The Holy Land for Christian Travelers

An Illustrated Guide to Israel

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"A masterful guide to the lands of the Bible."
--Paul H. Wright, president, Jerusalem University College, Israel

Many Christians hope to tour the Holy Land in their lifetime. But planning a meaningful trip in a place so filled with significant sites is difficult. The Holy Land for Christian Travelers puts a biblical scholar and experienced Holy Land guide at your side to ensure that you not only find the sites you want to visit but also understand their biblical significance. This guide will help you enjoy your trip with the confidence that you are avoiding common mistakes and investing your time and resources well. Each entry provides key Scripture references for reflection and encourages communion with God and a genuine spiritual experience as you learn about the land and walk in the footsteps of Jesus.


"I won't travel to Israel again without this book."--J. Carl Laney, professor of biblical literature, Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon

"The maps, artistic reconstructions, site explanations, and time lines help make this guide the best one on the market."--Michael A. Grisanti, professor of Old Testament and director of the TMS Israel Studies program, The Master's Seminary

"Over time, this guide will become your dog-eared, marked-up, and duct-taped traveling partner."--Jim Halbert, lead pastor, Crossroads Community Church, Nampa, Idaho


John A. Beck has taught courses in Hebrew and Old Testament for more than twenty-five years, many of those years teaching field studies in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. Beck spends most of his year writing and is a permanent adjunct faculty member at Jerusalem University College in Israel. His articles have appeared in numerous academic journals and books. His books include The Land of Milk and Honey, A Visual Guide to Bible Events, A Visual Guide to Gospel Events, The Baker Illustrated Guide to Everyday Life in Bible Times, and The Baker Book of Bible Maps, Charts, and Time Lines.


Endorsements

"John Beck has produced a masterful guide to the lands of the Bible."

Paul H. Wright, president, Jerusalem University College, Israel

"Travelers to Israel often ask me if there is a guidebook I recommend. John Beck has provided me with a definitive answer: The Holy Land for Christian Travelers. I won't travel to Israel again without this book."

J. Carl Laney, professor of biblical literature, Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon

"The maps, artistic reconstructions, site explanations, timelines, etc., help make this guide the best one on the market. You won't want to travel to Israel without this guide in your backpack."

Michael A. Grisanti, professor of Old Testament and director of TMS Israel Studies program, The Master's Seminary

"No tourist ought to land in Israel without this valuable guide. Over time, this guide will become your dog-eared, marked-up, and duct-taped traveling partner."

Jim Halbert, lead pastor, Crossroads Community Church, Nampa, Idaho

"This book provides an outstanding introduction to the land of Israel, as well as accurate descriptions of the most important sites."

Todd Bolen, professor of biblical studies, The Master's University; photographer, BiblePlaces.com

"This book offers essential orientation for understanding just how the land and geography are a vital part of the biblical story."

C. Chappell Temple, lead pastor, Christ Church (UMC), Sugar Land, Texas

"I now look at the land and read the Word of God with a new pair of eyes."

Robert Chew, senior pastor, Moriah Bible Presbyterian Church, Singapore


The Authors

  1. John A. Beck

    John A. Beck

    John A. Beck (PhD, Trinity International University) has taught courses in Hebrew and Old Testament for more than twenty-five years, many of those years teaching field studies in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. Beck spends most of his year writing and is a...

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  2. John A. Beck

    John A. Beck

    John A. Beck (PhD, Trinity International University) has taught courses in Hebrew and Old Testament for more than twenty-five years, many of those years teaching field studies in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. Beck spends most of his year writing and is a...

    Continue reading about John A. Beck


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