The Bible's Most Fascinating People: Stories from the Old and New Testaments

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Chartwell Books, Feb 1, 2012 - Religion - 192 pages
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This book tells the stories of 100 of the most important and interesting personalities that appear within the Bible's pages. The short and easy to digest articles are designed to appeal equally to those who know little about the Bible and to those who have a deep familiarity with it.

Encompassing characters from both the Old and New Testaments, the stories are set within a framework of family relationships that run throughout the Bible. Family trees illustrate the relationships between the people in the various stories, providing you with a clear sense of the underlying historical and cultural matrix out of which the Bible grew.

Through riveting stories, you'll get to know the Bible's most intriguing personalities--with all of their human frailties. Reacers cam view each character through the prism of beautiful fine art images. This book makes a magnificent accompaniment to Bible reading, and a wonderful addition to any church or Sunday school library.

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About the author (2012)

Robin P. Nettelhorst is the founder and academic vice president of the Quartz Hill School of Theology, where he also serves as professor of Bible and biblical languages. He completed graduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he majored in ancient Semitic languages. While a student, he spent two summers working on a kibbutz in Israel. In addition to many academic articles, he is the author of several science fiction novels.

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