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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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4.6

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75%

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

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    5.0

    VERY INFORMATIVE

    By JEANNINE

    from WELLSVILLE NEW YORK

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    Pros

    • Excellent And Pictures At
    • Excellent And The Picture
    • Excellent And The Poictur

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Personal reading

      Comments about The Biblical World:

      peersonal and for reference

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful reference book!

      By Joycie Ann

      from Austin Texas

      About Me Casual Reader

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      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.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Well thoughout book. Very Impressed

        By Stan, Archaeologist

        from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

        About Me Bookworm

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        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.

          (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Highly Recommend

          By Phil

          from Florida

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          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!

          (22 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Where is Ethiopia?

          By Reader20

          from Decatur, GA

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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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