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Carta's New Century Handbook and Atlas of the Bible presents the reader with a review of the ancient world, from the Fourth Millennium BCE up through the Bar Kochba Revolt of 132-135 CE. This Bible atlas provides a detailed backdrop to the Holy Scriptures and sheds light on all the major empires and salient events which are necessary in order to understand the biblical world. A masterpiece of scholarship, Carta's New Century Handbook and Atlas of the Bible is a concise version of Carta’s more extensive The Sacred Bridge.
Number of Pages: 280
Vendor: Carta Jerusalem
Publication Date: 2007
|Dimensions: 12.00 X 9.00 (inches)|
This concise version will augment the personal Bible study of all who seek a straightforward understanding of biblical history. Nevertheless, the reader will still have the sense that sacred history came about in a real world, a realm illumined by a multitude of discoveries and studies during the past two hundred years. Furthermore, the geographical dimension of the Bible accounts is being thoroughly presented. Every Bible student may thus put himself in the ancient reality and feel the events as they were experienced by the ancient Israelites and their neighbors.
This new historical handbook and atlas will enrich the Bible reading experience of a wide audience for whom the Sacred Canon enjoys special significance in their lives.
Anson F. Rainey, Th.M., Ph.D., is emeritus professor of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures and Semitic Linguistics and adjunct professor of Historical Geography at Bar Ilan University and the American Institute for Holy Land Studies.
R. Steven Notley, Ph.D., is professor of Biblical Studies at the New York City campus of Nyack College and former chairman of the Department of New Testament Studies at the American Institute for Holy Land Studies.
Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome AtlasDecember 5, 2015Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Are you looking for a great Bible Atlas for some serious Bible study? Then you will want to give this atlas by Anson Rainey and Steven Notley serious consideration. It has much going for it. Carta maps, the best we have, are the primary asset here. Then you will learn that this is a concise edition of the most comprehensive Bible Atlas in printThe Sacred Bridge: Cartas Atlas of the Biblical World. Fortunately, the parts missing from this volume will likely be the things least missed by Bible students. What remains is an incredible Bible Atlas at half the price.
The authors brought different strengths to the project. Rainey (died in 2011) was considered the greatest scholar on the historical geography of Israel of his generation. Notley, who authored the chapters on the New Testament, is a warm believer who lived in Israel for many years and mastered his subject. I often find myself not agreeing with conclusions in the text, especially in the OT section, but there is hardly a better compendium of scholarly thought.
Then there are those maps! That is what I most want in an atlas. So I use those maps and get an update on what the scholarly world is thinking. There is detailed archaeological information that is a gold mine as well.
As a pastor, I have thought that The Carta Bible Atlas, by the same publisher, was the best we have. This volume is a rival and actually a fine compliment. I am glad to have both to consult. This one has more historical geography, the other more actual Bible events covered. This one has more color and visual beauty, the other has more obscure passages illumined.
This is a phenomenal volume!
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