Many pastors, teachers, and students have grown to rely on the John Phillips Commentary series for its sound and practical exposition of Scripture. Written in the same tradition, the John Phillips Bible Character series examines the lives of important Bible characters and shows how their lives are still applicable to today's Christian. This second volume provides a rich exposition of over 30 people from the Old Testament. Readers will gain fresh insight into well-known characters such as Samson, Ruth, and Saul. Lesser-known Old Testament characters like Elimelech (Naomi's husband) and Joab (David's general) are also discussed in detail. Exploring People of the Old Testament is an incredible resource for anyone who desires to explore the meaning of God's Word in greater depth. Detailed outlines and numerous illustrations and quotations will be of great value to pastors and teachers as they prepare for sermons and lessons.
John Phillips (1927-2010) served as assistant director of the Moody Correspondence School as well as director of the Emmaus Correspondence School, one of the world's largest Bible correspondence ministries. He also taught in the Moody Evening School and on the Moody Broadcasting radio network.