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I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Basic Bible Atlas: A Fascinating Guide to the Land of the Bible by John A. Beck

The Basic Bible Atlas: A Fascinating Guide to the Land of the BibleABOUT THE BOOK

The Bible tells the story of God meeting real people in a real time and place, yet we rarely take the time to wonder, Why there? Maybe we have a hard time even picturing where there is. To begin to fully understand the Bible, we must understand the geographical settings of Scripture and how each place participates in the biblical story.

With its colorful maps, The Basic Bible Atlas helps us link geography to Bible study so we can understand how place impacted events in the Bible. From Eden to Egypt, from the promised land to Persia, from Bethlehem to the New Jerusalem, The Basic Bible Atlas is a fascinating guide to the land of the Bible. Your Bible study will never be the same.


This is a great new book for people longing to know more about the geography of the places that they read about in the Bible. The Basic Bible Atlas has maps to show the geography of the lands mentioned in both the Old Testament and New Testament and these colored maps are both beautiful and very detailed. From the Creation to Paul's missionary journeys, readers are given a glimpse of both the geography and the history of the different eras. I especially like that the travels of Jesus and his disciples are shown in detail and that all of the journeys are shown in red. I also appreciate that there is a Scripture Index.

The Basic Bible Index is perfect for both new and veteran Christians and I highly recommend it. I believe that it would be a wonderful resource for both home and church libraries.

I received a copy of this book from Baker Books Publishing Group. I was not obligated to post a positive review and these are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Dr. John A. Beck is a scholar, educator, and writer with extensive experience in biblical geography. He has a PhD in theology and Old Testament from Trinity International University and is an adjunct faculty member at Jerusalem University College in Israel. 

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like something I'd want to read and use for a resource book!!