Encountering the Holy Land
Encountering the Holy Land: A Video Introduction to the History and Geography of the Bible is a unique, on-location visual overview of the lands of the Bible designed for students, Bible study groups, adult learners, travelers to the lands of the Bible, pastors, teachers, and all lovers of the Bible. Viewers will develop a deeper appreciation for the Bible by understanding the land and culture in which it was written.
The first lesson introduces the "playing board" of biblical history, followed by lessons arranged historically that begin with Eden and trace the historical progression of the Old and New Testaments. The video study provides an engaging, accurate, and faithful companion to God's Word--illuminating the text with footage filmed in the Holy Land and Egypt. This set of lessons provides an in-depth visual overview that will help viewers experience the geography and history of Scripture with unprecedented immediacy and clarity.
Throughout Encountering the Holy Land, scholar Carl Rasmussen leads viewers through the Holy Lands to illuminate the geographical and historical context of biblical events. Destined to become a favorite guide to biblical geography for students of the Bible, this accessible set of video lessons will invite you into the world of the Bible as never before.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - Introduction to the Middle East (18 min)
2 - Pre-Patriarchal Period, Patriarchs, and the Egyptian Sojourn (16 min)
3 - Exodus and Conquest (22 min)
4 - Settlement in the Land of Canaan (22 min)
5 - Transition to the Monarchy: Samuel and Saul (19 min)
6 - The United Monarchy: David and Solomon (20 min)
7 - The Divided Kingdom and Judah Alone (15 min)
8 - Exile and Return (16 min)
9 - The Arrival of the Greeks, Maccabean Revolt and Hasmonean Dynasty, and Early Roman Rule in Palestine (16 min)
10 - The Life of Christ (24 min)
11 - The Expansion of the Church in Palestine and the Journeys of Paul (25 min)
12 - The Seven Churches of Revelation (13 min)
13 - Jerusalem and the Disciplines of Historical Geography (18 min)
About the Author
Carl Rasmussen (PhD, Dropsie University) is professor emeritus at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and an adjunct professor at Jerusalem University College in Jerusalem. Previously, he served as Dean of the Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem. He is the author and creator of the Zondervan NIV Atlas of the Bible.