Item description for Bakers Handbook of Bible Lists by Andrew E. Hill...
Overview This volume supplements standard Bible reference tools, offering speedy access to basic information without the wordiness of a Bible dictionary or encyclopedia.
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Studio: Baker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 2006
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0801067693 ISBN13 9780801067693
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More About Andrew E. Hill
Andrew E. Hill is associate professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He commented on Song of Solomon and Obadiah in the Evangelical Commentary on the Bible, compiled Baker's Handbook of Bible Lists, and coauthored A Survey of the Old Testament. His Ph.D. degree is from the University of Michigan.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bakers Handbook of Bible Lists?
No offense to the product, just not what I thought it was May 26, 2010
I wanted a book of list. As in, a book with a bunch of cool bible list like "Suicides of the bible", "Women of the bible", "times Jesus is mentioned" or something.
Instead of that, I got a book filled with numbers and words.
I was 17 at the time, so it didn't really strike and interest with me.
It could be a great book, but make sure that you know exactly what you're getting!
Factual Information and Little-Known Tidbits May 12, 2010
This is the kind of a book that hovers between a handy desk reference and a trivia treasure trove. Certainly if you are curious about any aspect of the Bible, you can find some factual information and some little known tidbits to help you, within its covers. Wondering about the Hammurabi Dynasty of Babylon or the Kings of Medo-Persia? You are in luck; they are listed here complete with names and dates. If you want to know the difference between the Midrash and the Zugoth, you can see a succinct comparison, here. Having a hard time pinpointing the precise date of the death of Nicomedes III of Bithynia? Or the year when Antony met Cleopatra? Again, for the answer, you need look no further than Baker's Handbook of Bible Lists.
Admittedly, there may be more information in this book than you need in one sitting. Even so, things like the New Testament chronology, which starts on page 101, keep the events in their proper order. And the section on the various rulers named Herod is a help amid the confusing profusion (or is it profuse confusion?) of kings who bore that name.
For the geographically challenged, there is a handy map of the cities of the Decapolis. For the Biblical botanists and biologists, there is a list of the flora and fauna of the Bible. For the philatelists and postal workers among us, there is a list of the letter carriers in the Bible. Want to know about all the miracles of Jesus? They are listed. So are all the named mountains of the Bible. Wondering what musical instruments were played during Bible times? That list is here, too.
Christian educators, Bible study class leaders, and any Christian with a tad of curiosity will find much to savor in this book of lists, from Prophets and Prophetesses to People Associated with Paul's Ministry. It makes a nice addition to your Bible study shelf.
Andrew Hill is a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and coauthor of A Survey of the Old Testament.