Monday, April 7, 2014

Book Review: Essential Atlas of the Bible

Zondervan's Essential Atlas of the Bible by Carl G. Rasmussen provides a plethora of brilliant and intriguing images, graphs, charts and regional attributes.

This book is comprised of two sections: Geographical Section and Historical Section.

The Geographical Section provides fascinating details regarding the significant geographical challenges of the Middle East.  

Although the Geographical section is comprised of the first 27 pages of the book there is a wealth of information regarding the terrain as well as vivid climate and rainfall charts and an agricultural calendar.

The bulk of the book depicts the Historical Section of this part of the World.  It begins with the Pre-Patriarchal Period and concludes with the Seven Churches of Revelation and Jerusalem.

Maps of the Israelites travels throughout the unknown and a vast deserted wilderness is captured beautifully through illustrations.  The allotment of land carved out by God for the Twelve Tribes is depicted along with many other Biblically related happenings.  The arrival of the Greeks who thwarted Persian supremacy and the Maccabean revolt are just some of the other articles that are laid out for the reader to delve into.

I enjoy reading Historical information from Biblical times and places and this Atlas surpassed my expectations including the Scripture and a Subject Index to be able to reference the Bible to.

The attention to detail and impeccable photographs makes this atlas an invaluable addition to any library.

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