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Crossway Books Crossway ESV Bible Atlas - eBook

The design, construction, and format of the ESV Bible Atlas is stunning. The ESV Bible Atlas is made with a sturdy hardback cover, and designed so that pages can lay flat without detaching from the spine--always a good sign of quality construction. An atlas cannot, obviously, present its maps, pictures, and charts well if it does not easily lay flat without damaging the spine.

The ESV Bible Atlas then combines its durable construction with thick, overlaid, and glossed pages that allows its maps, images, and charts to stand out brilliantly from the page. From top to bottom the book is well made, and will serve its purposes for years to come.

But beyond its design, the content of the ESV Bible Atlas is likewise exceptional. Featuring historical, modern, and scientific maps produced by advanced satellite technology the Atlas brings the Biblical world alive in ways that no other atlas has done before. The maps are brilliant in color, and provide detailed locations with precision and while never overloading anyone map with too much information. Map topics range from average monthly rainfall, to modern excavation sites, and from David's Kingdom to today's disputed territories.

The written content of the ESV Bible Atlas is also outstanding, and leads the reader through the historical, modern, and scientific geography of the biblical lands. Written by and arranged by one of today's leading OT scholars, and a professional cartographer, this atlas is both visually appealing and highly informative

A number of Charts, Appendixes, and Indexes also accompany the atlas including:

  • Timeline of Biblical History
  • The Kings of Israel and Judah
  • The Herodian Dynasty
  • Place-Name Indexes for Historical and Regional Maps
  • Index of Known Biblical Sites
  • Scripture Index
  • Special Articles
  • Illustration Index
  • Map and 3d Map Index


All the key methods of presenting Bible geography and history are here, including more than 175 full-color maps, 70 photographs, 3-D re-creations of biblical objects and sites, indexes, timelines, and 65,000 words of narrative description. The atlas uniquely features regional maps detailing biblically significant areas such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Italy, and Greece. It also includes a CD with searchable indexes and digital maps, and a removable, 16.5 x 22-inch map of Palestine.

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Customer Reviews for Crossway ESV Bible Atlas - eBook
Review 1 for Crossway ESV Bible Atlas - eBook
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A Beautiful Atlas that could easily cost $100

Date:May 9, 2014
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usafirefly
Age:55-65
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Wow! It's beautiful. Large and excellent print. I feel special looking at it and it has all kinds of things charted, graphed, and photos. This book could easily be $80 to $100 in price. It's that nice! Excellent work by the people who put this together and it is a privilege to have this resource. It's truthful and stresses accuracy in thought--not conjecture.
Mine came with the CD too.
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Review 2 for Crossway ESV Bible Atlas - eBook
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Don't buy ebook version.

Date:January 28, 2013
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Deborah
Location:CA
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The hardcover book would be a better option. Although this book has a lot of useful and interesting information, I can only give it one star. Navigation in the eBook version is clumsy and I cannot zoom in or expand the maps on my reader, which makes viewing the map detail impossible.
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Review 3 for Crossway ESV Bible Atlas - eBook
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Hardcover seems to be GREAT, but not ebook...

Date:February 19, 2012
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Fernanda
Age:25-34
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Content is great (I agree w others reviews), but the graphics in electronic version is SO poor - you can't even read the name of the locations in the maps... :( And zooming doesn't help. So frustrating...
Go for the hardcover - don't buy the ebook.
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Review 4 for Crossway ESV Bible Atlas - eBook
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it was more than i could of imagined God Bless

Date:January 9, 2012
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Location:IOWA
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777 X 7 EXCEEDS IY'S a great piece of work. the graphs,info, it's a nice piece of work.
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Review 5 for Crossway ESV Bible Atlas - eBook
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Great Product!

