A Visual Guide to Bible Events: Fascinating Insights into Where They Happened and Why

A Visual Guide to Bible Events: Fascinating Insights into Where They Happened and Why

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Overview

Why did Jesus pick Samaria as the place to announce his messianic identity? Why did God lead Moses and the Israelites to Mount Horeb after they fled from Egypt? Why did the apostle John receive God's revelation on the island of Patmos?

A Visual Guide to Bible Events
illuminates the fascinating connections between Bible events and Bible locations. This beautiful, full-color book is filled with photographs, maps, and easy-to-read commentary. By exploring the relevance of place within biblical stories, this engaging volume brings the Bible alive to modern readers in a way no other book has done before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441213525
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 887,367
File size: 112 MB
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About the Author

James C. Martin (MDiv and DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) founded Bible World Seminars in 1989. He currently offers biblical study travel programs on location in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Greece. Over the past twenty-five years, Martin and his wife, Stacey, have been involved in aerial, land, and museum photography and video filming throughout the Middle East and Europe. Their photos appear in works such as the NIV Archaeological Study Bible, Halley's Bible Handbook, and A Visual Guide to Bible Events, among others.

Over the past twenty-five years, Martin and his wife, Stacey, have been involved in aerial, land, and museum photography and video filming throughout the Middle East and Europe. Their photos appear in works such as the NIV Archaeological Study Bible, Halley's Bible Handbook, and A Visual Guide to Bible Events, among others.


John A. Beck (PhD, Trinity International University) has taught courses in Hebrew and Old Testament for more than twenty-five years, many of those years teaching field studies in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. Beck spends most of his year writing and is a permanent adjunct faculty member at Jerusalem University College in Israel. His books include The Land of Milk and Honey, A Visual Guide to Bible Events, The Baker Book of Bible Maps, Charts, and Time Lines, and The Holy Land for Christian Travelers. Learn more at JohnABeckAuthor.com.

David G. Hansen (PhD, Trinity Theological Seminary) has taught at several institutions of higher education, including the US Army War College, Penn State University, and Trinity Theological College and Seminary. He also served in the US Army for thirty-five years. His current on-site research in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt includes extensive travel and participation in several archaeological excavations. He has published numerous articles and book chapters about biblical geography, history, and military affairs, and is author of In Their Sandals: How His Followers Saw Jesus and coauthor of A Visual Guide to Bible Events.
David G. Hansen (PhD, Trinity Theological Seminary) has taught at several institutions of higher education, including the US Army War College, Penn State University, and Trinity Theological College and Seminary. He also served in the US Army for thirty-five years. His current on-site research in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt includes extensive travel and participation in several archaeological excavations. He has published numerous articles and book chapters about biblical geography, history, and military affairs, and is author of In Their Sandals: How His Followers Saw Jesus and coauthor of A Visual Guide to Bible Events.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Part 1 The Need for Rescue and the Promised Land-Genesis 8

The Temptation in the Garden of Eden 12

Building the Tower at Babel 14

Abram Is Promised the Land of Canaan 16

Abram Heads for Egypt 18

Abram and Lot Separate in Canaan 20

Ahraham's Purchase of Land at Hebron 22

Building Memorials on the Ridge Route 24

Joseph Is Taken to Egypt 26

God Assures Jacob at Beersheba 28

Jacob and Joseph Are Buried in the Promised Land 30

Part 2 The Journey from Egypt to the Promised Land-Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy 32

The Growth and Affliction of the Israelites in Egypt 36

Israelites Escape through the Sea 38

The Lord Sends Moses to Mount Horeb 40

A Discouraging Report: Investigating beyond the Negev and Hill Country 42

Moses Strikes a Rock in the Wilderness of Zin 44

Israelites Denied Passage through Edom 46

Israel Clashes with the Amorites on the Transjordan 48

The Visits of Balaam and Moses to Mount Pisgah 50

Part 3 Conquest and Settlement of Canaan-Joshua, Judges, Ruth 52

Israelites Cross the Jordan River 56

The Lord Brings Down the Walls of Jericho 58

Reading the Blessings and Curses at Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal 60

Rescue of the Hivites at Gibeon 62

Israelite Tribes Are Assigned Territory in the Promised Land 64

Israelites Begin Worshiping Baal in the Promised Land 66

The Lord Defeats Hazor's Army in the Jezreel Valley 68

The Lord Confirms His Authority on a Threshing Floor 70

Samson Fights the Philistines in the Sorek Valley 72

Naomi Moves Back to Bethlehem 74

Part 4 The United Monarchy of Israel-1 and 2 Samuel; 1 Kings 1-11 76

The Ark Travels from Shiloh to Philistine Territory and Beth Shemesh 80

Choosing a King from Benjamin 82

David Kills Goliath in the Elah Valley 84

David Hides Near En Gedi 86

Saul Fights and Dies on Mount Gilboa 88

David Moves from Hebron to Jerusalem 90

Solomon Prays at the Tabernacle in Gibcon 92

Solomon Builds the Temple in Jerusalem 94

The Cost of the Wedding Gift of Gezer 96

Solomon Builds Up Hazor, Megiddo, and Gczcr 98

Part 5 The Divided Kingdom and Assyrian Invasion-1 and 2 Kings, Jonah, Isaiah 100

