Historical Atlas of the Holy Lands

Historical Atlas of the Holy Lands

by Karen Farrington

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Overview

Nowhere in the world has a more tumultuous history than the Holy Land, that troubled bridge of land that links Asia, Africa and Europe. Today we are used to watching TV news reports covering the region's modern-day conflicts. It is scant consolation to know that equally world-shaping battles were being fought there thousands of years ago. These lands have always been a crossroads of peoples and the stage for a clash of cultures, and the region has bred more than its fair share of heroes, villains, invaders, saints and zealots. Their exploits were woven into a series of religious books chronicling the history of the region that later became known as The Bible. Whatever one's religious beliefs, the Bible contains a wealth of historical fact and an insight into the contemporary culture of the region. This book investigates the background of the Bible, not only re-telling the classic stories but looking at the latest archeological evidence to provide a thoroughly up-to-date account.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816052196
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/15/2002
Series: Historical Atlas Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 11.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

KAREN FARRINGTON is an ex-Fleet Street journalist who worked for several years at London's Old Bailey. She became a fulltime author in 1987 and has contributed to numerous publications on military history. Her published works include, 'Witness to World War II', 'The History of Religion' and 'Natural Disasters'.

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Chapter 1The Bible Explored8
Peoples of the Holy Lands10
Communicating the Word12
Biblical Archaeology: Faith or Fact?14
Chapter 2Epic Bible Journeys16
Abraham, Father of Faith18
Isaac, Jacob, and the Founding of Bethel20
Joseph, the Dream Prophet...22
...and Figure of Legend24
Moses, the Early Years26
Mount Sinai28
Joshua and the Promised Land30
Chapter 3Israel: Glory and Disaster32
Saul and David34
Solomon36
Two Kingdoms38
Into exile40
The Hasmonean Dynasty42
Chapter 4Key Biblical Cities44
1.Jerusalem46
2.Damascus56
3.Ur of the Chaldees60
4.Jericho64
Chapter 5Israel Gazetteer68
5.Acre70
6.Galilee and Tiberias72
7.Megiddo74
8.Nazareth76
9.The Rock of Masada78
10.Lachish80
11.Hazor82
12.Beersheba and Dan84
13.Caesarea86
14.Capernaum88
Chapter 6Lebanon Gazetteer90
15.Sidon92
16.Tyre94
17.Baalbek96
The Phoenicians98
Chapter 7West Bank Gazetteer100
18.Gaza102
19.Shechem104
20.Bethlehem106
21.Hebron108
22.Samaria110
Chapter 8Jordan Gazetteer112
23.Qumran: The Dead Sea Scrolls114
24.Mount Nebo116
25.Petra of Edom and Nabataea118
Chapter 9Syria Gazetteer120
26.Mari122
27.Ebla, Tall Mardikh124
28.Ugarit126
29.Aleppo128
Chapter 10Egypt and the Hebrews130
30.Giza: Symbol of Power132
31.Valley of the Kings134
32.Alexandria136
33.Cities of Ramesses138
Chapter 11Iraq Gazetteer140
34.Babylon142
35.The Garden of Eden144
Assyrian Art146
Assyrian Kings148
36.Nineveh, Nimrud, Khorsabad150
Chapter 12Turkey Gazetteer152
37.Antioch154
38.Tarsus156
39.Ephesus158
40.Mount Ararat and Noah's Ark160
Chapter 13Greece Gazetteer162
41.Patmos, the Prison Island164
42.Thessalonika166
43.Corinth168
44.Athens, City of Gods170
45.Olympia, Spirit of the Body172
Chapter 14Italy174
Rome in St. Peter's Time176
Fire and Martyrs178
St. Peter's Basilica180
Chapter 15The Holy Lands Today182
Conclusion and Chronology188
Glossary190
Index191

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