The Cities That Built the Bible


Author: Dr. Robert Cargill
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062366750
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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For many, the names Bethlehem, Babylon, and Jerusalem are known as the setting for epic stories from the Bible featuring rustic mangers, soaring towers, and wooden crosses. What often gets missed is that these cities are far more than just the setting for the Bible and its characters—they were instrumental to the creation of the Bible as we know it today. Robert Cargill, Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Iowa, is an archeologist, Bible scholar, and host of numerous television documentaries, such as the History Channel series Bible Secrets Revealed. Taking us behind-the-scenes of the Bible, Cargill blends archaeology, biblical history, and personal journey as he explores these cities and their role in the creation of the Bible. He reveals surprising facts such as what the Bible says about the birth of Jesus and how Mary’s Virgin Birth caused problems for the early church. We’ll also see how the God of the Old Testament was influenced by other deities, that there were numerous non-biblical books written about Moses, Jacob, and Jesus in antiquity, and how far more books were left out of the Bible than were let in during the messy, political canonization process. The Cities That Built the Bible is a magnificent tour through fourteen cities: the Phoenicia cities of Tyre, Sidon, and Byblos, Ugarit, Nineveh, Babylon, Megiddo, Athens, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Qumran, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Rome. Along the way, Cargill includes photos of artifacts, dig sites, ruins, and relics, taking readers on a far-reaching journey from the Grotto of the Nativity to the battlegrounds of Megiddo, from the towering Acropolis of Athens to the caves in Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. An exciting adventure through time, The Cities That Built the Bible is a fresh, fascinating exploration that sheds new light on the Bible.

Fifty Major Cities of the Bible


Author: John Laughlin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134595328
Category: Reference
Page: 264
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From the ruins of the ancient seaside city of Acco, to the small but archaeologically important town of Yokneam, Fifty Major Cities of the Bible provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the ancient cities that played a vital role in the world from which the Bible originated. Not only covering renowned cities such as Jerusalem and Jericho, the book also includes lesser known towns like Aroer, Beth-Zur and Gibeah, which have all provided their own valuable contributions to the way in which we now understand the biblical world. A fascinating, easy-to-follow text, key features include: * the biblical context of each city or town * a summary of its known archeological history * non-biblical references to the site * photographs and illustrations * a concise bibliography for further reading Also provided is a handy reference map to the major archaeological sites in Israel, as well as chronological tables for easy reference. Concise, informative and high accessible, Fifty Major Cities of the Bible is a superb overview of the cities and towns that made up the Biblical world, and an essential resource for students and enthusiasts.

Cities of the Biblical World

An Introduction to the Archaeology, Geography, and History of Biblical Sites
Author: LaMoine F. DeVries
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1556351208
Category: Religion
Page: 420
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This text is designed to introduce students of the Bible to the archaeology, geography, and history of many of the important sites of the Old and New Testament worlds. Many of these sites were centers for trade, religion, defense, culture, industry, and government. DeVries details the development of significant sites from villages and towns to cities, based on how the site could meet the essential needs of the people. The availability of water or arable land, proximity to trade routes, and easily defensible terrain were prime factors in determining a city's prominence. This study concentrates on the cities in Mesopotamia, Aram/Syria and Phoenicia, Anatolia, Egypt, and Palestine during the Old Testament period, and Palestine and the provinces of the Roman world during the New Testament period. Special attention is given to the geographical setting of the city, the history of its development, its relevance to the Bible, its distinguishing features, and any significant archaeological discoveries made at the site.

Royal Cities of the Biblical World


Author: Joan Goodnick Westenholz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Babylon (Extinct city)
Page: 334
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Royal Cities of the Biblical World was published as a catalogue to accompany the exhibition "Jerusalem-A Capital for All times, Royal Cities of the biblical World" at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, from 17.1 to 31.12.1996. This major exhibition explored the role, design and function of eight capitals of the ancient Near East. This catalogue includes 15 articles concerning the nature of the ancient capitals of Ur, Hattu sa, Akhetaten, Tanis, Nineveh, Babylon, Susa and Jerusalem by leading scholars of international renown.

