Book Notice: ZONDERVAN HANDBOOK TO THE BIBLE: FIFTH EDITION, edited by David and Pat Alexander

Published on January 19, 2018 by Joshua R Monroe

Zondervan, 2017 | 816 pages

Continuously in print since 1973, this fifth edition of the classic Zondervan Handbook to the Bible has been updated with new imagery. From the history and design of the temple in Jerusalem to God’s relationship with the universe, you’ll find it here. The land, culture, battles, feast days, heroes, and villains of Scripture come alive through spectacular color-filled articles and images of meticulous clarity and detail.

Special features include:

  • A four color guide to all the books of the Bible
  • Over 120 articles by an international team of experts
  • More than 700 color photographs, many of them new
  • 68 maps and 20 charts

Complete with a comprehensive “Rapid Fact-Finder to the Bible” section, the Zondervan Handbook to the Bible remains the best book to have next to your Bible.

World-class contributors to the Zondervan Handbook to the Bible include Richard Bauckham, John Goldingay, I. Howard Marshall, R. T. France, Michael Green, Gordon Wenham, and many other international experts.

Colorful, exciting, authoritative, readable, and often challenging and inspiring, the Zondervan Handbook to the Bible is written by those who have discovered the riches of the Bible themselves and want to share them with others.


David Alexander (BA, Oxford University) and Pat Alexander (BA, Bristol University) are the founders of Lion Publishing, where for 23 years David was director and chair and Pat was editorial director for adult, children’s, and educational lists. Together they produced the original Lion Handbook to the Bible.

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Zondervan Handbook to the Bible: Fifth Edition

Zondervan, 2017 | 816 pages

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