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Title:
A guide to biblical sites in Greece and Turkey
Author:
Fant, Clyde E.
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Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xxxi, 395 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780195139174

9780195139181
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Book

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Summary

Nearly two-thirds of the New Testament--including all of the letters of Paul, most of the book of Acts, and the book of Revelation--is set outside of Israel, in either Turkey or Greece. Although biblically-oriented tours of the areas that were once ancient Greece and Asia Minor have becomeincreasingly popular, up until now there has been no definitive guidebook through these important sites. In A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey, two well-known, well-traveled biblical scholars offer a fascinating historical and archaeological guide to these sites. The authors reveal countless new insights into the biblical text while reliably guiding the traveler through every significantlocation mentioned in the Bible. The book completely traces the journeys of the Apostle Paul across Turkey (ancient Asia Minor), Greece, Cyprus, and the islands of the Mediterranean. A description of the location and history of each site is given, followed by an intriguing discussion of its biblicalsignificance. Clearly written and in non-technical language, the work links the latest in biblical research with recent archaeological findings. A visit to the site is described, complete with easy-to-follow walking directions, indicating the major items of archaeological interest. Detailed sitemaps, historical charts, and maps of the regions are integrated into the text, and a glossary of terms is provided. Easy to use and abundantly illustrated, this unique guide will help visitors to Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus appreciate the rich history, significance, and great wonder of the ancient world of the Bible.


Author Notes

Clyde E. Fant is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Stetson University and author of The Misunderstood Jesus: 10 Lost Keys to Life. Mitchell G. Reddish is O. Lafayette Walker Professor of Christian Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Stetson University, andauthor of Revelation. They have conducted numerous travel study trips to the Mediterranean region.


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Library Journal Review

Current world conditions may incline religious travelers to substitute Turkey and Greece as travel destinations for Israel. These countries (along with the Greek Islands and Cyprus, which are also included in this guidebook) have a rich biblical heritage. Claiming that this is "a historical, biblical, and archaeological guide" to the biblical sites in these lands, religious studies scholars Fant and Mitchell (Fant is also the author of The Misunderstood Jesus) have succeeded in presenting a comprehensive and scholarly study of the key biblical sites in the two countries. As in the "Blue Guide" series, an entry for each site (e.g., Pergamum) includes information on location, history, and biblical significance, as well as a site visit with walking directions. The text is amply illustrated with photographs and site maps, while the index lists both biblical and modern-day place names. The supplemental material includes area maps, charts, a glossary, a list of places mentioned in the Bible, and historical time lines. At once authoritative and accessible to the general reader, this book is a keeper, especially in public libraries as it is intended for lay readers.-Ravi Shenoy, Naperville P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.