Item description for National Geographic Essential Visual History of the Bible by National Geographic...
Overview An illustrated history of the Bible provides detailed coverage of the Old and New Testaments, from the patriarchs to the Epistles of Paul, and includes timelines and informational sidebars.
Publishers Description From the creators of the enormously successful National Geographic Visual History of the World, this insightful new resource is a veritable Who's Who of the Bible and a vivid introduction to Judeo-Christian belief and identity.
The National Geographic Essential Visual History of the Bible encapsulates a wealth of knowledge in an appealing, pocket-size format. Encompassing both the Old and New Testaments in more than 200 sections of self-contained, interactive spreads, it offers a wide array of text elements and vivid imageryק,000 illustrations in all. Organized into six major sections, the book covers Old Testament eras from the patriarchs to the Babylonian captivity, and New Testament history from the 12 apostles to the epistles of Paul. The book's reference value is enhanced by fact-filled sidebars and timelines; numbered picture references that match each image with its historical context; and cross references to related topics at the bottom of every page.
The Bible and religion have proved to be popular topics, and this latest offeringcomplemented by National Geographic's successful "Mysteries of the Bible" TV seriesis an essential resource for families, students, and scholars. Irresistibly priced at just $15.95 for a 500-plus-page hardcover with 1,000 illustrations, this handy little treasure will find a broad and appreciative market.
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Studio: National Geographic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.66" Width: 5.06" Height: 1.7" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Mar 18, 2008
Publisher National Geographic
ISBN 1426202172 ISBN13 9781426202179
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about National Geographic Essential Visual History of the Bible?
Would have been great fun if the artworks were identified!! Jan 17, 2010
I picked this up from a sale table because the illustrations were wide-ranging and very interesting. Everything from ancient carvings and illuminated manuscripts to William Blake and the great masters of European religious painting. But NOT A SINGLE WORK OF ART (many of them severely cropped) is identified in the text, captions, in a separate listing or the index. Pretty inexcusable. It still is fun to look at, but very unsatisfactory when one wishes to see a larger or uncropped version. The publishers should at least make a list available online.
Good short mini history of the Bible Jun 21, 2008
Lots of information crammed into this 512 page mini book,a type that the National Geographic is gravitating to. Great art masterpieces, explanations of items that might not be known by the general layman and crossreferences to other personages or events. If you don't have a lot of room for books, this one will fill the bill.
Not what I expected Apr 7, 2008
I don't know, I think I was expecting a more historically accurate portrayal of the events of biblical history. This was a fairly secular text accentuated by a lot of beautiful art. The artwork is great, but the text is disappointing. Also, the book is very small! I was expecting a more standard sized (8.5 x 11) book.