This easy-to-read biblical reference highlights times before, during, and after God’s revelations became written words. Judith Marie Judy draws readers in by sharing her own recollections as she relates to biblical times and events of long ago. Her personal thoughts, at the beginning of each chapter and elsewhere in the book, are in italicized print. Key topics include ancient civilizations, the Hebrew Bible, Jewish revolts against Rome, the Roman world of Jesus, the New Testament, and related interests beyond the Bible. The book concludes with a brief review of current countries linked to the Holy Land. A glossary defines key terms and timelines present dates in a precise format. Maps provide readers a physical location of key places referenced in the Bible. Lastly, an index helps in locating specific subjects. The intent of the book is not to prove or persuade others of any religious or spiritual matters but to unravel the somewhat bewildering and overwhelming information of the Bible.