Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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Introduction

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pp. ix-x

The Bible is today, and has been for 2,000 years, the cardinal text for Judaism and Christianity. Its stories and characters have greatly influenced Western culture and civilization. Often, many of the elements of a single biography are widely separated in the Bible, distributed across great stretches of text. This book brings together, in a narrative ...

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Method of Presentation

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pp. xi-xii

The biographical entries are arranged alphabetically by name. If two or more people share the same name, the entries are ordered and numbered according to their first appearance in the Bible. The name of the person is shown on the first line of each entry, accompanied ...

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Names in the Bible

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pp. xiii-xiv

During the biblical period there were no family names. A man was identified by his name followed by his father's name, as for example, Jonathan son of Saul, a format that is followed in this book. This tradition is still followed in our own days when people in the synagogue are called to the the Torah by their names and the names of ...

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Chronology

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pp. xv-xx

The dates in this list—up until the division of the kingdom—are based on the internal biblical chronology (e.g., Exodus 12:40) and on estimates, some of them approximations, made by archaeologists and scholars. ...

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Who's Who in the Bible

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pp. 1-420

Aaron, the first High Priest, was the founder and ancestor of the Israelite priesthood. His mother, Jochebed, the Egyptian-born daughter of Levi, married her nephew Amram son of Kohath and gave birth to three children: Miriam, the eldest, Aaron; and Moses, ...

Bibliography

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pp. 421-422