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Biblica : the Bible atlas : a social and historical journey through the lands of the Bible

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q BS635.3.B525 2007x
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 220.91 B47 2007
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Whitehall Public Library Nonfiction Collection NF 220.91 B471
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Heralded as the most authoritative and up-to-date atlas of the Bible now available, Biblica: The Bible Atlas with an enclosed CD-ROM goes beyond the more traditional books of its kind. It places the biblical narrative and its peoples in their historical, cultural, social, and geographic contexts, and it makes clear the complex history and cultures of the Bible lands as they relate to the region's modern social and political landscape. But perhaps most important of all, Biblica: The Bible Atlas incorporates the most recent archaeological findings and research, combining scholarly data with engaging discussion of the Bible's immortal stories. In summary, this unusual volume offers readers fresher insights and a deeper appreciation of the biblical narrative than any other reference source of its kind. Biblica: The Bible Atlas is also a visually stunning guide to the Bible and biblical lands, featuring more than 650 full-color paintings, drawings, etchings, and photographs plus 125 full-color maps of the region. Following the extensive and beautifully illustrated main text are 14 pages of biblical reference tables, an extensive bibliography, a glossary of biblical terms, a large selection of biblical quotations from the Old and New Testaments, a gazetteer of biblical place names, and an extensive index. Here is a beautiful and informative book that will make a treasured addition to the family bookshelf. It will also be a much-sought-after volume in reference libraries everywhere.

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Biblica: The Bible Atlas Brings to life the dramatic stories, charismatic people, and fascinating locales of the Bible Arranged in eight parts: geography and history of the Bible lands; Genesis and the Patriarchal period; the Judges; the Kings, the Prophets and the Righteous; the conquest of the kingdoms; the life of Jesus of Nazareth; and the spreading of the Word Includes information on topography, geology, climate, vegetation, and key physical features of the region 125 original maps show prominent locations, journeys, battles, political boundaries, and more Incorporates the latest archaeological findings and theological research.

The enclosed CD-ROM presents interactive maps that point out biblical place names and important archaeological sites. This software accessory also defines biblical names and Bible-related terms, and serves readers as a helpful complement to a truly unusual book.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "If ever there was a biblical reference tool that left the reader eagerly anticipating the visual feast on every page, it is the Bible atlas known simply as Biblica. The work of Beitzel (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and an impressive team of contributors, editors, and designers, the volume is an oversize work that seems more suited for a pedestal or a coffee table than the shelf of a library. It offers approximately 650 works of art a great number of which are paintings from artists like Caravaggio, Henri Laurens, and Pedro Orrente. The artwork depicts biblical scenes, ranging from Joseph's encounter with Potiphar's wife to St. Paul's imprisonment, both of which span an entire page. The paintings are enough to make users forget about the maps they were originally seeking. The maps (around 125) are original, full color, and generally large enough to make for easy use, though they are often dwarfed by the artwork on adjacent pages. Not to be overlooked is the text of Biblica. Like most Bible atlases, the text has the feel of a biblical survey but does much more than simply paraphrase scripture itself. Its intent is to describe the history behind scripture in a readable and insightful manner. This history includes the period between Old and New Testaments, as well. The volume concludes with a Bible Reference section containing approximately 20 tables along with a bibliography and glossary and a scripture index, gazetteer, and general index. Although this atlas has no rivals in terms of its visual appeal, there are others offering more substantial cartographic content. The Carta Bible Atlas (Carta Jerusalem, 2002), for instance, contains twice as many maps as Biblica in less than half the size. It is the quality and quantity of the artwork that allows Biblica to stand out among other Bible atlases currently on the market. Its surprising affordability makes this atlas a worthwhile reference purchase for most public libraries, including those that already have several Bible atlases in their collection.--Osburn, Wade Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Bible -- Geography.
Bible -- Geography -- Maps.
Bible -- Historiography.
Bible -- History of Biblical events.
Bible -- Antiquities.
Middle East -- Antiquities.
Middle East -- History -- To 622 -- Maps.
Publisher Hauppage, NY :Barron's,2007
Contributors Beitzel, Barry J.
Bandstra, Barry L.
Barnard, Loretta.
Whiddon, Laurie.
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: Lane Cove, NSW : Global Book Pub., 2006.
Description 575 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 34 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 510-513) and index.
ISBN 9780764160851 :
0764160850 :
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