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Welcome to Complete Bible Genealogy! Download this web site!
•  The site contains 3087 biblical characters with details such as who were their parents, brothers, sisters, spouses, concubines and children.
Click here to see every relative of king David for instance.

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Family Tree of Jesus Christ
The most interesting feature is the Interactive family tree, showing all the relatives of each person in a graphical format. Click on the family tree icon to see the family tree of Jesus Christ for example.

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There is a cross-reference for each person, listing every Bible verse where the person is mentioned by name.
Click here for a page that shows every Bible verse in which Jesus Christ is mentioned by name.

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Every person is then further linked to the corresponding verses in the Bible themselves.
Click here to see the 1st chapter of Matthew's gospel showing a link to each person mentioned in it.

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You can read the whole King James Version Bible here, highlighting and linking every person's name to his or her detailed information page.
Click here to read the Bible.

Find any name in the Bible!

Type in the name you are looking for, then click on the Search button:
Name in the Bible:

What is the purpose of this site?

Shortly after beginning to read the Bible you may have found it difficult to keep track of all the different names. Perhaps you’ve tried to write out how everyone is connected, but even before finishing Genesis, found the list had already become far too long.

Now however Complete Bible Genealogy provides a list of all the names and relationships, which you can use as a reference or as an addition to your Bible studies so you no longer need to worry about who’s who in the Bible.

The secondary purpose of this site is to encourage those who hesitate to read the Bible because of the many names. Our hope is to help people overcome this obstacle and help them to make it easier to start reading God's word.

 

Which Bible version is used as the basis of this site?

One of the most important parts of this project is to define what source would be used.

There are many Bible translations available for us today and people's opinions are widely divided regarding which Bible is more accurate, which is easier to read, which provides better study tools, etc.

You may ask, "why is it necessary to have so many versions of the Bible?". The answer emerges when you start to compare the different translations.

The two major types of the translations are:

  • word for word translation: The translators stay as close to the original version as possible while making sure that the translation will be readable enough for their audience. For greater accuracy these translations can be used for reference works.
    It is up to the reader how they interpret the verses: the translators don't try to change the wording in order to express their specific theological views, they present the thoughts as they were originally written.

  • thought for thought translation. The translators focus mainly on preserving the meaning of the verses and they use greater freedom selecting the words and phrases, therefore the finished translation is less usable for reference works, but more readable for wider audiences.

The logical choice was to use the King James Version, as it is a word-for-word translation, it has been around since 1611 and it is probably still the most widely used English translation. It was also an important consideration that the KJV text is in the public domain, therefore it can be presented on this website.

The KJV itself has numerous "editions". This means that if you compare two KJV Bibles, there might be minor differences in the text. The differences are mostly in spelling or word order. There is more information available about these differences at the Research menu above.

To answer the specific question: the Bible used to construct the Complete Bible Genealogy website is the "Authorized King James Version, edited by Dr. Blayney of Oxford (1769)".

The electronic text of the Bible used here was obtained from The Oxford Text Archive ( http://ota.ahds.ac.uk ) and analyzed using F.H.A. Scrivener's book "The authorized edition of the English Bible (1611), Its Subsequent Reprints and Modern Representatives" ( ISBN 1-59244-634-5 ) in order to pinpoint the exact edition.

King James Bible 1769Once the electronic text was in place we wanted to find an in-print Bible, which used the same text. The closest match was: Cornerstone Bible Publishers - "Personal Reference Bible, King James Version".
It is available in most Bible stores as well as on Amazon.com:
ISBN 1-55819-824-5, 1-55819-825-3, 1-55819-826-1, 1-55819-827-X, 1-55819-828-8.
You can read more about the different translations at Zondervan: http://www.zondervanbibles.com/translations.htm

 

How to use Complete Bible Genealogy?

Using the menus at the top of every page you can navigate through the site.

  • If you would like to look up a person from the Bible and you know their name, then
    - click on the "Every person in the Bible" menu, then
    - select the first initial of that person from the list, then
    - on the next screen you'll find every person whose name starts with the selected letter
    - scroll down to the name of the person you are looking for, then click on their name
    - the next screen will show the detailed information available about them

  • The person's "detailed information page" will show
    - the selected person's name with all the other names by which they are referred to in the Bible
    - the first verse where they are mentioned in the Bible
    - their parents
    - their brothers, sisters
    - their spouses
    - their children
    - a list of all the verses where their name is mentioned in the Bible
    - if mentioned by more than one name, then each name is listed separately
    For example, click here to see the detailed information page about Jesus.

  • If you would like to look up a Bible verse and see which characters are mentioned in it, then
    - click on the "Read KJV here" menu above
    - select which verse you are looking for, then
    - click on the person's name in order to get to their detailed information page

  • If you would like to see the descendants of a person, then
    - find the person the way it is described above, then
    - on the detailed information page, click on their name, or on the family tree icon in front of their name.
    Please note that some of the family tree pages are quite large and could take some time to download, but they well worth the time. For example, click here for David's family tree: .

  • For in depth information about Jesus' genealogy in the Bible click on the "Genealogy of Jesus" menu.

  • Ever wondered, how those years add up in the books of Kings and Chronicles that describe when each king started to reign and for how long they were on the throne? You can find the explanation under the Kings of Judah, Israel menu.

  • Under the "research" menu you can find some interesting charts, which were put together while we were collecting all the persons' names in the Bible.

  • If you are not yet a believer, please be sure to check out the "What must I do to be Saved?" page!

 

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