People in the Bible

National Geographic explores notable biblical figures in our ongoing series People in the Bible, as part of our coverage of the history of the Bible and the search for sacred texts.

Mary and Joseph were tested by a miracle. An angel saved them.
Mary and Joseph were tested by a miracle. An angel saved them.
Meet the high priest behind Jesus's rushed and rigged trial
Meet the high priest behind Jesus's rushed and rigged trial
Cain and Abel’s clash may reflect ancient Bronze Age rivalries
Cain and Abel’s clash may reflect ancient Bronze Age rivalries
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