The dictionary defines someone who is “notorious” as a person who is “famous or well-known, typically for some bad quality or deed.”

Some of the characters featured in this series deserve that reputation; others do not. We’ll take a closer look at those in both categories, and you can make up your own mind. But whether the characters deserve to go to jail or to rehab, they can teach us a few things about integrity.

So, strap yourselves in and get ready to meet some of the Bible’s most notorious characters!

Carol M. Bechtel