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The Lion Handbook to the Bible - 5th Edition

Still the Best Book to Have Next to the Bible

by Pat Alexander, David Alexander

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The Bible's history in your hands, this new Lion Handbook to the Bible is rich with even more crisp images, and enlightening background knowledge.

  • 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

  • You won't only read the Bible from now on: you'll picture it too.

  • Authors

    Pat Alexander +1

  • Book Format


  • Publisher

    Lion Hudson

  • Published

    April 2017

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The Lion Handbook to the Bible - 5th Edition

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Looking for new depths of Bible reading? Want to better picture where Jesus walked, how Moses lived, and where David shepherded? This 5th edition of the Lion Handbook to the Bible is here for you.
For 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, becoming the best book to have next to the Bible. Its brilliant commentary, including articles by writers like John Goldingay, has been thoroughly researched, and sits alongside high-quality images of landscapes, artefacts, and the world as it exists today.

Explored here are all the small details of the Bible. The secret meanings and nuances of the many cultures that feature lie waiting 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.

The Bible's history in your hands.

Included in this handbook 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.

Pat Alexander was co-founder and former editorial director of Lion Publishing. She was also the compiler and author of many books ranging from the best-selling Lion Handbook to the Bible to The Lion First Bible. Pat lived in Oxford where she was actively involved in local church and community life.

David Alexander was a founder of Lion Publishing, and for 28 years a Director of the company. He spent much time researching and taking photographs for books such as The Lion Handbook to the Bible. Helping people to understand the Bible and communicating its message was a key factor in his work. David took his degree in Modern Languages from Oxford University

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.


  • Authors

    Pat Alexander +1

  • Book Format


  • Publisher

    Lion Hudson

  • Published

    April 2017

  • Edition

    5th Revised edition

  • Weight


  • Page Count


  • Dimensions

    151 x 216 x 40 mm

  • ISBN


  • ISBN-10


  • Eden Code


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  • ISBN: 9780745980003

  • Publisher: Lion Hudson

  • Release Date: April 2017

  • Weight: 816g

  • Dimensions: 151 x 216 x 40 mm

  • Eden Code: 4450720


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