Book Review

John Heading, Aberystwyth

Category: Book Review


The Women of the Bible. By Herbert Lockyer, Pp. 321. 37s. 6d. Pickering & Inglis.

This valuable book represents the last of a long series of encyclopaedic works by this well-known author. The book will appeal to brethren and sisters alike, and it embraces every named (such as Priscilla), unnamed (such as the queen of Sheba) and symbolic woman (such as the Bride, the Lamb’s wife) occuring in the Scriptures. It is not an expository book as such, but a devotional encyclopedia, in which the life and character (either godly or ungodly as the case may be) are seen in the context of the customs and practices of the past day, with moral and spiritual principles of Scripture strongly adhered to. Many of the entries conclude with important lessons for the reader. This masterpiece of compilation brings together all the facts and circumstances around all the Bible women, often producing fascinating stories. The reader may browse for spiritual refreshment or may dig for deeper edification, while the book is also of value for conforming the life more closely to that of Christ. Sunday School teachers and Bible class leaders will find much help here. The volume is well worth the price asked at present day values. J. H.

There are 11 articles in
ISSUE (1968, Volume 19 Issue 2)

The Ark

Asia News Report

The Body of Christ - 1 Cor. 13

Book Review

The Day of Christ

The Feast of Trumpets & The Day of Atonement

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

Two Papers On Haggai (1)

Let This Mind Be In You

The Unity of the Spirit (1)


This article is not part of a series

There are 66 articles by this author

The Merchants and the Children

The King and the Multitudes

Fruitfulness and Repentance

Communicating Spiritual Things by Spiritual Means

Service with Tears

Acts, A Study in New Testament Christianity

Divine Assessment and Witness

Epaphras, a Faithful Minister of Christ

Paul’s Charge to Timothy, The First Epistle to Timothy

Prophecy and the Present Age

Groupings Amongst Men

The Rapture and Subsequent Events

Summary of Daniel and Revelation

The Four Kingdom Amongst Men

Apostasy and Its End

How I was called to Salvation and Service - Introduction

Divine Involvement in Assembly Service

Types and Shadows in the Epistle to the Hebrews

Understanding 1 & 2 Chronicles - The House of God and its Service

Do You Pray for the Lord’s Servants?

Greater Than

Conversion, Baptism and Service

The Lordship of Christ in the Local Assembly

Luke’s Life of Christ

The Lordship of Christ in the Local Assembly (Part 2)

Prayer, Power, Plenitude, 1. 15 to 2. 10

Position, Privilege, Peace, 2. 11-22

Prisoner, Promise, Preaching, Prayer, Eph. 3. 1-21

Practical: Prophets, Pastors, Perfecting, 4. 1-16

Practical Conduct - Part 1: 4. 17-32

Practical Conduct - Part 2: 5. 1-20

Personal Relationships in the Family, 5. 21 to 6. 9

Power, Protection, Prayer, 6. 10-24

Parents and Children

Daily Bible Readings

The Seven - Thousand Year Miracle (Part 1)

What the Bible Teaches Vol. 6 John

The Seven - Thousand Year Miracle (Part 2)

The Maturity of Writer and Readers

Giving and Keeping

Purpose, Predestination, Pleasure, Praise, 1. 1-14


As Unknown and yet Well Known

The Beauty of the Assembly

The Holy Assembly


Zion (2)

Are You a Trustee?

The Lord's Titles


The Mount of Transfiguration

Genealogy of the Priests

Both Small and Great

Book Reviews

The Unity of the Godhead

Book Reviews


Book Review

Letters of Commendation - Additional Notes

How Amiable Are Thy Tabernacles

Twenty-One Years Ago

They Continued Steadfastly

Book Review

Matthew 21 - The Context of the Chapter

The Vineyard and the Stone

Parable of the Wedding Feast - Matthew 22. 1-14