Rose Then and Now Bible Map Atlas
Another wonderfully made, helpful and encouraging resource from Rose Publishing. The Rose Then and Now Bible Map Atlas is a beautifully hardbound volume that belongs on the shelf of any Bible student today. This 272 page text book by PhD Phil H. Wright is packed with beautiful color photographs of the Middle East along with over 100 full color maps. There are eight (if I counted them all) plastic overlays that give the reader a great compare and contrast view of ancient cities and regions with modern day countries and capitols.
Dr. Wright uses the flow of the books of the Bible to shed insight on the lay of the land and it's importance during each epoch of Biblical history. Scholarly and robust articles on the patriarchs, Moses, David, Jesus, Paul and more, explore the details of each period of history and paint a sweeping visual survey of the Bible for the reader.
This is a great book and would make a wonderful gift to a high school graduate, heading off to Bible college. It would also make a great coffee table book for any Christian family.
I can highly recommend another great publication from the team at Rose Publishing. Get your Then and Now Bible Atlas today.
Rose Publishing provided me an advanced reader edition of this resource.
February 25, 2014
Awesome atlas that brings history to life
Do you read the Bible and wonder what the weather was like, what type of soil the Israelites had to contend with or where exactly did these specific events take place? At a glance the Rose Then And Now Bible Map Atlas reveals these mysteries. Although the Israelites lived centuries ago, their lives and times become a reality when peering through plastic overlays of modern day maps on top of biblical maps centuries ago.
The Old Testament timeline cleverly combines Bible history, time span markers and year markers. The Bible books are displayed according to the historical settings, not when the books were written.
One of the maps that fascinated me the most was the one on Culture and Commerce in the Ancient Near East. In addition to the different trade routes, the map displays the different commodities by way of tiny images, e.g. for horse breeding, camel breeding, and where different mines were.
The route travelled by Abraham took him through fertile lands with abundant water as well as the hard limestone and hill countries of Israel. His daily challenges to keep his tribe safe, such as finding grazing for his livestock, digging wells for water, and protecting it, becomes a reality with the different land context maps displaying the geography, the topical surfaces, and climate.
Another example of the Bible Map AtlasÃ¢ÂÂs uniqueness is a map highlighting events in the life of John, for example where he met Jesus for breakfast. Each chapter written on historical people and events contain relevant maps, tables, Bible passage references, and images.
I highly recommend, the Rose Then And Now Bible Map Atlas for its uniqueness, researched information, relevance, and picturing the life and times of the Bible. It draws you in; you will spend hours in these pages without realizing it.
Rose Publishing provided me with an advanced reader copy.
March 4, 2014
Book and PDFs
The book is awesome with lots of pictures and text explaining heroes of the Bible. Some large full page maps have sturdy clear plastic overlays of modern day places. The bibliography is impressive and the Index is very detailed covering 7 pages.
My favorite is that you receive a very nice book as well as the book on PDF, 287 pages. The book is very large but the files can be opened on the iPad.
Thank you to Rose Publishing who gave me this book to review.
October 5, 2013
Very good resource!
The Rose Then and Now Bible Map Atlas is a great (and very large) resource for Biblical culture and location study. It contains a large index for ease of use so people can access their desired topic more quickly. This book contains approximately two-hundred and seventy pages, with over 400 charts, maps and/or pictures (including a timeline) for very vivid detail regarding the topic that the reader may be researching. Plastic overlays show modern-day differences in the geography from that of ancient times. There are also large cultural studies that are based off of thirty characters , covering the Exodus, JesusÃ¢ÂÂ life, PaulÃ¢ÂÂs Journeys, the Patriarchs, IsaiahÃ¢ÂÂs vision, and so much more. This is a great resource for researchers or for those who merely desire to quickly see an overview of a certain character, culture, or chorography. So many other topics are discussed also, such as cultural traditions, politics, and interesting facts about the land and regions. This is a five star book.
September 25, 2013