From the earliest evidence of humankind in Palestine to the establishment of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, the ministry of Jesus, and the rise of the Christian Church, the richly illustrated HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History brings the Bible to life in all its geographical context. Detailed biblical references, timelines, and suggestions for further reading accompany each period of biblical history, conveying a tangible sense of the land, events, and people portrayed in the world's most famous book. With more than 100 full-color maps, timelines, and expert explanations, this superlative reference work will enable readers to more fully appreciate and understand the Bible and its stories. The HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History features: Over 100 full-color geographical and topographical maps The latest archaeological information, floor plans, city plans, illustrations, and artistic recreations of ancient life Charts, graphs, statistics, informative sidebars, and more Detailed biblical references Timelines that place each section of the Bible in its historical context Web site recommendations for further interactive study
The story of the Bible is also the story of the ancient Near East, the home of the first civilizations and scene of the clashes between the great empires of Egypt, the Hittites, Assyria and Babylon. Records of this period are replete with wars, conquerors and exiles, the rise and fall of empires and the divisions of kingdoms, linking prophets, judges and kings and of course the life of Jesus himself. From the earliest evidence of mankind in Palestine, to the establishment of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, the Jewish revolts against the Romans and the rise of the Christian Church, the whole of Biblical history in its geographical context is covered here. Richly illustrated with over 100 detailed maps and diagrams, and authoritative accompanying text, the content has been specially created to appeal to students, historians of religion and anyone with a passion for the period. It conveys a tangible sense of the land, events and people portrayed in the world's most famous book, making it an outstanding work of reference. Edited by Professor James B. Pritchard, with an international contributory team of archaeologists, linguists, historians and theologians Consultant editor Nick Page, author of Explorer's Notes: The Bible Over 100 maps and diagrams create a visual picture of the region Internet links to enable further research Biblical references to enhance the text
Taking a narrative approach, The Lion Atlas of Bible History is a rich resource for all those interested in the Bible's history, geography and archaeology. It traces the unfolding of the major events in the Old and New Testaments, from Abraham's wanderings in Canaan and Egypt through to Paul's missions and founding of new churches. Special features on subjects such as the peoples and languages of the Bible run throughout the book, helping to deepen the reader's understanding of geography, landscape, climate, culture and religion. The text is complemented by 97 specially- commissioned maps to help the reader understand the Bible narrative and provide background information. In addition there are over 150 colour photographs, 7 panoramic illustrations and 17 site plans, plus a range of battle plans and small artworks.
The Holman Bible Atlas offers a visual feast through which the reader can explore the world of the Bible. Utilizing 140 full color maps key to biblical events and 140 full color photographs illustrating the land, sites, and archaeology of the biblical world, the Atlas draws the reader into the biblical story.The Holman Bible Atlas begins with an introduction to the geography of the biblical world emphasizing the major physical features of the Ancient Near East with special attention given to the geographical regions of Palestine. Information about daily life and the role of archaeology in recovering ancient cultures are discussed.
Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (General Reference) Want a quick and accurate grasp on all the history that is part of the Bible s story? Or do you want a colorful, visually rich guide to the land that has shaped so many passions for millennia? In this handy-sized reference, you get both. Here is a superb introduction to the Bible s history, geography and archaeology, packed with absorbing information that offers a hundred maps a variety of panoramic reconstructions multiple site plans dozens of color photographs clear chronological charts an index and gazetteer This atlas traces the unfolding of the major events in the Old and New Testaments and draws on the latest findings of historians and archaeologists. Starting from the dawn of time, it breaks down thousands of years into easy-to-digest segments. From creation to the exodus to the birth of the church, this atlas maps out the history of the Bible concisely and comprehensively. All the great characters of the Bible can be found here in their own setting--Moses, David, Solomon, Nebuchadnezzar, Herod, Jesus, Paul and more. Now their stories come to life in this book based on The IVP Atlas of Bible History that is now condensed by Richard Johnson. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this compact, eye-catching resource is perfect for every student of the Bible. Published by LionHudson in England as The Lion Concise Atlas of Bible History.
