Biblical Couples: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

It should be no surprise then that the Bible’s narrative is so often impacted by a man and woman together. Some are good, some are bad, but here we take a look at some of the most famous couples in the Good Book!

Abraham and Sarah

Before God gave him a new name, Abram was nearly 100 years old and his wife Sarai already 90 when God promised them a child – one that they had tried on their own to conceive for years and years. There were moments that, like all of us, Sarah and Abraham found it hard to trust God. Abraham even fathered Ishmael by Sarah’s servant girl Hagar. But Abraham was justified, the letter to the Hebrews tells us, by his faith through those weak moments. The first to receive the covenant of a promised land, the Jews of Jesus’ day referred to Abraham as their “father,” the progenitor of the entire nation.

Jacob and Rachel

The man who was literally Israel, renamed by the angel, had a favorite wife. Promised by Laban to have Rachel’s hand in marriage after seven years of work, Jacob was instead given Leah. With another seven years of work, Jacob won Rachel’s hand – and Jesus’ great-great-great-great-great-…-great-grandmother.