Friday Facts - Unusual Characteristics

Have you been trying to remember who that Bible personality was that was a reckless driver? Maybe you've been trying to identify the person in the Bible that was known for being bald? Or, just maybe you've always wanted to know who ate grass for a number of years? Or, could it be, you just have a curiosity for the unusual characteristics of some of the best known (or in some cases, lesser known) persons in the Bible?

Whatever it is.... now is your chance to have all your questions answered. :) Following are some of those unusual characteristics found in the Bible. Some I had heard before, but many were new to me. I hope you have as much fun reading as I did digging them up! Happy Friday!

~ Which of the following is best known for being hairy? ~
Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau. Genesis 25:25
And Jacob answered his mother Rebekah, "Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth man." Genesis 27:11

~ Which of the following is best known for being a doubter? ~
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore were saying to him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I shall see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe." John 20:24-25

~ Which of the following is most known as a reckless drvier? ~
And the watchman reported, "He came even to them, and he did not return; and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi, for he drives furiously." 2 Kings 9:20

~ Which of the following is most known for being wise? ~
And it was pleasing in the sight of the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing. And God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice, behold, I have done according to your words. Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you. And I have also given you what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that there will not be any among the kings like you all your days." 1 Kings 3:10-13

~ Which of the following is most known for being tall? ~
And he had a son whose name was Saul, a choice and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel; from his shoulders and up he was taller than any of the people. 1 Samuel 9:2

~ Which of the following is most known for being bald? ~
Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, "Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!" 2 Kings 2:23

~ Which of the following is most known for being beautiful? ~
And he was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle's daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. Now the young lady was beautiful of form and face, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter. Esther 2:7

~ What man’s physical presence was weak ? ~
For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive, and his speech contemptible." 2 Cor 10:10

~ Who was known for his long hair? ~
And when he cut the hair of his head (and it was at the end of every year that he cut it, for it was heavy on him so he cut it), he weighed the hair of his head at 200 shekels by the king's weight. 2 Samuel 14:26

~ What man is known for being patient ? ~
Behold, we count those blessed who endured, You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord's dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful. James 5:11

~ Who was known for wearing a leather girdle ? ~
And they answered him, "He was a hairy man with a leather girdle bound about his loins." And he said, "It is Elijah the Tishbite." 2 Kings 1:8

~ Who is known as a traitor ? ~
Judas Iscariot
And Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went off to the chief priests, in order to betray Him to them. Mark 14:10

~ What woman is known for having weak eyes ? ~
And Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of form and face. Genesis 29:17

~ What man was most known for his exceptional strength? ~
Book of Judges

~ Who is known for conversing with his donkey? ~
Then Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you have made a mockery of me! If there had been a sword in my hand, I would have killed you by now." Numbers 22:29

~ Who is known for being meek (humble) ? ~
Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth. Numbers 12:3

~ What man is known for being short? ~
And behold, there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; and he was a chief tax-gatherer, and he was rich. And he was trying to see who Jesus was, and he was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature. And he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way. Luke 19:2-4

~ Who is known for being fat ? ~
And he presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. Now Eglon was a very fat man. Judges 3:17

~ What man ate grass for many years? ~
Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; and he was driven away from mankind and began eating grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of hearven, until his hair had grown like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws. Daniel 4:33

~ Who was known for being left-handed? ~
But when the sons of Israel cried to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer for them, Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man. And the sons of Israel sent tribute by him to Eglon the king of Moab. Judges 3:15

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Natalie said...

And who says the Bible is boring.

Tracy said...

Fun and interesting stuff, Melanie! = )

Happy Friday!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

That was interesting and I felt good that I knew some of them. I've been a Christian for 10 years but am just now really familiarizing myself with the OT folks. Doubting Thomas, Harry Esau, Wise Solomon (thus the Proverbs), Beautiful Esther, Patient Job (is there anyone more patient?, Traitor Judas.


manda2177 said...

I love this!! What a neat read! Exactly the kind of stuff that entertains my soul!!!

Many blessings-