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Bible Characters (6 vols.)

by Whyte, Alexander

Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier 1896–1905

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Bible Characters (6 vols.)
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Overview

Alexander Whyte’s Bible Characters (6 Vols.) 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, and these six volumes are the fruit of his hard labor. 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.

A useful resource containing the biographies of over 200 biblical characters, Whyte’s collection is entertaining and spiritually uplifting. Whyte is able to bring these characters alive on the page, illustrating the important roles that even the “minor” characters play in the Bible. Whyte also provides fresh insight into the characters contained in the parables of Jesus, and uniquely explores the angels of the epistles from the book of Revelation. Written in striking, poetic language, Alexander Whyte’s Bible Characters enhances the Bible reading experience, supplying the reader with in-depth and fascinating interpretations of the Scripture’s inhabitants. With Logos Bible Software, this volume is easily searchable, Scripture passages appear on mouse-over, and all cross-references are linked to the other resources in your digital library.

Key Features

  • Completely searchable by name or subject
  • Illuminates some of the lesser known characters in the Bible

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

Individual Titles

Bible Characters, Vol. 1

  • Publisher: London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier
  • Publication Date: 1896
  • Pages: 316

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Characters included:

  • Adam
  • Eve
  • Cain
  • Abel
  • Enoch
  • Jubal
  • Noah
  • Ham
  • Nimrod
  • Terah
  • Abraham
  • Lot
  • Sarah
  • Isaac
  • Esau
  • Rebekah
  • Jacob
  • Joseph
  • Aaron
  • Miriam
  • Moses
  • Moses the Type of Christ
  • Pharaoh
  • Balaam
  • Joshua
  • Achan

Bible Characters, Vol. 2

  • Publisher: London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier
  • Publication Date: 1896
  • Pages: 268

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

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

Bible Characters, Vol. 3

  • Publisher: London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier
  • Publication Date: 1896
  • Pages: 252

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Characters included:

  • Ahithophel
  • Mephibosheth
  • Barzillai
  • Heman
  • Jeroboam
  • The Disobedient Prophet
  • Rehoboam
  • Josiah
  • Elijah
  • Elisha
  • Naaman
  • Job
  • Jonah
  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Daniel
  • Nebuchadnezzar
  • Belshazzar
  • Esther
  • Ezra
  • Sanballat
  • Nehemiah

Bible Characters, Vol. 4

  • Publisher: London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier
  • Publication Date: 1896
  • Pages: 268

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Characters included:

  • Joseph and Mary
  • Simeon
  • Zacharias and Elisabeth
  • John the Baptist
  • Nicodemus
  • Peter
  • John
  • Mathew
  • Zacchaeus
  • Lazarus
  • The Woman with the Issue of Blood
  • Mary Magdalene
  • The Mother of Zebedee’s Children
  • The Widow with the Two Mites
  • Pontius Pilate
  • Pilate’s Wife
  • Herod that Fox
  • The Penitent Thief
  • Thomas
  • Cleopas and His Companion
  • Matthias the Successor to Judas Iscariot
  • Ananias and Sapphira
  • Simon Magus
  • The Ethiopian Eunuch
  • Gamaliel
  • Barnabas
  • James, the Lord’s Brother

Bible Characters, Vol. 5

  • Publisher: London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 310

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Characters included:

  • Stephen
  • Philip: Deacon and Evangelist
  • Cornelius
  • Eutychus
  • Felix
  • Festus
  • King Agrippa
  • Luke, the Beloved Physician
  • Onesiphorus
  • Alexander the Coppersmith
  • Paul As a Student
  • Paul As Apprehended of Christ Jesus
  • Paul in Arabia
  • Paul’s Visit to Jerusalem to See Peter
  • Paul As a Pastor
  • Paul As a Controversialist
  • Paul As a Man of Prayer
  • Paul As a Believing Man
  • Paul As the Chief of Sinners
  • The Thorn in Paul’s Flesh
  • Paul As Sold Under Sin
  • Paul’s Blamelessness as a Minister
  • Paul’s Great Heaviness and Continual Sorrow of Heart
  • Paul the Aged
  • Apollos
  • Lois and Eunice
  • Timothy As a Child
  • Timothy As a Young Minister

Bible Characters, Vol. 6

  • Publisher: London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier
  • Publication Date: 1902
  • Pages: 332

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Alexander Whyte’s concluding volume of character sketches are drawn from the men and women in the parables found in the Gospels of Luke, Matthew, and Mark. Subtitling this volume Our Lord’s Characters, Whyte’s examination of these personalities offers a unique perspective of the parables of Jesus. Whyte also explores the angels contained in the letters to the seven churches of Asia from the book of Revelation.

Product Details

  • Title: Bible Characters, by Alexander Whyte (6 Vols.)
  • Publisher: London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier
  • Author: Alexander Whyte
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 1,746

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).