Last week we received a kindness in the mail from a new friend in Israel–F.F. Bruce’s Bible History Atlas.
My 7-year-old son, who had been looking forward to receiving it, came home from school and smiled widely when I had him open it.
He ran outside to share the good news with his younger siblings, who were running around with sticks and dressed up as a spaceman and ladybug, respectively. He was excited.
His first excited question to me when he came back into the house was, “Where is the battle page?” We have again been reading about the Maccabees recently in The Sacred Bridge (though, of course, I had to for now edit out the forced circumcision portion of that narrative!), so he was eager to find the Maccabees and Hasmonean era in Bruce’s atlas, which we were easily and quickly able to locate.
The atlas covers all of biblical history–both Testaments and everything in between.
The kind folks at Carta publish the Bruce atlas, as well as The Sacred Bridge. Their product page for Bible History Atlas (one of many fine atlases they offer) is here.