Carta's New Century Handbook and Atlas of the Bible

by Anson F. Rainey / R. Stephen Notley


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Retail: $60.00
Size: 9 x 12 inches
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Pub Date: 2007
ISBN: 9789652207036
ISBN-13: 9789652207036
Item Number: 207036
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Carta’s New Century Handbook and Atlas of the Bible, a concise version of The Sacred Bridge: Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical World, is meant for use by all those who have a love for biblical history. The book presents the reader with a review of the ancient world, from the Fourth Millennium BCE up through the Bar Kochba Revolt of 132-135 CE. The book is the first atlas to adopt the modern approach to the study of the Levant as a geographical and historical entity. It has an up-to-date depiction of Biblical history and geography by way of the ancient sources. The book’s refreshing insights serve to define geographical terms used in the Bible, and the authors offer reasoned proposals for the identification and location of the Old Testament, New Testament, and Second Temple sites. New Testament geography, especially that of the Gospels, is interpreted in light of new understanding from discoveries such as the Dead Sea Scrolls. A masterpiece of scholarship, Carta’s New Century Handbook and Atlas of the Bible will give any reader a greater understanding of the Biblical world.

Author Bios

Anson F. Rainey, Th.M., Ph.D. (1930-2011), was an emeritus professor of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures and Semitic Linguistics at Tel Aviv University, adjunct professor of Historical Geography at Bar Ilan University and the American Institute of Holy Land Studies. Prof. Rainey conceived this project and saw it to completion. It is a consummation of a lifetime engagement with the historical geography of Bible Lands. Prof. Rainey had personally collated the Amarna correspondence from Cairo, London, Berlin, Paris, Brussels, New York, Chicago, and Istanbul. His four-volume work on the hybrid language of the Amarna Letters from Canaan is the only work of its kind and has become a standard reference for all scholars of cuneiform and Northwest Semitic who study and teach these unique epistles. His last published work, Teaching History and Historical Geography of Bible Lands: A Syllabus (Jerusalem 2011), is a valuable gift of his knowledge and experience to future generations.

R. Steven Notley is Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins on the New York City campus of Nyack College and director of its graduate programs in Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins. He is the coauthor of many books and articles including The Sacred Bridge: Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical World, The Sage from Galilee: Rediscovering Jesus’ Jewish Genius, Parables of the Sages, and A Triglott Edition with Notes and Commentary.