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The Greater Men and Women of the Bible (6 vols.)

by Hastings, James

T&T Clark 1913–1916

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The Greater Men and Women of the Bible (6 vols.)
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Overview

This is a classic account of all the key figures in the Bible, compiled by the great Bible editor, James Hastings. First published in 1913, The Greater Men and Women of the Bible is an essential sermon or study guide to the notable individuals of the Scriptures. For over 100 characters such as David, Moses, Jezebel, Habakkuk, Matthew, Herod the Great, and Paul, Hastings provides biography, historical context, and theological significance. He also includes a list of consulted sources for each biblical figure. Hastings also incorporates popular poems and quotes from prominent authors of his day, drawing connections between historical figures and present-day concerns.

Containing over 3000 pages of notes and summaries, The Greater Men and Women of the Bible is perfect for gaining a thorough understanding of the major figures of the Scriptures, whether you’re a pastor, student, or a general reader of the Bible. With the Logos edition of this collection, you can study the characters of the Bible right alongside all your other resources.

Key Features

  • Over 3,000 pages of information
  • In-depth introduction to major figures of Scripture
  • Perfect for pastors, teachers, and students

Individual Titles

Volume 1: Adam—Joseph

  • Author: James Hastings
  • Series: The Greater Men and Women of the Bible
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 539

The first volume includes information on key Old Testament characters such as Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Jacob.

Table of Contents:

  • Abel
  • Abraham
  • Adam
  • Cain
  • Enoch
  • Esau
  • Eve
  • Isaac
  • Jacob
  • Joseph
  • Melchizedek
  • Noah
  • Rebekah
  • Sarah

Volume 2: Moses—Sampson

  • Author: James Hastings
  • Series: The Greater Men and Women of the Bible
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 537

This second volume covers Old Testament figures such as Joshua, Balaam, Gideon, and Moses.

Table of Contents:

  • Aaron
  • Achan
  • Balaam
  • Caleb
  • Deborah
  • Gideon
  • Jephthah and His Daughter
  • Joshua
  • Miriam
  • Moses
  • Samson

Volume 3: Ruth—Naaman

  • Author: James Hastings
  • Series: The Greater Men and Women of the Bible
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 519

This third volume contains accounts of Old Testament characters such as Abigail, Ahab, David, Jezebel, Solomon, and Ruth.

Table of Contents:

  • Abigail
  • Absalom
  • Ahab
  • David
  • Elijah
  • Elisha
  • Gehazi
  • Jeroboam
  • Jezebel
  • Joab
  • Jonathan
  • Naaman
  • Ruth
  • Samuel
  • Saul
  • Solomon

Volume 4: Hezekiah—Malachi

  • Author: James Hastings
  • Series: The Greater Men and Women of the Bible
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 587

The fourth volume contains summaries of many of the prophets from the Old Testament, such as Amos, Ezekiel, and Hosea.

Table of Contents:

  • Amos
  • Daniel
  • Esther
  • Ezekiel
  • Ezra
  • Habakkuk
  • Haggai
  • Hosea
  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Job
  • Joel
  • Joel
  • Malachi
  • Micah
  • Nahum
  • Nehemiah
  • Obadiah
  • Zechariah
  • Zephaniah

Volume 5: Mary—Simon

  • Author: James Hastings
  • Series: The Greater Men and Women of the Bible
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 469

The fifth volume contains many of the figures from the Gospel accounts, including Matthew, Mary, Martha, Simon of Cyrene, and Thomas.

Table of Contents:

  • Andrew
  • Caiaphas
  • Herod Antipas
  • Herod the Great
  • James the Apostle
  • John the Baptist
  • Judas Iscariot
  • Martha and Mary
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Mary the Virgin
  • Matthew
  • Nathanael
  • Nicodemus
  • Philip
  • Simon of Cyrene
  • Thomas

Volume 6: St. Luke—Titus

  • Author: James Hastings
  • Series: The Greater Men and Women of the Bible
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 463

The sixth volume covers most of the notable figures in the New Testament. Hastings provides background for over twenty individuals, including bibliography and list of authors consulted.

Table of Contents:

  • Agrippa
  • Ananias and Sapphira
  • Apollos
  • Barnabas
  • Bernice
  • Cornelius
  • Dorcas
  • Felix
  • Festus
  • Gallio
  • Gamaliel
  • James
  • John Mark
  • St. Luke
  • Lydia
  • Philemon
  • Phillip the Evangelist
  • Phoebe
  • Priscilla and Aquilla
  • Silas
  • Simon the Sorcerer
  • Stephen
  • Tertius
  • Timothy
  • Titus

Product Details

  • Title: Greater Men and Women of the Bible
  • Author: James Hastings
  • Series: The Greater Men and Women of the Bible
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 3,114

About James Hastings

James Hastings was born in 1852 in Scotland. He was a Presbyterian minister and theologian. Hastings was the editor of many Biblical works, including: Dictionary of the Bible, The Greater Men and Women of the Bible, Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, and The Great Texts of the Bible. He died in 1922.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition