Biblical figure. He refused to abandon his close friend David despite his father King Saul's hostility to him and the threat posed to his succession. In the end, he was killed in battle with the Philistines along with his father.
Biblical figure. His character is tested and formed as he is sold into slavery by jealous brothers and falsely accused by his owner's wife. But he becomes the vizier of Egypt, forgives his brothers, and saves both Egypt and his family from starvation.