The IVP Concise Atlas of Bible History, By Paul Lawrence

The IVP Concise Atlas of Bible History

by Paul Lawrence
Edited by Richard Johnson

The IVP Concise Atlas of Bible History
  • Length: 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.25 × 8.75 in
  • Published: September 27, 2013
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 2928
  • ISBN: 9780830829286

*affiliate partner

  • Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (General Reference)

Want a quick and accurate grasp on all the history that is part of the Bible's story? Or do you want a colorful, visually rich guide to the land that has shaped so many passions for millennia? In this handy-sized reference, you get both.

Here is a superb introduction to the Bible's history, geography and archaeology, packed with absorbing information that offers

  • a hundred maps
  • a variety of panoramic reconstructions
  • multiple site plans
  • dozens of color photographs
  • clear chronological charts
  • an index and gazetteer

This atlas traces the unfolding of the major events in the Old and New Testaments and draws on the latest findings of historians and archaeologists. Starting from the dawn of time, it breaks down thousands of years into easy-to-digest segments.

From creation to the exodus to the birth of the church, this atlas maps out the history of the Bible concisely and comprehensively. All the great characters of the Bible can be found here in their own setting--Moses, David, Solomon, Nebuchadnezzar, Herod, Jesus, Paul and more. Now their stories come to life in this book based on The IVP Atlas of Bible History that is now condensed by Richard Johnson.

Lavishly illustrated throughout, this compact, eye-catching resource is perfect for every student of the Bible.

Published by LionHudson in England as The Lion Concise Atlas of Bible History.

"In sum, this work is well worth reading, extremely informative for students and laypeople, and filled with beautiful maps, charts, and pictures rarely assembled in such a helpful format."

James A. Borland, Near East Archaeology Society Bulletin, Vol. 59, 2014

"When reading Scripture either for ourselves or for others, it is nice to have images before us in order to focus our minds on the text. . . . This is why I am drawn to the IVP Concise Atlas of Bible History. It is an absolute gem in visualizing the geographical narrative of Scripture. . . . This is a fantastic resource for seminary and graduate students as well as small groups. Indeed, every church library should have one!"

Joel L. Watts, Unsettled Christianity, October 21, 2013


Map of Israel in Old and New Testament Times
What is the Bible?
The Flood
Nations and Languages
Languages of the Bible
The Patriarchs: The Biblical Evidence
Archaeological Evidence for the Patriarchs
The Ten Plagues
The Exodus
The Giving of the Law
The Tabernacle
The Conquest of Transjordan
The Conquest of Canaan: Jericho and Ai
The Conquest of Canaan: The Defeat of the Kings
Evidence of the Conquest of Canaan
The Geography of Canaan
The Climate of Canaan
The Agriculture of Canaan
The Twelve Tribes of Israel
The Judges
The Philistine Threat
The Establishment of the Hebrew Monarchy
David's Conquests
David's Latter Years
Archives and Libraries of the Ancient World
Solomon's Temple
Solomon's Trade
The Division of the Kingdom
The Neighbors of Israel and Judah
The Kings of Israel
The Hebrew Prophets
Assyria: The Threat from the North
The Israelites Exiled
The Kings of Judah
Hezekiah and Sennacherib
Jerusalem Delivered
Warfare and Fortifications
Judah from Manasseh to the Fall of Nineveh
Josiah and the Rise of Babylon
Judah Exiled
The Later Hebrew Prophets
The Trade of Tyre
Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar
The Fall of Babylon and Cyrus's Decree
Rebuilding the Temple
Xerxes and Esther
Ezra and Nehemiah
Alexander the Great and the Spread of Hellenism
The Ptolemies and Seleucids
Antiochus Epiphanes and the Maccabean Wars
The Jews in Egypt
The Jews in the Second and First Centuries BC
The Romans
Herod the Great
Herod the Great Rebuilds the Temple
Amulets and Scrolls
Jesus is Born
The Ministry of Jesus: First Year
The Ministry of Jesus: Second Year
Jerusalem in New Testament Times
The Ministry of Christ: Final Year
Jesus' Death and the Empty Tomb
The Birth of the Church
Travel in the Roman World
Paul's First Journey: Cyprus and Asia Minor
Paul's Second Journey: Philippi and Thessalonica
Paul's Second Journey: Athens and Corinth
Paul's Third Journey: Ephesus
Paul's Third Journey: From Ephesus to Jerusalem
Paul's Journey to Rome
The Letters of the New Testament
The Fall of Jerusalem
The Seven Churches of Asia: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum
The Seven Churches of Asia: Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea
The Spread of Christianity
Picture Acknowledgments


You May Also Like

Paul Lawrence studied Akkadian, Hebrew and Near Eastern archaeology at the University of Liverpool where he earned his PhD for his work on the relationship of Assyrian generals to the king. In 1984 he worked in northern Iraq on an archaeological dig by the banks of the Tigris River just north of ancient Nineveh. He also worked for several years with the Turkish Bible Society in Istanbul on a translation of the Old Testament into modern Turkish. He is currently working on Bible translations for SIL International and is the author of The Books of Moses Revisited.