4.No one knows the land better than author Dr. Paul Wright, president of Jerusalem University College on the slopes of Mt. Zion.
Paul lives in the Holy Land, and has for years.
5.Maps include Dr. Wright's
fantastic notes and arrows so you can understand the movement of people and nations - at a glance.
Why is that so important?
The Bible was written 1900-3500 years ago, and it takes for granted that we - the readers - already understand the geography and politics of each region.
The problem is that we don't live there and we don't know what it was like 3000 years ago!
Fortunately Paul Wright
has studied the culture, politics, and personality of Israel.
knows the lands of Abraham, Moses, David, and Ruth.
has a gift for writing and story telling.
opens up this world in ways you've never seen.
•Find out why David's clever understanding of geography led to his
marriage to Ahinoam of Jezreel (Hint: It had to do with where she
•Discover why Naomi, in the Book of Ruth, couldn't just move back to Bethlehem after her
husband's death and use his
•Find out why Moses and the Children of Israel took the long southern trek from Egypt to the Promised Land, rather than the direct route.
"In [Paul Wright's] capable hands readers will see the characters of the Bible come to life in the context of the very real world in which they lived.