Atlas of Bible History

ISBN-10: 0061451959

ISBN-13: 9780061451959

Edition: N/A

Authors: James B. Pritchard, Nick Page

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From the earliest evidence of humankind in Palestine to the establishment of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, the ministry of Jesus, and the rise of the Christian Church, the richly illustrated "HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History" brings the Bible to life in all its geographical context. Detailed biblical references, timelines, and suggestions for further reading accompany each period of biblical history, conveying a tangible sense of the land, events, and people portrayed in the world's most famous book. With more than 100 full-color maps, timelines, and expert explanations, this superlative reference work will enable readers to more fully appreciate and understand the Bible and its stories. The "HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History" features: Over 100 full-color geographical and topographical maps The latest archaeological information, floor plans, city plans, illustrations, and artistic recreations of ancient life Charts, graphs, statistics, informative sidebars, and more Detailed biblical references Timelines that place each section of the Bible in its historical context Web site recommendations for further interactive study
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Nick Page is the author of over seventy books, including the best-selling Tabloid Bible. His recent titles include the award-winning One-Stop Bible Atlas for Lion, The Longest Week and its prequel, The Wrong Messiah, and God's Dangerous Book. He is married to Claire and together they write children's books. They have three daughters.

Setting the Scene
The land
Mapping Biblical narratives
Historical geography and archaeology
Writing, archives, and libraries in the ancient Near East
The Bible and ancient history
Pagan cults and religious practice
Routes and distances
The Patriarchs
Hunters, farmers, and metalworkers
Noah's descendants
The first cities
Abraham's migration
Wanderings and journeys of the patriarchs
Jacob and Joseph
Egypt and the Exodus
Egyptian expansion into Canaan
Ugarit - center of trade and influence
The Amarna tablets and Sety l's campaigns
Ramesses II of Egypt in contest with the Hittite empire
Routes of a scribe and Pharaoh Merneptah
Canaan's trade with Mycenae and Cyprus
Changes beyond Israel's borders in the 13-12th centuries BC
Route of the Exodus
Conquest and Occupation
The conquests of Joshua in Canaan
Occupation of the land
The Philistines
The age of the judges
The United Kingdom
Saul's kingdom
David's rise to power
David's kingdom
Solomon's kingdom
Temples and shrines in Palestine
Solomon's Jerusalem
Israel's relationship with Phoenicia
The Divided Kingdom
The kingdom divided
Shishak's invasion
Omri, Ahab, and Elijah
Israel and Moab
Israel's relations with Aram
The Assyrians
Peace and prosperity under Jeroboam II
Assyrian sovereignty over Israel
The fall of Israel
The resurgence of Judah's power
Assyrian attacks on Philistia and Judah
Judah under Hezekiah and Manasseh
The end of the Assyrian empire
The rise of Babylon
The reign of Josiah
Nebuchadnezzar and the fall of Jerusalem
The Persian empire
Between the Testaments
Judah in the Hellenistic world
Judah and the Ptolemies
The Seleucid empire
The Maccabees
Jewish independence - the Hasmonaean monarchy
The development of the synagogue
Palestine under the Romans
Rome's expansion
The Herodian kingdom
Jerusalem under Herod the Great
The Dead Sea Scrolls and their writers
Roman rule after Herod
Galilee and the ministry of Jesus
Jesus' last days
The Early Church
The Jewish Diaspora
Jewish life in the Diaspora
The cities of Paul
The journeys of Paul
Beyond the times of the Bible
The First Jewish Revolt
The Second Jewish Revolt
Roman Palestine after the revolts
The growth of Christianity
Israel and Palestine today
Acknowledgments and picture credits
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