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Understanding The Life Of Jesus An Introductory Atlas by Carta

Understanding The Life Of Jesus An Introductory Atlas by Carta

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Understanding the life of Jesus is a necessary component to comprehending the message he proclaimed. 

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Written by Michael Avi-Yonah with R. Steven Notley

From the Foreword by R. Steven Notley:

“Understanding the land of Jesus is a necessary component to comprehending the message he proclaimed. From the beginning of the four Gospels until their end, the Evangelists assume that we possess an intimate knowledge of the historical and geographical stage onto which Jesus stepped.

For most Christian readers this is unfortunately not true. Many have not had the opportunity to visit the Holy Land. Even for those who have, it can prove to be a confusing experience. Much about life in this land has changed over the course of two millennia.

Happily, however, the contours of the land, which influenced where people settled and the routes they traveled, have remained the same.  With some basic knowledge of the physical settings, we can once again trace Jesus' steps.

It is hoped that the maps [in this book] and the brief texts that accompany them can serve as a guide for the Christian reader to navigate the geographical stages in the Gospel accounts. …May the reader be aided in their pursuit to follow the steps of the Master and to grasp more clearly the message he preached.”


  • Palestine in New Testament Times
  • The Roman Empire & the Jewish Diaspora in the Time of Jesus
  • The Growth of Herod's Kingdom - 10 to 4 B.C.
  • The Economy of Palestine at the Time of Jesus
  • Supplies to the Temple and the Bringing of the Omer
  • The Birth of Jesus and the Flight into Egypt
  • The Return from Egypt; The Boy Jesus in the Temple
  • The Baptism of Jesus and the Sojourn in the Desert
  • From Nazareth to Cana and Capernaum
  • From Nazareth to Nain
  • The Holy Land and Coele-Syria in the Time of Jesus
  • The Ten Cities of the Decapolis
  • Around the Sea of Galilee
  • The Visit to Tyre, Sidon, and Caesarea Philippi
  • The Transfiguration
  • Jesus' Visit to Jerusalem
  • Jesus' Last Journey to Jerusalem
  • Jesus' Trial, Judgment, and Crucifixion
  • The Via Dolorosa, from the Omarity School to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • The Resurrection and Ascension
  • The Church in the First Century A.D.
  • Places Visited by Jesus

About the Authors:  Michael Avi-Yonah (1904-74) was Professor of Archaeology and History of Art at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  He wrote numerous books and papers, among them In the Time of Rome and Byzantium, A Historical Geography of the Holy Land from the Return to Zion until the Arab Conquest, and Gazetteer of Roman Palestine.  He planned and constructed a model of Second Temple Jerusalem at 1:50 scale, now on display at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.                               

R. Steven Notley is Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins on the New York campus of Nyack College and director of its graduate programs in Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins.  He is at the cutting edge of modern New Testament research, combining his philological training with an intimate firsthand knowledge of biblical geography.   

Soft Cover
40 pages
9 x11.75 in. (23 x30 cm)



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