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The Text in Context

Adrian Curtis

in Oxford Bible Atlas

Third edition

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780191001581
Published online April 2009 |
The Text in Context

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This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the importance of setting in helping readers follow a story. It then describes the issues that must be considered when examining geographical statements in the Bible. These include geographical orientation, verbal maps, theological geography, aetiology, and ancient mapping.

Keywords: Bible; setting; geographical statements; verbal maps; theological geography; aetiology; ancient mapping

Chapter.  4088 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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