Order of Contents
Carpenter, William Boyd – The Son of Man among the Sons of Men (1893) 305 pp.
Contains chapters on: Herod, Pilate, Judas Iscariot, Simon Peter, Thomas, Matthew Nathanael, Nicodemus, the sick of the palsy, John the Baptist, Bartimaeus & the restored demoniac.
“Abound[s] in seed thoughts for sermons.” – Cyril Barber
Deane, Anthony – New Testament Studies Buy (1909)
“A series of biographical sketches on New Testament personalities.” -Cyril Barber
Whyte, Alexander – Bible Characters (d. 1921)
Whyte was a leader in the United Free Church of Scotland and writes popularly and devotionally.
Davidson, Donald – God Chose Them: Thirty Informative Character Studies of New Testament Men & Women Buy (1965) 142 pp.
John the Baptist
Feather, J. – The Last of the Prophets: A Study of the Life, Teaching and Character of John the Baptist 1894 in Handbooks for Bible Classes, ed. Dods & Whyte
Meyer, F. B. – John the Baptist n.d. 200 pp.
Meyer (1847–1929) was an English, baptist pastor who wrote numerous, very good devotional works.
Stalker, James – The Two St. John’s of the New Testament 1895 280 pp.
“A historic study.” – Cyril Barber
Robertson, A.T. – John the Loyal: a Sketch of John the Baptist 1911 330 pp.
Whyte, Alexander – John the Baptist in Bible Characters d. 1921
Loane was an archbishop of Sydney.
“A devotional gem.” – Cyril Barber
The Gospel Writers who were not Apostles
Hunter, James – John Mark, or the Making of a Saint (1903) 130 pp.
“A perceptive study.” – Cyril Barber
Whyte, Alexander – Luke, the Beloved Physician in Bible Characters
Hobart, William K. – The Medical Language of St. Luke: a Proof from Internal Evidence that ‘The Gospel According to St. Luke’ and ‘The Acts of the Apostles’ were Written by the same Person, and that the Writer was a Medical Man (1882) 370 pp. Advanced
“A technical comparison of the vocabulary of the Greek medical writers. Interesting and helpful, and in some ways held in balance by Harnack’s Luke the Physician.” – Cyril J. Barber
van Harnack, Karl Gustav Adolf – Luke the Physician: the Author of the Third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles (1907) 310 pp.
Harnack was a liberal professor in the University of Berlin, Germany. See Ramsay below for a critique of this work.
“A helpful original study which links the vocabulary and style of Luke-Acts and supports the Lucan authorship of both.” – Cyril J. Barber
Ramsay, William – ‘Luke the Physician’ 1908 68 pp. in Luke the Physician and Other Studies in the History of Religion
“A critical refutation of Harnack’s views set forth in Luke the Physician [above]. A most valuable work!” – Cyril J. Barber
Barrett was a British Biblical Scholar.
“A modern evaluation of the contributions of the different schools of thought with the writer’s own assessment of Luke as a historian and theologian.” – Cyril J. Barber
“Attempts to bridge the gap between those treatments of Luke’s Gospel which are solely historical and those which emphasize only the theological importance of his writings. A scholarly, well-documented treatment.” – Cyril J. Barber
The Three Marys
The Three Marys
Stuart, Alexander Moody – The Three Marys: An Exposition of the Faith of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Mary, the sister of Martha & Lazarus of Bethany, & Mary Magdalene Buy (1862; Banner of Truth, 1984) 316 pp.
Stuart was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland.
Mary of Bethany
Loane, Marcus – Mary of Bethany Buy (1949) 127 pp.
Mary of Magdala
Whyte, Alexander – Mary Magdalene from Bible Characters
Farrar, F.W. – The Herods (1899) 260 pp.
“Part of the Popular Biblical Library. Begins with the Jews after the Babylonian captivity, highlights their history under the Ptolemies and Seleucids, and traces in graphic style the rise of the Hasmonean family.” – Cyril Barber
Whyte, Alexander – Herod that Fox (†1921) in Bible Characters
The Later Herods: the Political Background of the New Testament Buy (Abingdon Press, 1958) 260 pp. ToC
Whyte, Alexander in Bible Characters (†1921)
“A historical novel which deserves a place in every minister’s library. Based upon a thorough acquaintance with the political pressures, economic trends, and cultural milieu of the first century of the Christian era. Excellent!” – Cyril Barber