The New Moody Atlas of the Bible integrates the geography of Bible lands with the teachings of the Bible. Dr. Beitzel has blended the topographical and historical in 118 full color, detailed, and digitized maps of places like Palestine, the Mediterranean, the Near East, the Sinai, and Turkey. Learn of God's protection and guidance by following Israel's forty-year sojourn in the wilderness, and appreciate the results of the Great Commission to 'teach all nations' by seeing the scope of Paul's three missionary journeys.
All of the graphics are brand new, and every page was substantially rewritten, updated, and expanded to bring you more than one hundred thousand words that provide useful commentary throughout. Superior photography, comprehensive geographic detail, award-winning maps, distinctive theological discussion of geographical matters, and thorough documentation in the form of new indexes and 800+ endnotes set this atlas apart. The New Moody Atlas of the Bible is an invaluable asset to Sunday school and home school teachers, as well as seminary and Bible college students.
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“many of Jesus’ teachings are arguably related to his distinctive geographical surroundings.” (Page 17)
“Eventually, around 1640 b.c. or thereabouts, the Hyksos became strong enough to seize control of almost all Egypt, forming what is known in Egyptian history as Dynasties 15 and 16.” (Page 106)
“It may be useful to observe that, with a few exceptions, the major judges are presented to us in a south-to-north geographical sequence. At the same time, they appear in a deteriorating pattern of personal character.” (Page 136)
“The second conclusion is that the patriarchs must have arrived in Canaan during an era when the land was relatively free from external political control.” (Page 100)
“‘With every step back in time, history becomes more and more geographical until, in the beginning, it is all geography.’” (Page 14)
The Bible describes God who acts in history, in space, and time. The New Moody Atlas of the Bible is the best resource I know to acquaint readers of the Bible with the ‘space’ of God's acts. Beitzel’s writing is interesting and clear, and the maps and illustrations are outstanding. Every reader of the Bible should have this book.
—Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
The New Moody Atlas of the Bible by Barry Beitzel is an astonishingly rich resource for any student of the Bible. It is packed with clear and helpful maps, accurate and readable descriptions of the various lands that play a role in the Bible, and thorough and sensible discussions about debated issues. The reader is provided not only with detailed geographical information, but with a wonderful outline of the story of the Bible.
—Douglas J. Moo, Blanchard Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College
This revision of Barry Beitzel’s earlier volume preserves its strengths while offering numerous improvements: additional maps with improved labeling and graphic features, subject headings, updated discussions of controversial matters, and new material. This useable and practical atlas offers just he right amount of information to enable the reader to comprehend that time and space context is essential to biblical interpretation.
—John N. Oswalt, research professor of Old Testament, Wesley Biblical Seminary