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Zondervan Atlas of the Bible

Carl G. Rasmussen
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Zondervan Atlas of the Bible … a thoroughly revised edition of the most comprehensive Bible atlas ever designed for • Students • Bible Study Groups • Adult Learners • Travelers/Pilgrims to the Lands of the Bible • Pastors • Teachers • All Lovers of the Bible This major revision of the Gold Medallion Award-winning Zondervan NIV Atlas of the Bible is a visual feast that will help you experience the geography and history of Scripture with unprecedented clarity. The first section of the Atlas introduces the "playing board" of biblical history—using three–dimensional maps and photographic images to help the lands of the Bible come alive. The next section, arranged historically, begins with Eden and traces the historical progression of the Old and New Testaments. It provides an engaging, accurate, and faithful companion to God’s Word—illuminating the text with over one hundred full-color, multidimensional maps created with the help of Digital Elevation Modeling data. It concludes with chapters on the history of Jerusalem, the disciplines of historical geography, and the most complete and accurate listing and discussion of place-names found in any atlas. Throughout the Atlas, innovative graphics, chronological charts, and over one hundred specially selected images help illuminate the geographical and historical context of biblical events. The Zondervan Atlas of the Bible is destined to become a favorite guide to biblical geography for students of the Bible. This accessible and complete resource will assist you as you enter into the world of the Bible as never before.

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Geographical Section

Introduction to the Middle East as a Whole

The Geography of Israel and Jordan

The Geography of Egypt

The Geography of Syria and Lebanon

The Geography of Mesopotamia

Historical Section

The Pre-Patriarchal Period

The Patriarchs and the Egyptian Sojourn

Exodus and Conquest

Settlement in the Land of Canaan

Transition to the Monarchy: Samuel and Saul

The United Monarchy: David and Solomon

The Divided Kingdom

Judah Alone

Exile and Return

The Arrival of the Greeks

The Maccabean Revolt and the Hasmonean Dynasty

Early Roman Rule in Palestine

The Life of Christ

The Expansion of the Church in Palestine

The Journeys of Paul

The Seven Churches of Revelation

Jerusalem

The Disciplines of Historical Geography

Appendices

Bibliography

Glossary

Timeline of Biblical History

Index of Scripture references

Index of Persons

Geographical Dictionary and Index

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  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 304
  • Format: Hardcover, Printed
  • ISBN: 9780310270508
  • Release: June 26, 2010
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