Have you ever read the Bible and felt that you would like to meet some of the people it describes? It’s not always easy.
Magnificent acts of bravery are described in just a few words. Entire lives are summed up in a single sentence.
Amazing miracles are reported clearly and concisely, but not in extravagant terms.
Important people in the Bible are given more space, but the information is still sparse. Love and hate, emotion and ambition, faith and folly – all may be included in the narrative, but briefly, fleetingly.
Much is left to our imagination if we really want to get to know them as people.