th and 20th kings of Judah. 20th king was last king of Judah. Jeremiah's faith in God allowed him to live were he wanted this was grated by the King of Babylon.
Background Reading: They were stoned to death — Naboth the Jezreelite for his vineyard to use as a private vegetable patch.   Read more »

Uriah the Son of Shemaiah, Hebrews 11:37 and Jeremiah 26:20-23

Urijah the prophet the Son of Shemaiah, was murdered by King Jehoiahim, Jeremiah 26:20-23 At the beginning of King Jehoiakim, 18th King of Judah (609BC-598BC), who died in the Babylonian siege. Killed the prophet Urijah who prophesied God's message of destruction of "This city (Jerusalem) and This land (Israel)" Urijah in Hebrew means: Jah is light. Urijah (Uriah) was murdered by King Jehoiahim (609BC).
Background Reading: They were killed with swords - Urijah by King Jehoiakim.   Read more »

Jeremiah put down a well , Hebrews 11:36 and Jeremiah 38:1-28

Jeremiah 627BC-580BC (Jehovah is Established) was put in prison in a dry well during the time of King Zedekiah. Jeremiah was in the city when the Babylonians took the city and took King Zedekiah 20th and last king of Judah captive. The Babylonians put out king Zedekiah's eyes and also later on set Jeremiah free. Jeremiah's faith in God allowed him to live were he wanted this was grated by the King of Babylon. Jeremiah in Hebrew means: exalted of God or Jah is high.   Read more »

The book of Daniel, Hebrews 11:33 and The Book of Daniel 1:1-21

The book of Daniel on the life of Daniel who lived a life of faith serving his God. Just read the Book of Daniel, it covers over 70 years of Daniel's life and find out why Daniel had faith in God. Daniel is one of the few people in the Bible that god did not have something bad to say about him. Can you think of any other people other than Jesus. Daniel in Hebrew means: God is judge.
Background Reading: Through faith they shut the mouths of lions — Daniel in the time of King Darlus.   Read more »

The Fiery Furnace, Hebrews 11:34 and Daniel 3:1-30

Seen the Fiery Furnace who was the forth person that quenched the flames so Daniels three friends were not burnt by the fire in the furnace. They had a lot of faith that their God would look after them. Which He did. Three friends of Daniel captured about the same time as Daniel in 605BC. They were Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Later in their lives came a test would they obey God or the King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Read the Bible reading below to find out what happened to them. What did King Nebuchadnezzar command to happen?   Read more »

Daniel in the Lions’ Den, Hebrews 11:33 and Daniel 6:1-28

Lions mouths stopped by God. Daniel in the Lions' Den Daniel 605BC-536BC as a young Jewish boy was captured by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and as a captive over period his life time of 70 years served at least three different Kings. Because of his faith in God and Daniel's exceptional qualities. King Darius planned to set him over his whole kingdom. Daniel was liked by all except those who wanted his position of service. Hence the time Daniel ended in the lions den. Daniel in Hebrew means: God is judge.   Read more »

Hasmonean Dynasty, Hebrews 11:34

Put armies to flight - Maccabees 185BC -150BC. This family and others stayed faithful to God during the time called the silent years. Old Testament Bible reference: this happened in the silent 400 years. A celebrated Jewish family 170-37BC that defended the Jewish rights and customs. Purified the temple in 164BC that had been built by Zerubbabel. The Jewish festival of Hanukkah celebrates the re-dedication of the Temple following Judah Maccabee's victory over the Seleucids. The sanctuary oil that was supposed to last one day lasted eight days.   Read more »

John the Baptist, Hebrews 11:38 and Luke 1:5-25

Suffered wearing sheepskins- John the Baptist John the Baptist John told every one who Jesus was and was beheaded by Herod the Tetrarch. Jesus said that John is the Elijah who is to come, Matthew 11:14. The Angel Gabriel announced to Zechariah the priest about the birth of his son John the baptist. John was the last of the Old Testament prophets because he started his ministry before Jesus started His. John the Baptist was Jesus' cousin.   Read more »

Jesus the Son of God, Hebrews 12:1-4 and Luke 1:1-2:52

The author and giver of all faith - Jesus the only perfect man who walked on this earth. But his public ministry was but three and a half short years. God had planned (promised) something better for us so that only together with Jesus would we be made perfect. Jesus was born in Bethlehem which is just south of Jerusalem. He spent most of his life in a town called Nazareth in the north part of Israel near the Sea of Galilee. Like all Jewish men he learned a trade in His case carpentry from his step-father Joseph.   Read more »

Background Information: For Hebrews Chapter 11

Background Notes And Study Material Page.   Read more »

Resources: For Hebrews Chapter 11

BOOKS Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ - Harold W. Hoehner - Zondervan 1977 Bibliotheca Sacra Volume 130 and 131, Doctoral Dissertation 1964 Revived 1972 Dallas Theological Seminary. He has written other books.
A Harmony of the Gospels and Analytical out line of the Harmony A T Robertson 1922 renewed 1950 Harper & Row Publishers Synopsis of the Four Gospels Kurt Aland - United Bible Societies ISBN3-43805405-1 6th Ed 1983 Synopsis of the 1st Three Gospels -   Read more »


Now we can move on to the book of Revelation.