Logos Bible Software
Sign In
Products>Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography of Biblical History

Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography of Biblical History

, 1998
ISBN: 9781430080497
Logos Editions are fully connected to your library and Bible study tools.


Digital list price: $26.99
Save $6.00 (22%)


The Holman Bible Atlas illuminates the Bible for a whole new generation of students and teachers by introducing them to the physical, cultural, and historical settings of the biblical narrative. Integrating insights from physical and historical geography, archaeology, ancient historical sources, and the Bible itself, the Holman Bible Atlas presents 132 newly designed full color maps complete with specific biblical texts to assist teachers and students alike in understanding. Beginning with the physical geography of the ancient Near East and Palestine, the Holman Bible Atlas illuminates various periods of biblical history by outlining eras from the Patriarchs through the Christian era and Constantine.

Resource Experts
  • Discussion of great empires influential to the ancient Near East—Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, Persia, Greece, and Rome
  • Insight on Israel’s neighboring people groups—the Aramaeans, Moabites, Edomites, Amorites, and Phoenicians
  • Discussion of road systems, economic life, and the recovery of ancient societies by archaeologists

Top Highlights

“The gospel story begins ‘In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus’ (Luke 2:1). These familiar words link the New Testament era with the most powerful state the ancient world ever produced. The Roman Empire provided the historical setting for all New Testament events and created the conditions necessary for the spread of the gospel. The Roman Peace (Pax Romana) established by Augustus ended centuries of bitter conflict and established safe borders within which Roman law governed. Travel and commerce flowed freely throughout the vast empire. In some sense, the political and cultural dominance of Rome over the Mediterranean basin was part of the ‘fulness of the time’ (Gal. 4:4 KJV) God prepared for His supreme revelation through His Son.” (Page 190)

“The emergence of powerful and enduring civilizations in Egypt and Mesopotamia gave strategic importance to Palestine. Palestine was a ‘land bridge’ linking the two great cultural centers. The major international route, the International Coastal Highway, crossed portions of Palestine. This geographical fact is crucial to the history of Palestine. As part of the corridor connecting Egypt and Mesopotamia, Palestine possessed a strategic importance far greater than its size or relatively few resources might suggest. Palestine sat astride the vital economic and military arteries of the Near East. Historically, this meant two things: (1) the people living in Palestine felt the imprint of many cultures, and (2) the major powers sought control of this small land.” (Page 4)

  • Title: Holman Bible Atlas
  • Author: Thomas V. Brisco
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 297

Dr. Brisco came to Logsdon from Baylor University where he taught in the Department of Religion. Prior to that, Dr. Brisco taught for 21 years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, serving also as the Associate Dean for the Doctor of Philosophy Program. Dr. Brisco specializes in ancient near eastern history and archaeology particularly as these subjects relate to the historical, cultural, and geographical setting of the Bible. His archaeological field experience includes work at Tel Aphek and Tel Batash in Israel. He has contributed articles to a number of periodicals and reference works and is the editor of the Holman Bible Atlas, a volume that received the Gold Medallion Book Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association in 1998. An ordained minister with pastoral experience, Dr. Brisco has served as interim pastor in over 20 churches in Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, and Switzerland.


5 ratings

Sign in with your Faithlife account

  1. Blake



    I like the book, honestly. There is good information and it is well written. I have both the book and digital copy. I do have problems with this purchase and I recommend you not buy it. First, I have issues with the resource loading on my mobile device which I use quite often. I have tried everything. It worked at first, but now just does not load/display. I may issue a technical request to figure it out. Second, and this is a gripe with many folks (there is a thread in the forum in fact): The map files are low resolution. Logos claims that this is what the publisher sent them. I know that other version of digital software also have this same issue. Logos is compelled to provide the buyer a more usable high resolution of the maps, we pay full price for the digital copy and I expect a map that I can zoom in and not become crud. Its that bad which is a shame because the book itself and printed maps are outstanding and useful. What a shame. 3 stars for the digital copy and 5 stars for the book.
  2. Darwin Te

    Darwin Te


  3. Jay



    Any plan on releasing 2014 version? This was a required textbook at my school.
  4. Bobby D. Gayton

    Bobby D. Gayton


    Is Logos going to offer the newest Baker's Bible Atlas by Charles F. Pfieffer? I need it for a class that I am teaching at a School of Preaching and Biblical Studies.
  5. Katelyn M

    Katelyn M


  6. Collin A Barth
  7. Johann



    This is a great resource for me. I'm a very visual person and it helps me to know how Biblical places relate to each other on a map with a description of the political issues and notes on archeological evidence that supports the Biblical record. One more note: I find viewing the graphics in Logos hard, which is more of a comment on the Logos system than the Atlas. But you can save the image to your computer and open it in another program if you need to see the details better. I hope Logos finds a way to display graphics better.


Digital list price: $26.99
Save $6.00 (22%)