The Story of the Holy Land
This is a highly illustrated, visually led guide through the story of the Holy Land, from Bible times to the present day. The Holy Land frequently features in today's headlines as a much fought-for territory. Many know part of its...
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This is a highly illustrated, visually led guide through the story of the Holy Land, from Bible times to the present day. The Holy Land frequently features in today's headlines as a much fought-for territory. Many know part of its story, as recounted in the Bible, but what happened after Jesus' time? This book explores the OT and NT history of the Holy Land, as well as everything that happened later - the Muslim conquest, the crusades, and the modern rediscovery of Bible sites - unearthing the rich layers of history of this sacred place.
Revd Dr Peter Walker (PhD., Cambridge; DPhil., Oxford) is Tutor in New Testament & Biblical Theology and Director of Development at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and a member of the Oxford Faculty of Theology.
A frequent visitor to Israel as a researcher, lecturer and accredited tour guide, he has been a regular participant in the Cyprus-Bethlehem Consultations on the Land, and he is co-editor of its recently published papers, The Bible and the Land: An Encounter (Musalaha, 2000).
Walker is also the author of Holy City, Holy Places (OUP, 1989), Jesus and the Holy City (Eerdmans, 1996), The Weekend That Changed the World (HarperCollins, 1999) and, with Graham Tomlin, Walking in His Steps (HarperCollins, 2000) and the companion volume In the Steps of Saint Paul and Enjoying the Good News (forthcoming IVP).
Koorong -Editorial Review.