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The Morgan Library houses many Bible study resources. Most Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias are located in the Reference area of the library (main floor). Additional Bible study tools are available in the circulating collection on the 3rd level of the library.
All of these resources are listed in Morgan Library's LancerQuest.
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The Biblical World by
Call Number: REF G2230 .I8 2007
Publication Date: 2007-11-06
The Biblical World reveals how three great religions emerged from the same cradle. Chronologically arranged chapters detail battles, conquests, tribal migrations, & natural calamities, supporting the stories with intriguing archaeological evidence. Hundreds of photographs and artifacts add visual excitement. Quick-read timelines link events across cultures while illustrated sidebars focus on what life was like during each era: family roles, farming, trade, dress, childbirth, burial customs, and other aspects of daily existence.
The IVP Atlas of Bible History by
Call Number: REF BS630 .L38 2006
Publication Date: 2006-08-31
The Atlas presents the latest findings in history and archaeology in a readable style that will appeal to anyone wanting to know more about the history of the Bible.The world of the Bible deals with more than the modern state of Israel. Almost half of the events in the Bible are set outside this territory, and much of the Bible is addressed to people in other lands.
The New Moody Atlas of the Bible by
Call Number: REF G2231.S1 B45 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
The New Moody Atlas of Bible Lands integrates the geography of Bible lands with the teachings of the Bible. Its one hundred thousand words provide commentary for more than ninety detailed maps of Palestine, the Mediterranean, the Near East, the Sinai, and Turkey.
Oxford Bible Atlas by
Maps show the geographical setting of the Bible's stories and reflect the successive stages of the Bible's accounts, while specially chosen full-colour illustrations bring the countries and their peoples to life. The accompanying text describes the land of Palestine, and its wider ancient Near Eastern and east Mediterranean settings. It outlines clearly the successive historical periods, and describes the major civilizations with which Israelites, Jews, and early Christians came into contact.
The Sacred Bridge by
Call Number: REF BS630 .R356 2006
Publication Date: 2006-12-01
The present atlas seeks to introduce the reader to the geographical elements that can help to make real the social, historical and spiritual experience of the People of the Book.
Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias often list subject alphabetically and include people, places, theological subjects, and background information about the biblical world. They are located in the Reference collection. Some are multi-volume sets; others are single volumes.
Check out the Scripture Index in the back of these dictionaries to find relevant material for your passage.
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books by Edited by Bill T. Arnold and Hugh G. M. Williamson, the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books picks up where the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch left off--with Joshua and Israel poised to enter the land--and carries us through the postexilic period. Following in the tradition of the award-winning IVP dictionaries focused on the New Testament, this encyclopedic work is characterized by in-depth articles focused on key topics, many of them written by noted experts. The history of Israel forms the skeletal structure of the Old Testament. Understanding this history and the biblical books that trace it is essential to comprehending the Bible. The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books is the only reference book focused exclusively on these biblical books and the history of Israel. The dictionary presents articles on numerous historical topics as well as major articles focused on the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah. Other articles focus on the Deuteronomistic History as well as the Chronicler''s History, the narrative art of Israel''s historians, innerbiblical exegesis, text and textual criticism, and the emergence of these books as canonical.
Call Number: Reference BS440 .I97 v.2
Publication Date: 2011-09-26