From the author of In the Footsteps of Jesus and The Biblical World comes a vibrant family reference that brings to life the fascinating characters of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. From the fall of Adam and Eve to Judas' betrayal of Jesus, the key events of the Bible are expressed through the lives of hundreds of people. Told through exquisite art and artefacts, intriguing sidebars, and unique family tree features, this illuminating volume tells the stories of Biblical characters and highlights their greater meaning for mankind. Illustrated with lavish colour photography and exquisite historical artwork, this reference runs chronologically, with each person listed by order of appearance. It includes unique family tree feature that shows interconnections across generations. This book provides handy reference accompanied with important contextual information that illuminates the role of each of the Bible's key figures. It features exquisite illustrations drawn from the scope of art history to illuminate key figures and their stories. It is a Award-winning Holy Land map that provides basis for discussion.
About the Author
JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS is the author of National Geographic's best-selling books The Biblical World and In the Footsteps of Jesus and the director of Charleton Heston's Voyage Through the Bible. He is a professor at Fielding University in Santa Barbara, CA.
"Isbouts has written an exquisite reference guide to the personalities in the Bible...The text is lavishly illustrated with art, photos, and maps that help situate the period and personalities under examination, a splendid presentation that sets it apart from similar works. Even if you own a comparable title, this well-researched and well-organized work will complement what is already on your shelf. For anyone interested in biblical studies, theology, and history, from general readers to seminary students." --Library Journal, Starred Review "Who's Who in the Bible is a delightful reference book. This textbook is filled with beautiful paintings, drawings and photographs from Genesis to Revelation...I collect books and this one surpasses any biblical reference book I have on my shelves." -OrdinaryServant.com
"Who's Who is a breathtaking compendium that belongs in the library of any religious history enthusiast." -ParchmentGirl.com
"Impressive in size, depth and graphic appeal." -Baptists Today
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 5th November 2013
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.3 x 23.9
Weight (kg): 1.79
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised