The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible
Offering a wealth of reliable information, The Oxford Guideto People & Places of the Bible provides more than 300articles that cover everyone from Adam and Eve to Jesus Christ andeverywhere from the Garden of Eden to Golgotha and Gethsemane.Readers will find fascinating, informative entries on virtuallyevery major figure who walked across the biblical stage. Here areHebrew Bible figures such as Cain and Abel, Noah and Methuselah,Abraham and Isaac, David and Goliath, Solomon and Sheba, Moses andAaron, Naomi and Ruth, and Samson and Delilah. The New Testament islikewise well covered, with pieces on Peter and Paul, John theBaptist and Mary Magdalene, the apostles (Matthew, Mark, Luke, andJohn), Pontius Pilate and Judas Iscariot, and of course Jesus,Mary, and Joseph. Articles also define groups of people who figurein the Bible, such as Angels, Archangels, and Demons, the Magi, theTribes of Israel, and Women. Entries on the significant places ofthe Bible, both ancient and modern, include kingdoms and countries(Egypt, Assyria, Mesopotamia) and cities (Bethlehem, Jerusalem,Sodom and Gomorrah), as well as geographical features such as theSea of Galilee and Mount Hebron. The guide includes a detailedindex for ease of use, and 14 pages of color maps, providing anaccurate, detailed portrait of the biblical world. Here then is thefirst place to turn to find factual information on the people andplaces of Holy Scripture. Written by an international team of notedbiblical experts, it is an essential addition to any family libraryas well as a useful, reliable resource for scholars andstudents.