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 1 month 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 8 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 18 months ago by Book Review
This is a delightfully entertaining and instructive book. Well written for 'everyday' education levels. Read morePublished 20 months ago 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
This book was the best purchase! It has been a wonderful, informative resource for my Bible Study. It covers such a wide range of topics that I could find in no other book. Read morePublished on October 6, 2008 by Sandra S. Wenzel