Tag Archives: Carl Rasmussen

Video: An Introduction to Biblical Jerusalem

Greetings!

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 our Introduction to Biblical Jerusalem (6 min 34 sec).

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)

 

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Encountering the Holy Land — A New 13-Lesson Series

Greetings!

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)

 

Free Zondervan Atlas of the Bible Images

Greetings.  In June of 2010 Zondervan published a new, completely revised edition of my (now titled) Zondervan Atlas of the Bible.  To assist those who are using the atlas in a variety of classes, I have posted all the images that are included in the atlas.

Wadi Ram/Rum (Jordan) — Page 63 in Zondervan Atlas of the Bible

These images are available as free downloads for individuals to use in their private presentations—for reasonable rates for commercial publication please contact me directly.  Here is the link to the pictures.  Click on the folders on the left side of the page.  The folders are geared to the chapters in the Atlas.

Enjoy!

Click Here to view the Atlas at amazon.com, for the Kindle Version,  or Here for an electronic version.

Christmas Gifts

As Christmas approaches I thought I would repost a few relevant blogs.  Most will have to do with content, but here are some gift ideas.

I am grateful that recently some other bloggers (here and here) have recommended my two atlases so I thought I would use today’s blog to mention them and some other books as well.

ZEBA01Last year Zondervan released my Zondervan Essential Bible Atlas.  this is a distillation of my more complete Zondervan Atlas of the Bible and includes all of the important maps, commentary, pictures, and timelines.  It was designed for easy reference, personal Bible study, and is light weight enough to carry on a trip to the Holy Lands (recent amazon price – $15.53 paper).

My more complete Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010; Hardcover $27.28; Kindle $24.99), besides being available in print, is also available as an “app” for iPad, iPhones, Androids, Macs, Windows Desktops, and Windows Store.

MarkWisonBookFor those traveling to Turkey, Mark Wilson’s Biblical Turkey — A Guide to the Jewish and Christian Sites of Asia Minor is the best resource available (amazon $20.94 [a big price drop]).

Reed SmallAnd for the whole New Testament, I continue to recommend Jonathan Reed’s The HarperCollins Visual Guide to the New Testament. (a STEAL at $2.08+shipping!!).

Accordance Electronic Zondervan Atlas of the Bible on Sale

The beautiful Accordance version of my  Zondervan Atlas of the Bible is temporarily on sale for $27.90 (save $12.00).

Click Here for this deal and a nice review—expires Oct 20, 11:59 PM EDT.  For a screen shot, see here.

A 1,181 ft. long well-preserved Roman Bridge in Southern Turkey

Ever since my undergraduate days when I majored in Physics and Mathematics I have had an interest in technology—and now, ancient technology.  Thus, on a recent trip to Turkey I couldn’t pass up visiting the “largest civil engineering structure of antiquity” in the area of the ancient city of Limyra (map below).  This Roman Bridge is 1,181 ft. long and is almost completely preserved.

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View looking east along the 1,181 ft. long road that rests upon 26 ancient arches — the paving on the road is original — note the encroachment of the orchards and the greenhouses — Carl Rasmussen

For an image of this road without the “happy explorer” Click Here.

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Two of the 26 ancient arches of the Roman Bridge near Limyra — Click on Image to Enlarge/Download

View looking south at two of the 26 arches of the Late Roman Bridge.

Since the paved surface of the bridge is original, this would imply that all of the supporting materials are original.  Notice the relatively flat double arches made up of bricks and mortar.  The supporting piers of the arches are buried in silt and debris.

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Western most arch over the Alakir Çayi river — Click on image to Enlarge and/or download (without obligation)

View looking north at the western most arch of Late Roman Bridge over the present course of the Alakir Çavi river.  Notice the relatively flat double arch made up of bricks and mortar.  The supporting piers of the arch are buried in silt and debris.

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To view additional images of the bridge (without obligation) Click Here.

For a hard-to-c0me-by description of the bridge see the Wikipedia article Bridge near Limyra.

HT: Dr. Mark Wilson of the Asia Minor Research Center — and author of Biblical Turkeywho drew my attention to the existence of the bridge.

Zondervan Atlas of the Bible on Sale for only $14.99!

Recent revision of my award winning NIV Zondervan Atlas of the Bible

My (normally $49.95) Zondervan Atlas of the Bible is temporarily on sale for the ridiculous low price of only $14.99!

Click Here for this great deal!