This encyclopedic guide to the Bible's people, places, manners, customs, and times puts a wealth of information at your fingertips. Forty-five sections cover the people of the Bible and how they lived—from family life, to law, to transportation. Unlock the wonders and mysteries of the Bible with this authoritative resource. Includes over 300 in-text photographs, over 6,000 topics, easy to follow charts, maps, and diagrams, Scripture references, and newly discovered archaeological findings. This is an all-in-one guide to the riches of the Scriptures, both for the experienced and the beginning student of the Bible. Includes a preface by Dr. J. I. Packer.
“The Hasmoneans combined the offices of king and high priest in one family” (Page 164)
“Inside the box the Israelites kept the stone tablets on which God gave them the Ten Commandments, a pot of manna, and Aaron’s rod—all reminders of God’s love for them.” (Page 384)
“If a woman attacked a man’s genital organs, even to defend her husband, the law would cut off her hand” (Page 389)
“But we must lay our understanding of the meaning of ‘day’ on what the Bible itself has to say. Whatever other questions it leaves open, the biblical account makes it impossible for us to accept the modern theory that human life evolved over millions of years.” (Page 1)