What kind of wood was Noah's Ark made out of? When did Esther become queen of Persia? Who was the last of the Old Testament prophets? And if you like trick questions, what year was Jesus born? The Bible isn't always in strict chronological order, and so this companion volume adds historical perspective by arranging it in a timeline and assigning dates when possible. The insets include quotations from Scripture and additional information on the major figures, concepts, and settings of the Bible, while dramatic color illustrations appear on every page.