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Geobasics in the Land of the Bible

Use alone or with companion digital Geobasics Study Guide
Updated and expanded with new color graphics 12/28/2023

  • What are geobasics? Physical factors behind the Bible's story

  • Rocks, soils, water, terrain, roads: Aspects affecting life issues

  • Regional personalities: Not a 'flat land' but vibrant with variety

  • Biblical nuances: See the land like those who lived in it

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The Concept

Why study Geobasics in the Land
of the Bible?

In the modern world we seldom think about the effects of rocks, terrain and soils on our lives, but the ancient world lived with such details as they determined building materials, water storage, security, agriculture, trade and much more.

  • The land’s physical aspects emerge repeatedly across the Bible's pages

  • It is not a ‘flat land’ but a vibrant, living land with great regional diversity

  • A unique study that places texts of the Bible on the physical, living land

The Book

What is Geobasics in the Land
of the Bible?

This is a book of maps to help you enjoy regional diversity in the Land of the Bible. Colors and patterns on the maps mark out the various rocks and soils that dictate regional personalities in the land. Learn to view the land as one who lived in it.

  • A book of full color maps for marking, both the full land and closer views

  • Marking general maps and closer views makes the book and land spring to life

  • It explains the significance of rocks and soils, the building blocks of life

The Guide

Why does Geobasics in the Land
of the Bible
need a guide?

The guide for Geobasics leads its user through the book of maps and across the land, region by region. You will learn to read the Bible with geographical awareness of regional distinctions and to grasp subtle nuances that both writer and original audience knew.

  • The Geobasics Study Guide is an online 201-page textbook in PDF format

  • It contains interactive map marking, discussions and illustrative texts 

  • Fresh translations restore original meaning and reinforce regional personalities

Getting a firm hold on the actual land of the Bible is what this study is designed to do. Like no other study it details the physical land itself as it was in biblical times—its well-watered, fertile north, its arid south and transitional zones between the two. This is the land that the herdsman Abraham knew, that echoes throughout the songs of the psalmist and that Jesus of Nazareth trod. It is a highly effective study, with concise geobasic statements and texts, which recapture subtle nuances of Scripture that people in the Bible knew well.

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