The Hebrew Bible, as part of its narrative, features non-Jews who are central to several key stories and who are held forth as righteous people by their actions and relationships with significant Jewish characters.
Rabbi Salkin has selected fifteen of these righteous gentiles and gives us the biblical context of their stories, adding additional commentary from sources such as the Talmud, Midrash Rabbah, and modern scholarship from various streams of Judaism. Each chapter is devoted to one character; in addition to well known figures, such as Jethro and Ruth, are Yael and Hiram, from the books of Judges and Kings.
This book is an excellent text for individual study and chapters can be read out of sequence as supplements to Torah and Haftorah study. Interfaith discussions of biblical stories can have new meaning added as the text presented by Rabbi Salkin gives us new insights into how Jews lived with non- Jews in the biblical world. He demonstrates the lessons to be learned for our times within the traditions of the ancient stories.