The Sacred Bridge: Carta's Atlas of the Biblical World


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Retail: $120.00
Size: 13.5 x 9.5 inches
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Pub Date: 2014
ISBN: 9789652208491
ISBN-13: 9789652208491
Item Number: 208491
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Product Description

Documenting over 3,000 years of East Mediterranean history, The Sacred Bridge is an up-to-date depiction of Biblical history and geography by way of the ancient sources with original texts and translations from native languages incorporated into the narrative of the Atlas. With impeccable scholarship, this stunning Bible atlas with full-color maps, pictures, and diagrams reflects 10 years of research and is the gold standard of Bible atlases. Emphasis throughout the current work is on the ancient written sources—every ancient passage is interpreted firsthand, from its native language. Archaeological evidence has been taken into account whenever it is relevant.

Unique features of The Sacred Bridge:
• Includes chronological overviews of the ancient Near East
• This is the first Atlas to adopt the modern approach to the study of the Levant as a geographical/historical entity.
• New Testament geography, especially that of the Gospels, is interpreted in light of new understanding resulting from discoveries such as the Dead Sea Scrolls.
• Detailed references to the most recent scholarly works on ancient texts consulted and cited for each period of ancient history.
• Reasoned proposals for the identification and location of ancient sites.
• Ecology, Sociology and Geopolitical economy of Ancient Israel and her neighbors emphasized.

Author Bio

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.