The Uttermost Part of the Earth: A Guide to Places in the Bible

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2005 - Religion - 260 pages
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This informative volume takes you to the many geographical regions, empires, cities, and towns mentioned in the Bible. Designed to serve as a short and enjoyable survey of the world of the Bible, "The Uttermost Part of the Earth" will broaden your knowledge of the places and cultures connected with the biblical narrative.

Richard Losch sets the stage with a brief history of the Holy Land from ancient times to the present. Writing clearly and vividly, he then offers alphabetically listed entries on dozens of locations found in the Old and New Testaments. He devotes considerable attention to the Roman Empire because of its prominence in the world of early Christianity. Also included are a number of places not specifically named in the Bible that nonetheless played significant roles in shaping biblical events.

Complete with photos, maps, a pronunciation guide, and an index, "The Uttermost Part of the Earth" will make an ideal reference resource for Bible classes, church education, and personal Bible study.

  

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Contents

A Brief History of the Holy Land
2
Ai
13
Alexandria
16
Antioch
22
Armageddon
29
Athens
31
Babylon
37
Beersheba
42
Laodicea
130
Magdala
132
Masada
134
Megiddo
138
Nabatea
143
Nazareth
145
Nineveh
147
Nob
151

Bethany
45
Bethel
47
Bethlehem
51
Bethphage
55
Byblos
56
Caesarea
59
Caesarea Philippi
61
Calvary
64
Cana of Galilee
66
Capernaum
67
Carchemish
69
Colossae
71
Corinth
73
Gyrene
77
Damascus
79
Dan
83
Decapolis
86
Dothan
87
Emmaus
88
Ephesus
89
Galatia
93
Galilee
96
Gaza
98
Gezer
100
Gibeah
103
Gibeon
105
Gilead
107
Goshen
108
Hazor
109
Hebron
111
Jehoshaphat
114
Jericho
115
Jerusalem
119
Joppa
127
Palestine
152
Patmos
154
Peniel
155
Pergamum
156
Petra
157
Philadelphia
159
Philippi
160
Phoenicia
163
Qumran
165
Rome
169
The Imperial Era
187
The Christian Era
195
Samaria
202
Sardis
207
Sepphoris
209
Shechem
214
Shiloh
217
Sidon
219
Sinai
223
Smyrna
225
Sodom and Gomorrah
226
Succoth
227
Tarsus
228
Thessalonica
231
Thyatira
233
Tiberias
234
Tirzah
237
Tyre
239
Ur of the Chaldeans
243
Maps
246
A Guide to Pronunciation
252
Index
255
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About the author (2005)

Richard R. Losch is retired as rector of St. James' Episcopal Church in Livingston, Alabama.

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