Carta Jerusalem Homeschool

Dive into Biblical Studies with Carta Jerusalem Homeschool Teacher's Guides! Each course features projects and in-depth lessons based upon the readings in the respective Carta Jerusalem text (sold-separately) and some additional readings. All four volumes are designed for high-school level students. The "Illustrated History of Christianity" and "Illustrated Josephus" courses are full-year courses that integrate a rigorous writing component. The "Understanding the Geography of the Bible" and "Understanding the Old Testament" courses are shorter, 10-lesson, single-semester courses.

Carta's Illustrated History of Christianity

    Celebrated scholar Franklin H. Littell presents an innovative solution to the visual representation of faith in the modern age with Carta’s Illustrated History of Christianity. This book of Christian history is an essential reference work based on the latest scholarship and features over 400 maps and illustrations. Carta’s Illustrated History of Christianity is for anyone interested in learning about the history of Christianity, both in and out of the classroom.

    Carta's Illustrated Josephus

      This newest and unique edition of The Jewish War, Carta's Illustrated The Jewish War introduced by R. Stephen Notley, handsomely augments Whiston's English translation of Josephus' eyewitness account with state-of-the-art maps, pictures, and illustrations that bring clarity and new life to this gripping story of the final days of the Second Temple, as the reader is guided from the arrival of Antiochus Epiphanes to the fall of Masada.


      • 40 maps illustrating the events recorded by Josephus referenced to the latest scholarly research (The Carta Bible Atlas, The Sacred Bridge: Carta's Atlas of the Biblical World, and more);
      • 175 illustrations of sites, archaeological finds, landscapes, artifacts, and artist's renditions;
      • Easy, color-coded name search for: Persons (e.g., Vespasian); Places (e.g., Jerusalem); Loeb references (e.g., 48).

      The Works of Josephus are an indispensable aid in the reconstruction of the history and world of the New Testament. In Jospehus we find the Herodian family, the temple, the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Essenes.

      In this book, Josephus and the New Testament Steve Mason introduces the reader to the Works of Jospehus, one of the most helpful ancient documents for understanding the life and times and world of Jesus and the apostles. In doing so, Mason avoids the tendencies of the past to twist Josephus into a document that answers anachronistic modern questions about early Christianity. Instead, Mason approaches the writings of the first-century Jewish historian on their own merits and within their own context before he moves on to the significance of Jospehus for New Testament study.

      The second edition has been updated and expanded.

      Understanding the Old Testament

        Understanding the Old Testament: An Introductory Atlas to the Hebrew Bible provides a well-structured, comprehensive framework for the Hebrew Bible that places biblical events and persons within a concrete historical and geographical context.

        This composite introduction to the Hebrew Bible comes with illuminating texts, maps, chronologies, and charts, as well as a special section on the Hebrew alphabet and calendar. All major empires, battles, and events are covered in an eye-catching format. This atlas of the Bible will answer nearly all of the questions you’ve always wanted to ask about the Old Testament and some you didn’t even know to ask!

        Understanding the Geography of the Bible

          The majority of the biblical story took place in a very small yet interesting land nestled along the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. However, fully understanding the context of the biblical narrative requires casting a wider net, one that encompasses all of Israel's neighbors. Richly documented with maps and profusely illustrated, Understanding the Geography of the Bible, the third in the series of Carta's introductory atlases to the biblical world, provides a comprehensive view of the geographical background to life in biblical times.

          Topography, climate and natural forces shaped the lives of the people of the Ancient Near East and affected their different cultures, economies and modes of life. Their relationship and interaction account for the richness, depth and majesty of the biblical narrative.