The Historical Atlas of the Bible places the events and people described in the Bible into their social and geographical context, providing new insights into the scriptures and illuminating a truly significant period in the development of Western civilization. The authoritative, engrossing text is accompanied throughout with quotes from the Bible, showing the link between the historical events described and the scriptures. There are 100 beautifully detailed maps illustrating the movements of people and the development of nations, and there are over 100 color photographs and illustrations of archaeological sites and artifacts. This is a comprehensive account of what is undoubtedly the key book in the development of Western civilization. As such, it is sure to be of great interest to believers and non-believers alike. The Historical Atlas of the Bible is the perfect historical reference guide.
An all-new atlas, the most complete ever, lays out the places and times of the biblical world and church history. Vivid maps and photographs extend the scope of the Atlas of the Bible and Christianity to all of Christian history and the geography of world religion today. In all, 160 original maps are based on satellite-produced images and the latest archaeological, historical, religious, and biblical research.
Zondervan Atlas of the Bible ... a thoroughly revised edition of the most comprehensive Bible atlas ever designed for • Students • Bible Study Groups • Adult Learners • Travelers/Pilgrims to the Lands of the Bible • Pastors • Teachers • All Lovers of the Bible This major revision of the Gold Medallion Award-winning Zondervan NIV Atlas of the Bible is a visual feast that will help you experience the geography and history of Scripture with unprecedented clarity. The first section of the Atlas introduces the "playing board" of biblical history—using three–dimensional maps and photographic images to help the lands of the Bible come alive. The next section, arranged historically, begins with Eden and traces the historical progression of the Old and New Testaments. It provides an engaging, accurate, and faithful companion to God’s Word—illuminating the text with over one hundred full-color, multidimensional maps created with the help of Digital Elevation Modeling data. It concludes with chapters on the history of Jerusalem, the disciplines of historical geography, and the most complete and accurate listing and discussion of place-names found in any atlas. Throughout the Atlas, innovative graphics, chronological charts, and over one hundred specially selected images help illuminate the geographical and historical context of biblical events. The Zondervan Atlas of the Bible is destined to become a favorite guide to biblical geography for students of the Bible. This accessible and complete resource will assist you as you enter into the world of the Bible as never before.
A full-color resource for Bible geography and historical study. Carefully organized, competently annotated, and completely accessible information will make this a standard reference book for years to come.
Paul Lawrence takes a narrative approach in presenting this atlas, a rich resource of Bible history, geography and archaeology. The atlas traces the main events in the Old and New Testaments from Abraham to Paul. The text includes relief maps, photos, panoramic illustrations, site plans and battle plans.
This hard-bound work of a skilled and careful biblical scholar, illustrates the books of Sacred Scripture beginning with the biblical, historical, archaeological and social context that surrounded the origin of the passages from the Old and New Testaments. By means of brief and timely texts, alternating with more than 80 full-color entirely new maps, this work hopes to offer in very brief format the maximum amount of information to assist the average person in a comprehension of the biblical text and to awaken the desire to delve even deeper.
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Presents one hundred twenty-five original maps showing prominent locations, journeys, battles, kingdoms, and empires discussed in the Bible and includes information on topography, geology, climate, vegetation, and key physical features of the region.
