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Bible Maps

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PART I: THE BIBLICAL SETTING

The Face of the Ancient Near East

The Ancient Near East  —  Biblical Regions  —  Modern States and the Ancient Near East  —  Mesopotamia: Homeland of Abraham  —  Egypt: Land of Bondage  —  Syria and Lebanon  —  International Routes, The King's Highway  —  Geography and Trade Routes of the Middle East

Natural Regions of Palestine

National Regions of Ancient Palestine  —  Physical Geography of Palestine  —  Topography of Palestine; Cross Sectional Views of Longitudinal Zones  —  Northern Coastal Plains  —  Plain of Dor, Plain of Sharon, Samaria, et al.  —  Philistine Plain, Shephelah, Judah, and the Dead Sea  —  Arabah, Negeb, Wildernesses of Zin and Paran  —  The Old City of Jerusalem Today  —  Modern Political Divisions of Ancient Palestine  —  Climate Patterns of Ancient Palestine

 

PART II: THE HEBREW BIBLE PERIOD

Before Abraham

Selected Neolithic and Chalcolithic Settlements  —  The Table of Nations (1)  —  The Table of Nations (2)  —  Ancient Near East in the 3rd Millennium

The World of the Patriarchs

Ancient Near East in the Time of the Patriarchs  —  The Land of Canaan from Abraham to Moses  —  Palestine in the Middle Bronze Age  —  The Migration of Abraham  —  Abraham in Canaan  —  Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob  —  Travels of Jacob  —  The Journeys of Joseph

The Egyptian Experience

Expulsion of the Hyksos  —  Egypt and Palestine in the Late Bronze Age  —  Sites in the Amarna Archive (Akhetaton; Tell el-Amarna)  —  Campaigns of Thutmose III and Amenhotep II  —  Canaan in the 14th Century: The Tell el-Amarna Tablets  —  The Egyptian Empire and the Hittites  —  Egyptian Empire and Balance of Power, ca. 1400 BCE  —  The Route of the Exodus

The Exodus

Events during the Sojourn at Kadesh-Barnea  —  Journey of the Spies  —  The Journey from Kadesh-Barnea to the Plains of Moab

Conquest and Settlement

Ancient Near East from 1200-100 BCE  —  The Conquest of Canaan  —  The Sea Peoples  —  The Levant from 1200-1000 BCE  —  The Conquest by Joshua  —  Joshua's Central and Southern Campaigns  —  Joshua's Northern Campaign  —  The Limits of Israelite Settlement  —  Israel in Canaan from Joshua to Samuel to Saul  —  The Tribal Allotments of Israel  —  The Division of the Land Among the Tribes  —  Levitical Cities and Cities of Refuge (1)  —  The Levitical Cities (2)  —  The Judges of Israel  —  The Period of the Judges  —  Ehud and the Oppression of the Moabites  —  Deborah's Victory over the Canaanites  —  Gideon's Battles with the Amalekites  —  Jephthah and the Ammonites  —  Samson the the Philistines  —  The Battle at Ebenezer and the Loss of the Ark  —  The Ministry of Samuel and Anointment of Saul  —  The Kingdom of Saul and His Wars  —  Saul, 1000 BCE  —  David's Flight from Saul

The Kingdom of David and Solomon

David's Rise to Power  —  David in Conquest of Canaan  —  David's Wars of Conquest  —  Kingdom of David and Solomon  —  The United Monarchy under Solomon (1)  —  The United Monarchy under Solomon (2)  —  Solomon's Economic Enterprises  —  Solomon's Building Activities  —  Solomon's Temple  —  Jerusalem in the Time of David and Solomon

