The author, Dr. George M. Alexander, dean of the School of Theology of the University of the South, (Sewanee, Tenn.) is right in his theory that Christians, even the clergy don't know as much about the Bible as they used to. And not everyone has access to a reference library to find concisely and precisely the kind of information about the people of the Bible which will make them come alive. So Dr. Alexander has compiled a book which lists, identifies, and amplifies those who make the Bible interesting as well as valuable. Theological students will find much use for this quick reference book, and the casual Bible reader will find here many an assist to deepen his understanding of the Scriptures. Only 800 persons are included in these pages from a possible several thousand, but they are the most significant. All reference and church libraries will want a copy of this most useful volume. It should help many to read the Bible with more pleasure and profit.