The Hebrew Bible or Tanakh - an acronym for Torah (Pentateuch), Neviim (Prophets), and Ketuvim (miscellaneous writings) - includes in its pages over three thousand characters. This unique volume, the most complete and detailed reference of its kind, tells the story of each one of them, bring them vividly to life.
From Aaron to Zurishaddai, all the people named in the Bible are here, the very famous and the less famous. Patriarchs and prophets, warriors and peacemakers, kings and queens, holy men and sinners, heroes and villains. Each entry gathers together in a coherent and continuous narration all the references found in the Bile about that particular person, information that, in many cases, is scattered across great stretches of the biblical text.
The biographical entries, conveniently arranged in an encyclopedic A to Z format, are accompanied by information about the origin of the name and its translation, and the approximate time when that person lived. If more than one person shares the same name, the entries are ordered and numbered according to their first appearance in the Bible.
The book differs from comparable volumes in having only the Bible as its source. It is based solely on the biblical text, without extra-biblical stories, theological interpretations, or other additions.
Who's Who in Tanakh is an informative, comprehensive and indispensable reference book for general readers and scholars; students of all ages and teachers; religious institutions, colleges and seminaries; rabbis, ministers, and religious educators.
You can open it for a quick reference check about a specific biblical person, or, even better, to read and enjoy the fascinating stories of the mean and women whose lives, teachings and sayings have such a great influence and impact in our own lives.
About the author
David Mandel, born in Lima, Peru, lives in Israel since 1970. He studied in the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Moshe Greenberg, (later of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), one of the foremost biblical scholars of the 20th century.
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