Cities of the Biblical World Book

Cities of the Biblical World


  • Author : LaMoine F. DeVries
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006-11-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9781556351204

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Cities of the Biblical World Excerpt :

This text is designed to introduce students of the Bible to the archaeology, geography, and history of many of the important sites of the Old and New Testament worlds. Many of these sites were centers for trade, religion, defense, culture, industry, and government. DeVries details the development of significant sites from villages and towns to cities, based on how the site could meet the essential needs of the people. The availability of water or arable land, proximity to trade routes, and easily defensible terrain were prime factors in determining a city's prominence. This study concentrates on the cities in Mesopotamia, Aram/Syria and Phoenicia, Anatolia, Egypt, and Palestine during the Old Testament period, and Palestine and the provinces of the Roman world during the New Testament period. Special attention is given to the geographical setting of the city, the history of its development, its relevance to the Bible, its distinguishing features, and any significant archaeological discoveries made at the site.

Cities of the Biblical World Book

Cities of the Biblical World


  • Author : LaMoine F. DeVries
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006-11-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9781725217966

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Cities of the Biblical World Excerpt :

This text is designed to introduce students of the Bible to the archaeology, geography, and history of many of the important sites of the Old and New Testament worlds. Many of these sites were centers for trade, religion, defense, culture, industry, and government. DeVries details the development of significant sites from villages and towns to cities, based on how the site could meet the essential needs of the people. The availability of water or arable land, proximity to trade routes, and easily defensible terrain were prime factors in determining a city's prominence. This study concentrates on the cities in Mesopotamia, Aram/Syria and Phoenicia, Anatolia, Egypt, and Palestine during the Old Testament period, and Palestine and the provinces of the Roman world during the New Testament period. Special attention is given to the geographical setting of the city, the history of its development, its relevance to the Bible, its distinguishing features, and any significant archaeological discoveries made at the site.

Fifty Major Cities of the Bible Book

Fifty Major Cities of the Bible


  • Author : John Laughlin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-05-07
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134595327

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Fifty Major Cities of the Bible Excerpt :

From the ruins of the ancient seaside city of Acco, to the small but archaeologically important town of Yokneam, Fifty Major Cities of the Bible provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the ancient cities that played a vital role in the world from which the Bible originated. Not only covering renowned cities such as Jerusalem and Jericho, the book also includes lesser known towns like Aroer, Beth-Zur and Gibeah, which have all provided their own valuable contributions to the way in which we now understand the biblical world. A fascinating, easy-to-follow text, key features include: * the biblical context of each city or town * a summary of its known archeological history * non-biblical references to the site * photographs and illustrations * a concise bibliography for further reading Also provided is a handy reference map to the major archaeological sites in Israel, as well as chronological tables for easy reference. Concise, informative and high accessible, Fifty Major Cities of the Bible is a superb overview of the cities and towns that made up the Biblical world, and an essential resource for students and enthusiasts.

The City in Biblical Perspective Book

The City in Biblical Perspective


  • Author : J.W. Rogerson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317490852

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The City in Biblical Perspective Excerpt :

The city is an ambiguous symbol in the Bible. The founder of the first city is the murderer, Cain. The city of Jerusalem is the place chosen by God, yet is also a place of wrong-doing and injustice. Jesus seems to have largely avoided cities except Jerusalem, where he was crucified. 'The City in Biblical Perspective' examines the archaeological and social background of the urban biblical world and explores the implications of the deliberate ambiguities in the biblical text. The book aims to deepen our understanding of both the biblical and the contemporary city by asking how the Bible's complex understanding of the city can illuminate our own ever more urban time.

Ugarit  Ras Shamra  Book

Ugarit Ras Shamra


  • Author : Adrian Curtis
  • Publisher : Lutterworth Press
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015015320495

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Ugarit Ras Shamra Excerpt :

An account of recent archaeological developments at the biblical site of Ugarit, aimed the general reader, the student and the tourist.

