OXFORD BIBLE ATLAS by Herbert G.-Ed. May
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OXFORD BIBLE ATLAS

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There are so many excellent features in this Oxford Bible Atlas that words are insufficient to describe them; they must be seen to be appreciated. Authoritative and up-to-date, it is a reference book which is its own urgent invitation to read. Geography, history and archaeology all combine, by word, picture and map, to make the Bible story more memorable and alive. Prof. Herbert G. May of Oberlin College, provides an introduction to give the geographical and historical orientation needed for the intelligent use of a Bible Atlas. There are 50 pages of colored maps printed so as to give a three-dimensional effect, with appropriate texts in sight alongside the maps. There are special archaeological maps showing biblical and historical sites not only of Palestine but of the whole Near East. A chapter, ""Archaeology and the Bible"", illustrated by 7 photographs, by R. W. Hamilton, of Oxford, explains what sort of Biblical knowledge may be expected from archaeological sources. A Gazetteer includes all the names on the maps with Bible reference and historical comment. In format not too large, it is easily used and carried about. Bible students and readers, even the browser, will find much here to interest him and arrest his attention.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1962
Publisher: Oxford