By Jean-Pierre Isbouts
Casting the tumultuous background of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam opposed to the wealthy canvas of the close to East, The Biblical World unearths how 3 nice religions emerged from a similar cradle. writer Jean-Pierre Isbouts employs a non-denominational standpoint and a variety of sources—from old hieroglyphic texts to the most recent medical findings—to position Bible tales within the framework of heritage. Chronologically prepared chapters aspect battles, conquests, tribal migrations, common calamities, and extra, assisting the tales with exciting archaeological proof. to find websites and occasions, nationwide Geographic cartographers have created fifty all-new maps of gorgeous caliber. countless numbers of images and artifacts upload visible pleasure. Quick-read timelines hyperlink occasions throughout cultures whereas illustrated sidebars specialise in what lifestyles was once like in the course of every one period: kinfolk roles, farming, alternate, costume, childbirth, burial customs, and different points of day-by-day life.
The tale lines the evolution of Judaism from Abraham to the Unified country of Israel... chronicles the emergence of Christianity within the context of Greco-Roman civilization... and identifies the original situations that ready for the increase of Islam. The multi-dimensional process weighs similarities and alterations one of the 3 faiths and follows advancements in within reach lands. With a foreword from bestselling writer Bruce Chilton and textual content reviewed via extraordinary advisers, The Biblical World bargains a delicately researched, balanced view of background and spiritual culture. For its scope, good looks, and relevance in state-of-the-art international, this unprecedented atlas is destined to develop into a vintage.