The Cities That Built the Bible Book

The Cities That Built the Bible


  • Author : Dr. Robert Cargill
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-03-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062366757

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The Cities That Built the Bible Excerpt :

For many, the names Bethlehem, Babylon, and Jerusalem are known as the setting for epic stories from the Bible featuring rustic mangers, soaring towers, and wooden crosses. What often gets missed is that these cities are far more than just the setting for the Bible and its characters—they were instrumental to the creation of the Bible as we know it today. Robert Cargill, Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Iowa, is an archeologist, Bible scholar, and host of numerous television documentaries, such as the History Channel series Bible Secrets Revealed. Taking us behind-the-scenes of the Bible, Cargill blends archaeology, biblical history, and personal journey as he explores these cities and their role in the creation of the Bible. He reveals surprising facts such as what the Bible says about the birth of Jesus and how Mary’s Virgin Birth caused problems for the early church. We’ll also see how the God of the Old Testament was influenced by other deities, that there were numerous non-biblical books written about Moses, Jacob, and Jesus in antiquity, and how far more books were left out of the Bible than were let in during the messy, political canonization process. The Cities That Built the Bible is a magnificent tour through fourteen cities: the Phoenicia cities of Tyre, Sidon, and Byblos, Ugarit, Nineveh, Babylon, Megiddo, Athens, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Qumran, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Rome. Along the way, Cargill includes photos of artifacts, dig sites, ruins, and relics, taking readers on a far-reaching journey from the Grotto of the Nativity to the battlegrounds of Megiddo, from the towering Acropolis of Athens to the caves in Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. An exciting adventure through time, The Cities That Built the Bible is a fresh, fascinating exploration that sheds new light on the Bible.

Royal Cities of the Biblical World Book

Royal Cities of the Biblical World


  • Author : Muzeʼon artsot ha-Miḳra (Jerusalem).
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Babylon (Extinct city).
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015037440131

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Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical   Post Biblical Antiquity  Cities Book

Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical Post Biblical Antiquity Cities


  • Author : Edwin M. Yamauchi
  • Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers
  • Release Date : 2022-05-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619704176

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Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical Post Biblical Antiquity Cities Excerpt :

This unique reference article, excerpted from the larger work (Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity), provides background cultural and technical information on the world of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament from 2000 BC to approximately AD 600. Written and edited by a world-class historian and a highly respected biblical scholar, each article addresses cultural, technical, and/or sociological issues of interest to the study of the Scriptures. Contains a high level of scholarship. Information and concepts are explained in detail and are accompanied by bibliographic material for further exploration. Useful for scholars, pastors, teachers, and students—for biblical study, exegesis, or sermon preparation. Possible areas covered include details of domestic life, technology, culture, laws, or religious practices. Each article ranges from 5 to 20 pages in length. For the complete contents of Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity, see ISBN 9781619708617 (4-volume set) or ISBN 9781619701458 (complete in one volume).

City of God  City of Satan Book

City of God City of Satan


  • Author : Robert C. Linthicum
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310877356

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City of God City of Satan Excerpt :

Why is the city a battleground of hostile principalities and powers? What is the mission of the church in the city? How can the church be supported in accomplishing that mission? These are the questions that Robert Linthicum treats in his comprehensive and probing biblical theology of the city. In the Bible the city is depicted both as a dwelling place of God and his people and as a center of power for Satan and his minions. The city is one primary stage on which the drama of salvation is played out. And that is no less the case at the end of this pivotal century as megacities become the focal point of most human activity and aspirations around the world. This is a timely theology of the city that weaves the theological images of the Bible and the social realities of the contemporary world into a revealing tapestry of truths about the urban experience. Its purpose is to define clearly the mission of the church in the midst of the urban realities and to support well the work of the church in the urban world.

Homicide in the Biblical World Book

Homicide in the Biblical World


  • Author : Pamela Barmash
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 0521547733

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Homicide in the Biblical World Excerpt :

Reconstructs biblical law from a variety of texts, analysing legal cases from the Near East.

Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor Book

Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor


  • Author : Mark R. Fairchild
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 1683070526

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Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor Excerpt :

In a region where most artifacts remain in the field, the enormous work of documenting and analyzing the early history of Christianity is open to original research. Often the first scholar to reach isolated communities in remote parts of Turkey who guide his work, Dr. Fairchild has taken over 200,000 photographs capturing the remains of churches and Christian homes in remote locations. This second edition of Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor adds the current research underway on the cities of Priene and Tripolis in western Turkey to Mark Fairchild's work, documenting isolated and previously unstudied sites across eastern Turkey, some that have not been visited in the past 1,400 years. In the first two centuries after Christ, the cradle of the Early Church was in Asia Minor, modern day Turkey, home to Ephesus, Colossae, and all twelve churches addressed in the book of Revelation. The ancient city of Ephesus was the largest city in Asia Minor, where the gospel was first shared in the middle of the first century. Gathering together a wealth of information, original photographs, and detailed maps of the region, Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor describes the progress and perils of the developing Christian community as it struggled to find its way in a hostile world. This volume provides crucial context for the biblical account with historical information gathered from ancient literary sources, archaeological discoveries, and a variety of early Christians, charting the growth and development of the early Christian church as ministry from the community at Ephesus produced Christian congregations throughout Asia Minor.

Atlas of the Biblical World Book

Atlas of the Biblical World


  • Author : Mark Vitalis Hoffman
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506401270

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Atlas of the Biblical World Excerpt :

Based on the latest current scholarship, Atlas of the Biblical World features striking full-color maps and insightful commentary to make the ancient biblical world come alive. The complexities and questions that accompany the responsible study of the ancient world and its intersection with the biblical narrative are addressed through innovative map design and analysis. Sharp commentary that accompanies each map provides factual data, addresses questions of interpretation, and locates the biblical narrative in its wider historical and cultural context, making this particular atlas an ideal introduction for students of biblical studies. The atlas will feature over 60 full-color maps, illuminating commentary, full-color photographs of key historical artifacts, timelines, charts, and an index to the maps and content.

The Biblical World Book

The Biblical World


  • Author : Katharine J. Dell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-07-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1098
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317392552

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The Biblical World Excerpt :

The Biblical World is a comprehensive guide to the contents, historical settings, and social context of the Bible. This new edition is updated with several new chapters as well as a new section on biblical interpretation. Contributions from leading scholars in the field present wide-ranging views not just of biblical materials and their literary and linguistic context, but also of the social institutions, history and archaeology, and religious concepts. New chapters cover topics such as the priesthood and festivals, creation and covenant, ethics, and family life, while a new section on biblical interpretation discusses Jewish and Christian bible translation and key thematic emphases, and modern reader-response and cultural approaches. This revised edition of The Biblical World offers an up-to-date and thorough survey of the Bible and its world, and will continue to be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament and their history and interpretation, as well as anyone working on the societies, religions, and political and cultural institutions that created and influenced these texts.

The Oxford History of the Biblical World Book

The Oxford History of the Biblical World


  • Author : Michael D. Coogan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-06-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199881482

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In this impressive volume, leading scholars offer compelling glimpses into the biblical world, the world in which prophets, poets, sages, and historians created one of our most important texts--the Bible. For more than a century, archaeologists have been unearthing the tombs, temples, texts, and artifacts of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean world. Using new approaches, contemporary scholars have begun to synthesize this material with the biblical traditions. The Oxford History of the Biblical World incorporates the best of this scholarship, and in chronologically ordered chapters presents the reader with a readable and integrated study of the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, and religion of biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity in their larger cultural contexts. The authors also examine such issues as the roles of women, the tensions between urban and rural settings, royal and kinship social structures, and official and popular religions of the region. Understanding the biblical world is a vital part of understanding the Bible. Broad, authoritative, and engaging, The Oxford History of the Biblical World will illuminate for any reader the ancient world from which the Bible emerged.

All the Places in the Bible Book

All the Places in the Bible


  • Author : Richard R. Losch
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 734
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483628264

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All the Places in the Bible Excerpt :

I have been in more than one Bible study class in which someone thought that Paul wrote Thessalonians to the people in a country called Thessalonia and Galatians to the people of the city of Galatia. And to add to their confusion, they had no idea whatsoever where either was located. In my studies of the Bible and Apocrypha, I have discovered that an understanding of the places involved often adds a whole new meaning to the stories and events. In many cases the background, topography, history, and culture of a place either help to make sense of an otherwise rather enigmatic situation, or enrich and flesh out a statement or event.