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Understanding the Land of the Bible

A Biblical-Theological Guide

Direct Price: $19.99 $15.00
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780875523996
Publication Date 04/01/96

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Life began in a garden. Jerusalem was built on a mountain. John the Baptist called people into the wilderness. Jesus began his ministry in Capernaum.

Could these events have happened just anywhere? Or was there something special about the places God chose to stage his marvelous works of redemption?

O. Palmer Robertson answers those questions by giving Bible students and teachers a guided tour of the Holy Land. He explores the mountains, plains, valleys, rivers, and cities of Scripture, explaining their meaning for our understanding of biblical events and the salvation of God’s people. In addition, this guide includes a chapter on climate and vegetation, as well as archaeological notes, by John D. Currid of Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson campus).


"Understanding the Land of the Bible, written by one of the finest, most trustworthy scholars of the Old Testament living today, is the best short introduction to the subject of which I am aware. . . . exactly what pastors, seminarians, and Bible college students have long been looking for."

—Robert L. Reymond

". . . a much needed tool for digging into the Bible. Robertson shows that the study of geography is not drudgery in a dusty desert but a refreshing oasis of theological insight."

—Mark D. Futato

"Understanding the Land of the Bible is a guide to biblical Isreal and much more. It not only informs the reader about the cities, rivers, mountains, and climate of the land, but it does so while insightfully pointing out their biblical-theological significance. Find out about the setting for God’s great redemptive acts."

—Tremper Longman III


The Author

O. Palmer Robertson

O. Palmer Robertson

O. Palmer Robertson (ThM, ThD, Union Theological Seminary, Virginia) is the founder of Consummation Ministries. Previously, he was director and principal of African Bible University in Uganda and taught at Reformed Theological Seminary, Westminster Theological Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary, and Knox Theological Seminary. He has also served for many years as a teaching elder in various pastoral roles.