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The biblical world : an illustrated atlas

by Isbouts, Jean-Pierre.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (4)
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction 220.9 ISBOUTS
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  220.9 ISBOUTS
Northland Public Library Nonfiction 220.9 IS1 2007
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  220.9 IS1 2007
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 220.9 ISB
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  220.9 ISB
Pleasant Hills Public Library Oversize q 220.9 I76
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
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Call Number  q 220.9 I76
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Atlases and Maps Reference rq BS635.3.I83 2007x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Atlases and Maps Reference
Call Number  rq BS635.3.I83 2007x
Chronologically arranged chapters detail battles, conquests, tribal migrations, natural calamities, and more, supporting the stories with intriguing archaeological evidence.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The scope of the biblical world is large, but this mass of history is concisely packaged in The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas. Like most National Geographic material, the work is professional, thorough, and geared not to scholars but to the average person. Readers will enjoy the balance between the visual and the verbal. The visual component includes photos, artwork, archaeological images, and, of course, maps. The photos are prolific and in full color. The maps, numbering slightly more than 45, are typically large, with plenty of detail. Like many biblically based atlases, the verbal portion of the volume consists largely of a retelling of scripture, with occasional insights that a scholar can offer.  The atlas is organized by biblical chronology, complete with a running time line across the bottom of roughly half the pages. The time line spans from about 9000 BCE to 392 CE. Numerous sidebars are scattered throughout the volume, highlighting topics related to the corresponding text. Among the subjects addressed in the sidebars are Assyrian astronomy, the secret of Hezekiah's Tunnel, the dating of the Exodus, and what Jesus may have looked like. The volume concludes with an index of moderate length and a list of further-reading suggestions for each of the book's 11 chapters. The tone and appearance of the atlas suggest an audience that may not wish to get bogged down in technical information. Its photos and maps are pleasing to the eye and serve to break up (and complement) the text in a well-balanced manner. This combination makes The Biblical World a user-friendly tool for a nonacademic library collection. Those looking for a wider selection of maps even those highlighting less-significant biblical events may prefer The Carta Bible Atlas, previously, The Macmillan Bible Atlas (1993), which boasts more than 250 maps.--Osburn, Wade Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Bible -- History of Biblical events.
Bible -- Historiography.
Bible -- Geography.
Bible -- Antiquities.
Middle East -- History -- To 622.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2007
Contributors National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Language English
Description 367 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-355) and index.
ISBN 9781426201387 (alk. paper)
1426201389 (alk. paper)
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