The City in Ancient Israel


Author: Volkmar Fritz
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781850754770
Category: Religion
Page: 197
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Fritz traces not only the location, layout, size, architecture, building materials and water provision of Israelite cities, but also their economics and the social organization of their inhabitants, their everyday life, administration and culture. He traces the history of urban life in the southern Levant from about 3000 BCE to the end of the biblical period. This comprehensive, informative and entertaining account is illustrated throughout with concrete examples taken from the latest archaeological research, illustrated with numerous maps and plans.

The Bible


Author: Old Testament
Publisher: "Издательство ""Проспект"""
ISBN: 539203375X
Category: Religion
Page: 1065
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The Bible (from Greek τὰ βιβλία ta biblia "the books") is the collections of the primary religious texts of Judaism and Christianity. There is no common version of the Bible, as the individual books (Biblical canon), their contents and their order vary among denominations. Mainstream Judaism divides the Tanakh into 24 books, while a minority stream of Judaism, the Samaritans, accepts only five. The 24 texts of the Hebrew Bible are divided into 39 books in Christian Old Testaments, and complete Christian Bibles range from the 66 books of the Protestant canon to the 81 books in the Ethiopian Orthodox Bible, to the 84 books of the Eastern Orthodox Bible.

Genesis


Author: Hermann Gunkel
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525516517
Category: Bible
Page: 527
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The One Year Bible TLB


Author: N.A
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414376421
Category: Bibles
Page: 1200
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The One Year Bible helps you read the entire Bible in one year in as little as 15 minutes a day. The One Year Bible guides readers through God's Word with daily readings from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs.

Reconnecting the Church

Finding Our Place in Complex Culture
Author: J. Timothy Kauffman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450087205
Category: Religion
Page: 234
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Reconnecting the Church is offered as a practical guide to assist pastors and laypeople in understanding the city, engaging, and serving the local community in which the church is located. The book’s purpose is to come along side the local church that wishes to reconnect to its local community, and offer practical ways to accomplish that task. There are 25 chapters each of which describes briefly an aspect of life in the city. At the end of each chapter are practical action/reflection projects. These projects are designed to give the reader first-hand experience of their church’s immediate neighborhood. They are specific tasks, most of which will be done outside the church. Each action is described, and guidance is given for reflection after each project.

Incredible Mysteries of the Bible

A Visual Exploration
Author: Stephen M. Miller
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310866340
Category: Religion
Page: 96
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Where was the garden of Eden?What happened to the ark of the covenant?What is the unforgivable sin Jesus spoke of?If you’ve ever wondered about these or other questions while reading the Bible, then this is the book for you. Here is a fascinating look at some of the most perplexing mysteries found in the pages of the Bible. Drawing from the latest research in both archaeology and biblical studies, Incredible Mysteries of the Bible sheds fascinating and helpful light on fifty topics. Each article is accompanied by beautiful full-color images and helpful sidebars.Whether you read the book cover to cover or dip in and out at your leisure, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the world and message of the Bible. So grab your sleuthing hat and dig in!

The Uttermost Part of the Earth

A Guide to Places in the Bible
Author: Richard R. Losch
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802828057
Category: Religion
Page: 260
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Losch provides brief summaries of 76 towns, cities, and empires of importance in the Bible or the ancient world. He includes locations from both the Old and New Testaments, as well as places that are not mentioned in the Bible, but still influenced the world of those who lived in biblical times.

The Holy Bible

Containing the Old and New Covenant, Commonly Called the Old and New Testament
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: N.A
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NKJV, The NKJV Study Bible, eBook

Second Edition
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418587389
Category: Bibles
Page: 2368
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The NKJV Study Bible, Second Edition is the most comprehensive study Bible available! It has the most complete study system for pastors, teachers, or students who desire accurate study in God's Word. Using the trusted New King James Version, The NKJV Study Bible has "the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor." Thomas Nelson's skilled team of scholars has produced the study system to reach for when accurate study in God's Word is the goal. Features include: More than 15,000 verse-by-verse study notes 150 Bible times and culture notes 114 articles on key Bible doctrines 350 word studies with Strong's numbers "Christ in the Scriptures" feature Topical index Deluxe Nelson concordance Full-color maps Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles NKJV Study Bibles sold to date: More than 1.3 million The New King James Version® - More than 60 million copies sold