People read the Bible for a number of reasons: to enhance their spiritual growth and religious practice, to improve their understanding of the history of the Bible lands, and for the sheer enjoyment of the dramatic stories conveyed by inspirational and poetic language. A Bible atlas serves to locate the events described in a geographic framework, making it an essential supplement to biblical studies. Biblica: The Bible Atlas goes beyond traditional Bible atlases to place the biblical narrative and peoples into their historical, cultural, social and geographic contexts. It provides readers with a better understanding of biblical events and journeys, of the complex history and cultures of the bible lands, and of the modern political landscape of the region. The latest archaeological findings and theological research are presented alongside engaging discussion of the Bible stories, ensuring that readers take away from Biblica new insights and a deeper appreciation of the Bible Breathtaking in its size and scope, Biblica is a visually stunning guide to the Bible and the Bible lands. It includes over 650 full-colour paintings, drawings, etching, sculptures, and scenic photographs, plus 125 original and up-to-date maps of the Bible lands, which bring to life the people, places, and events of the Bible. It is a fitting tribute to the splendour and majesty of the Bible, and it will be a treasured addition to family and libraries the world over.
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A new atlas of Christian history has been needed for many years. Now, Fortress Press is pleased to offer the Atlas of Christian History from acclaimed author and editor Tim Dowley. The Atlas of Christian History is built new from the ground up. Featuring more than fifty new maps, graphics, and timelines, the atlas is a necessary companion to any study of Christian history. Concise, helpful text, written by acknowledged authorities, guide the experience and interpret the visuals. Consciously written for students at any level, the volume is perfect for independent students, as well as those in structured courses. The atlas is broken into five primary parts that correspond well to most major introductions to the topic. The final section on the modern era pays significant attention to the growth of Christianity as a global religion. Extensive maps are provided that illuminate Christianity in Asian, African, and Latin American contexts.
Rose Atlas of Then and Now Bible Maps with Biblical Backgrounds and Culture by Paul H. Wright, president of Jerusalem University College (Institute of Holy Land Studies) The Best "Then and Now" Bible Atlas Ever — It has Features No Other Has! •120 stunning detailed Bible maps •Incredible insights into the lives of 30 important Bible characters. This atlas focuses on people – not regions -- and how the geography affected their lives and decisions. For example: •Know how David's clever understanding of geography and politics led to his marriage with Ahinoam of Jezreel. •Discover why Naomi, in the Book of Ruth, couldn't just move back to Bethlehem after her husband's death and use his land again. •Find out why Moses and the Children of Israel took the long southern trek from Egypt to the Promised Land, rather than the direct route. This atlas gives you incredible insights into your favorite Bible stories. See the Table of Contents at the bottom. About the author: No one explains Bible geography and culture better than Dr. Paul H. Wright. He lives in Jerusalem and is the executive director of the Jerusalem University College (Institute of Holy Land Studies). "In this integration of biography, history and geography, Paul Wright applies his considerable knowledge of the land to the life and times of people in both the Old and New Testaments. In his capable hands readers will see the characters of the Bible come to life in the context of the very real world in which they lived. Whether readers have been through the Bible fifty times or this is their first, the pictures, maps and extremely readable text will lead them to fresh insight into this greatest of stories." Dr. John Walton, Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College More than 120 full-color maps, plus more than 50 photos and diagrams and family trees. Maps include lines to show which way people traveled, along with helpful notes. Paul Wright's text give Bible references and shows how knowing the Land of the Bible uncovers new details in the most beloved stories and people. "I think the Rose "Then and Now" Bible Map Atlas is the best product Rose has ever produced. The value is incredible. The price-value relationship is unbelievable. It's like Rose Publishing's Deluxe Then and Now book with 80 more maps—for just $10 more." Robin Evans, Rose Publishing Dr. Paul H. Wright is President of Jerusalem University College (the Institute of Holy Land Studies) located on historic Mt. Zion adjacent to the old walled city of Jerusalem. He also teaches courses on the culture, history and geography of the lands of the Bible. Over the years Dr. Wright has led thousands of university students and adults on field studies