Special Sub-Topic: "C" Men of the Bible
|Who was the eldest son of Adam and Eve, the first man to be born naturally, and founder of the family of Kenites?|
Cain. "Now Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him." (Genesis 4:8) Cain became jealous as he witnessed the happiness of his brother Abel and his favor with God.
|Who was one of the chief spies sent out by Moses, was also invincible in driving out giants, completely devoted to God and vigorous in old age?|
Caleb. "Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, "We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it." But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us." (Numbers 13:30-31)
|Who was this Roman centurion, the first Gentile convert (Acts 10), where through his conversion the door of faith was opened unto the Gentiles?|
Cornelius. They said, "Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews, was divinely directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear a message from you." (Acts 10:22). Disgusted by the Gentile paganism of his day, he turned to God and through Peter's ministry, Cornelius became a believer and was received into the fellowship of the Church.
|Who was the high priest who accused Jesus of blasphemy, after Jesus answered that he was, "...the Christ, the Son of God."? (Matthew 26:57, 58; John 18:24).|
Caiaphas. Jesus before Caiaphas: "Those who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together." (Matthew 26:57). Caiaphas also took part in the examination (trial) of Peter of John when called in question over the marvels of the healing of the lame man.
|Who was the founder of the Persian Empire, who conquered Babylon and was anointed by God to free the Jews from captivity?|
Cyrus. Cyrus Permits Return: "Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia--in order to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah--the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia..." (Chronicles 36:22). The prophets frequently foretold the coming of Cyrus. Isaiah mentioned him by name two hundred years before he was born (II Chron. 36:22, 23).
|Who was this companion of Paul in his final imprisonment, sent by the apostle to Galatia (II Timothy 4:10)?|
Crescens. "...for Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia." (Timothy 4:10). Legend has it that he was one of the seventy disciples sent forth by Christ and that he became a bishop of Chalcedon.
|Who was the messenger who brought news to David concerning Absalom's defeat (II Sam. 18:21-32).|
Cushi. "Then Joab said to a Cushite, "Go, tell the king what you have seen." The Cushite bowed down before Joab and ran off." (Samuel 18:21). Not to be confused with Cush, the eldest son of Ham and grandson of Noah.
|Who was the ruler of the Jewish synagogue at Corinth, who was one of the few personally baptized by Paul (Acts 18:8; I Corinthians 1:14)?|
Crispus. "Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his household, and many of the Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized." (Acts 18:8). Not to be confused with Flavius Julius Crispus, who was a Caesar of the Roman Empire.
|Who was Simon the son of John (John 1:42) and later a leader of the early Christian church, who is featured prominently in the New Testament Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles?|
Cephas. "He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas" (which is translated Peter)." (John 1:42) Peter is also known as Ben-Yonah/Bar-Yonah, Simon Peter, Cephas and Kepha (Kepha and Cephas also mean rock)-original name Shimon or Simeon.
|Who was this resident of Troas with whom Paul stayed, and with whom he left the cloak he urged Timothy to bring him (II Timothy 4:13)?|
Carpus. "When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments. (II Timothy 4:13)." Meaning, "Fruit or the Wrist", where we get the term for the sole cluster of the bones in the wrist.
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