A combination of authoritative scholarship, narrative verse, and superb color illustrations to produce a highly accessible portrait of the figures, places, episodes, and themes of arguably the greatest stories ever told. Offering depth and clarity, The Illustrated Guide to the Bible not only brings the many characters and events to life, it also explores the underlying significance of topics and explains the meaning of important themes and symbols. Including a highly useful book-by-book summary of what is still the most widely distributed book in the world, this is an essential reference work for any home or library.
J. R. Porter is Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Exeter and a former Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. He served for twenty years as a member of the General Synod of the Church of England. His many books include The Lost Bible.