Oxford Bible Atlas

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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This new fourth edition of the Oxford Bible Atlas, now with twenty-seven full-color maps and eighty-one color illustrations, has been thoroughly revised to bring it up to date with both the most recent biblical scholarship and the most modern discoveries in archaeology and topography. This authoritative Atlas illuminates the landscape of the biblical world, allowing readers to better understand the geographical context in which the Bible emerged and which formed its background. The colorful, highly accurate maps capture the many ancient locales of the Bible's stories and carefully reflect the successive stages of the Bible's accounts, while specially chosen full-color illustrations bring the countries and their peoples to life. The Atlas covers everything from Genesis to the stories of David and Solomon, the trade routes of the ancient world, the vast empires of Alexander the Great and Rome, and the ministry of Jesus and the formation of the early Church. The accompanying text describes the land of Palestine, and its wider ancient Near Eastern and east Mediterranean settings. It outlines the successive historical periods, and describes the major civilizations with which Israelites, Jews, and early Christians came into contact. There is also an illustrated survey of the relevance of archaeology for the study of the Bible. Finally, the book includes a full chronology, suggestions for further reading, an index of place names, and a general index. An essential resource for all students of the Bible, the Atlas provides a superb guide to the geography of the Holy Land throughout history, from the Exodus to New Testament times.

Author Biography

Adrian Curtis is Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible at the University of Manchester.

Table of Contents

The Setting
The Text in Context
The Lands of the Bible
Climate, Flora, and Fauna
Israel and the Nations
The Hebrew Bible
The Setting of the Genesis Stories
The Patriarchs in Canaan
The Exodus and Wilderness Traditions
The Stories of Joshua and the Judges, Samuel and Saul
The Stories of David and Solomon
Ancient Trade Routes
The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah
The Assyrian Empire
The Kingdom of Judah
The Babylonian Empire
The Persian Empire
Judah, Yehud, and Judea
Alexander's Empire and its Aftermath: The Hellenistic Period
Jerusalem in the 1st Millennium BCEThe New Testament
The Kingdom of Herod and his Successors
The Ministry of Jesus and the Beginnings of the Church
The Roman Empire: The Background of the New Testament
Jerusalem in New Testament Times
Paul's Journeys
The Cradle of Christianity
Archaeology in Bible Lands
Archaeology in the Ancient Near East
Archaeology and the Bible
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