The Basic Bible Atlas: A Fascinating Guide to the Land of the Bible – John A. Beck

One of the major themes of the entire Bible is land. We each have a place. Everyone in the Bible had a place. But what was this like for them? I believe this is why this little book is so crucial to read, not to mention fun as you discover new things about the land and environment of both Old and New Testament times.

Beck not only gives us a lot of maps and visuals, but he also walks through the whole Bible. It is basically a short survey of the Bible that draws us into its story. This is a major bonus of the guide. So often, you think of an atlas as merely a collection of images, but this reads like a normal book, with the added illustrations that bring the Bible visually to life. It focuses on the theology and purpose of land and place in God’s plan of redemption. It begins in the Garden of Eden, follows the age of the patriarchs and the history of Israel as a nation to the exile, Israel and Jerusalem during the life of Jesus, and ends with John on the Island of Patmos.

I’d recommend this resource to anyone! It has been such a great tool to have around, especially during Bible study when you want to discover a little more about that specific time.

*This book was graciously provided by BakerBooks in exchange for an honest review.

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