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#21 Tomi

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:10 PM

@ Rick ... thanks for your replay!


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:13 PM

 

How would you compare Zondervan Atlas to Carta's New Century Handbook & Atlas / Sacred Bridge?

What would be the benefits - strong points of Zondervan Atlas in comparison?

 

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated :)

 

 

Hi Tomi,

 

I previously bought the Carta Select Combo which includes Sacred Bridge but not the New Century Handbook & Atlas. As Rick says, Sacred Bridge is in a different category. A valuable as is the information in Sacred Bridge it is not very readable. Sometimes I will nod off while reading selected portions. I often use parenthesis to explain myself in writing but Sacred Bridge uses parentheses a lot. On the other hand, Sacred Bridge is the BDAG of Atlases. If preparing a scholarly paper one would want to cite Sacred Bridge. By comparison Zondervan is written on a much more popular level which provides for rather interesting reading. It is just my personal opinion but I actually like the graphics in Zondervan a little better. I am glad I own them both. To summarize I would ask for what a person was purchasing a Bible Atlas? If one is needing an excellent Bible Atlas to use in personal study, preaching and teaching I would recommend Zondervan without hesitation. It would be a great to take along on a Bible Lands tour. If one were in a seminary training and seeking historical, biblical and even cultural data for papers then I would strongly recommend Sacred Bridge.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:29 PM

 A valuable as is the information in Sacred Bridge it is not very readable. Sometimes I will nod off while reading selected portions. I often use parenthesis to explain myself in writing but Sacred Bridge uses parentheses a lot. On the other hand, Sacred Bridge is the BDAG of Atlases.

 

FWIW, I think the Sacred Bridge is well written, though it is definitely thorough and technical. Not popular-level writing. 



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:39 PM

 

FWIW, I think the Sacred Bridge is well written, though it is definitely thorough and technical. Not popular-level writing. 

Thanks for the clarification Jonathan. I really didn't mean to suggest that it wasn't well-written but that it was technical. 


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:03 PM

Hi Tony,

 

Thank you for your informative answer ... appreciate your time!

 

Shalom.


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