Explore the world of the Bible through this visual feast and increase your knowledge of God's Word.
The Holman Bible Atlas illuminates the Bible for a whole new generation of students and teachers by introducing them to teh physical, cultural, and historical settings of the biblical narrative. Integrating insights from physical and historical geography, archeology, ancient historical sources, and the Bible itself, the Atlas presents 132 newly designed full-color maps complete with specific biblical texts to assist teachers and students alike in understanding.
Beginning with the physical geography of the ancient Near East and the Levant, the Atlas illuminates various periods of biblical history by outlining eras from the Patriarchs through the Christian era and Constantine.
By utilizing chart summaries, time lines, and more than 100 additional color photographs, the Atlas helps the reader visualize the setting of biblical events.
Winner of the ECPA Gold Medallion Book Award, the Holman Bible Atlas is the leading Bible atlas in the English language. Through the use of 132 full-color maps, more than 100 color photographs, timelines, chart summaries, and helpful sidebars, it places readers in the geographical, historical, and cultural contexts of the Bible and enables them to experience its perennially relevant message.
The book is presented in two broad divisions: physical geography of the Ancient Near East and biblical history periods from the patriarchs to the Christian era until Constantine. The content is arranged in line with specific biblical texts so that teachers, pastors, and students will see the key events of the Bible and Christianity with exceptional clarity.
Theres also a wealth of written and visual information regarding various people groups (Aramaeans, Moabites, Phoenicians, etc.), great empires (Egypt, Babylonia, Rome, etc.), and the road systems, agricultural year, and economic life of ancient civilizations based on archaeological recoveries.
Thomas V. Brisco is Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Hardin-Simmons University. He also serves as Professor of Old Testament and Archaeology. Dr. Brisco came to Hardin-Simmons from Baylor University where he taught in the Department of Religion. Prior to that, Dr. Brisco taught for 21 years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, serving also as the Associate Dean for the Doctor of Philosophy Program. Dr. Brisco specializes in ancient near eastern history and archaeology particularly as these subjects relate to the historical, cultural, and geographical setting of the Bible. His archaeological field experience includes work at Tel Aphek and Tel Batash in Israel. An ordained minister with pastoral experience, Dr. Brisco has served as interim pastor in over 20 churches in Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, and Switzerland.
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