This is neither a picture book nor an atlas of the Bible and the Bible lands. Nor is it a study of what archaeology has revealed of Biblical times and Biblical history. But it is something of each of these in a new approach to the Old Testament in the light of archaeological research, and a juxtaposition of photographs by Michael Audrain, a running commentary by the author, lecturer for six years at the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise at Jerusalem, and direct quotations from the Old Testament, selected with a view to pregnant moments in Jewish history. The theme of the religious massage comes through- though much of the interest is directed to reflecting successive stages in the life of the people. Viewed as history the Bible records exodus, exile, disaster, but always a sustaining faith and enthusiasm for what lies ahead. here are landmarks on the way.