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Zondervan Atlas of the Bible

by Carl G. Rasmussen

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NCLA Review - On all counts—accuracy, usability, quality, and comprehensiveness—this atlas scores well. The atlas starts with a geographical section that covers the physical geography, topology, and climate of Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Mesopotamia. The historical section that follows commences with the Pre-Patriarchal period, and covers both Hebrew Bible and New Testament history. There is also a separate chapter on the city of Jerusalem. Maps are full color, clearly labeled, and appealing to the eye. Photos, which are sometimes poorly selected and reproduced in Bible atlases, are crisp and sharp, and all are in color. A very nice feature of this atlas is the comparative timelines that head each section, with key events in the relevant nations: for example, the chapter on the Exile and Return shows timelines for Babylon/Persia, Judea, and Egypt. Overall timelines are also included at the end of the book. There are a bibliography, an index of Scriptural references, an index of persons, and a combined geographical dictionary and index at the end of the book. The atlas was a sixteen-year labor of love for the author, Carl Rasmussen, and it shows. For the price ($39.99), this is one of the best investments your library can make. Rating: 4 —KLF ( )
  ncla | May 22, 2011 |
Overall, this tide is an excellent and accessible volume with an affordable price that will make it a useful tool for professors, students, and lay-readers alike. Its lavish illustrations and detailed maps will make it a reference that readers will pull off their shelves to consult time-and-time again. I highly recommend it.
added by Christa_Josh | editStone-Campbell Journal, Ralph K. Hawkins (Sep 1, 2011)
 
In sum, kudos to Carl Rasmussen for an excellent revised work!
added by Christa_Josh | editJournal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Elaine Phillips (Dec 1, 2010)
 
Despite the suggestions for improvements listed above, this atlas is excellent. Its maps and pictures are its strong suit, and they make it well worth the purchase for university and seminary students, pastors, and any serious student of the Bible. After all, fine maps and pictures are what a person mainly needs and expects in an atlas.
added by Christa_Josh | editSouthwestern Journal of Theology, James R. Wicker (Sep 1, 2010)
 
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Zondervan Atlas of the Bible ... a thoroughly revised edition of the most comprehensive Bible atlas ever designed for * Students * Bible Study Groups * Adult Learners * Travelers/Pilgrims to the Lands of the Bible * Pastors * Teachers * All Lovers of the Bible This major revision of the Gold Medallion Award-winning Zondervan NIV Atlas of the Bible is a visual feast that will help you experience the geography and history of Scripture with unprecedented clarity. The first section of the Atlas introduces the 'playing board' of biblical history---using three--dimensional maps and photographic images to help the lands of the Bible come alive. The next section, arranged historically, begins with Eden and traces the historical progression of the Old and New Testaments. It provides an engaging, accurate, and faithful companion to God's Word---illuminating the text with over one hundred full-color, multidimensional maps created with the help of Digital Elevation Modeling data. It concludes with chapters on the history of Jerusalem, the disciplines of historical geography, and the most complete and accurate listing and discussion of place-names found in any atlas. Throughout the Atlas, innovative graphics, chronological charts, and over one hundred specially selected images help illuminate the geographical and historical context of biblical events. The Zondervan Atlas of the Bible is destined to become a favorite guide to biblical geography for students of the Bible. This accessible and complete resource will assist you as you enter into the world of the Bible as never before.

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Detailed maps provide information on the geography and history of the Holy Land, and are accompanied by a chronological chart and indexes of references to Scriptures and individuals.

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