Offering a fresh view of the political world of the Bible, this unique volume by Paul H. Wright looks at the land of ancient Israel through the military and economic priorities of the empires of the ancient Near East, then turns the view to look at those same empires through the eyes of the kings and prophets of ancient Israel. This comparative view allows the reader the chance to “look both ways” on the busy corridor that was the map of ancient Israel. Comparative maps illustrate the views.
Dr Paul H Wright was appointed President of Jerusalem University College in 2010 after serving as Executive Director of Jerusalem University College since 2002. He first joined JUC in full-time appointment as Academic Vice President and Dean in 1997. Paul is also on the adjunct faculty at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies and has participated in archaeological excavations in Israel at Ramat Rachel, Giloh and Tel Rehov. He is an ordained minister in the Baptist General Conference. His published works include Greatness, Grace & Glory (Carta), Atlas of Bible Lands (Holman QuickSource Guide), Understanding the New Testament: An Introductory Atlas (Carta) and The Illustrated Guide to Biblical Geography (Broadman – Holman, forthcoming). Dr Wright received the PhD in Bible and Ancient Near East from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, OH, the MA in Old Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, the MA in History of Ancient Israel from Jerusalem University College and the BA from Bethel College (MN).
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