Rehoboam Travels to Shechem 104

Jeroboam Sets Up Sanctuaries at Dan and Bethel 106

Ahab Builds an Altar to Baal at Samaria 108

A Contest on Mount Carmel 110

Assyria Invades the Northern Kingdom 112

Jonah Resists Going to Nineveh 114

The Lesson of the Song of the Vineyard 116

The Assyrian Siege of Lachish 118

Part 6 The Babylonian Invasion, Exile, and Return to the Promised Land-2 Kings 21-25; Ezra; Esther; Jeremiah; Ezekiel; Daniel; Obadiah 120

Josiah Killed at Megiddo 124

The Babylonians Destroy Jerusalem 126

Life Is Proclaimed for the Dead Sea 128

Israelites Flee to Egypt Again 130

Obadiah Exposes Edom's Pride 132

Rebuilding Jerusalem's Temple 134

Some Jewish Exiles Remain in Persia 136

The Abomination That Causes Desolation at the Temple 138

Part 7 The Birth and Early Years of Jesus-Matthew 1-4; Euke 1-4; John 1 140

The Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem 144

The Angels' Announcement to Shepherds in the Fields 146

The Magi and Herod's Soldiers Descend on Bethlehem 148

The Flight to Egypt 150

At the Age of Twelve Jesus Travels to the Temple 152

Jesus Is Baptized at Bethany on the Other Side of the Jordan 154

Three Temptations in Three Locations 156

Jesus Is Brought Up in Nazareth 158

Part 8 Jesus's Messianic Mission in Samaria, Galilee, and Phoenicia-Matthew 4-18; Luke 4-18; John 1-4 160

Jesus's First Miracle Occurs at Cana of Galilee 164

Jesus Moves to Capernaum 166

Jesus Speaks to a Woman at Jacob's Well 168

Jesus Goes to the Other Side 170

Jesus's Miracles in the Evangelical Triangle 172

Jesus Raises the Widow's Son at Nain 174

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand in a Remote Place 176

Jesus Heals a Canaanite Woman's Daughter near Tyre 178

Jesus Feeds the Four Thou sand in the Decapolis ISO Jesus Takes His Disciples to Caesarea Philippi 182

Jesus Is Transfigured on an Anonymous High Mountain 184

Jesus Heals Ten Lepers on the Road to Dodran 186

Part 9 Jesus's Last Days in and around Jerusalem-Matthew 19-28; Mark 10-16; Luke 18-24; John 11-21 188

Jesus Raises Lazarus in Bethany 192

Jesus Gets on a Donkey at Bethpage 194

Jesus Curses a Fig Tree Near Bethpage on the Road to Jerusalem 198

Jesus Celebrates the Passover in the Upper Room 198

Jesus Prays in Gethsemanc 200

Caiaphas Accuses Jesus of Blasphemy in a Whole Court of the Sanhedrin 202

Caiaphas Blasphemes before Pilate 204

Roman Soldiers Crucify Jesus at Calvary 206

Jesus Is Prepared for Burial and Placed in a Tomb 208

The Resurrected Jesus Meets the Disciples in Galilee 210

Part 10 The Good News Travels from Jerusalem to the World-Acts 212

The Holy Spirit's Outpouring at Pentecost in Jerusalem 216

Teaching and Healing in the Temple Complex 218

Philip Travels to Samaria 220

Philip Speaks to the Ethiopian Eunuch on the Road to Gaza 222

Jesus Encounters Saul of Tarsus on the Road to Damascus 224

Peter Travels to a Centurion's Home in Caesarea Maritima 226

On the First Journey Paid Departs from Antioch of Syria 228

The First Church Council Is Held in Jerusalem 230

On the Second Journey Paul Speaks to the Areopagus in Athens 232

On the Third Journey Paul Raises Eutychus at Troas 234

Part 11 City Letters and Revelation-Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Revelation 236

Paul's Urgent Concern in His Letter to the Galatians 240

Paul's Letter to the Philippians Concerning Citizenship 242

Paul's Rapid Departure Requires Back-to-Back Letters to Thessalonica 244

Paul's Warning to the Church at Corinth about Assimilation 246

Paul Writes to Unify the Jewish and Gentile Believers at Rome 248

Paul Encourages Ephesian Believers to Retain Unity Despite Persecution 250

Paul Responds to Heresy in a Letter to the Colossians 252

John Receives a Revelation on the Island of Patmos 254

Water and Wealth Arc Related to the Church at Laodicea 256

The Final Battle at Armageddon Near Mount Carmel 258

Notes 261

Scripture Index 268

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