“Money of the Bible has established itself as a most valuable reference and sumptuous art book dedicated to both numismatics and Biblical studies,” wrote Dr. Paul Rynearson in this outstanding book’s foreword. “You will discover fascination on every page.”
The remarkable volume by Kenneth Bressett was awarded the Numismatic Literary Guild’s top prize of “Best Specialized Book, World Coins.”
It’s not only professional numismatists and researchers who give the book high praise. These comments are from reviews posted by everyday collectors on Amazon.com:
- “Well worth the price and a GREAT coffee table book.”
- “Ken Bressett is the coin authority, and this book is evidence of his extensive knowledge and expertise. Marvelous integration of Biblical and objective history.”
- “For a new collector of Biblical coins it is one of the best books to start with. A lot of pictures, information on coins, background on people who made the coins. A great book.”
- “Outstanding book that creates a logical, inspiring path of the money used when the Bible was written. Illustrations are colorful; it’s like bringing the money into your home.”
- “One of the best books on this topic. Beautiful pictures and excellent descriptions make this a very enjoyable read and a great coffee-table book as well.”
If you’ve ever wondered what the 30 pieces of silver—the money given to Judas for his betrayal of Jesus—actually looked like, you’ll see them inside. What were they worth in purchasing power? Were they like the coins we use today? Money of the Bible shows you.
What about the Widow’s Mites, two tiny coins that offered a profound lesson in giving—what did they look like? Or the Tribute Penny, so famously “rendered unto Caesar”? What kind of money did the Good Samaritan use to pay the innkeeper? And why would a woman rejoice with her friends when she found a lost drachma?
In Money of the Bible, these and similar questions are answered by one of the most famous numismatic researchers of our time. Through Kenneth Bressett’s fascinating study, we gain a better understanding of ancient customs and the truth in the words of the Bible.
Whether an addition to your own bookshelf, or a thoughtful gift for a friend, we highly recommend Kenneth Bressett’s Money of the Bible.