The Lion Handbook to the Bible - 5th Edition

Still the Best Book to Have Next to the Bible

by David Alexander; Pat Alexander;

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The best book to have next to the Bible, this new Lion Handbook to the Bible is rich with even more crisp images, and enlightening background knowledge.

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The Lion Handbook to the Bible - 5th Edition

Full Product Description

  • For anyone wanting to understand the background to Bible better
  • Looking for a visual way into the Bible?
  • This is a go-to guide to help you picture the world of God's word as you read

For anyone looking for new depths of Bible reading, or readers wanting to better picture where Jesus walked, how Moses lived, and where David Shepherded, the 5th Edition of the Lion Handbook to the Bible is here.

In uncovering the land that housed the life-changing events of the Bible, this handbook is perfect. It offers the keys to understanding the Bible in a whole new way.

It's your trusted companion through the Bible.

For 43 years now, the Lion Handbooks to the Bible have illuminated reader's steps in God's word, and has firmly become the best book to have next to the Bible. Its brilliant commentary, including articles by writers such as John Goldingay, has been thoroughly researched, and are presented alongside high-quality images or landscapes, artefacts, and the living, breathing world as it exists now.

All the small details of the Bible are explored here.

The secret meanings and nuances of the many cultures that feature are openly shared in these pages:  from the lasting symbolism or the river Jordan ,to the politics of Herod's reign, to what the armour worn by Philistine soldier looked like.

Included in this abundant book are:

  • Over 120 articles by leading theologians and scholars

  • A thorough guide to the Bible that explores, chapter by chapter, the key words and meanings of the passages of the Bible

  • More than 700 high-quality, restored and new, images taken by the Lion founder, and contributing editor, David Alexander

  • 20 Charts and Diagrams that visualises vital information in a pleasing and engaging way

  • Over 60 maps of the changing and shifting locations of the Bible

  • A 'Rapid Factfinder to the Bible' that helps you locate precisely what it is you are looking for

Perfect for long-time believers wanting new depths, or seekers looking to better understand this iconic book, The Lion Handbook to the Bible will leave you never wanting to read the Bible without it again.

The Lion Handbook to the Bible - 5th Edition by David Alexander; Pat Alexander was published by Lion Hudson Plc in April 2017 and is our 288th best seller. The ISBN for The Lion Handbook to the Bible - 5th Edition is 9780745980003.

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Publisher's Description

Still the best book to have next to the Bible. The Lion Handbook to the Bible was first published in 1973 and has been continuously in print ever since, selling over 3 million copies worldwide.

This fascinating guide to the book that has intrigued and inspired millions of people for thousands of years comprises an authoritative yet accessible commentary on the Bible, book by book and chapter by chapter, alongside over 100 articles by leading scholars around the world on areas of special interest.

Beautifully illustrated throughout with more than 600 photographs, maps and illustrations, the Handbook is a pleasure to browse and read, and a mine of information and insight about this crucially important book.

For this new edition, the images throughout have been re-researched and refreshed, allowing for future digital use, and an improved final print.


'Indispensable guide for the serious Bible student.' - R. T. Kendall

'The Lion Handbook to the Bible has been on my nearest shelf to my desk for a few decades - my 'go-to' introduction for preaching and teaching but also to browse in a relaxed way amongst its many gems.' - David Wilkinson

'I wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend it to anyone wanting to take the Bible more seriously and engage at a deeper level.' - Gavin Calver

'The best commentary ever' - Jennifer Rees Larcombe

'A great one volume introduction to, highly readable, that opens the door to more serious scholarship. It remains arguably the best single volume introduction to the Bible.' - Andy Bannister 


Details for The Lion Handbook to the Bible - 5th Edition

Page last updated 31st March 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatOther book format
PublisherLion Hudson Plc (April 2017)
Edition5th Revised edition
Number of Pages816
Height216 mm
Width151 mm
Product Code4450720
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