Key Bible and Theological Reference Tools: Atlases

This post is a re-blog of my post at Rolfing Unshelved.

This post is part of a series entitled Key Bible and Theological Reference Tools. This series seeks to provide one with an introduction to some key Biblical and theological reference tools. In this series one will find basic explanations, significant examples, and other information about these reference tools.

Cover ArtBasic Description of Atlas

A Bible atlas is a reference tool that systematically and visually (e.g., often through the use of maps and pictures) presents geographical, topographical, historical, archaeological, and cultural information relevant to Biblical studies.

Key Atlases

Sample of Atlas

“The Tribal Distribution of the Land” by Barry J. Beitzel in The New Moody Atlas of the Bible (Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2009), pg. 122-123. * Click on photo for larger image.