Oxford Bible Atlas (4th Edition)
This new edition of the Oxford Bible Atlas, now with full-colour maps andillustrations, has been thoroughly revised to bring it up to date with regardboth to biblical scholarship and to archaeology and topography. The Atlas willhelp readers of the Bible...
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This new edition of the Oxford Bible Atlas, now with full-colour maps andillustrations, has been thoroughly revised to bring it up to date with regardboth to biblical scholarship and to archaeology and topography. The Atlas willhelp readers of the Bible understand the contexts in which its stories are setand to appreciate the world from which it emerged and which formed itsbackground. Maps show the geographical setting of the Bible's stories andreflect the successive stages of the Bible's accounts, while specially chosenfull-colour illustrations bring the countries and their peoples to life. Theaccompanying text describes the land of Palestine, and its wider ancient NearEastern and east Mediterranean settings. It outlines clearly the successivehistorical periods, and describes the major civilizations with which Israelites,Jews, and early Christians came into contact. There is also an illustratedsurvey of the relevance of archaeology for the study of the Bible. The Atlasprovides a superb guide to the geography of the Holy Land throughout biblicalhistory, from the Exodus period through to New Testament times.
The newest edition of the Oxford Bible Atlas teems with 27 stunning maps, 81 vibrant full-color illustrations, color photos, and a revised text that reflects the newest developments in biblical scholarship.
Full-page maps show the geography of the Bible's accounts in vivid detail. Sumptuous full-color illustrations and photographs bring entire regions and their peoples to life.
Editor Adrian Curtis' incisive and enthusiastic commentary takes into account interpretations by the best biblical scholars in the world. The text describes the land of Palestine, the ancient Near Eastern and east Mediterranean. Historical periods are clearly outlined, and the major civilizations with which the Jews and early Christians came into contact are described in vivid historical context. The Atlas also includes a fully illustrated survey of archaeology and its importance for bible study.
The Oxford Bible Atlas is an outstanding guide to the geography, history and archaeology of the Holy Land throughout biblical history, from Exodus to the New Testament. Lavishly printed in full-color on fine, sturdy paper and uniquely affordable, the Oxford Bible Atlas Fourth Edition is a perfect guide for history buffs and students of the Bible.
Adrian Curtis is Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible at the University of Manchester.ý
- The Setting; The Text In Context; The Lands Of The Bible; Climate, Flora, And Fauna; The Hebrew Bible; Israel And The Nations; The Setting Of The Genesis Stories; The Patriarchs In Canaan; The Exodus And Wilderness Traditions; The Stories Of Joshua And The Judges, Samuel And Saul; The Stories Of David And Solomon; Ancient Trade Routes; The Kingdoms Of Israel And Judah; The Assyrian Empire; The Kingdom Of Judah; The Babylonian Empire; The Persian Empire; Judah, Yehud, Judea; Alexander's Empire And Its Aftermath: The Hellenistic Period; Jerusalem In The First Millennium Bc; The New Testament; The Kingdom Of Herod And His Successors; The Setting Of The Ministry Of Jesus And The Beginnings Of The Church; The Beginnings Of The Christian Church; The Roman Empire: The Background Of The New Testament; Jerusalem In New Testament Times; Paul's Journeys; The Cradle Of Christianity; Archaeology In Bible Lands; Archaeology In The Ancient Near East; Archaeology And The Bible