The Historical and Geographical Maps of Israel and Surrounding Territories
With extensive commentary on each map and region
by Arnold Fruchtenbaum
Quite simply the best book of Biblical Maps ever created with commentary on every key place in Israel. 97 detailed maps with geographic and historical commentary are included with each map. Once again, in typical Fruchentbaum style, there is nothing comparable to this.
I’ll let the author describe this magnificent work.
“The Promised Land, Sodom and Gomorrah, the Road to Damascus—these expressions and names have become integral parts of our daily vocabulary. We are so familiar with them, and still, do we always know where they can be found in the Word of God? Can we pinpoint their locations on a map of the Middle East? The geography of the Bible is a rewarding field of study. God decided to convey His plan of the ages in very specific historical and geographical settings. Ariel Ministries’ approach of teaching the Scriptures always included the historical and geographical context they were written in. But to put the Scriptures into this context can be challenging as the historical account of the Bible spans several thousand years. Empires came and went. Boundaries changed and so did the names of cities, towns and regions. Political struggles in the Land, as well as wars with neighboring countries, altered the spelling and even the languages in which these names were written.
This book, then, is intended to support your study of the Word of God. Thanks to Deborah Bosio Riley, who in painstaking detail overlaid the different maps with graphic elements to illustrate the geography of the Bible, we were able to combine visual aids with an account of the historical background of the Word of God. The first two maps give an overview of the general geographical divisions and the highway system of Israel. Maps 3 to 97 follow the chronology of the Scriptures as well as the post-biblical period and even Bible prophecy, leading you through millennia of history in the context of the geography of the Middle East.
When Moses told the twelve spies in Numbers 13 to go into the Land of Canaan, he said to them:
“See the land, what it is; and the people that dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many; and what the land is that they dwell in, whether it is good or bad; and what cities they are that they dwell, whether in camps, or in strongholds; and what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether there is wood therein, or not.”
Just as Moses told the spies to check out the land, we, too, send you out to explore for yourself the rich history and geography of Israel. We pray that this study tool will strengthen your faith, equip you for service, and deepen your love for the One who holds Israel in His hands.”
Yours for the salvation of Israel,
Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaun
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- The Divisions of the Land
- The Highway System
- The Madaba Map
- The Campaigns of Pepi I and Sanusert
- The Execration Texts
- Abraham and Isaac
- Jacob and His Sons
- Campaign of Thutmose III
- Campaign of Amenhotep II
- The Exodus and Wilderness Wanderings
- Joshua- Central and Southern Campaigns
- Joshua- The Northern Campaign
- The Twelve Tribes
- The Philistines
- Campaigns of Seti I & Merneptah
- The Early Judges
- The Later Judges
- Samuel and Saul
- Samuel and Saul II
- David- The Pre-Kingdom Period
- David- The Kingdom of Judah
- David’s Jerusalem I
- David’s Jerusalem II- Rebellion
- The Davidic Kingdom I
- The Davidic Kingdom II
- Solomon’s Kingdom
- Solomon’s Jerusalem
- Divided Kingdom- First Stage (Part 1)
- The Campaign of Shishak
- Divided Kingdom First Stage (Part II) King Abijah & King Asa
- Divided Kingdom First Stage Part III
- Divided Kingdom Second Stage (Part 1)
- The Journeys of Elijah
- Divided Kingdom Second Stage (Part II)
- Divided Kingdom Second Stage (Part III)
- Divided Kingdom Third Stage (Part I)
- Divided Kingdom Third Stage (Part II)
- The Cities of the Prophets
- Divided Kingdom Fourth Stage (Part I)
- Divided Kingdom Fourth Stage (Part II)
- Judah Alone First Stage (Part I)
- Judah Alone First Stage (Part II)
- Judah Alone Second Stage (Part I)
- Judah Alone Zedekiah Second Stage (Part II)
- Babylonian & Persian Periods
- Jerusalem of Nehemiah
- Hellenistic Period
- Maccabean Period I
- Maccabean Period II
- Maccabean Period III
- Maccabean Period IV
- Maccabean Period V
- Maccabean Period VI
- The Maccabean Period VII
- The Fall of Israel to Rome
- The Fall of Jerusalem to Rome
- Herod the Great (Part 1)
- Herod the Great (Part II)
- Herod’s Jerusalem
- The Birth and Childhood of Jesus
- The Ministry of Jesus (Part I)
- The Ministry of Jesus (Part 2)
- Jesus and His Galilean Ministry
- The Ministry of Jesus (Part III)
- The Final Week of Jesus
- The Travels of Philip and Peter
- The Journeys of Paul the Apostle
- The Outbreak of the First Jewish Revolt 64-66 A.D.
- The First Jewish Revolt 67 A.D.
- The First Jewish Revolt 68 A.D.
- The First Jewish Revolt 69-74 A.D.
- The Fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
- The Bar Kochba Revolt (Part I) 131-132 A.D.
- The Bar Kochba Revolt (Part II) 133-135 A.D.
- Roman Palestine & Byzantine Period 135-614 A.D.
- The Persian Conquest
- The Arab-Muslim Conquest 634-640 A.D.
- The Crusader Kingdom 1099-1291 A.D.
- The Crusader Campaigns
- The Second Muslim Period 1187-1517 A.D.
- The Ottoman Turkish Rule 1517-1917 A.D.
- Napoleon’s Campaign (1799 A.D.)
- The British Campaign (1917-1918)
- Independence May 14 Invasion May 15
- War of Independence (1948-1949)
- Arab Refugees (1948-1949)
- The Sinai Campaign (1956)
- The Six Day War (1967)
- The Six Day War in Jerusalem
- The Yom Kippur War October 1973
- Changing Borders (1973-1982)
- Israel Today
- Jerusalem Today
- Jerusalem- The Old City Today
- The Campaign of Armageddon
- The Messianic Kingdom
- Additional Resources
- Scripture Index
- Index of Maps
- Index of Personal Names
- Index of Images