Author: Yohanan Aharoni et al
Publisher: Carta Jerusalem
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The Carta Bible Atlas, by its original authors, Yohanan Aharoni and Michael Avi-Yonah, has consistently sought to provide precise details for each of the major events described in the Bible. As research has progressed and new discoveries have been made, the succeeding authors have revised previous material, adding fresh maps and texts to supply a more complete picture for many of the biblical narratives. The land of Canaan/Israel/Palaestina is still a focal point for millions of Bible lovers, Jewish and Christian. The history of that geographical entity cannot be divorced from the wider context of the Ancient Near East and the Graeco-Roman world. Historical Geography, putting the Bible on the Map, is an attempt to understand the biblical events in their ecological and socio-cultural context. It is an essential component of biblical studies if one truly desires to empathize with the ancient people whose religious experience we claim to share. This fifth edition will enrich the Bible study of all students, teachers and scholars who sincerely desire to bring the Bible down to earth. Rainey has added a number of maps from the broader Levantine history, placing the biblical events in a solid framework of Near Eastern culture and has thoroughly revised subsequent chapters. Notley has revised and enhanced the portions dealing with New Testament events. He has also extended the reach of the atlas to the beginning of the fourth century A.D. by adding a chapter on the Holy Land according to the Onomasticon of Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea.
Yohanan Aharoni (7 June 1919 – 9 February), was an Israeli archaeologist and historical geographer, Chairman of the Department of Near East Studies and chairman of the Institute of Archeology at Tel-Aviv University. Michael Avi-Yonah (1904-1974) was an Israeli archaeologist and historian. During his career he was a Professor of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His first archaeological excavations were at Tel el-Ajjul, near Gaza, and Jerusalem Ophel. Anson F Rainey (1930-2011) was Israel’s leading historical geographer of the land of the Bible and a master of cuneiform languages such as Akkadian and Ugaritic, as well as ancient Egyptian (hieroglyphic and hieratic), and Hebrew and Arabic. Anson also participated in a dozen different archaeological excavations, from volunteer to area supervisor and was often a member of the core staff. Rainey became a full professor at Tel Aviv University. Ze’ev Safrai is an Israeli Professor in the Department for Israel Studies in Bar Ilan University, as well as an author, lecturer and researcher of Israel in the Second Temple era . His main project is his authorship of the socio-historical commentary to the Mishnah called Mishnat Eretz Yisrael (literally Mishnah of Israel), which he began together with his late father Professor Shmuel Safrai and his late sister Professor Chana Safrai. Dr R Steven Notley lived in Jerusalem for 16 years where he earned his PhD in Comparative Religions at the Hebrew University. He studied under the direction of the late professor David Flusser, writing his dissertation on “The Concept of the Holy Spirit in Jewish Literature of the Second Commonwealth and Pre-Pauline Christianity.” With Flusser he collaborated on the historical biography Jesus (Jerusalem: Hebrew University Magnes Press, 1997, 1998, 2001). Currently he is a professor of Biblical Studies at the New York City campus of Nyack College.