In the Steps of Jesus: An Illustrated Guide to the Places of the Holy Land

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In the Steps of Jesus presents a visually stimulating tour of the places Jesus visited and ministered in during his time on earth as recorded in the Gospels. Each location is addressed separately and includes such cities as Capernaum, Nazareth, and Jerusalem. Full color photos bring to life the ancient world of the Bible few will ever be able to visit in person. With every page, the reader will gain greater insight into the history, geography, and unique features of these historic places. A must-have reference ...
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Overview

In the Steps of Jesus presents a visually stimulating tour of the places Jesus visited and ministered in during his time on earth as recorded in the Gospels. Each location is addressed separately and includes such cities as Capernaum, Nazareth, and Jerusalem. Full color photos bring to life the ancient world of the Bible few will ever be able to visit in person. With every page, the reader will gain greater insight into the history, geography, and unique features of these historic places. A must-have reference book for those interested in the study of the New Testament and the life of Christ.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310276470
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 268,260
  • Product dimensions: 7.88 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

The Revd. Peter Walker is a tutor in biblical studies at Wycliffe Hall within the University of Oxford. In addition to leading many tours to the Holy Land he has studied classics and early church history at Cambridge University and has done extensive research at the post-doctorate level on Christian attitudes toward Jerusalem.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     7
Luke: the man behind the message     9
Luke's perspective on Jesus     10
Key dates around the time of Jesus     11
Josephus on John the Baptist and Jesus     13
Key dates in the Holy Land     17
Bethelem     18
Map of Palestine in Jesus' day     18
Humble beginnings     20
The star of Bethlehem     22
Key dates: Bethlehem     23
Bethlehem Today     25
Jerome in Bethlehem     29
Nazareth     30
Map of Galilee     30
Childhood locations     31
Ancient Sepphoris     34
Locating Cana     37
Key dates: Nazareth     38
Nazareth Today     38
The Nazareth Decree     40
Life in Jesus' day     41
The River Jordan     43
Baptism and renewal     43
Qumran, the Essenes and John the Baptist     46
Key dates: the River Jordan     48
The River Jordan Today     49
Baptism in the Jordan     49
The Judean Desert     51
Testing in the wilderness     51
Geologicalfeatures of the Desert     54
Key dates: the Judean Desert     59
The Judean Desert Today     59
Map of monasteries in the Judean Desert     61
The Desert Fathers     62
Galilee and its villages     65
Scenes of public ministry     65
Josephus' description of Lake Galilee     66
The locations of Jesus' ministry in Galilee     68
Map of Lake Galilee     69
Galilean imagery in Jesus' teaching     72
Key dates: Galilee and its villages     74
Galilee Today     74
Visiting Galilee     75
Samaria     82
The enemy within     82
Samaria in the fourth century     82
The Samaritans according to Josephus     84
Samaria Today     86
Key dates: Samaria     87
The Crusades     90
Caesarea Philippi     92
Time for a decision     92
The scene of the transfiguration: Tabor or Hermon?     96
Key dates: Caesarea Philippi     99
Caesarea Philippi Today     99
Jericho     101
The lowest city in the world     101
The Dead Sea      103
The seige of Masada     105
Key dates: Jericho     106
Jericho Today     106
The Bordeaux Pilgrim's visit to Jericho and Jerusalem     107
Bethany     109
A quiet haven     109
Key dates: Bethany     113
Bethany Today     113
Egeria's visit to Bethany     114
The Mount of Olive's     116
Jesus' favoured location     116
Map of the Mount of Olives     121
Key dates: The Mount of Olives     125
The Mount of Olives Today     125
Eusebius and the Mount of Olives     129
A weekend in modem Jerusalem     130
The Temple     132
The heart of the nation     132
The Herodian Temple     134
The destruction of the Temple     140
Key dates: The Temple     141
The Temple Today     142
Jerusalem     150
The 'holy city'?     150
Celebrating Passover in Jesus' day     156
Map of Jerusalem in Jesus' day     158
Pontius Pilate     163
Simon of Cyrene and John Mark     165
Key dates: Jerusalem      166
Jerusalem Today     166
Jerusalem's moving walls     169
Jerusalem in the book of Acts     172
Visitors to Jerusalem in the nineteenth century     174
Golgotha and the tomb     176
From death to life     176
Crucifixion in the ancient world     177
First-century burial practices     180
Key dates: Golgotha and the tomb     183
Golgotha Today     184
Eusebius' description of Christ's tomb and Constantine's buildings     188
Christian celebration in Byzantine Jerusalem     198
Emmaus     200
Travelling along the way     200
Key dates: Emmaus     204
Emmaus Today     204
Emmaus: the continuing journey     206
Index     207
Further Reading     214
Picture Acknowledgments     215
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