Biblica: The Bible Atlas: A Social and Historical Journey Through the Lands of the Bible

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9780764160851: Biblica: The Bible Atlas: A Social and Historical Journey Through the Lands of the Bible

Heralded as the most authoritative and up-to-date atlas of the Bible now available, Biblica: The Bible Atlas with an enclosed CD-ROM goes beyond the more traditional books of its kind. It places the biblical narrative and its peoples in their historical, cultural, social, and geographic contexts, and it makes clear the complex history and cultures of the Bible lands as they relate to the regionÂ’s modern social and political landscape. But perhaps most important of all, Biblica: The Bible Atlas incorporates the most recent archaeological findings and research, combining scholarly data with engaging discussion of the BibleÂ’s immortal stories. In summary, this unusual volume offers readers fresher insights and a deeper appreciation of the biblical narrative than any other reference source of its kind. Biblica: The Bible Atlas is also a visually stunning guide to the Bible and biblical lands, featuring more than 650 full-color paintings, drawings, etchings, and photographs plus 125 full-color maps of the region. Following the extensive and beautifully illustrated main text are 14 pages of biblical reference tables, an extensive bibliography, a glossary of biblical terms, a large selection of biblical quotations from the Old and New Testaments, a gazetteer of biblical place names, and an extensive index. Here is a beautiful and informative book that will make a treasured addition to the family bookshelf. It will also be a much-sought-after volume in reference libraries everywhere.

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Biblica: The Bible Atlas

  • Brings to life the dramatic stories, charismatic people, and fascinating locales of the Bible
  • Arranged in eight parts: geography and history of the Bible lands; Genesis and the Patriarchal period; the Judges; the Kings, the Prophets and the Righteous; the conquest of the kingdoms; the life of Jesus of Nazareth; and the spreading of the Word
  • Includes information on topography, geology, climate, vegetation, and key physical features of the region
  • 125 original maps show prominent locations, journeys, battles, political boundaries, and more
  • Incorporates the latest archaeological findings and theological research.

    The enclosed CD-ROM presents interactive maps that point out biblical place names and important archaeological sites. This software accessory also defines biblical names and Bible-related terms, and serves readers as a helpful complement to a truly unusual book.
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    The most authoritative and up-to-the-moment atlas of the Bible available in the world today.

    Brings to life the dramatic stories, charismatic people, and intriguing locales of the Bible.

    Arranged into eight parts: Geography and History of the Bible Lands, Genesis and the Patriarchal Period, The Judges, The Kings, The Prophets and the Righteous, The Conquest of the Kingdoms, The Life of Jesus of Nazareth, and Spreading the Word.

    Includes information on topography, geology, climate, vegetation, and key physical features of the region.

    Contains 125 original maps showing prominent locations, journeys, battles, kingdoms, and empires discussed in the Bible, with a comprehensive gazetteer of place names.
    Incorproates a Bible Reference section with informative tables, family trees, a bliography, and a glossary.

    Features the very latest archaeological findings and theological research.
    Written by an international team of writers, distinguished academics, and Bible scholars.

    Illustrated with more than 650 full-color images, including scenic photographs as well as paintings, drawings, etchings, and sculptures from the worldÂ's leading art galleries, museums, and collections.

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    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-color paintings, drawings, etchings, 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 splendor and majesty of the Bible, and it will be a treasured addition to family libraries the world over.

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    An authoritative and up-to-date atlas of the Bible, Biblica has been written by an international team of talented writers, distinguished academics, and Bible Scholars.

    Chief Consultant
    Professor Barry J. Bietzel, Professor of Old Testament and Smeitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, United States.
    Contributors


    Dr. Barry Bandstra, Professor of Religion at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, United States.
    Professor William H. Barnes, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
    Professor Herbert Basser, Professor of Religious Studies at QueenÂ's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
    Dr. Margaret Bierne RSC, Congregational Councilor of the Sisters of Charity of Australia.
    Professor Gideon Biger, Professor in the Department of Geography at Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
    Ian Boxall, Senior Tutor and Tutorial Fellow in New Testament at St. StephenÂ's House, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
    Dr. Tim Bulkeley, Lecturer in Old Testament at Carey Baptist College and the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
    Dr. Mark W. Chavalas, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, United States.
    Dr. Eric H. Cline, Associate Professor of Classics and Anthropology (Ancient History and Archaeology) at The George Washington University in Washington DC, United States.
    Dr. Katharine Dell, Senior Lecturer in Old Testament in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
    Dr. Peter Edwell, Lecturer with the department of Ancient History at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
    Professor J. Keith Elliott, Professor of New Testament Textual Criticism at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
    Rev. Dr. Anna Grant-Henderson, Lecturer in Old Testament Studies at Parkin-Wesley College and Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.
    Dr. James R. Harrison, Head of Theology at the Wesley Institute in Sydney, Australia. Janet Healey, Australian writer and editor with an honors degree in literature and philosophy.
    Dr. Richard S. Hess, Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado, United States.
    Robert V. Huber, American freelance writer with an MPhil in American and English Literature and an MA and a post-MasterÂ's certificate in biblical studies.
    Rev. Dr. James M. Lindenberger, Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Vancouver School of Theology, British Columbia, Canada.
    Dr. Kevin McGeough, Assistant Professor in Geography at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
    Dr. Scott Morschauser, Assistant Professor in Ancient History at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, United States.
    Dr. Mark A. OÂ'Brien, Lecturer at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, Australia.
    Dr. Sharon Pace, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
    Dr. Kim Ian Parker, Professor of Religious Studies at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
    Dr. Duane Smith, Associate Professor of Religion at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, Unites States.
    Dr. Lawson G. Stone, Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, United States.
    Dr. Kevin Sullivan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

    About the Author:

    Barry J. Beitzel is Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois.

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