Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible
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Discover everything you need to know about the lands where Jesus walked, Moses traveled, and Paul preached. Packed with multidimensional maps, photos, and charts, the Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible is designed to help you better understand the history and places of the Bible and its world. This full-color atlas is concise but thorough, perfect for Bible students, travelers to the Holy Land, or any reader of the Bible curious to find out more about commonly mentioned places in the Old and New Testaments.
The Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible features nearly 200 stunning multidimensional and three-dimensional maps and full-color images, accurate and up-to-date mapping technologies, and innovative chronological charts and maps covering historical backgrounds, regions, weather, and roads. With this easy-to-understand atlas, you'll find Bible study more engaging and comprehensible, and you'll learn the essential facts about the fascinating lands of the Bible.
Number of Pages: 160
Publication Date: 2013
Availability: Available to ship on or about 09/05/14.
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Carl Rasmussen (PhD, Dropsie University) is professor emeritus at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and an adjunct professor at Jerusalem University College in Jerusalem. Previously, he served as Dean of the Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem. He is the author and creator of the Zondervan NIV Atlas of the Bible.
Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Bible Atlas for Home or Group StudyApril 15, 2014Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5This atlas is the one that should be in every lay person's library. It is the atlas that should be in every church library. It is the atlas that would be great at the back of every Study Bible - except at 160 pages, it would never fit. The only exception would be the Zondervan Atlas of the Bible - a 300 page tool from which much of what is in its smaller brother was taken
The 3-D maps are pleasure to look at and use. They will assist the reader in understanding the history and travel issues that faced people living in either the Old Testament or New Testament eras. The maps are detailed; but, as expected, the atlas also includes includes substantial details connecting the history of the scriptures with the land upon which it occurred.
The atlas divides its contents into two major sections based on Geography and History. The first five chapters describe the geography of the Holy Land from Egypt to Mesopotamia - examining the topography, regions, weather, and roads that defined the Biblical era as a whole. The remaining 17 chapters focus on the historical periods that allow the reader to follow the events that occurred from creation to Christ's life. The final chapter includes a closer look at the city of Jerusalem - as it changed over time.
As the introduction points out, this volume will serve as an excellent tool for personal Bible Study, group study, or as ancillary text in Bible School or College. I would think the seminary or graduate student might prefer having access to the more complete 300 page book from which this book is derived. It should be noted that the difference in price between the two books is not significant - the user may find it hard to decide between the two based on price.
This review is based on a free copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
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