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Great people of the Bible and how they lived.

Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest, ©1979.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0895770156 9780895770158
OCLC Number: 7003259
Notes: On spine: Reader's digest.
Description: 432 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm
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.
Other Titles: Reader's digest.

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