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Whose Who Of The Bible

Everything You Need To Know About Everyone In The Bible

by Martin H Manser & Debra K. Reid

Jacket

Paperback
Price: £9.99
Publisher:Lion
Published:July 2012
ISBN:978-0-745-95518-6
Review:
This book is a who’s who of every person named in the Bible. For each person there is a biographical sketch, details of when the person lived and a selection of verses where the person is mentioned.
The biographies stay close to Bible’s account and the Bible’s assessment of a person. They vary in length from one line (son of...) to almost one page depending on the amount of information in the scriptures.
All the dates and ages given are based on the Biblical text. Dates up to Terah are given in years since the creation of the earth; dates after that are based on conservative scholarship.
There are also family trees of key individuals, lists of kings, a timeline and an appendix with selected names from the Apocrypha
This book is well researched and well presented. I particularly liked how the authors have taken all their data from the Biblical text accepting it as accurate.
The strap line of the book (everything you need to know about everyone named in the Bible) is an exaggeration, but it is no exaggeration to say that this book is a helpful, trustworthy resource for Bible students. It is a mine of interesting information.

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Reviewer: Alan Hill   (20/09/12)
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