No other book has ever been as widely read as the Bible. It has also been the inspiration for countless other books, from popular novels to scholarly references, & has provided themes & subjects for works of art, music, film & the theater. One of the most compelling features of the Bible is its cast of characters Within each one of them is a sinner capable of being transformed into a saint. This ready reference book includes compelling portraits of Biblical greats & not-so-greats. Characters are arranged in order of their appearance. Bible references are provided under each entry, & there is an alphabetical index of characters.