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Great people of the Bible and how they lived

Published by Reader's Digest in Pleasantville, N.Y .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

The Old Testament
Part I. Seekers of the promised land
Pioneers in the promised land: Abraham and Isaac
Twelve tribes for a new nation: Jacob and his sons
Egyptian interlude: Joseph and his brothers
Moses: the Lord's prophet
Part II. Conquerers and settlers
A gift of the Lord: Joshua and the conquest
The Judges: warriors for God and Israel
Ruth: Israel's gentle heroine
Samuel: prophet for a new nation
Part III. The golden age of the kings of Israel
Saul: Israel's first king
David: the Lord's anointed one
Ruler of an empire: Solomon
Part IV. Prophets of the Lord
Elijah: troubler of Israel
Elisha: healer and revolutionary
Isaiah: prophet of hardship and hope
Jeremiah: anguished prophet of disaster
Part V. Keepers of the faith
Ezekiel: priest to the exiles
Esther: heroine of the Jews
Leaders of a new Jerusalem: Nehemiah and Ezra
Fighters for freedom: the Maccabees
The New Testament
Part VI. Seekers of the Messiah
A family of Nazareth: Joseph, Mary, and Jesus
John the Baptist: prophet in Judea
Jesus: the gospel in Galilee
Fishers of men: the twelve apostles
Part VII. Jesus and Jerusalem
Friends in Judea: Lazarus, Mary and Martha
Jesus called Christ: his arrest, trial and crucifixion
Part VIII. The first Christians
Followers of the way: the disciples in Jerusalem
Paul: bearer of Christianity.

Edition Notes

On spine : Reader's digest.

Other Titles Reader's digest.


Dewey Decimal Class 220.922
Library of Congress BS571 .G73 1979

The Physical Object

Pagination 432 p. :
Number of pages 432

ID Numbers

Open Library OL24208692M
Internet Archive greatpeopleofbib00plea
ISBN 10 0895770156
ISBN 13 9780895770158
OCLC/WorldCat 7003259



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