throughout Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Egypt and the Sinai, many to out-of-the-way places not normally seen by students of the Bible. He is also an instructor in an advanced educational program for licensed Israeli tour guides at the Yad Ben-Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, and at Tantur, a Christian research center between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Dr. Wright holds the BA degree in anthropology from Bethel College (now Bethel University), an MA degree in the history of ancient Israel from the Institute of Holy Land Studies, an MA degree in Old Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the M Phil and PhD degrees in Bible and Ancient Near East from Hebrew Union College. He is also an ordained minister and has, over the years, been an effective teacher in both adult and children's church ministries. He and his wife Diane have lived in Jerusalem for fifteen years, and raised their two children there. They are active members of East Jerusalem Baptist Church, a small congregation that represents an active mix of dedicated people from all over the world who live and minister in Jerusalem and the surrounding area. Dr. Wright finds his time in Jerusalem to be very fulfilling. "As a written record of God's work in the world, the Bible is a book that is quite real. It is a privilege to be able to explore the realities of the world of the Bible with so many students who are eager to learn on-site. There are clear connections between the ways that the people who lived in the lands of the Bible thought about God and organized their lives in ancient times, and how folks living in the same places respond to the Divine tug today. The longer I live in Jerusalem, the more I am learning to appreciate the consistent call of God on His people, and our responsibility to live whole lives that are characterized by shalom, the peace that only He can give." sha'alu shalom yerushalayim, yishlayu ohavyich "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, may those who love you be at ease . . ." (Psalm 122:6) "It is a pleasure to recommend this atlas by the biblical scholar and experienced historical geographer, Paul Wright. Nothing is more important than the relationships of the great men and women of the Bible with God and with the land that God gave them. Wright provides the best possible introduction, with outstanding texts, maps, and photos, for the adventure of guiding the reader through the stories of the Bible." Richard S. Hess, Ph.D., Earl S. Kalland Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Denver Seminary Table of Contents: Rose Atlas of Then and Now Bible Maps with Biblical Backgrounds and Culture Introduction 7 1.The Landed Context of the Biblical Story 9 2. The Patriarchs and Matriarchs: Our Fathers and Mothers 19 3. Moses: Showing Us the Way 27 4. Joshua: Courage to Conquer 33 5. Deborah and Yael: A Sweet Song of Victory 38 6. Samson: Greatness Run Amuck 42 7. Naomi and Ruth: The Way It's Supposed to Be 46 8. David and Solomon: Our Legacy 50 9. Rizpah: When Not-So-Little-Things Really Matter 65 10. Ahab and Jehoshaphat: The Fine Line Between Failure and Success 69 11. Elijah and Elisha: Going About Doing Good 78 12. Jonah: Not on My Watch 87 13. Isaiah: Vision for a Broken World 92 14. Josiah: The Last Hope 107 15. Ezra and Nehemiah: Courage to Start Over 117 16. Esther: For Such a Time as This 125 17. The Herods: Magnificent to a Fault 131 18. John the Baptist: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness 157 19. Mary and Joseph: Simple Lives Lived Extraordinarily 167 20. Jesus: The Anointed One 183 21. Pontius Pilate: The Enforcer 209 22. Peter: Out in Front 219 23. Paul: Living Under Grace 232 24. John: Someone Who Deserved the Last Word 250 Afterword 259 Bibliography 260 Index 261
An Up-Close and Comprehensive Look at the Lands of the Bible No Bible Degree Required Discover everything you need to know about the lands where Jesus walked, Moses traveled, and Paul preached. Packed with multidimensional maps, photos, and charts, the Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible is designed to help you better understand the history and places of the Bible and its world. This full-color atlas is concise but thorough, perfect for Bible students, travelers to the Holy Land, or any reader of the Bible curious to find out more about commonly mentioned places in the Old and New Testaments. The Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible features: Nearly 200 stunning multidimensional and three-dimensional maps and full-color images Accurate and up-to-date mapping technologies Innovative chronological charts and maps covering historical backgrounds, regions, weather, and roads With this easy-to-understand atlas, you’ll find Bible study more engaging and comprehensible, and you’ll learn the essential facts about the fascinating lands of the Bible.
Traces the early history of the Holy Land; the rise of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam; and the geographical landscape of the region, in chronologically arranged chapters that place biblical texts in their historical context.