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Understanding the Land of the Bible: A Biblical-Theological Guide Paperback – April 1, 1996
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"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 Israel 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
About the Author
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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The second part focuses on towns and cities in certain periods of time and what was taking place during that time.
I don't think I've ever encountered a book quite like this before. A very unique and much needed book to help a Bible student, teacher and pastor understand how a person lived during ancient Bible times. I definitely recommend this book, or a newer version of this (this one was originally copyrighted in 1973, 1978 and the newest one is 1984) if there is one.
The book description implies that the author will explain why these events happened in these specific spots, presumably due to their location or geography. He only really did this for "why did God chose the Levant as the Promised Land?", "Why did David choose Jerusalem as his capital city?", and "Why did Jesus choose Capernaum as his 'home base' for his ministry?"
If you're looking for a quick read or reference guide where you can look up a spot to learn what events happened there, then this book will probably fulfill your need. The only illustrations are some plain, black-and-white maps showing various locations, so another book will serve better if you're looking for a Bible atlas.