Date:July 19, 2011
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Keith
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This is the most exhaustive and detailed atlas to be found. A bit pricey but worth it. The only downside is this is a coffee table size book and it is not portable. Beautiful maps!
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Review 6 for Crossway ESV Bible Atlas - eBook
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Date:March 18, 2011
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Masatoshi Kumagami
Location:Japan
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Very valuable for the aid of serious bible reading.This book will keep its status as neccesary companion 5 or ten years at least.
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Review 7 for Crossway ESV Bible Atlas - eBook
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Date:September 22, 2010
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Debbie from ChristFocus Book Club
"Crossway ESV Bible Atlas" had some very nice features. The lovely, full-color photographs of the regions, city ruins, and archaeological artifacts were one of the strongest points of this atlas. I also loved the many full-color artist reconstructions of various buildings and places based on archaeological findings or the descriptions in the Bible (like the tabernacle and Jerusalem and the Temple during various time periods). There were also some 3D "viewpoint" maps, like what Abraham would have seen of the Jordan Valley when Sodom, Gomorrah, and the other two cities were destroyed.But the maps were mainly flat maps (no elevation given) that showed the cities, rivers, and known ancient international and intra-national roads with the biblical movements indicated over them. Overall, the maps effectively conveyed the information when combined with the text in the captions. As for the text, it was well-written and informative. The first section of the atlas gave an overview of the biblical world. The second section gave a summary of the biblical events using archaeological findings and extra-biblical sources to supplement the descriptions and to tell what was happening during the same period in the other lands mentioned in the Bible. The atlas had a sizable section describing the inter-testament period and also contained information on the period after Paul--the Jewish War and the Bar Kokhba Revolt. It ended at 135 AD.The third section of the atlas was a series of elevation maps (with cities, rivers, and roads indicated) for all the areas talked about in the Bible. The fourth section contained a timeline and map indexes.There's also a CD-ROM and a nice 16.5 x 22-inch map of Palestine. Using the CD-ROM, I couldnt get the ESV Atlas Search Center to work, but I could still view the digital maps. The digital maps were web resolution but fairly large. I received this book as a review copy from the publisher.
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Review 8 for Crossway ESV Bible Atlas - eBook
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Date:August 30, 2010
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Reading Room Reviews
This is a wonderful Bible Study tool. After using it once, you will wonder how you did with out it! While the maps and photos are wonderful, this volume is more than just a book of maps. It is a reference tool that is full of not only geographical information, but historical and archaeological background as well. Used correctly, the ESV Bible Atlas will help you better understand the Bible by giving you a broader knowledge of the setting and culture in which the books were written. I highly recommend it to those who want to enhance their Bible knowledge.
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Review 9 for Crossway ESV Bible Atlas - eBook
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Date:July 31, 2010
WOW! My wife purchased this for me. Full of the beautiful drawings in the same manner as the ESV Study Bible. I've only thumbed through it, busy looking at all the pictures and drawings and reading all the captions; I have yet to start reading all the articles. This is a very nice addition to my resource books.
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Review 10 for Crossway ESV Bible Atlas - eBook
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Date:July 31, 2010
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Joshua Schwisow
Geography is a very important area of study but takes on a special importance when geography is intimately involved with the events that took place in the Word of God. It is in time and place in which the revelation of God took place through history. The Biblical interpreter should have an intimate understanding of the geographical and historical conditions surrounding the events of Scripture. In this regard, the ESV Bible Atlas is an indispensable tool for doing historical and geographical research. The atlas has four sections:Part 1: This section is an introduction and overview of the Biblical world providing historical information in the text regarding the surrounding lands and customs of these ancient peoples.Part 2: This is the majority of the atlas taking about 200 pages and serves as a chronological guide to the whole of Scripture beginning in Genesis and concluding with the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. There is a helpful section on the inter-testamental period covering geographical and historical information that is crucial to understanding the context of the New Testament.Part 3: This section is about 40 pages of beautiful, highly-detailed full color maps on glossy paper. There are maps throughout the text on almost every other page but this section contains the largest maps and the most detail for these various areas.Part 4: This section has a number of helpful charts providing chronologies of Biblical history, kings of Israel, and the Herodian Dynasty. The text is engaging and very well written and could serve as a basic Old and New Testament survey covering the major events and providing geographical and archeological information. There are photos on almost every page of both archeological artifacts and sites as well as modern photography of the Biblical lands.Thank you to Crossway for providing me with a review copy!
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