The Bible tells the story of God meeting real people in a real time and place, yet we rarely take the time to wonder, Why there? Maybe we have a hard time even picturing where there is. To begin to fully understand the Bible, we must understand the geographical settings of Scripture and how each place participates in the biblical story.
With its colorful maps, The Basic Bible Atlas helps us link geography to Bible study so we can understand how place impacted events in the Bible. From Eden to Egypt, from the promised land to Persia, from Bethlehem to the New Jerusalem, The Basic Bible Atlas is a fascinating guide to the land of the Bible. Your Bible study will never be the same.
Anyone else look the maps in your Bible and just think they’re pretty pictures? This is such a great resource because not only does it share multiple maps with us, but labels them with important historical markers and then explains them further in the text. It makes the geography of the Bible more relevant for us by showing and describing what happened and where. Journeys are marked in red so that you’re not just seeing “this is the land they walked” but actually get to see how they walked it. For anyone looking for a deeper look and better understanding of the geography of the Bible I would highly recommend checking this out.
*I received a copy of this book from Baker Books Publishing Group. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.