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Bible Atlas

posted by Scot McKnight

BeitzelPic.jpgI will never forget the first time I read the Old Testament’s historical books (Genesis — 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah) cover to cover with a Bible atlas. I was in college and I learned so much. The atlas I used, still standing on a shelf of mine, is not the one I use anymore. The reason is that better ones have been produced.

My favorite one is by a friend and former colleague, Barry Beitzel. He has a lifetime of dedicated geographical study behind him so this new edition of his atlas marks a career of splendid work on behalf of Bible readers: The New Moody Atlas of the Bible
Every pastor and every church library and every serious Bible reader needs an atlas. If you don’t have one, this one works. It has exquisite color pictures, colorful sharp-imaged maps, and all kinds of special discussions.
If you are following Israel through the Judges, or Israel through the Exile, Jesus in the Land of Israel, or the apostles in their journeys, these maps will show you were they are when you are reading the passages in the Bible.
I have one complaint: the notes and indices at the back are only for those who either have much better eyes than do I or for those with a magnifying glass.


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Bob Robinson

posted July 11, 2010 at 2:50 pm


Yep! This is the best there is. I’ve loved it for 20 years, and am excited to see that it has been updated. I’ve given this away as the perfect gift for map lovers and Bible leaders.



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Kenny Johnson

posted July 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm


Can anyone recommend one published by Zondervan? I get a discount through them and would consider picking one up. Thanks.



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Kenny Johnson

posted July 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm


I guess they only have three (at least on their site):
Zondervan Atlas of the Bible
HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History
Zondervan NIV Atlas of the Bible



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Barb

posted July 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm


I do LOVE maps–my dream house has a library AND a map room!



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