Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Review: The IVP Concise Atlas of Bible History

The IVP Concise Atlas of Bible History

Book Review

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: IVP Academic (September 27, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0830829288
This book is a wonderful full color, very well laid out easy to read yet highly informative structure. This concise version of the classic IVP Atlas of Bible History packs a punch with:
  • Great photos and Images
  • One hundred maps 
  • A variety of panoramic reconstructions 
  • Multiple site plans
  • Clear chronological charts
  • And much more

This volume contains the latest findings of historians and archaeologists. From the origin of the Bible & Creation all the way through to the beginning of the New Testament Church and spread of early Christianity around AD 337.

The Concise edition benefits from a four-color design with highlight images, maps and charts is a must to any student of biblical geography, history or anyone just interested in knowing more than what the maps at the back of your Bibles shares. Its designed to be read at various education levels so that everyone from teachers to laypeople can understand the mapping of the Bible. This lightweight version will be a welcome addition to any course work at the college or graduate school level and serve as a great companion for personal or group study. 

Paul Lawrence studied Akkadian, Hebrew and Near Eastern archaeology at University of Liverpool. He earned his Ph.D for his work on the relationship of Assyrian generals to the king. He is currently working on Bible translations for SIL International and is the author of The Books of Moses Revisited.