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The Biblical World

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Casting the tumultuous history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam against the rich canvas of the Near East, The Biblical World reveals how three great religions emerged from the same cradle. Author Jean-Pierre Isbouts employs a non-denominational perspective and a wide range of sources—from ancient hieroglyphic texts to the latest scientific findings—to place Bible stories in the framework of history.


With a foreword from bestselling author Bruce Chilton and text reviewed by distinguished advisers, The Biblical World offers a carefully researched, balanced view of history and religious tradition. For its scope, beauty, and relevance in today's world, this unparalleled atlas is destined to become a classic.


  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages, 400 color photos and maps
  • 9" x 11"
  • © 2007

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The Biblical World
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well written (4)
  • Easy to understand (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Reference (4)
    • Gift (3)

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    5.0

    Beautiful reference book!

    By Joycie Ann

    from Austin Texas

    About Me Casual Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Coffee Table Book
    • Deep Insight
    • Easy To Understand
    • Highly Relevant
    • Inspiring
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Reference
      • Special Needs

      Comments about The Biblical World:

      Beautiful book to leave out for others to read. I will use this as a reference book for Bible studies - It contains historical data, stories of biblical characters and maps along with a great deal of beautiful pictures. It would also make a wonderful gift.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Well thoughout book. Very Impressed

      By Stan, Archaeologist

      from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

      About Me Bookworm

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Excellent Research Book
        • Gift
        • Reference
        • Travel Reading

        Comments about The Biblical World:

        I was expecting a book with only maps but it included the historical individuals related to the areas of the maps. I found that it helps bring the Bible alive and more interesting. I highly recoomend the book for those studing the Bible. It compliments the Atlas of the present Middle East by National Geographic.

        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Highly Recommend

        By Phil

        from Florida

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Pics
        • Easy To Understand
        • Great Maps
        • Highly Relevant
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers
        • Reference
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about The Biblical World:

        An ideal complement to serious Bible Study! I liked the 'Time Lines'at the bottom of many pages that show the 'overlap' of what is happening in different cultures during the same period in History. Order TWO! One for yourself and one for a friend or relative. GREAT Gift!

        (20 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Where is Ethiopia?

        By Reader20

        from Decatur, GA

        About Me Everyday Reader

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        Pros

        • Stimulates Debate
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • Not What I expected

        Best Uses

        • Reference

        Comments about The Biblical World:

        This bible atlas seems to be written from a European perspective. Deliberately leaving out all references to Africa, except for those they could not reasonably omit like Egypt. Ethiopia and Ethopians are mentioned forty one times in both the old and new testaments, but not once in this Atlas. Esther chapter 1 v:1 Ahasuerus reigned from India to Ethiopia, over 127 provinces. No map of that province. I am very interested on African influences on christianity and thought this atlas would help. Not so much.

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