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The Collegeville atlas of the Bible offers those with an interest in their historical and religious heritage a guided tour through the Bible. It describes the stories and events of the Bible and places them in their historical and geographical context. Fabulous 3-D cutaways, maps, and ground plans, all based on the latest historical evidence, enhance the comprehensive text and bring the dramatic events of the Old and New Testaments to life in glorious detail.
When the Bible says that Abraham migrated from Ur, Jacob fled to Haran, and Jesus healed and taught in Galilee, many people think of these places as merely names with a semi-legendary status. But with recent archaeology, sites such as Jericho, Hazor, Megiddo, and Masada are now living monuments to the dramatic action described in the Bible. The Collegeville atlas of the Bible illustrates the most important of these sites, while capturing the atmosphere of biblical times with graphic reconstructions, and photographs of archeological remains and biblical artifacts.
The Collegeville atlas of the Bible begins with the events of Genesis and follows the sequence of the biblical books, ending with Revelation. The main text gives succinct outlines of biblical stories and explains points of theology. Special features, such as The making of the Psalms" and *Modern Bedouin Encampments, - shed fascinating light on a variety of topics.
Central to The Collegeville atlas of the Bible is its use of 50 maps (route maps, ground plans, and locators) to detail biblical territories and routes, and to pinpoint the locations of important events. In the Old Testament, for example, a Mesopotamian ziggurat will show how the Tower of Babel might have looked, while Solomon's Temple is shown in al its magnificence. In the New Testament, the city of Jerusalem and the siege of Masada are among the visual panoramas presented. In addition, feature map spreads show major journeys and empires, and location shots add their own authentic vistas.
Specially-commissioned reconstructions and beautifully illustrated reflective page spreads build on this foundation to add contextual information to the discussion of biblical stories. Additionally, 300 superb full-color photographs take the reader to the Holy Land as it is today in order to better understand how it was in biblical times.
The Collegeville atlas of the Bible is divided into two main sections corresponding to the Bible itself:
The Old Testament
The New Testament
"The Atlas is a great resource and anyone interested in better understanding Scripture or introducing it to a child should get this book."
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Descrizione libro Liturgical Press, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110814627021
Descrizione libro Liturgical Press, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0814627021
Descrizione libro Liturgical Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0814627021 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0495762
Descrizione libro Spring Arbor Distributors, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0814627021
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808146270201.0