Original introduction, historical background, list of characters and chronologies. 84 in-depth questions, with helpful commentary, which guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text.
The questions are designed to stimulate thought, interpretation and discussion, not to test. They can be used for self-study, homework, group discussion in class, formal presentations, written answers, etc.
Two chronologies for students to complete. Suggested further reading.