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Understanding the Land of the Bible

Format: Digital
, 1996
ISBN: 0875523994


Surveys the mountains, plains, valleys, rivers, and cities of Scripture and their significance for our understanding of biblical history and redemption.

Part introduction, part survey, and part atlas, Understanding the Land of the Bible provides a valuable survey of the land of the Bible and its theological relevance for exegesis, interpretation, and the flow of Scripture.

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Key Features

  • Examines the geography of the Bible lands across multiple historical periods
  • Thoughful analysis of varying Christian views of Israel throughout history
  • Practical organization


  • Part One: An Overview of the Land
    • The Land as a Whole
    • The Land from West to East
    • The Land from South to North
  • Part Two: Specifics of the Land
    • Mountains and Rivers
    • Climate and Vegetation
    • Towns and Cities in the Days of the Patriarchs
    • Towns and Cities During the Conquest and the Period of the Judges
    • Towns and Cities During the United and Divided Monarchies
    • The Land of the Bible in the Age of the New Covenant
  • Part Three: Contrasting Perspectives on the Land
    • Five Perspectives on the Land

Praise for the Print Edition

Understanding the Land of the Bible, written by one of the finest, most trustworthy scholars of the Old Testament living today, is the best short introduction to the subject of which I am aware. . . . exactly what pastors, seminarians, and Bible college students have long been looking for.

—Robert L. Reymond

. . . a much needed tool for digging into the Bible. Robertson shows that the study of geography is not drudgery in a dusty desert but a refreshing oasis of theological insight.

—Mark D. Futato

Understanding the Land of the Bible is a guide to biblical Isreal and much more. It not only informs the reader about the cities, rivers, mountains, and climate of the land, but it does so while insightfully pointing out their biblical-theological significance. Find out about the setting for God’s great redemptive acts.

—Tremper Longman III

Product Details

About O. Palmer Robertson

O. Palmer Robertson (ThM, ThD, Union Theological Seminary, Virginia) is director and principal of African Bible College, Uganda. He previously taught at Reformed, Westminster, Covenant, and Knox Seminaries.

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