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This aim of this impressive work for the general reader is to explain and illuminate the geography and history of the Holy Land and the Middle East. Joseph L Gardner is listed as editor, Richard L Berenson as art editor and Zahava Feldman as copy editor. The engaging text is enhanced by beautiful illustrations, plenty of photographs and of course, many maps of Israel, the Middle East and the Mediterranean Area.

The introduction provides a set of special features that serves as an illustrated guide, including chapters on the people, animals and plants of the Bible, weights, measures & currencies, and the history of the Bible. The chapter titled The Holy Land In Maps contains ancient maps and illustrations, Digging Up The Past has photographs of excavations, Land Of The Bible provides topographical maps whilst Views Of The Holy Land contains breathtaking photographs of the land. The intro concludes with 2 double-page spread maps of the land from north to south: Biblical Sites In the Holy Land.

The main body of the book, titled Historical Atlas Of Biblical Times, opens with NASA satellite photographs and then follows the historical narrative with a wealth of maps, photographs and illustrations.

Here is an abbreviated list of some of the 47 chapter titles:
World Of The Patriarchs
Abraham In The Land Of Canaan
Isaac, Jacob And Joseph
The Exodus
Struggles Of The Judges
David The King
Solomon's Empire
David And Solomon's Jerusalem
Divided Monarchy
The Prophet Elijah
The Fall Of Israel
Exile In Babylonia
Alexander The Great
Ptolemies Versus Seleucids
Maccabees
The Coming Of The Romans
Herod The Great
Birth Of Jesus
Jesus In Galilee
Early Spread Of The Gospel
Paul's Missionary Journeys
The Spread Of Christianity

The third part is a reference tool: Gazetteer Of The Bible World which lists about 900 place names with biblical citations and cross-references to the aforementioned large maps on pp. 44 - 47. This masterpiece of a book concludes with a chronology of bible times, a select bibliography, a key to biblical quotations used in the volume, picture credits and an index.
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on 16 May 2015
A Reader's Digest book is always a good book.The many maps illustrate the history of Israel.I decided for reading commentaries for the old Testament and for the New Testament ,after looking into the book.
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on 23 February 2014
This was in excellent condition when it arrived, well packaged with prompt delivery. It's a great resource. I'm using it in my Sunday school class.
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on 26 September 2015
an oldie but goody, just what I wanted thank you.
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on 23 November 2014
Excellent product.
Excellent service.
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on 22 April 2015
A good solid outline of the theme.
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on 30 January 1998
A valuable addendum to general reference. Excellently presented, as with most Readers Digest products. The ideal companion book to this is the wonderful "THE Autobiography of Jesus of Nazareth and the Missing Years" by Richard G. Patton. Readers digest shows you where the Master walked, Patton shows you exactly who left the footprints!
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