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A trip to the Holy Land is on the bucket list of many Christians. But planning a meaningful trip in a place so filled with significant sites is an imposing task. Most travel guides are not prepared to link the Bible and land in an accurate and meaningful way because they are written for people of all faiths. So how can a Christian traveler prepare a trip that will illuminate God's Word and reveal the Lord's presence?
In The Holy Land for Christian Travelers, John A. Beck provides a guide to the Holy Land for Christians with explanations of the biblical significance of important sites. The entries provide key Scripture references for reflection and a guide to the land that will encourage communion with God and a genuine spiritual experience for travelers as they walk in the footsteps of Jesus. A trip to the Holy Land can be a worship-filled, once-in-a-lifetime spiritual journey. This book puts a biblical scholar and experienced Holy Land guide at the reader's side.
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About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Modern-Day Map of the Holy Land 2
Modern-Day Map of Jerusalem 4
A Brief History of the Land 17
The Geography and Climate of the Promised Land 25
Geographical Zones 25
The Agricultural Year 27
Seasons and Culture 27
Things Travelers Need to Know 39
1 Jerusalem: Walkable Sites in and near the Old City 41
2 Jerusalem and Beyond: Drivable Sites outside the Old City 87
3 Coastal Plain 105
4 Central Mountains South 115
5 Central Mountains Center 159
6 Central Mountains North 177
Maps: The Promised Land in the Time of the Bible 233
Old Testament and New Testament Cities 235
Road Systems in the Promised Land 236
Tribal Divisions 237
The United Kingdom 238
The Divided Kingdom 239
Israel in the Time of the New Testament 240
Galilee in the Time of the New Testament 241
Bible Time Line 243
Index of Locations 247
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Holy Land for Christian Travelers is an unexpected book. What do I mean by that? Well it has unbelievable pictures, pictures that move you when you think “this is where my LORD walked, talked, prayed.” It gives you advise such as what kind of clothes to wear and how to always keep your id and passport on you at all times because you could be stopped at anytime and asked to produce it. You are told where you best not. What special clothing to wear where, there are maps now and in CHRIST’s Day and in Solomon’s Day. There is oh so much more – believe it or not – you need to get this book whether you are going to go there or not if you ask me – I am so glad I have it – I am going to treasure it so very much. I received a copy of the book from the Publisher; all the opinions expressed are my own.
This book was very encourage and inspire with guide us to the land of the Bible that most of the famous place in the world of Christian would like to visit one time in their life. This book was full of information about the history associated with the site and this will guide us around the site to the most important to see, explaining them as necessary and the most important, this guide will build the vital link between the location and what you are seeing and to build to your Bible reading. I recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I received complimentary a copy of this book from Baker Books Bloggers for this review “.