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|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Vendor: Holman Reference
Publication Date: 2011
It's the quickest way to get the big picture. The Holman QuickSource Bible Atlas packs an amazing amount of information about the physical context of biblical events into a book that's easy to carry and easy to use. And now, with this colorful compact volume, you'll always have these details close by for fast, easy, dependable reference. Included here are more than 300 maps, charts, photos, and biblical reconstructions illuminating the geographical context of key biblical topics like:
- Abraham's journeys
- The miraculous deliverance of Israel from Egypt under Moses' leadership
- Joshua's conquest of Canaan
- David's uniting Israel as one nation
- The division of the Kingdom after the death of Solomon
- The Babylonian Exile
- Jesus' birth and childhood
- Jesus' ministry in Judea, Galilee, and Perea
- A day-by-day account of Passion Week in Jerusalem
- The expansion of the early church
- Paul's missionary journeys
Gregory AlanFortuna, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent ResourceMarch 11, 2015Gregory AlanFortuna, CAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Everything about this book is top quality - from the huge amount of comprehensive information, the clarity and professionalism of the maps, the many photographs, the interesting charts, the clear and concise text, to the printing/publishing.
It begins with an in-depth look at the geography of Palestine. Then it chronologically outlines the major events of the Old Testament, followed by an account of intertestamental history. For the New Testament, it focusses on the life and ministry of Jesus, then Paul's life and ministry. It ends with some information on the book of Revelation.
Although this is not a theological textbook, the nature of the material requires a theological stance. It is conservative, Reformed theology. It does not preach, but treats the miraculous and spiritual elements of the Bible as matter-of-fact, just as it treats the secular (extra-Biblical) material. In a brief section titled "Paul's Gospel," it succinctly but thoroughly presents the core Scriptural message beginning with Adam's sin, to salvation by faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, ending with the second coming of Christ.
The book does not have an index (an index would be unwieldy in a book like this), but the Table of Contents is detailed enough that an index is probably not necessary.
Note: I have the 2005 edition, and I don't know if the 2010 edition is any different.
NeenieSaskatchewan canadaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent book and serviceDecember 9, 2013NeenieSaskatchewan canadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Contains many excellent visuals. The timelines, the 3d maps and pictures make it an excellent resource and reference book.