bible atlas

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The Basic Bible Atlas by John A. Beck is subtitled "A Fascinating Guide to the Land of the Bible." This book truly IS fascinating. Beck brings the geography of the Bible to life and makes it interesting to the reader.


The Basic Bible Atlas is divided in to two parts: Introduction to Geography and Putting the Story In Its Place. Beck says that if you are just getting started with Biblical geography that this book is a good place to begin because "it focuses on the basics and the big picture." In the second part, Beck moves from the story in Genesis at the beginning of the Bible right through to Revelation. He hopes that by the end of the book that the reader will know the lands of the Bible better as well as how geography helped shape the Bible.


I like The Basic Bible Atlas a lot. Other than the maps at the back of a Bible, I've never really studied the geography of the Bible times. I found this quite interesting. Beck also writes interesting narratives to go along with the maps so it does really help the reader to visualize what the times were like. Everything is based on Scripture and he references the verses he uses in the back of the book. I think this is an interesting book--whether you just look up what you are studying or you decide to read it straight through because you like Bible geography. I would encourage everyone to get a copy of The Basic Bible Atlas for the whole family to use in your home library.


I received a copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group. All opinions within this review are my own.


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