This book is a concentrated collection of journal quality insights written at a popular level.
Though written for the layperson, this book is still an excellent resource for the scholar in Bible, ancient Near Eastern studies, or any study of culture.
I am impressed by the large number of high quality, integrated color illustrations and photographs that have been packed into this volume.
Nobody seriously teaching the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible should be without this book. It's the kind of book I hesitate to tell students about because then they'll know the secret... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lawson Stone
Well written with wonderful pictures and illustrations. Thoroughly researched. Used it as a basis for a presentation I gave recently.Published 12 months ago by Judy Paris
If you're interested in just getting a slice of life in ancient times that has no theological agenda, this is a good one to have. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Book Review
This is a delightfully entertaining and instructive book. Well written for 'everyday' education levels. Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by NoOffenceIntended
It's large and lush with pictures; but it's not the typical coffee table book. The information is on a much higher level.
For example, take the subject of literacy. Read more
I wanted to know more about what life was really like in biblical times. There a lot of photos and good descriptions. I wish there were a few drawings of the homes, clothing etc. Read morePublished on November 9, 2012 by P. Widmer
I really enjoyed this book. There is some redundancy from chapter to chapter, but not too bad. The authors use a LOT of Scripture which I really appreciated. Read morePublished on March 10, 2010 by D. Derienzo
This is one of the best, most accessible, resource books I own on Biblical archeology from the Patriarchal Period through the Roman Empire. The illustrations are sublime. Read morePublished on October 15, 2009 by A. Pospichal