I am pleased to announce that Zondervan has released a 13 lesson video Encountering the Holy Land: A Video Introduction to the History and Geography of the Bible.
We filmed this series on-site in the Holy Land, and Zondervan has richly enhanced the series with video footage from Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy!
You are invited to view Lesson One Introduction to the Middle East that introduces the “playing board” of biblical history (18 min).
It is an on-location visual overview of the lands of the Bible designed for students, Bible study groups, adult learners, travelers to the lands of the Bible, pastors, teachers, and all lovers of the Bible. I hope that viewers will develop a deeper appreciation for the Bible by understanding the lands and cultures in which it was written.
The first lesson introduces the “playing board” of biblical history, followed by lessons arranged historically that begin with Eden and trace the historical progression of the Old and New Testaments. The video study provides an engaging, accurate, and faithful companion to God’s Word–illuminating the text with footage filmed in the Holy Land and Egypt. This set of lessons provides an in-depth visual overview that will help viewers experience the geography and history of Scripture with unprecedented immediacy and clarity.
Throughout Encountering the Holy Land, I lead viewers through the Holy Lands to illuminate the geographical and historical context of biblical events. I hope it will become your favorite guide to biblical geography and the history of the Bible.
It is available in multiple formats including DVDs and Streaming.
Todd Bolen has published a Review of the Video that can be viewed Here.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 – Introduction to the Middle East (18 min)
2 – Pre-Patriarchal Period, Patriarchs, and the Egyptian Sojourn (16 min)
3 – Exodus and Conquest (22 min)
4 – Settlement in the Land of Canaan (22 min)
5 – Transition to the Monarchy: Samuel and Saul (19 min)
6 – The United Monarchy: David and Solomon (20 min)
7 – The Divided Kingdom and Judah Alone (15 min)
8 – Exile and Return (16 min)
9 – The Arrival of the Greeks, Maccabean Revolt and Hasmonean Dynasty, and Early Roman Rule in Palestine (16 min)
10 – The Life of Christ (24 min)
11 – The Expansion of the Church in Palestine and the Journeys of Paul (25 min)
12 – The Seven Churches of Revelation (13 min)
13 – Jerusalem and the Disciplines of Historical Geography (18 min)