Lion Concise Atlas of Bible History
This handy-sized flexiback Atlas of Bible history and places provides a comprehensive guide to the world of the Bible. Starting from the dawn of time, it traces the story of Bible history, from Abraham to Paul. Packed with absorbing information, in a comprehensive spread by spread approach, this volume has everything you need to know to open up the world of the Bible and its people - time charts, diagrams, maps and photographs. It offers a superb introduction to the Bible's history, geography and archaeology, in an accessible and user-friendly way. The Atlas traces the unfolding of the major events in the Old and New Testaments and draws on the latest findings of historians and archaeologists to cover the background. It is lavishly illustrated throughout, with maps, panoramic reconstructions, site plans and photographs, and contains special features on topics of particular interest, as well as chronological charts, a bibliography, gazetteer, glossary and main index. The material in this book is based on The Lion Atlas of Bible History, written by Paul Lawrence and compacted by Richard Johnson. Paul Lawrence studied Hebrew and archaeology at the University of Liverpool. He worked with the Turkish Bible Society in Istanbul and is currently working for SIL International checking Bible translations. Paul's latest book The Books of Moses Revisited was published in 2011. Richard Johnson is the former Head of Biblical Studies at Redcliffe College.
Paul Lawrence was educated at Trinity school of John Whitgift in Croydon (1971-1978) and the University of Liverpool where he studied Akkadian, Hebrew and Near Eastern archaeology (1978-1982). He holds a Ph.D from the University of Liverpool for his work on Assyrian generals and their relationship to the king (1982-1985). He went with his newly married wife Jane (in 1984) to northern Iraq where they worked for two months on a rescue dig by the banks of the Tigris river some 30 km north of ancient Nineveh. Paul was later to work with the Turkish Bible Society in Istanbul checking a translation of the Old Testament into modern Turkish (1986-1999) (published 2001), and took the opportunity to travel extensively in the country and in some of its neighbours. He has since worked as a research assistant to Professor Kenneth Kitchen at the University of Liverpool on a collection of ancient Near Eastern treaties, covenant and laws. Four times he has taught an adult education class "Archaeology and the Bible" (Department of Continuing Education, University of Liverpool). Paul and Jane have four children, Esther, Sophia, Daniel and Joel. Richard Johnson was previously Head of Biblical Studies at Redcliffe College, and is now a second-hand theological bookseller and freelance writer and teacher.