By Robert Cargill
For many, the names Bethlehem, Babylon, and Jerusalem are referred to as the atmosphere for epic tales from the Bible that includes rustic mangers, hovering towers, and wood crosses. What usually will get overlooked is that those towns are way over simply the environment for the Bible and its characters—they have been instrumental to the production 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 diverse tv documentaries, resembling the historical past Channel sequence Bible secrets and techniques Revealed. Taking us behind-the-scenes of the Bible, Cargill blends archaeology, biblical background, and private trip as he explores those towns and their position within the production of the Bible. He unearths amazing proof equivalent to what the Bible says in regards to the beginning of Jesus and the way Mary’s Virgin start prompted difficulties for the early church. We’ll additionally see how the God of the outdated testomony used to be prompted by way of different deities, that there have been various non-biblical books written approximately Moses, Jacob, and Jesus in antiquity, and the way way more books have been omitted of the Bible than have been enable in through the messy, political canonization process.
The towns That outfitted the Bible is a powerful 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 way in which, Cargill comprises images 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 lifeless Sea Scrolls have been discovered.
An intriguing event via time, The towns That equipped the Bible is a clean, interesting exploration that sheds new mild at the Bible.