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#1 hno.emanuel.cardona

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 05:39 PM

Hello,

 

I am looking for a biblical atlas that is geared toward scholars.  Any recommendations?

 

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 05:49 PM

The Sacred Bridge: the very best in Biblical Geography and background.


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 05:56 PM

The Sacred Bridge: the very best in Biblical Geography and background.

Does this atlas treat the NT as much as it does the OT (so I have heard)?  If not, what other additional scholarly atlas can be used to treat in more detail the NT?  Blessings!



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Posted 02 May 2015 - 11:12 PM

Sacred Bridge covers up to the Bar Kochba revolts of 130-135

 

It is of the Bible lands, not (for example) Paul’s missionary journeys

 

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For a broader NT focus, I have found New Bible Atlas © 1985 by University and Colleges Christian Fellowship to be more than adequate, but I must admit, I use the Accordance maps module more than anything else;


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Posted 02 May 2015 - 11:35 PM

I whole heartedly recommend both of the above mentioned.... I have heard good things about 

ZONDERVAN ATLAS OF THE BIBLE but I do not own it....

 

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 11:48 PM

This is a very good atlas.
Beitzel, Barry J.
2009 The New Moody Atlas of the Bible. Chicago: Moody.
 
 
This atlas treats the New Testament time periods. It is large-format, and contains only maps--no text.
Talbert, Robert J. A., ed.
2000 Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
 
An iPad version of Barrington is available that was given a positive review here
 
Finally, this is a scholarly atlas chock-full of information. Again, all maps--no text (except the legends). I believe all the legends and the index are in English, as well as German.
Mittmann, Siegfried, and Gotz Schmitt, eds.
2001 Tübinger Bibelatlas. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft.
 
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Posted 03 May 2015 - 06:39 AM

I have the zonvervan atlas of the bible as i had heard good things about it but i'm very disastified with it and wouldnt reccomend it.

Its ok and better than nothing on an ios device. I needed to look up philips journey this morning in church and found what i was after. But i have a hard copy of holmans bible atlas by brisco and that is still my go to resource when at home and the zondervan didnt really give me the detail i was after.

I am looking at carta again and sacred bridge still looks the best though they have a couple of other atlases which are worth looking at.

Accordance atlas also looks good but not for ios which excludes it for me.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:26 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments!



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 04:11 PM

This is not a biblical atlas, but an atlas of the ancient world whic I think so far is the best thing I have found on iOS. Not being w biblical atlas, things like carta are far better for particular biblical incidents. But they are wonderful maps nonetheless.

Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World by Princeton University Press
https://appsto.re/au/1reWT.i

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Posted Yesterday, 08:11 AM

This is not a biblical atlas, but an atlas of the ancient world whic I think so far is the best thing I have found on iOS. Not being w biblical atlas, things like carta are far better for particular biblical incidents. But they are wonderful maps nonetheless.

Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World by Princeton University Press
https://appsto.re/au/1reWT.i

Great!  Thank you!



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Posted Yesterday, 09:37 AM

I've never been too impressed with the software maps and atlases.

What I want is huge high resolution images, and lots of them, not text. Ideally I want detailed vector maps, and not cruddy JPEGs.

I used to favour the Macmillan Bible Atlas in print, that was about 20 years ago.

Recently I have been impressed with the Oxford Bible Atlas (4e, 2007) and The Moody atlas of the Bible (2009).



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Posted Yesterday, 09:47 AM

I've never been too impressed with the software maps and atlases.

What I want is huge high resolution images, and lots of them, not text. Ideally I want detailed vector maps, and not cruddy JPEGs.

I used to favour the Macmillan Bible Atlas in print, that was about 20 years ago.

Recently I have been impressed with the Oxford Bible Atlas (4e, 2007) and The Moody atlas of the Bible (2009).

Have you taken a look at the Holman Bible Atlas by Thomas V. Brisco?



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Posted Yesterday, 10:14 AM

Alistair,

 

My favorite atlas for years was also MacMillan's. Carta is now publishing it and calling it the Carta Bible Atlas. It is available in Accordance. The maps are identical to the old paper editions, which means they are not vector images, but the resolution is pretty good nevertheless. 

 

Enjoy! :-)


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Posted Yesterday, 10:19 AM

Alistair,

 

My favorite atlas for years was also MacMillan's. Carta is now publishing it and calling it the Carta Bible Atlas. It is available in Accordance. The maps are identical to the old paper editions, which means they are not vector images, but the resolution is pretty good nevertheless. 

 

Enjoy! :-)

Thank you!


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Posted Yesterday, 11:59 AM

Sorry to hear about the quality of Zondervan's but Carta's are good without doubt....

 

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Posted Yesterday, 04:14 PM

Hi Dan
I basically am interested in maps, particularly on iOS but what I can use to illustrate a sermon to put the text into context (a picture is worth a 1000 words).

taking a leaf out of your book Dan.
I am prepared to be wrong if others can find more, but attached are the only two maps in Zondervan that cover Jesus ministry (screen shots). Compare that with one of the 5 from Holman that illustrate an aspect of Jesus ministry (Holman scan). Hopefully you can read the text, in the Holman scan, notice the text and the bible references in the legend.

With the zondervan map labeled jesus ministry, it is very general and could equally have been called 0BCE.

Its ok, but there are better resources out there for what I'm after.

;o)

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Posted Yesterday, 06:36 PM

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Hi Dan
I basically am interested in maps, particularly on iOS but what I can use to illustrate a sermon to put the text into context (a picture is worth a 1000 words).

taking a leaf out of your book Dan.
I am prepared to be wrong if others can find more, but attached are the only two maps in Zondervan that cover Jesus ministry (screen shots). Compare that with one of the 5 from Holman that illustrate an aspect of Jesus ministry (Holman scan). Hopefully you can read the text, in the Holman scan, notice the text and the bible references in the legend.

With the zondervan map labeled jesus ministry, it is very general and could equally have been called 0BCE.

Its ok, but there are better resources out there for what I'm after.

;o)

 

I think this is a good example. while the Zondervan maps look ok (I am not sure if zooming in gives a less than satisfactory result), they are not as eye catching as your Holman example. I am sharing a map similar to the Holman example from IVP (the plainer one)  and a similar map from Sacred Bridge.. And the map from SB that would have been most helpful to you in regards to phillip.


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Posted Today, 02:04 AM

Thanks dan, i had hoped you would add more. ;o)
You had mentioned the ivp when i was looking initially and it was part of a bundle. I should have listened to you. The zondervan is clear when you zoom in, just not much extra detail. i like the added detail in holman like the fortifications on the scan i included and that was the sort of add on i was hoping for.

Others may prefer the uninterpreted look, there is a market for both, and it is good there are resources for both markets.

Holman is the only book i am still using regularly as i havent found a good e-replacement.

But the more i see, Sacred bridge is right there at the top of my wishlist but i have a sneaky feeling i will still continue to use the holman.

Here is zondervan philip and will scan in holman philip tonight

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