Oxford Bible Atlas

Paperback | May 15, 2009

byAdrian Curtis

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This new edition of the Oxford Bible Atlas, now with full-colour maps and illustrations, has been thoroughly revised to bring it up to date with regard both to biblical scholarship and to archaeology and topography. The Atlas will help readers of the Bible understand the contexts in which itsstories are set and to appreciate the world from which it emerged and which formed its background. Maps show the geographical setting of the Bible's stories and reflect the successive stages of the Bible's accounts, while specially chosen full-colour illustrations bring the countries and theirpeoples to life. The accompanying text describes the land of Palestine, and its wider ancient Near Eastern and east Mediterranean settings. It outlines clearly the successive historical periods, and describes the major civilizations with which Israelites, Jews, and early Christians came intocontact. There is also an illustrated survey of the relevance of archaeology for the study of the Bible. The Atlas provides a superb guide to the geography of the Holy Land throughout biblical history, from the Exodus period through to New Testament times.

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This new edition of the Oxford Bible Atlas, now with full-colour maps and illustrations, has been thoroughly revised to bring it up to date with regard both to biblical scholarship and to archaeology and topography. The Atlas will help readers of the Bible understand the contexts in which itsstories are set and to appreciate the world ...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.02 inPublished:May 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199560463

ISBN - 13:9780199560462

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Table of Contents

The SettingThe Text in ContextThe Lands of the BibleClimate, Flora, and FaunaIsrael and the NationsThe Hebrew BibleThe Setting of the Genesis StoriesThe Patriarchs in CanaanThe Exodus and Wilderness TraditionsThe Stories of Joshua and the Judges, Samuel and SaulThe Stories of David and SolomonAncient Trade RoutesThe Kingdoms of Israel and JudahThe Assyrian EmpireThe Kingdom of JudahThe Babylonian EmpireThe Persian EmpireJudah, Yehud, and JudeaAlexander's Empire and its Aftermath: The Hellenistic PeriodJerusalem in the 1st Millennium BCEThe New TestamentThe Kingdom of Herod and his SuccessorsThe Ministry of Jesus and the Beginnings of the ChurchThe Roman Empire: The Background of the New TestamentJerusalem in New Testament TimesPaul's JourneysThe Cradle of ChristianityArchaeology in Bible LandsArchaeology in the Ancient Near EastArchaeology and the Bible

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