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The IVP Atlas of Bible History


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Paul Lawrence studied Akkadian, Hebrew and Near Eastern archaeology at the University of Liverpool where he earned his PhD for his work on the relationship of Assyrian generals to the king. In 1984 he worked in northern Iraq on an archaeological dig by the banks of the Tigris River just north of ancient Nineveh. He also worked for several years with the Turkish Bible Society in Istanbul on a translation of the Old Testament into modern Turkish. He is currently working on Bible translations for SIL International and is the author ofThe Books of Moses Revisited. John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. Previously he was professor of Old Testament at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago for twenty years. Some of Walton's books includeThe Lost World of Adam and Eve, The Lost World of Scripture, The Lost World of Genesis One, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, The Essential Bible Companion, The NIV Application Commentary: Genesis and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament (with Victor Matthews and Mark Chavalas). Walton's ministry experience includes church classes for all age groups, high school Bible studies and adult Sunday school classes, as well as serving as a teacher for "The Bible in 90 Days." John and his wife, Kim, live in Wheaton, Illinois, and have three adult children. Alan Millard is Rankin Professor of Hebrew and Ancient Semitic Languages at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of many articles and books as well as coeditor of theDictionary of the Ancient Near East (British Museum Press) and a consulting editor for the New Bible Dictionary (IVP). Heinrich von Siebenthal is lecturer in New Testament at the Freie Theologische Akademie Giessen, Germany, and the author of numerous academic books and articles.


"A very helpful companion volume for the study of biblical history. It combines an overview of biblical history with numerous maps, photos, and charts."--Michael A. Grisanti, The Master's Seminary Journal, Spring 2008
"Taking a narrative approach, The IVP Atlas of Bible History draws you into the rich resources available today on the Bible's history, geography and archaeology. The Atlas presents the latest findings in history and archaeology in a readable style that will appeal to anyone wanting to know more about the history of the Bible."--Atlases Books (, March 9, 2009
"This atlas is highly recommended to those interested in Bible studies as a class or on an individual level."--Br. Benet S. Exton,, July 2008
." . .a visually rich work brimming with high-quality photographs, reconstructions, maps, charts and sidebars."--Brian P. Irwin, Toronto Journal of Theology, issue 23/2
"The printing and illustrations are of high quality throughout . . . a good teaching tool and companion for Bible reading and study."--Burton MacDonald for The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Fall 2007
"The Atlas presents the latest findings in history and archaeology in a readable style that will appeal to anyone wanting to know more about the history of the Bible.", August 2007
"This volume is sure to be used and enjoyed; and, in so doing, biblical history will come alive for the reader. Highly recommended."--Church Libraries, Summer 2007
"The IVP Atlas of Bible History is an excellent resource, but it is more than that. I found myself reading it, fascinated by what I was learning."--Critique, Number 6, 2006
"The implicit, relatively conservative faith that hovers in the background could be comforting to some and does not compromise the sound scholarship of the work."--Robert T. Anderson, ARBAonline
"At a certain time and at a certain place our Lord Jesus rose from the dead. This atlas helps its readers better understand both the history and geography of this pivotal event, as well as that of the prior and subsequent events which led to and stemmed from it. It is this reviewer's opinion that we all would benefit from having this book in our personal libraries and in our church libraries."--David Lau, Journal of Theology, March 2007

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