The Bible has been the most widely read and influential literature in history for centuries. Its use and interpretation are varied. The Bible often emphasizes the incredible bravery and perseverance of its protagonists. Whether you accept the Bible’s narratives as factual events or just read it as a series of books, you cannot ignore the compelling quality of the following people’s feats, which have been a part of human history for most of the existence of rational society. Who is the strongest Bible character out there?
The Physically Strong — Jacob, The God-Wrestler
Jacob was the grandchild of Abraham, the man God had predicted would become the father of many people and the child of Isaac and Rebekah. As they were being birthed, Jacob seized Esau by the heel, even though Esau was the firstborn twin. Jacob is Hebrew for “the Supplanter” or “to grab another’s heel,” all of which are apt descriptions of the man with that name. It means “to grab” or “to appropriate” when translated literally. Moreover, God revealed to Rebekah that her firstborn son would one day serve his younger brother.
Jacob conned Esau, his twin brother, out of his inheritance during supper when they were both adults. Later, Rebekah helped Jacob mislead Isaac into blessing him instead of Esau. Because of this, Esau became intent on murdering his younger brother, and Jacob was forced to flee. He experienced a revelation of angels and a pathway to heaven while traveling to his mother’s hometown.
Jacob faces off against his uncle Laban when he enters Haran. Jacob falls in love with Rachel, the younger of Laban’s two daughters, but is misled into marrying Leah, the eldest. But he doesn’t give up, and in the end, Jacob weds the girl who captured his heart. For a long time, Jacob toiled away for Laban. Jacob was able to steal a large portion of Laban’s herd thanks to God’s protection and his own cunning. God’s final instruction to Jacob is to return to his ancestral homeland. The catch is that Esau and Jacob will eventually have to settle their differences. Do you think his brother’s anger has subsided after all those years?
Jacob sends couriers to Esau as he nears home. They report back to him that Esau is coming with 400 soldiers. Jacob’s situation is looking increasingly dire. As a result of his careful planning, he can move a portion of his people and their valuables over the Jabbok river. He lingers to say his prayers.
A man then appears, and the two of them engage in an all-night wrestling match. He hurts Jacob’s hip, but Jacob still won’t back down until he’s blessed. Jacob saw that he was not battling a human being but God, and he held on for God’s blessing. Jacob calls the site of the match “Peniel,” which translates to “Face of God.”
The Strength Of Dedication — Mary Magdalene, The Other Disciple
Mary Magdalene is an example of a strong biblical woman. She was right up there with the other 12 apostles, and while she was not one of the official disciples, she assisted them in nearly every way.
Mary was one of the women Jesus cured and one of the cured women who supported Jesus’ ministry. This indicates that they used their funds to purchase items. And many others were helping to support them out of their resources, as the Bible Amplified puts it.
All 12 of Jesus’s closest followers fled into refuge after his crucifixion. Peter had already denied Jesus thrice before he was even dead, and Thomas did not think he could rise from the dead. After Jesus’ death, he has been mostly forgotten. Mary, however, was the one to rise early and visit the tomb of Jesus to bury him, following Jewish law. After Jesus’ resurrection, this lady was the first to see him.
Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her. (John 20:11-18)
Mary was prepared to challenge anyone who stole the body of Christ and even bear him back personally, whereas the disciples were sheltering. She also played a pivotal role in spreading the news of Jesus’s resurrection.
The Strongest Faith — Jesus Christ, The Only Begotten Son
Job is as dedicated and committed as anybody in the Bible to his God despite all that he goes through. However, the chapter concludes by recounting Job’s trials and the benefits he received for bearing them.
But as shown in countless passion plays and films, Jesus perseveres through horrible torture and betrayal and is raised from the dead. Whoever can accomplish miracles, survive horrific torture, and motivate billions of people for over a millennium to do good deeds is without parallel in human history.
To this day, Christianity remains the most widely practiced religion in the world, yet few figures in history have been more divisive and controversial than Jesus.
Even Napoleon acknowledged that Jesus was more significant than Alexander the Great, Caesar, Charlemagne, and himself. Napoleon said: “I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison.”
Jesus certainly did not have a military background. He avoided confrontation, and he taught his disciples to do the same. Despite this, he endured hardships and sacrifices that no other biblical figure experienced. Because of what he did for us, Jesus has to be on the top of our list.
The Omnipotent Creator — Yahweh, Jehovah
No matter what name you give Him, Yahweh, Jehovah, God the Father is the central figure in the Bible. Every man has no chance of ever reaching the level of God. Absolutely nothing can compare to the awe-inspiring power of an all-knowing, all-creating being who can make universes and creatures and then destroy them when they are unhappy and make them all over again.
Throughout the Bible, those who oppose God face terrifying consequences, such as being reduced to salt or perishing in the Great Flood. Those who attack the chosen God will face terrible calamities and crushing military misfortune.
If there is one character you should avoid angering in the Bible, it is God. He is the source of strength and inspiration for all the other beings on this list, and without Him, the Israelites never would have achieved their great triumphs. Again, whether you trust God’s existence is a question of your principles, but if you treat the Bible like a narrative, God emerges as the most compelling protagonist. The fact that multitudes of mankind have been convinced of His real-world presence just adds to his incredibleness.
No literary figure or work can compare to God’s impact in the Bible on world history and philosophy. Therefore, no other option on this list could be considered the strongest.
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