Characters in Scripture
Martha, the sister of the dead man said, by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days. Jesus said, Lazarus, come out! The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, Take off the grave clothes and let him go. (John 11:39b, 43b-44)
Bible character stories are a picture or perhaps more accurately, a mirror in which we see ourselves,
and this is what makes them so eternally fascinating.
For in these stories we see reflected by divine intention aspects and characters of ourselves, and learn lessons from them.