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Overview An exhaustive and reliable ready-reference of every person named in the Bible, from Aaron to Zurishaddai; perfect for Bible study and character studies.
Publishers Description An exhaustive, ready reference of every person named in the Bible 40 major figures covered in full-length articles Contributions from 24 world-class evangelical scholars Biblical references, brief description and relationship to other Bible Characters Uncover the Value of Every Man and Woman in the Bible From Aaron to Zurishadai, the New International Encyclopedia of Bible Characters is an exhaustive, ready reference of every person named in the Bible. Discover the parts men and women from the obscure to the famous to the infamous have played in the unfolding story of Scripture. Entries range from one-line biblical references for minor characters to full-length articles that address the theological significance of over forty major figures. With entries based on the New International Version---today s most read, most trusted Bible translation---this easy-to-use volume will help pastors, teachers, students, and church workers identify and understand the importance of every person in the Bible. The New International Encyclopedia of Bible Characters features contributions from top biblical scholars of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In addition to the alphabetic name-entries, twenty supporting articles shed light on topics of particular interest and relevance, such as: *Kings of Judah and Israel *Women in the Bible *Children in the Bible *The Apostles *Pharisees *The Elderly in the Bible *Angels in the Bible *Jewish Genealogies ZONDERVAN S UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE REFERENCE SERIES This six-volume series supplies users of today s most popular modern Bible translation, the New International Version, with scholarly, economical, and uncompromisingly evangelical study tools. It includes the New International Bible Commentary, New International Bible Dictionary, New International Bible Concordance, and New International Encyclopedia of Bible Words, New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, and the New International Encyclopedia of Bible Characters."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.37" Width: 6.36" Height: 2.11" Weight: 2.365 lbs.
Release Date May 4, 2004
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Understand The Bible Reference
ISBN 0310240077 ISBN13 9780310240075 UPC 025986240073
Reviews - What do customers think about New International Encyclopedia of Bible Characters?
The Ultimate Who's Who on the Bible Jun 26, 2004
Since I bought this book, I have not been able to put it down! This easy to use reference lists every person (including all those listed in Chronicles!) named in the Bible and gives a description of the character based on the Scriptures. All entries are cross-referenced to their location(s) in the verses.
While nothing can replace the original Bible for discovering the men and women of God, this books pulls together all the information under each character into one crisp, flowing summary. There are over 40 major characters that receive extended articles from Abraham to the Woman at the Well. Under Paul's article, there are entries for specific events in his life, his missionary journeys, and the themes that run through his writings and teachings. Additional articles also give an overview of certain groups, such as the Judges, Kings, and Prophets.
The only drawback to this book is the lack of a pronunciation guide (you'll have to look that up in the Bible Dictionary of the same series) but the meanings of names are given when known. This minor oversight is negligible for such a great reference work. Whenever I am studying the Bible or preparing a lesson, this book will always be in reach.
This book is part of Zondervan's six-volume "Understand the Bible" Reference Series. The other titles are New International Bible Commentary, N.I.B. Dictionary, N.I.B. Concordance, New International Encyclopedia of Bible Words, and the N.I.E. of B. Difficulties. Be sure to check those out also.
Excellent Study Aid on Bible Characters! May 10, 2004
I have often referred to Encyclopedia of Bible Characters when preparing Bible study lessons or for my own personal study.
The book contains valuable information (Bible verse reference, contribution, significance, etc.) of each person mentioned in the Bible. Knowing more about a particular will enhance your Bible study as you realize that the people of the Bible were much like we are today, strengths and weaknesses!
A highly recommended buy, the title will be a valuable aid for the reader in learning more about the many colorful characters in the Holy Bible!