The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah

The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (1)  —  The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (2)  —  The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (3)  —  The Campaign of Shishak  —  Conflicts between Israel and Aram-Damascus  —  The Omride Dynasty  —  The Golden Ages of the 9th & 8th centuries BCE  —  Phoenician Trade and Civilization  —  Trade Routes throughout the Middle East  —  Travel Routes throughout Palestine  —  Elijah and Elisha  —  The Revolt of Jehu  —  The Rise of Assyria  —  Israel & Judah in the days of Jeroboam II and Uzziah  —  The Assyrian Empire under Tiglath-Pileser III  —  The Syro-Ephraimite War  —  Tiglath-Pileser III's Campaigns  —  Fall of Samaria and Deportation of Israelites  —  The Fall of the Kingdom of Israel  —  Assyrian Districts after the Fall of Samaria  —  Prophets of the 8th Century BCE

Judah Alone amid International Powers

Hezekiah's Preparation for Revolt  —  Judah under King Hezekiah  —  Hezekiah's Jerusalem  —  Sennacherib's Campaign against Judah  —  Assyria in the 7th century BCE  —  The Rise of the Neo-Babylonian Empire  —  The Reign of Josiah  —  The Districts of Judah under King Josiah  —  The Golden Age of King Josiah; Nebuchadnezzar's Campaigns against Judah

The Babylonian Exile

Judah during the Exile  —  The Kingdom of Judah  —  Exile; Palestine in the Post-Exilic Period  —  Jewish Exiles in Babylon  —  Jewish Refugees in Egypt

The Persian Period

World Powers of the 6th century BCE  —  The Conquests of Cyrus the Great  —  The Persian Empire  —  The Return of the Jewish Exiles to Judah  —  Judah in the 5th century BCE  —  Palestine after the Exile

The Hellenistic Period

Alexander the Great's Empire  —  The Division of Alexander's Empire ca. 275 BCE  —  Palestine under the Ptolemies  —  The Seleucid Empire and Antiochus III  —  Campaigns of Antiochus IV against Egypt  —  The Maccabees in 168 BCE  —  Selected Events in the Maccabean Revolt  —  Jewish Expansion under the Hasmonean Dynasty  —  Pompey's Campaign against Jerusalem

 

PART III: THE NEW TESTAMENT ERA

Rome's Emergence as a World Power

Early Rome  —  Roman Expansion in the 3rd & 2nd centuries BCE  —  Civil Wars amidst Roman Expansion in 1st century BCE  —  Roman Empire in the Age of Augustus

The Romans, Palestine, and Herod the Great

Roman Rule in Palestine 63-40 BCE  —  The Kingdom of Herod the Great  —  Herod's Building Program

The World of Jesus

The Division of Herod's Kingdom  —  Palestine under the Herods  —  Palestine in the Time of Jesus (1)  —  Palestine in the Time of Jesus (2)  —  Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Life and Ministry of Jesus

Jesus' Birth and Early Childhood  —  The Birth, Childhood, and Baptism of Jesus  —  John the Baptist  —  Galilee in the Time of Jesus  —  Jesus' Ministry in Galilee and Journey to Jerusalem  —  The Ministry of Jesus around the Sea of Galilee  —  The Ministry of Jesus beyond Galilee  —  Jesus' Ministry according to John  —  Jesus' Journeys from Galilee to Judea  —  Jesus in Judea and Jerusalem  —  Jerusalem in the New Testament Period  —  The Passion Week in Jerusalem

Early Expansion of the Church

The Kingdom of Herod Agrippa I  —  The Kingdom of Agrippa II  —  Pentecost and the Jewish Diaspora  —  Expansion of the Early Church in Palestine  —  Paul's Conversion and Early Ministry  —  Paul's Journeys  —  The First Missionary Journey of Paul  —  The Second Missionary Journey of Paul  —  The Third Missionary Journey of Paul  —  Paul's Arrest and Imprisonment  —  Paul's Voyage to Rome

The First Jewish Revolt

Distribution of Roman Legions under Tiberius  —  The First Jewish Revolt  —  Titus's Campaigns  —  Herod's Temple

The Early Christian Church

Churches of the Revelation  —  The Roman Empire ca. 117 CE  —  Palestine from 73-135 CE  —  The Bar Kokhba Revolt, 132-135 CE  —  Hadrian's Jerusalem  —  Christian Expansion in the 2nd & 3rd Century

 

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