The Holman Bible Atlas illuminates the Bible for a whole new generation of students and teachers by introducing them to the physical, cultural, and historical settings of the biblical narrative. Integrating insights from physical and historical geography, archaeology, ancient historical sources, and the Bible itself, the Atlas presents 132 newly designed full color maps complete with specific biblical texts to assist teachers and students alike in understanding.
Beginning with the physical geography of the ancient Near East and Palestine, the Atlas illuminates various periods of biblical history by outlining eras from the Patriarchs through the Christian era and Constantine.
By utilizing chart summaries, timelines, and over 100 additional color photographs, the Atlas helps the reader visualize the setting of biblical events.
Other special features include:
- A series of sidebars covering various subjects ranging from Canaanite reigion to the cities of Paul
- Discussion of the great empires influential to the ancient Near East - Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, Persia, Greece, and Rome
- Insight on Israel's neighboring people groups including the Aramaeans, Moabites, Edomites, Amorites, and Phoenicians
- Discussion of road systems, economic life, and the recovery of ancient societies by archaeologists
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