My Favorite Four Bible Atlases

Andy Naselli —  June 27, 2012 — 2 Comments

I have 17 Bible atlases in my library, and I’ve used several others. I’m very much an amateur at this (I still haven’t visited the Middle East!), but for what it’s worth, these are my favorite four Bible atlases:

  1. Beitzel, Barry J. The New Moody Atlas of the Bible. Chicago: Moody, 2009. See my book note (Themelios 34 [2009]: 367) and a later Themelios review.
  2. Rasmussen, Carl. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010. Themelios review.
  3. Currid, John D., and David P. Barrett. Crossway ESV Bible Atlas. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.  This expands on the maps and related notes in the ESV Study Bible.
  4. Brisco, Thomas. Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography of Biblical History. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1998. This was my text for an undergraduate course on Bible geography. Good graphics.

2 responses to My Favorite Four Bible Atlases

  1. Which of these do you like best and why. I’m in the market for one and I’m having a hard time figuring out which is best. I teach Sunday School, so I’d love to use maps in my lessons. That’s a big selling point for me,

    • That’s a tough one, DJ! My favorite is probably Beitzel’s. As I write in my book note, “I am not aware of another atlas that more accessibly and dependably recounts the Bible’s storyline in light of its geography. It is both practical and academic without sacrificing either.”

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