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.
Paul Gardner (Ph.D. Cambridge University) taught for seven years at Oak Hill Theological College after his ordination, and then moved to parish ministry in Cheshire. In 2003 he was appointed Archdeacon of Exeter. He has published a number of books and articles, including commentaries on Revelation and on 2 Peter and Jude.
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