Learn the Histo-Geographical Context
Just as important as learning about the cultural context, understanding the historical and
geographical context can bring much clarity to the passage.
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Great civilizations with significant geo-political influences rose and fell during the period
that the Bible was written.
Get the big picture.
What role did geography play?
What was happening politically during that time?
Skill Builder examples:
Topheth: beating drums
in the Valley of Ben-Hinnom
Geography of Jesus' Ministry (J. C. Laney)
to Baker's Concise Bible Atlas
to Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties
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Archaeological Study Bible
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