Item description for Heritage of Evidence: In the British Museum by Peter Masters...
Overview In today's atheistic climate most people have no idea how much powerful evidence exists for the literal accuracy and authenticity of the biblical record. The British Museum holds a huge number of discoveries that provide direct corroboration and background confirmation for an immense sweep of Bible history. This survey of Bible-authenticating exhibits has been designed as a guide for visitors, and also to give pleasure and interest to readers unable to tour the galleries. It is also most suitable for people who need to see the accuracy and inspiration of the Bible. The 'tour' followed here started life over 40 years ago and has been used by thousands of people. Almost every item viewed on the tour receives a full colour photograph. Room plans are provided for every gallery visited showing the precise location of artefacts, and time-charts relate the items to contemporary kings and prophets. The book is enriched by pictures and descriptions of famous 'proofs' in other museums also.
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Studio: Wakeman Trust
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.27" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2004
Publisher Wakeman Trust
ISBN 1870855396 ISBN13 9781870855396
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More About Peter Masters
Dr Peter Masters has been Minister of the Metropolitan Tabernacle (Spurgeon's) in central London since 1970. His weekly television and radio sermons are aired in the UK and in the USA.
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Excellent little book! Jun 22, 2008
I was given this book in 2004 while visiting the UK and used it while I was there to study Biblical artifacts in the British Museum. The book was so very helpful. When I returned home, I studied it further and I realized that one did not need to be in the British Museum to appreciate this readable introduction to Biblical archaeology. Peter Masters has done a WONDERFUL job of approaching the artifacts in a chronological manner. The many beautiful color photographs make this book most enjoyable to read and study. I have since been back to the British Museum several times and each time I take this book with me to help to to appreciate what I am looking at - such as the only known picture of a Hebrew king (Jehu) on the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III or the scenes of the seige of Lachish in the Lachish room and its confirmation of Bible history. My favorite artifact discussed in the book is the Cyrus cylinder which is the decree issued by Cyrus, King of Persia, allowing foreign captives to return to their homeland and worship according to their own traditions. (This was the end of the seventy years of Babylonian Captivity, the fulfillment of the prophesy of Jeremiah, the answer to Daniel's prayer in Daniel 9 and the confirmation of Ezra 1:1-3.) Through out the book, Peter Masters includes translations of ancient writings and relevant very brief Biblical passages. Each are color coded (Bible verses in orange and ancient languages in blue) to aid the reader's understanding. There are a number of helpful timelines and maps to aid the reader in understanding the various artifacts discussed.
Anyone who wonders about the veracity of the Bible or has an interest in archaeology will find this very readable book most enjoyable.Heritage of Evidence
A great little book Nov 15, 2007
Peter Masters is the pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, the same church previously pastored by the famous Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Dr. Masters not only pastors the church, but also is active in theological education, leading a theological school and a seminary associated with the church. My wife and I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Masters and his wife in his study earlier this year. He is a brilliant Bible teacher with a keen interest in biblical history and archaeology.
One of the premier sites in London is, of course, the world famed British Museum. Upon entering the museum, the visitor is confronted with a huge amount of material, and many guides sporting various specialties on their name tags, including "Bible" tours of the museum. Even so, it was my experience, after spending hours in the museum while we were in London, to find out after coming home that there were several items in the museum related to the Bible that I did not know were there and, of course, did not see. That was most frustrating. Since coming home, however, I've come across Masters's book--and it's the next best thing to being there.
Masters takes the reader on a guided tour of the British Museum, a tour designed to show the various artifacts' relation to the Bible history. The tour is arranged by rooms; so the visitor can actually use the book for his or her own self-guided tour. But the value of the book is more than that. The pictures and descriptions are beautifully done on high quality paper, with helpful and colorful graphics.
The British Museum is especially strong in Egyptian and Assyrian history, and these have many points of contact with the Bible. Masters describes the various displays and artifacts, with many detailed photographs, and shows the passages in the Bible that are involved. At the end of the book Masters includes several important artifacts found in other museums as well, to round out the fabulous collection in the British Museum.
The net effect is to see that the Bible is indeed accurate in its history, agreeing with the best ancient history revealed through archaeology. Not only that, but these ancient writings and artifacts actually help us understand many biblical portions that may be obscure otherwise.
This book is a great tool in apologetics, illustrating in a detailed and interesting way the historical trustworthiness of the Bible. Since the book is published by a non-profit firm (The Wakeman Trust), its cost is much lower than a comparable book would be.