A History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30 (Routledge Revivals)

Vol. V: Egypt under Rameses the Great
Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135084505
Category: History
Page: 240
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Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum’s department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects, Budge was hugely successful in collecting papyri, statues and other artefacts for the trustees of the British Museum: numbering into the thousands and of great cultural and historical significance. Budge published well over 100 monographs, which shaped the development of future scholarship and are still of great academic value today, dealing with subjects such as Egyptian religion, history and literature. This volume, first published in 1902, is the fifth of eight volumes by Budge dealing with different periods in the history of Egypt. The narrative begins with the reign of Rameses I, the first king of the XIXth Dynasty, and ends with the rule of Rameses XII. It covers the principal events which took place between the years 1400 and 1130 B.C., including the Hebrew exodus. Budge explores this rich and important period of Egyptian history in a classic work of great value to those interested in Egyptology and archaeology.

NIrV, The Holy Bible for ESL Readers, eBook


Author: Zonderkidz,
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310729858
Category: Bibles
Page: 1024
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This Bible is perfect for ESL readers. The New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) is a true translation of the entire Bible that was adapted with care from the bestselling New International Version (NIV). The NIrV is written at a third grade reading level and uses short sentences and simple words. This Bible is perfect for those learning to read English. Features include: • The complete New International Reader’s Version • Presentation page for personalization and gift giving • Bible dictionary to help with unfamiliar words • “Three Ways to Read the Bible” – Explains how to read the Bible by story, subject, or person • “About the Bible” – Describes how the Bible was written and how it came to us • “Life in New Testament Times” – Describes what life was like when Jesus was on earth • “The ABCs of Salvation” – Helps explain the way of salvation

The Apologetics Study Bible


Author: Ted Cabal
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433600900
Category: Bibles
Page: 2048
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The Apologetics Study Bible will help today's Christian better understand, defend and proclaim their beliefs in this age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. More than one-hundred key questions and articles placed throughout the volume about faith and science prompt a rewarding study experience at every reading. Highlights of this new thinking person’s edition of God’s Word include the full text of the popular Holman CSB® translation, an introduction to each Bible book focusing on its inherent elements of apologetics, and profiles of historic Christian apologists from Justin Martyr to C.S. Lewis. Also featured are valuable contributions from a who’s-who of modern apologists such as Chuck Colson, Norm Geisler, Hank Hanegraaff, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, Ravi Zacharias, and many more. • The best apologetics thinkers of our day in one resource• The study Bible for customers asking the really hard questions about their faith• No other study Bible has the depth of resources that address the hard questions of faith and life• Serious help for Christians of all types• Tears down the obstacles to belief• Shows why the Bible is trustworthy• Allows Christians to dig into false teachings to see why they’re false• Will strengthen the church and give confidence to those who share their faith• Will better equip church leaders THE BEST APOLOGETICS THINKERS OF OUR DAY IN ONE RESOURCE (100+ CHRISTIAN APOLOGISTS):- Ted Cabal- Lee Strobel - Chuck Colson- Paul Copan- Norm Geisler- Hank Hanegraaff- Josh McDowell- Albert Mohler- J.P. Moreland- Ravi Zacharias- and many more Features MORE THAN 100 FEATURED ARTICLES IN CATEGORIES SUCH AS• Ethics• Interpreting the Bible in Light of Science• The Impact of Archaeology and History on Our Understanding the Bible• The Bible in Light of Theology• Christian Faith and Non-Christian Belief Systems• Christian Faith and Philosophy• Featured study notes that explain alleged “problem” passages in the Bible• 50 sidebars (Twisted Scripture) focusing on Bible passages misused by cults• Index of special articles for quick and easy access• Book introductions with special emphasis on anything of an apologetics nature• Profiles of key Christian apologists - Anselm - Athanasius - Augustine - Joseph Butler - C.S. Lewis - Irenaeus - Justin Martyr - Origen - William Paley - Blaise Pascal• End of verse Scripture references• Presentation page• Plan of Salvation• Two-column Bible text setting• Topical subheads• Translation footnotes• Holman CSB® bullet notes• Introduction to the Holman CSB®