Heart of the Holy Land: 40 Reflections on Scripture and Place

by Paul H. Wright
Retail: $17.99
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Pub Date: October 2020
ISBN: 9781628628401
ISBN-13: 9781628628401
Item Number: 628401
Categories: Biblical Studies and Interpretation; Religion and Culture

Product Description

Whether you’re planning a trip to Israel or looking for a devotional to supplement your Bible study at home, Heart of the Holy Land will enrich your experience and empower you to explore the lands of the Bible. Author Paul Wright draws on his decades of living in Israel as well as his historical and archaeological knowledge to bring fresh, location-centered insights to biblical stories and modern situations alike. Each of the forty reflections includes beautiful photos and weaves a biblical or modern event into its geographical context, emphasizing the way the Bible is immersed in the landscape of ancient Israel.

Gain university-level insights into biblical geography from the comforts of your own house, with this handy guidebook.

Key points and features:
• Includes over 140 photos of the Holy Land.
• Includes detailed maps.
• Reveals insights into specific Bible passages and moments in the life of Jesus, including his birth, baptism, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection.
• Contains entries discussing modern holidays and festivals, ArabIsraeli conflict, geographical features, and churches located on biblical sites.
• Includes reflections on key Bible locations, such as Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and more!

Wright introduces topics in geography, history, archaeology, and culture in ways that are relevant for understanding the Bible and relevant to the heart. Each meditation teaches the reader (or visitor) something tangible about the land that would not otherwise appear in standard guide books or be mentioned by a typical tour guide.

Author Bio

Dr. Paul H. Wright is President of Jerusalem University College (the Institute of Holy Land Studies). He holds a BA degree in anthropology from Bethel University, an MA degree in the history of ancient Israel from the Institute of Holy Land Studies, an MA degree in Old Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and MPhil and PhD degrees in Bible and Ancient Near East from Hebrew Union College. He is an ordained minister and also teaches courses on the culture, history, and geography of the lands of the Bible.