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Offline Donald Baker

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The 25 Most Important People Of The Bible
« on: August 29, 2018, 08:38:17 PM »
    1. Jesus
    2. Paul
    3. Peter
    4. Moses
    5. Abraham
    6. Mary
    7. Joseph (the Patriarch)
    8. David
    9. Solomon
    10. John the Baptist
    11. John of Patmos
    12. Adam
    13. Isaac
    14. Solomon
    15. Esther
    16. Ruth
    17. Joshua
    18. Samuel
    19. Isaiah
    20. Jeremiah
    21. Hosea
    22. Nehemiah
    23. Samson
    24. Gideon
    25. Barnabas

Who would you include on the list and where?
       

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Re: The 25 Most Important People Of The Bible
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 10:02:47 PM »
What do you mean "of the Bible"?  Are you saying the people mentioned in the Bible, or merely associated with it?  I mean would Paul get credit for being discussed in the account or also for his letters (or David for the Psalms)?  If so, then I would move up St. John (of Patmos) not only for his close association with Christ in the Gospels, but also for the Gospel of John and Revelation.  Also, would St. Matthew, St. Mark, and St. Luke enter the discussion as well?

Apart from that, I think a top 25 list would have Job crack the top twenty and Daniel and Eve crack at least the top twenty five.

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Re: The 25 Most Important People Of The Bible
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 08:38:20 AM »
I had to make the list controversial for discussion purposes.lol

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Re: The 25 Most Important People Of The Bible
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 01:10:20 PM »
Oh.  Then I guess I have to wonder what your "real" list would be like.  ;D

Also, I realized you have no St. James listed. 

And now that I've been thinking about it, Isaiah should be moved up higher in the rankings.  And you have no Ezekiel listed. 

Also, curious that the Top 10 is dominated by New Testament figures, but the bottom 15 has only Old Testament people.   ???

Anyway, this is quite an interesting Top 10 list.  And yes, controversial.  :D

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Re: The 25 Most Important People Of The Bible
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 05:21:41 PM »
I'd put David 3rd or 4th, Mary and Joseph would be a little lower under all the Gospel authors (John, Matthew, Luke, Mark would be how I order it).  I would add Eve too and Noah would be in the top 10 somewhere.

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Re: The 25 Most Important People Of The Bible
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 09:09:15 PM »
Oh yeah - forgot about Noah.

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Re: The 25 Most Important People Of The Bible
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2018, 01:02:44 PM »
I think it is obvious that the only way this list could be compiled would be to have a large survey done and let the results be whatever they are.  In other words, you ask 5000 people to list their top 25 and then let a computer compile the averages to rank the order.

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Re: The 25 Most Important People Of The Bible
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2018, 05:55:11 PM »
I think it could be interesting but would be greatly helped by having separate lists for Old and New Testaments.

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Re: The 25 Most Important People Of The Bible
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2018, 07:26:14 PM »
Yes you need to diversify the categories definitely.