The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands

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A fascinating companion to the world's most influential book, the Bible

Expertly exploring the relationship between the books of the Bible and the land from which they came, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands offers:

? Detailed maps on topics ranging from the wanderings of Abraham to modern Jerusalem
• A comprehensive timeline comparing developments in ...

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Overview

A fascinating companion to the world's most influential book, the Bible

Expertly exploring the relationship between the books of the Bible and the land from which they came, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands offers:

? Detailed maps on topics ranging from the wanderings of Abraham to modern Jerusalem
• A comprehensive timeline comparing developments in Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt, Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome
• Features on the alphabet, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Zionist Movement
• Coverage beyond the biblical period that examines the Islamic conquests, the Crusades, and the current struggles between the Israelis and Palestinians

Comprehensive, intriguing, and useful for a myriad of disciplines, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands will deepen every reader's understanding of the bestselling book of all time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141026879
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,452,747
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Hull has taught art history and medieval history at the universities of Manchester and Lancaster.

Andrew Jotischky is senior lecturer in medieval history at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. He is the author of several books on medieval monasticism and the Crusades.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Text and Archaeology 8

Timeline 10

Part I Early History: The Bible Lands Before the Bible 12

From Hunter-Gatherers to Farmers 18

The First Empires of the Middle East 20

The Canaanites 22

The Alphabet 24

Egypt and the Middle East 26

Part II The Old Testament 28

The Wanderings of Abraham 34

The Land of Canaan 36

Conjectured Routes of the Exodus 38

The Hebrew Conquests 40

Jericho 42

Beersheba 44

The Sea Peoples and the Philistines 46

Tribal Divisions in the Age of the Judges 48

The Kingdom of Saul 50

The Kingdom of David 52

The Kingdom of Solomon 54

Old Testament Jerusalem 56

The Temple 58

Tyre and the Phoenicians 60

The Divided Monarchy 62

Megiddo 64

The Assyrian Empire 66

Lachish 68

The Neo-Babylonian Empire 70

Conquests of Cyrus the Great 72

The Hellenistic Kingdoms 74

The Maccabean Revolt 76

Pompey's Eastern Settlement 78

Conquests of Herod the Great 80

Part III The New Testament 82

Palestine during Jesus' Lifetime 88

Jesus in Galilee 90

Jesus in Judea and Jerusalem 92

Bethlehem 94

Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls 96

New Testament Jerusalem 98

St Paul's Missionary Journeys 100

The Apocalypse and Asia Minor 102

The Zealot Revolt 104

The Bar Kokhba Revolt 106

The Beginning of the Diaspora 108

Christianity in the Roman Empire 110

Part IV The Bible Lands After the Bible 112

The Islamic Conquests 118

The Crusader States 120

The Ottoman Empire 122

The Zionist Movement 124

Palestine in the First World War 126

Palestine in the Mandate Period 128

The Establishment of the State of Israel 130

The Arab-Israeli Wars 132

Israel and Palestine 134

Modern Jerusalem136

King Lists 138

Books of the Bible 139

Further Reading 140

Index 141

Acknowledgements 144

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