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Jericho, Mount Sinai, the Jordan River. Did God choose to work at places like these for a reason? Robertson reveals how our biblical history is intricately connected to the land of the Bible. This well-organized guide explores changing landscapes and cities throughout biblical times as well as contrasting perspectives on the land. An abundance of theological, archaeological, and topographical information that includes maps, and an index of places and Scriptures. 158 pages, softcover from Presbyterian & Reformed.
Surveys the mountains, plains, valleys, rivers, and cities of Scripture and their significance for our understanding of biblical history and redemption.
O. Palmer Robertson (ThM, ThD, Union Theological Seminary, Virginia) is director and principal of African Bible University in Uganda. He previously taught at Reformed, Westminster, Covenant, and Knox Seminaries.
Understanding the Land of the Bible, written by one of the finest, most trustworthy scholars of the Old Testament living today, is the best short introduction to the subject of which I am aware. . . . exactly what pastors, seminarians, and Bible college students have long been looking for.
A much needed tool for digging into the Bible. Robertson shows that the study of geography is not drudgery in a dusty desert but a refreshing oasis of theological insight.
Understanding the Land of the Bible is a guide to biblical Isreal and much more. It not only informs the reader about the cities, rivers, mountains, and climate of the land, but it does so while insightfully pointing out their biblical-theological significance. Find out about the setting for Gods great redemptive acts.