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A recommendation for Bible study

27 Aug

If you’ve been going through the three year Bible reading program with us, then you just finished Joshua.  That’s filled with passages like:”then the boundary turns westward to Aznoth-tabor and goes from there to Hukkok, touching Zebulun at the south and Asher on the west and Judah on the east at the Jordan” (Joshua 19:34). Huh?

Unfortunately, most Bible atlases aren’t much help when it comes to visualizing what the text says.  I came across one of the best when I was in seminary, and I would like to recommend it to you here.  The “Macmillan Bible Atlas” is an invaluable resource when it comes to figuring out the Bible text.  It includes hundreds of maps for both the Old and New Testaments.  Here is an example:

Although I cannot say that the resource will present a conservative understanding of some dates and routes, you can still see why maps like this would be invaluable, especially for Old Testament study!  And the best news is that you can find it used for around $10, and than includes shipping!  Just check out the following links:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0025006053/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all

http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?browse=0&keyword=The+Macmillan+Bible+Atlas+&mtype=B&hs.x=31&hs.y=24&hs=Submit

Of course, if you want the newest and best version, you can spend 5 times that amount!

http://www.amazon.com/Carta-Bible-Atlas-Revised-Expanded/dp/9652208140/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409185462&sr=1-1&keywords=carta+bible+atlas

Happy Bible study!

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Posted by on August 27, 2014 in Devotions

 

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