Bible Study Reference Gen
Bible charts, maps, and timelines enrich our understanding of God's Word and support effective Bible teaching, but clear and reliable information is difficult to find. To put this information into the hands of teachers and students of the Bible, The Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Timelines provides full-color pages of reproducible material based on the most up-to-date biblical scholarship.
This accurate and easy-to-understand reference book of full-color, reproducible charts and maps presents essential information about the Bible in a concise, visual way to support the study of God's Word.
Archaeologist Eric H. Cline here offers a complete overview of this exciting field. He discusses the early pioneers, such as Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie and William Foxwell Albright, the origins of biblical archaeology as a discipline, and the major controversies that first prompted explorers to go in search of objects and sites that would "prove" the Bible. He then surveys some of the most well-known biblical archaeologists, including Kathleen Kenyon and Yigael Yadin, the sites that are essential sources of knowledge for biblical archaeology, such as Hazor, Megiddo, Gezer, Lachish, Masada, and Jerusalem, and some of the most important discoveries that have been made, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Mesha Inscription, and the Tel Dan Stele. Subsequent chapters examine additional archaeological finds that shed further light on the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, the issue of potential frauds and forgeries, including the James Ossuary and the Jehoash Tablet, and future prospects of the field.
Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction captures the sense of excitement and importance that surrounds not only the past history of the field but also the present and the future, with fascinating new discoveries made each and every season.
About the Series Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
Which Bible character is mentioned the most times in the Scripture? Who were the judges of Israel--and what did they do? What does the feast of Purim celebrate? What other religions were practiced in Bible times? What does the name David mean?
Answers to all these fascinating questions and many more are found in this fascinating resource. With tables of parables, miracles, Jesus' ministry and Paul's life--to mention a few-- this book will prove invaluable to pastors or any student of the Word.