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The Crossway Illustrated Bible Handbook [Hardcover]

By Tim Dowley (Editor), Stephen Motyer (Contribution by) & David Payne (Contribution by)
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Through full-color illustrations, maps, charts, and timelines, this handbook helps readers get acquainted with the content of the Bible. (Biblical Studies)

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Have you ever wondered who wrote the Bible, when all those Bible stories took place, or how the Bible has been preserved for thousands of years?

This handbook is designed to help you answer the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the Bible. In it you'll find an in-depth look at Bible people, places, and times, brought to life by striking artwork.

Whether used as a quick reference tool or as a beginning-to-end study, The Crossway Illustrated Bible Handbook is a valuable addition to any Bible reader's shelf.

Features include: More than 300 full-color illustrations, photographs, maps, charts, and timelines Bible references in the accurate and readable English Standard Version (ESV) Overview of the entire Bible Information on Bible times-food, clothing, home life, medicine, travel, religion, and more Large-print format for easy reading

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Crossway Books
Pages   236
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.8" Width: 7.8" Height: 0.81"
Weight:   2.13 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 23, 2005
ISBN  158134693X  
ISBN13  9781581346930  

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More About Tim Dowley, Stephen Motyer & David Payne

Tim Dowley TIM DOWLEY, a native of London, holds a bachelor's degree in history and a doctorate in church history, both from the University of Manchester, England. He has written a number of children's stories and books on biblical subjects and the history of Christianity, as well as works on music and literature. A few of his latest books include Bible Atlas, A Public Faith: From Constantine to the Medieval World AD 312-600, My First Story of Christmas, and Bedtime Book of Bible Stories. Tim has traveled extensively, particularly in Israel, Turkey and other biblical lands. He lives in Clapham, South London, with his wife and family.

Tim Dowley currently resides in London. Tim Dowley was born in 1946.

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This is a very interesting and informative resource.  Oct 15, 2008
I am very glad that I bought this book. As a fairly new (Lutheran) Christian, I was not taught the Bible as a youngster. I am trying to expand my knowledge and understanding, and this book is so helpful and very interesting as well.

It helps me to really connect with the Readings and the sermon in church as well as material covered in Bible Study. The color illustrations and maps are just excellent, and a HUGE amount of useful Bible information is packed into the most compact format possible. I won't repeat what the first reviewer wrote because I agree with all of it.

This book really opens up the Bible to the interested Bible student and includes so much fascinating material. There is a good, basic index at the back so you can look up topics you are interested in learning about. You can read the book from beginning to end or just pick a section and read for a few minutes. Just to give a few small examples: illustrated information on how people in Biblical times lived with sections on clothes, housing, food, occupations, both Temples, etc. is just one part of the book; a list with descriptions of all of the OT Prophets is another, and there is also lots of Bible archeology material, but I couldn't begin to list anything like all the stuff that is covered.

If you are an interested Bible student buy a copy of this book. You will never regret it. You can pick it up and turn to any page and find really fascinating stuff.
Worthy companion to the Word of God  Feb 13, 2006
Crossway has compiled information about the Bible and its history into a handy resource that invites readers to cruise through the pages. The Crossway Illustrated Bible Handbook is a user-friendly resource for all ages. Keep this book with your Bible. Read a section aloud with family devotions. It will enhance Bible study and answer questions that arise while reading the Scriptures. Who were the major players, places, and events in the Bible? The Crossway Illustrated Bible Handbook gives the who's who, the what, when, where, and how. Colorful illustrations and maps show what life was like in biblical times, how the Temple looked, and how historical sites appear today. Skim the text for general information or read for deeper understanding. Looking for an inspiring word? Need comfort when you are afraid, alone, or worried? Recommended Bible verses, key passages, and model prayers are included.

Beginning at the beginning, this handbook: explains how the Bible came to us; describes life in Bible times; provides timelines of world events; and uses tables to list everything from the names of many pagan gods to the many names of the one True God.

Hardcover, The Crossway Illustrated Bible Handbook is 240 pages of glossy pages begging for excessive use. Specific topics in the eight chapters are easily found via the index in the back. The final chapter, "Some Bible Facts and Figures," is a veritable cookie jar stocked with fascinating Bible statistics, facts about angels, and messianic prophesies. Trivia fans will flock to the Bible names and their meanings, the lists of animals, vegetables, minerals, and musical instruments found in the Old and New Testaments.

The Crossway Illustrated Bible Handbook is a valuable compliment for your Bible reading. It is a thoughtful and practical gift for someone who is new to the Bible, or someone who wants to know how and why the Bible has survived over the centuries. Reading through this reference is a painless way of becoming knowledgeable about the Word of God. A worthy companion and a worthy investment for ages five through adult. - PeggySue Wells, Christian Book

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