National Geographic Who's Who in the Bible: Unforgettable People and Timeless Stories from Genesis to Revelation
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National Geographic Who's Who in the Bible: Unforgettable People and Timeless Stories from Genesis to Revelation

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by Jean-Pierre Isbouts
     
 

Written by best-selling author Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Who's Who in the Bible is the ultimate reference guide to the men and women in the Bible, featuring more than 2,000 entries spanning Genesis to Revelation.

From the author of In the Footsteps of Jesus and The Biblical World comes a vibrant family reference that

Overview

Written by best-selling author Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Who's Who in the Bible is the ultimate reference guide to the men and women in the Bible, featuring more than 2,000 entries spanning Genesis to Revelation.

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 Testatments 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 artifacts, 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 color photography and exquisite historical artwork, this reference runs chronologically, with each person listed by order of appearance.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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 

Library Journal
★ 01/01/2014
Isbouts (humanities, Fielding Graduate Univ.; The Biblical World) has written an exquisite reference guide to the personalities in the Bible. More than 2,000 entries of varying lengths are organized across five chapters spanning Genesis to Revelation. Each chapter opens with a brief introduction describing the origin of the books and their stories with explanations of the politics, history, and institutions within those biblical texts. The second half contains an alphabetical dictionary of the men and women mentioned in the particular segment studied. Helpful features include the meaning of the person's name, if known, with a citation to the relevant text. Every chapter features magnificent color reproductions of works by artists such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Caravaggio; detailed and informative maps; and color photographs of objects, materials, and art unique to each biblical period. Genealogical trees and sidebars, too, cover a variety of topics: the binding of Isaac, Satan and Evil, Pharisees and Messiah, etc. Adding to its scholarly heft, Isbouts's work is backed by a board of noted biblical scholars and archaeologists. VERDICT 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. [See author Q&A, p. 140.]—Jacqueline Parascandola, Columbia Univ. Libs., New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426211591
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
209,090
Product dimensions:
9.56(w) x 11.14(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet 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.

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National Geographic Who's Who in the Bible: Unforgettable People and Timeless Stories from Genesis to Revelation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Br-Francis More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful and beautiful book. It is replete with beautiful pictures and art. The information on the various characters is excellent and in many cases very comprehensive. I have found it particularly useful when studying and teaching scripture, since it brings the characters to life, making the Word more meaningful.
Sister-P More than 1 year ago
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. It contains an alphabetical listing of characters and important timelines. This book is an incredible resource. I enjoyed being transported to biblical times while reading and viewing the photographs in this masterpiece. Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts is brilliant and did a magnificent job in his research and writing of this book. Who's Who in the Bible does not disappoint. This is a must have for any biblical scholar, student, professor or laman.