This detailed handbook of the Biblical World presents the reader with a review of the ancient world, from the Fourth Millennium BCE up through the Bar Kochba Revolt of 132-135 CE.
It is a detailed backdrop to the Holy Scriptures and reviews all the major Empires and salient events which bear so heavily upon an understanding of the Biblical world. This Handbook—a masterpiece of scholarship—is a concise version of the more extensive Sacred Bridge, but the reader should always keep in mind that events in the north, as in Egypt, often had a decisive effect on biblical history.
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Anson F. Rainey (1930–2011) was Emeritus Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures and Semitic Linguistics at Tel Aviv University. He earned a Masters of Theology in Old Testament and a Ph.D. in Mediterranean Studies, and participated in more than 25 seasons of field excavations. He wrote numerous books and papers, among them the monumental works, Canaanite in the Amarna Tablets (4 vols.) and The Sacred Bridge: Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical World. Teaching History and Historical Geography of Bible Lands: A Syllabus and the update and expansion of The Carta Bible Atlas were his last major contributions to biblical scholarship
R. Steven Notley is Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the New York City campus of Nyack College. A member and former director of The Jerusalem School of Synoptical Research, he is at the cutting edge of modern New Testament research, combining his philological training with an intimate firsthand knowledge of biblical geography. Notley has written and lectured extensively in his subjects of expertise. He is co-author of The Sacred Bridge: Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical World.