Understanding Great People Of The Bible by Carta
This work provides a summary of biblical data centered on the lives of some of the greatest characters who walked across the pages of scripture.
Understanding Great People Of The Bible An Introductory Atlas To Biblical Biography From Carta
Written by Paul H. Wright, this work provides a summary of biblical data centered on the lives of some of the greatest characters who walked across the pages of scripture. From Abraham and Isaac through to Paul's journeys, there are maps and pictures to help fill in some of the interpretive gaps that plague all readers of the text.
Excerpt from Foreword:
"Great stories are told of great people, and in one sense all of the people of the Bible were great (some in their courage and faith; others in their rascality). The selection of people whose stories are traced here are typical of the whole, and touch on conditions common to all humanity. In this sense, their stories transcend time and place. But they're also grounded in time and place, and it is this aspect that gives them a tangible sense of reality in which we, the reader, can see ourselves and the touch of God."
- The Patriarchs and Matriarchs
- David and Solomon
- Ahab and Jehoshaphat
- John the Baptist
- Pontius Pilate
- Notes and References
Author: Paul H. Wright is currently President of the Jerusalem University College/Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Wright was awarded his Ph.D. degree in Bible and Ancient Near East at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati. His other publications in this series are Understanding the New Testament: An Introductory Atlas, Understanding the Geography of the Bible: An Introductory Atlas (with Menashe Har-El), Understanding Biblical Kingdoms & Empires: An Introductory Atlas & Comparative View, and Understanding Biblical Archaeology: An Introductory Atlas.
9 x 12 in. (23 x 30 cm)