Understanding the Twelve Tribes: Boundaries & Surrounding Nations

by Menashe Har-El

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Retail: $14.95
Size: 9 x 12 inches
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 40
Pub Date: September 2018
ISBN: 9789652208941
ISBN-13: 9789652208941
Item Number: 208945
Categories: Biblical Studies and Interpretation; General Reference Works

Product Description

Understanding the Twelve Tribes: Boundaries & Surrounding Nations is an in-depth, profusely illustrated treatment of the territories and boundaries of the twelve tribes of Israel as outlined in the Hebrew Bible, as well as those of their ancient neighbors.

It is quite challenging, if not impossible, to visualize the placement of the twelve tribes of Israel from reading the biblical accounts alone, which is why Understanding the Twelve Tribes is such a welcome addition to Carta’s library of scholarly and biblical reference materials. Understanding the Twelve Tribes is colorful, accessible, and affordable, making it a must-have resource for any reader of the Bible!

• Shows how boundaries between the tribes and other nations follow the natural lines of mountains and their peaks, valleys, watercourses, and other prominent relief features.
• Discusses the unique features of some of the Israelite tribes, as well as the settlements and character of the neighboring peoples—Egypt, Edom, Arabia, Uz, Midian, Amalek, and Kedem—all of whom constructed numerous border fortresses along their borders with Israel.
• Fully illustrated.

Author Bio

Menashe Har-El (1917–2014), emeritus Professor of Biblical Geography at Tel Aviv University, was a renowned scholar of the ancient geography and history of Israel and the Mideast. He taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and published thirteen books on topics related to the land of Israel, four of which have received awards. His books published by Carta include Landscape, Nature and Man in the Bible: Sites and Events in the Old Testament and, with Paul H. Wright, Understanding the Geography of the Bible.