The first comprehensive system for associating persons mentioned in the Hebrew Bible with persons mentioned in Northwest Semitic inscriptions. This book applies this system in detail to a small number of Hebrew inscriptions, the Mesa Inscription, and the Tel Dan stele. Appendixes updated through mid-2002 briefly evaluate potential identifications of over 75 biblical persons in over 90 Northwest Semitic inscriptions which are mostly contemporary with the person. Resulting identifications and non-identifications appear in six categories of strength or weakness, from unmistakable to disqualified. The final product is a first-ever corpus consisting only of inscriptions that name biblical persons. This technical book will appeal to scholars, graduate students, seminarians, religious leaders, and others who have a working knowledge of at least one Northwest Semitic language, and to nonspecialists interested in questions about biblical historicity.