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The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas

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Casting the tumultuous history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam against the rich canvas of the Near East, The Biblical World reveals how three great religions emerged from the same cradle. Author Jean-Pierre Isbouts employs a non-denominational perspective and a wide range of sources—from ancient hieroglyphic texts to the latest scientific findings—to place Bible stories in the framework of history. Chronologically arranged chapters detail battles, conquests, tribal migrations, natural calamities, and more, supporting the stories with intriguing archaeological evidence. To locate sites and events, National Geographic cartographers have created fifty all-new maps of stunning quality. Hundreds of photographs and artifacts add visual excitement. Quick-read timelines link events across cultures while illustrated sidebars focus on what life was like during each era: family roles, farming, trade, dress, childbirth, burial customs, and other aspects of daily existence.

The story traces the evolution of Judaism from Abraham to the Unified Kingdom of Israel... chronicles the emergence of Christianity in the context of Greco-Roman civilization... and identifies the unique circumstances that prepared for the rise of Islam. The multi-dimensional approach weighs similarities and differences among the three faiths and follows developments in nearby lands. With a foreword from bestselling author Bruce Chilton and text reviewed by distinguished advisers, The Biblical World offers a carefully researched, balanced view of history and religious tradition. For its scope, beauty, and relevance in today's world, this unparalleled atlas is destined to become a classic.

Product Specifications

Author
Jean-Pierre Isbouts
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Isbouts, Jean-Pierre/ Cilton, Bruce (FRW)
Creator
  • Bruce Chilton
  • Foreword
EAN
9781426201387
EANList
  • 9781426201387
ISBN
1426201389
ItemDimensions
  • 1125 hundredths-inches
  • 940 hundredths-inches
  • 355 Hundredths Pounds
  • 93 hundredths-inches
Label
National Geographic
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
National Geographic
MPN
9781426201387
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
368
PackageDimensions
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  • 1090 hundredths-inches
  • 355 Hundredths Pounds
  • 940 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
9781426201387
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2007-11-06
Publisher
National Geographic
ReleaseDate
2007-11-06
Studio
National Geographic
Title
The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas
isbn-13-20
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