The Cities That Built the Bible

Robert Cargill


For many, the names Bethlehem, Babylon, and Jerusalem are often called the surroundings for epic tales from the Bible that includes rustic mangers, hovering towers, and wood crosses. What frequently will get ignored is that those towns are excess of simply the surroundings for the Bible and its characters—they have been instrumental to the construction of the Bible as we all know it today.

Robert Cargill, Assistant Professor of Classics and non secular stories on the collage of Iowa, is an archeologist, Bible pupil, and host of various tv documentaries, reminiscent of the heritage Channel sequence Bible secrets and techniques Revealed. Taking us behind-the-scenes of the Bible, Cargill blends archaeology, biblical historical past, and private trip as he explores those towns and their position within the production of the Bible. He finds wonderful evidence equivalent to what the Bible says concerning the delivery of Jesus and the way Mary’s Virgin delivery triggered difficulties for the early church. We’ll additionally see how the God of the previous testomony was once stimulated by means of different deities, that there have been quite a few non-biblical books written approximately Moses, Jacob, and Jesus in antiquity, and the way way more books have been disregarded of the Bible than have been permit in through the messy, political canonization process.

The towns That equipped the Bible is an impressive travel via fourteen towns: the Phoenicia towns of Tyre, Sidon, and Byblos, Ugarit, Nineveh, Babylon, Megiddo, Athens, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Qumran, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Rome. alongside the best way, Cargill comprises photographs of artifacts, dig websites, ruins, and relics, taking readers on a far-reaching trip from the Grotto of the Nativity to the battlegrounds of Megiddo, from the towering Acropolis of Athens to the caves in Qumran the place the useless Sea Scrolls have been discovered.

An fascinating experience via time, The towns That outfitted the Bible is a clean, attention-grabbing exploration that sheds new mild at the Bible.

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