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.
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.
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.
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.