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Bible Characters, Vol. 2
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Bible Characters, Vol. 2


Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier n.d.

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Alexander Whyte’s Bible Characters are exciting evocations of both prominent and little-known personalities in the Old and New Testaments. Whyte, a minister in the Free Church of Scotland in the late nineteenth century, dedicated the majority of his literary career studying various figures contained in the Bible. Drawing directly from the Bible, but also referencing the work of other notable scholars, Whyte’s skillful rendering of these men and women is informative and illuminating.

Characters included:

  • Gideon
  • Jephthah and His Daughter
  • Samson
  • Rut
  • Hannah
  • Eli
  • Samuel
  • Saul
  • Davidin His Virtues
  • David—in His Vices
  • David—in His Graces
  • David—in His Services
  • Jonathan
  • Nabal
  • Michal, Saul’s Daughter
  • Solomon
  • The Queen of Sheba
  • Shimei
  • Joab
  • Absalom

Praise for the Print Edition

No one takes a stronger grip on us—mind and very soul—in his expounding of Bible characters than Dr. Whyte

The Presbyterian Review

We know of no writer who can make more real the personalities of these Bible characters, or can bring home more vividly or helpfully the lessons of their words and deeds.

Christian Guardian

Each subject is handled with originality, freshness, skill, and sanctified scholarship.

English Churchman

Terse, strong, epigrammatic in his style, he penetrates to the core of character, and expounds it, and all the lessons it teaches, in fine English.

The N.Y. Observer

Product Details

  • Title: Bible Characters, Vol. 2
  • Author: Alexander Whyte
  • Publisher: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier
  • Publication Date: 1896
  • Pages: 268

About Alexander Whyte

Alexander Whyte (1836–1921) was educated at the University of Aberdeen and at New College, Edinburgh. Stemming from a life of poverty, Whyte was self-educated before a sympathetic minister taught him Latin and Greek so he could attend college. Vowing to never forget the poor, Whyte went on to become a popular preacher and prolific writer. On his coffin were inscribed David's words, “I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness" (Psalm 17:15).

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