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Oxford Bible Atlas
Curtis, Adrian

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007 pp. x + 229.4th Edition. $35.00


Description: This new edition of the Oxford Bible Atlas, with 27 maps and 81 full-color illustrations, has been thoroughly revised to bring it up to date with regard both to biblical scholarship and to archaeology and topography. The Atlas will help readers of the Bible understand the contexts in which its stories are set and to appreciate the world from which it emerged and which formed its background. Maps show the geographical setting of the Bible's stories and reflect the successive stages of the Bible's accounts, while specially chosen full-color illustrations bring the countries and their peoples to life. The accompanying text describes the land of Palestine, and its wider ancient Near Eastern and east Mediterranean settings. It outlines clearly the successive historical periods, and describes the major civilizations with which Israelites, Jews, and early Christians came into contact. There is also an illustrated survey of the relevance of archaeology for the study of the Bible. The Atlas provides a superb guide to the geography of the Holy Land throughout biblical history, from the Exodus period through to New Testament times. Comprehensively revised to take account of modern scholarship 27 maps and 81 full-color illustrations A superb guide to the geography, history, and archaeology of Bible lands

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Israel, Archaeology

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Review by George Athas
Published 4/18/2009
Citation: George Athas, review of Adrian Curtis, Oxford Bible Atlas, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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