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Oxford Bible Atlas


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THE SETTING; The Text in Context; The Lands of the Bible; Climate, Flora, and Fauna; THE HEBREW BIBLE; Israel and the Nations; The Setting of the Genesis Stories; The Patriarchs in Canaan; The Exodus and Wilderness Traditions; The Stories of Joshua and the Judges, Samuel and Saul; The Stories of David and Solomon; Ancient Trade Routes; The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah; The Assyrian Empire; The Kingdom of Judah; The Babylonian Empire; The Persian Empire; Judah, Yehud, Judea; Alexander's Empire and its Aftermath: The Hellenistic Period; Jerusalem in the First Millennium BC; THE NEW TESTAMENT; The Kingdom of Herod and his Successors; The Setting of the Ministry of Jesus and the Beginnings of the Church; The Beginnings of the Christian Church; The Roman Empire: The Background of the New Testament; Jerusalem in New Testament Times; Paul's Journeys; The Cradle of Christianity; ARCHAEOLOGY IN BIBLE LANDS; Archaeology in the Ancient Near East; Archaeology and the Bible

About the Author

Adrian Curtis is Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible at the University of Manchester.


First published in 1962, with a new edition released each decade thereafter, this Bible atlas appears in a fully updated version boasting full-color photography, including arresting satellite and aerial images. Organized in four parts, the book opens with a survey of the Near East, including revised maps and textual descriptions of geography, climate, and vegetation. Following parts offer vivid artifact photos and insightful descriptions of events and figures from the Old and New Testaments. An ideal complement to Michael Coogan's 1998 The Oxford History of the Biblical World. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Recommended. Church Review Very up to date...stunning photographs...an exciting handbook that needs to be readily to hand for any serious Bible scholar of any age. Common Ground: Council of Christians and Jews

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