Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography of Biblical History
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Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography of Biblical History

Holman Reference / 2014 / Hardcover

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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.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Holman Reference
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 X 0.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0805497609
ISBN-13: 9780805497601

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Publisher's Description

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.

There’s 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.

Author Bio

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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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Only one reason for only 4 on expectations
    February 13, 2017
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This is a must especially if you purchase the Holman's dictionary. Great maps? and loads of information. Better information than expected for an atlas.

    The reason? I like the maps but... does there have to be flags and such on them? I originally purchased this for aids in presentations. It's difficult because I like to do reviews and add things to maps as we progress in our studies.

    But I do love it and recommend it.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Holman Bible Atlas
    November 14, 2016
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    excellent comprehensive bible atlas.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    just what i needed
    August 5, 2016
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    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    i was looking for an atlas with maps and explanations and i got exactly what i need now. i am sure there are other good ones out there but this one is easy to read and compare history to the maps and i love the 3 d topographical pictures.
  4. Salem, IL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    good reference
    March 26, 2016
    Wayne S. Walker
    Salem, IL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Here are just a few notes garnered from my browsing through the book. The author apparently accepts the view that the history of the Bible should be taken back to the Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) period that supposedly goes beyond 18,000 B.C., apparently to fit it in with human devised dating schemes. Also, he expresses (pretty much as fact) the view that Sheshbazzar and Zerubbabel were two different people, calling Zarubbabel a nephew of Sheshbazzar, as opposed to the idea which we were always taught that these were just two different names, one Persian and the other Aramaic, for the same person. Of course, there always have been and ever will be differences of opinion among Bible scholars regarding many somewhat unclear details of Bible history. There is an index for reference, but, unfortunately, none of t he pages in the text are numbered. Personally, I happen to prefer the Bakers Bible Atlas (it has been updated), primarily because it is more what I am used to, but also because I think that it is a little more conservative. But the Holman Bible Atlas is still a good reference.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Holman Bible Atlas
    March 12, 2015
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I wanted a Bible atlas that has Bible history along with maps, charts and pictures. I got what I was looking for. For those of you looking for an atlas that is more than just maps and pictures, for those of you looking to read a brief history that describes what was happening during a particular period of time, then this book might be what you're looking for. I recommend it.
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Q: Are there clear overlays of current geography with cities as well as political boundaries? Is there and index that you can query for "this is the archeological site I am seeing, what happened here?"


This book only contains maps keyed to Biblical times. There are no overlays or maps containing current day political boundaries. There is an index of people and places, and a separate map index, but they are based on the ancient historical names for the geographic locations. You can find out the history of a particular geographic location, you just have to know the ancient names for the area.

Q: No Page Numbers?? The one review of this atlas stated that the book had no page numbers. When I look inside the atlas at the Christianbook.com website I can definitely see page numbers. So, were the page numbers added after the reviewer posted the review? Was there an initial version that did not have page numbers?


This item does have page numbers on the top, middle of each page.

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