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Reader's digest Atlas of the Bible : an illustrated guide to the Holy Land

Author: Joseph Lawrence Gardner; Harry Thomas Frank
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, ©1981.
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Narrative, maps, photos, and other illustrations place Bible stories in a historical-geographic framework. Includes a gazetteer of around 900 biblical place names.
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Genre/Form: History
Atlas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Lawrence Gardner; Harry Thomas Frank
ISBN: 0895770970 9780895770974
OCLC Number: 7966355
Notes: Cover title: Atlas of the Bible.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: "In the beginning ..." --
People of the Bible --
Animals of the Bible --
Plants of the Bible --
Weights and measures, currency --
History of the Bible: early Bibles --
The Holy Land in maps --
Digging up the past: Tell el-Hesi --
Land of the Bible: views of the Holy Land --
Introductory maps: Biblical sites in the Holy Land. Historical atlas of the Biblical times. World of the patriarchs: Ebla, a lost civilization discovered --
Abraham in the land of Canaan: cities of the plain --
Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph: Ramses II, Pharaoh of the Exodus? --
The exodus: life in the desert --
Wanderings of the Hebrews: the promised land; discovering ancient Jericho --
Invasion and conquest of Canaan: Hazor, fortress-city of the Canaanites; tribal areas and Levitical cities --
Struggles of the judges: the Philistines. The ark captured --
Samuel --
Saul, Israel's first king --
Saul and David: rivals for power --
David the king --
The revolt of Absalom --
Solomon's empire: the Queen of Sheba --
David and Solomon's Jerusalem: the temple of Solomon --
Divided monarchy: the kings of Judah and Israel --
Egypt invades: the Phoenicians, seafarers and craftsmen --
Wars of Israel and Judah --
The Prophet Elijah --
Elisha and the revolt of Jehu --
Under the Assyrian sword. Renaissance of the two kingdoms: the mighty Assyrians --
Caught in the maelstrom: Israelite house in Shechem --
The fall of Israel --
Sennacherib attacks Judah --
End of Judah --
Exile in Babylonia: brief glory of Babylon --
The return --
Reconstruction and reform --
Alexander the Great --
Ptolemies versus Seleucids --
Maccabees: flag of revolt --
Maccabees: independence again --
The Hasmonean dynasty: the rise of Rome --
The coming of the Romans --
Struggles for Judea --
Herod the Great: Masada, palace-villa of Herod. Birth of Jesus: the nativity --
The Holy Land after Herod --
Jesus in Galilee: fishing in the Sea of Galilee --
Jesus' journeys to Jerusalem: Jerusalem in the time of Jesus --
Death of Jesus --
Early spread of the Gospel --
The conversion of Saul --
Paul's missionary journeys: the world of Paul; Caesarea, outpost of empire --
Revolts against Rome --
The spread of Christianity: blood of martyrs --
Gazetteer of the Bible world.
Other Titles: Atlas of the Bible.
Responsibility: [editor, Joseph L. Gardner ; principal adviser and editorial consultant, Harry Thomas Frank].

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Narrative, maps, photos, and other illustrations place Bible stories in a historical-geographic framework. Includes a gazetteer of around 900 biblical place names.

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