During this semester at TEDS, Dr. Barry Beitzel has had the cover of a forthcoming book taped on his office door: Biblica: The Bible Atlas: A Social and Historical Journey Through the Lands of the Bible. I asked him about it this morning, and he said that the book has been available in Australia for two months and should be available in America in November. Apparently, Costco and Sam’s Wholesale Club purchased a massive number of copies and will be selling them at a discount. The retail price is somewhere around $150 each, and Sam’s may sell them for $90 or $100. I just found it here for $80, almost half the price of retail!
Dr. Beitzel, who is well known as the author of The Moody Atlas of Bible Lands, was the project coordinator, and he invited a large spectrum of scholars to participate, including Jews and Catholics. So evangelicals will disagree with the content in some of the articles. Since I haven’t even scanned the content, I can’t comment on it. I did, however, see a copy of the book in Dr. Beitzel’s office. Wow. It’s massive. It’s is the largest hardback I’ve seen in recent times. High quality paper, too.
(And a little trivia for my BJU friends: Dr. Beitzel was in Dr. Sam Schnaiter‘s wedding.)