People in the Bible
These are the sources where you will most likely find information on your biblical character.
The Complete Who’s Who in the Bible
An exhaustive ready reference of every person named in the Bible. Entries range from one-line biblical references for minor characters to full-length articles that address the theological significance of over forty major figures
Available in print (BS 570 .C645 1995 — General Collection)
Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible
Provides more than 300 articles that cover everyone from Adam and Eve to Jesus Christ and everywhere from the Garden of Eden to Golgotha and Gethsemane.
Available in print (BS 570 .O94 2001 — Reference Collection)
Who’s Who in the Bible
Available in print (BS 570 .R43 1994 — General Collection)
These sources will have information on major biblical characters but are less likely to be helpful with lesser known people.
Anchor Bible Dictionary
Available in print (BS 440 .A54 1992 – Reference Collection)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Contains articles on every person and place mentioned in the Bible.
Available in print (BS 440 .I6 1979 – Reference and General Collections)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible
Contains 8400 entries including persons, places, things, and theological concepts.
Available in print (BS 440 .N443 2006 – Reference Collection)
Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible
Available in print (BS 440 .Z63 2009 — Reference Collection)