Bible Character Portrayals
The second part of the Bible is known as New Testament. By reading, studying & meditating on the Bible Fr. Varghese Paul felt inspired. He felt that, if some Bible characters are portrayed with details some interested people will become more knowledgeable and they will be able to live and convey the message of Jesus in the current situation as the Bible characters did in their time.
Reading New Testament Bible Characters from first page to the last page the writer’s method of personality sketches of the Bible became very clear. Character portrayal begins with the reliable information based on the Bible. They are sufficient in the case of some characters. But most characters do not have much information in the Bible. In such cases the author has recourse to the studies of biblical scholars like William Barclay, Ronald Brownrigg, Herbert Lockyer and John Mckenze etc. In the characterization Fr. Varghese Paul’s imagination too has flourished.