Biblical Images: Men and Women of the Book

Overview

The characters and heroes of the Bible are some of the best known in all of history. We encounter them again and again, in art, literature, and folklore. Yet these Biblical men and women remain among the most elusive, enigmatic and least understood of any heroes.

Biblical Images, a collection of twenty-five portraits of Biblical figures, explores what is hinted at in the Scriptures to help us understand these characters from within, to analyze their motives, and to appreciate ...

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Overview

The characters and heroes of the Bible are some of the best known in all of history. We encounter them again and again, in art, literature, and folklore. Yet these Biblical men and women remain among the most elusive, enigmatic and least understood of any heroes.

Biblical Images, a collection of twenty-five portraits of Biblical figures, explores what is hinted at in the Scriptures to help us understand these characters from within, to analyze their motives, and to appreciate their spiritual experiences and aspirations. It is a subtle yet penetrating study of men and women of the Bible who personify profound truths about the human experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592642946
  • Publisher: Toby Press LLC, The
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Pages: 202
  • Sales rank: 931,247
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Eve: The Missing Half 1

Chapter 2 Abraham: The Renovator 9

Chapter 3 Sarah: The Partner 15

Chapter 4 Isaac: The Second Generation 23

Chapter 5 Rebecca: The White Sheep in the Family 31

Chapter 6 Rachel: The Unfulfilled Dream 39

Chapter 7 Leah: The Spouse and Mother 45

Chapter 8 Joseph: The Master of Dreams 51

Chapter 9 Aaron: The People's Prophet 59

Chapter 10 Miriam: The Big Sister 67

Chapter 11 Joshua: The Complementary Disciple 75

Chapter 12 Deborah: The Political Prophetess 83

Chapter 13 Samson: The Prophet of Power 91

Chapter 14 Ruth: The Hidden Spring 99

Chapter 15 Samuel: The Religious Renaissance 107

Chapter 16 Saul: The Dangerous Innocence 115

Chapter 17 Michal: The Princess and the Shepherd 123

Chapter 18 Solomon: The Wisdom and Its Limits 131

Chapter 19 Elisha: The Pragmatic Prophet 139

Chapter 20 Jehu: Calculated Craziness 147

Chapter 21 Jezebel: The Great Queen 153

Chapter 22 Athaliah: The Lust to Rule 161

Chapter 23 Josiah: The Last Monarch 169

Chapter 24 Ezra: The Ideological Leader 177

Chapter 25 Esther: A Mission in the Harem 185

Acknowledgments 191

Index 193

About the Author 201

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