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Zondervan Atlas of the Bible

Carl G. Rasmussen
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Explore the lands of the Bible and the history of scripture with unprecedented clarity.

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. The next section, arranged historically, begins with Eden and traces the historical progression of the Old and New Testaments. 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.

Unique features include:

  • Stunning multidimensional and three-dimensional maps
  • Over 100 new relevant-to-topic images
  • Revised engaging text
  • Innovative chronological charts and graphics
  • A complete geographical dictionary and index available for in-depth studies

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 G. Rasmussen (PhD, Dropsie University) is an adjunct professor at the Jerusalem University College in Jerusalem. He is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Each year he leads adult "study tours" to Turkey, Greece, and Israel. He has spent many years leading and teaching in Israel, Turkey, Greece, and Jordan.

Table of Contents


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


The Disciplines of Historical Geography




Timeline of Biblical History

Index of Scripture references

Index of Persons

Geographical Dictionary and Index

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