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Men and Women of the Bible: A Reader's Guide (Hardback)
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Men and Women of the Bible: A Reader's Guide (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 30/12/2002
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Most who's who Bible references are out of print, written only for younger readers, or lack the scope and readiness of information found in this remarkable new resource. The epic richness of the Bible is a source of never-ending study and interest. Archetypal protagonists from Aaron to Zephaniah continue to resonate throughout Western culture. This book profiles and contextualizes more than 100 of the most significant biblical figures from the Scriptures, Apocrypha, and New Testament, including information about their heritage, adventures and pronouncements, the periods in which they lived, later discoveries about the characters and their times, and traditions that have developed around them. Each alphabetically organized essay entry discusses the name and etymology of the character, provides a rich synopsis of the relevant Bible story or stories, presents historical context and archeological evidence, and traces the character in later cultural works. This authoritative and invaluable research tool is perfect for students of religion and Western literature and the arts, as well as general readers of the Bible.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313317149
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 711 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Here is a helpful resource for students and general readers seeking information on 100 biblical characters and their cultural significance in Western civilization. The guide covers the entire span of biblical history from the creation of Adam to the apocalyptic visions of the end of times....Tischler womderfully combines her love of literature and the biblical story into an accessible and authoritative resource that is recommended for public and academic libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"[S]hould prove useful to anyone wishing to catch the flavour of how any leading individual is portrayed in [the Bible]. Tischler writes attractively."-Society for Old Testament Studies Book List
"[P]rovides a synopsis of the relevant biblical sources, and considers the historical context and the archaeological evidence as well as the ideas and interpretations of the character in later works."-New Testament Abstracts
"[A] well-written and interesting introduction to many biblical characters in a way that is appealing both to students and to a general interested audience, precisely the audience to which it is aimed."-MBR: Internet Bookwatch
"Nowadays, many students have virtually no knowledge of Scripture, let alone any awareness of its influence on civilization. If they turn to Men and Women of the Bible, they will find much interesting information and discussion, clearly and attractively presented."-London Times Literary Supplement
"An excellent resource for quick and easy lookup when studying the Bible, written succinctly and highly accessible to readers of all backgrounds, Men And Women Of The Bible is very highly recommended for personal, ecclesiastical, academic, and community library Biblical Studies reference collections."-Religious Studies Review
" S hould prove useful to anyone wishing to catch the flavour of how any leading individual is portrayed in the Bible . Tischler writes attractively."-Society for Old Testament Studies Book List
" P rovides a synopsis of the relevant biblical sources, and considers the historical context and the archaeological evidence as well as the ideas and interpretations of the character in later works."-New Testament Abstracts
" A well-written and interesting introduction to many biblical characters in a way that is appealing both to students and to a general interested audience, precisely the audience to which it is aimed."-MBR: Internet Bookwatch
?[S]hould prove useful to anyone wishing to catch the flavour of how any leading individual is portrayed in [the Bible]. Tischler writes attractively.?-Society for Old Testament Studies Book List
?[P]rovides a synopsis of the relevant biblical sources, and considers the historical context and the archaeological evidence as well as the ideas and interpretations of the character in later works.?-New Testament Abstracts
?[A] well-written and interesting introduction to many biblical characters in a way that is appealing both to students and to a general interested audience, precisely the audience to which it is aimed.?-MBR: Internet Bookwatch
?Nowadays, many students have virtually no knowledge of Scripture, let alone any awareness of its influence on civilization. If they turn to Men and Women of the Bible, they will find much interesting information and discussion, clearly and attractively presented.?-London Times Literary Supplement
?An excellent resource for quick and easy lookup when studying the Bible, written succinctly and highly accessible to readers of all backgrounds, Men And Women Of The Bible is very highly recommended for personal, ecclesiastical, academic, and community library Biblical Studies reference collections.?-Religious Studies Review
?Here is a helpful resource for students and general readers seeking information on 100 biblical characters and their cultural significance in Western civilization. The guide covers the entire span of biblical history from the creation of Adam to the apocalyptic visions of the end of times....Tischler womderfully combines her love of literature and the biblical story into an accessible and authoritative resource that is recommended for public and academic libraries.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

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