The Uttermost Part of the Earth
"This informative volume takes you to the many geographical regions, empires, cities, and towns mentioned in the Bible. Designed to serve as a short and enjoyable survey of the world of the Bible, The Uttermost Part of the Earth will...
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"This informative volume takes you to the many geographical regions, empires, cities, and towns mentioned in the Bible. Designed to serve as a short and enjoyable survey of the world of the Bible, The Uttermost Part of the Earth will broaden your knowledge of the places and cultures connected with the biblical narrative." "Richard Losch sets the stage with a brief history of the Holy Land from ancient times to the present. Writing clearly and vividly, he then offers alphabetically listed entries on dozens of locations found in the Old and New Testaments. He devotes considerable attention to the Roman Empire because of its prominence in the world of early Christianity. Also included are a number of places not specifically named in the Bible that nonetheless played significant roles in shaping biblical events." "Complete with photos, maps, a pronunciation guide, and an index, The Uttermost Part of the Earth will make an ideal reference resource for Bible classes, church education, and personal Bible study."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
In "The Uttermost Part of the Earth, Richard Losch provides brief summaries of seventy-six towns, cities, and empires of importance in the Bible or the ancient world. He includes locations from both the Old and New Testaments, some prominent and some less familiar (such as Ai, Babylon, Bethlehem, Calvary, Capernaum, Corinth, Emmaus, Jericho, Nineveh, Shechem, and Samaria), as well as places that, while perhaps not mentioned in the Bible or mentioned very rarely, influenced the world of those who lived in Bible times (including Alexandria, Pergamum, Qumran, Sepphoris, and Tiberias).
Richard R. Losch is retired as rector of St. James' Episcopal Church in Livingston, Alabama.