by John A. Beck
Part 1 of 2.
The land of Israel is a land of milk, honey and hope. It is a land whose geography and theological message are intimately linked. Land of Milk and Honey offers a historical and theological introduction to the physical geography of biblical Israel. The author illustrates the ways in which geography played a key role in the culture and literature of ancient people, seeking to: explain Israel’s critical location in the ancient world and why this land functions as God’s Chosen Land, the land of hope portray the tremendous geographical diversity that exists within Israel through a regional survey of Israel’s topography, geology, hydrology, climate, urbanization, land use, and transportation depict the impact of that physical geography on the culture and politics of those who lived in the land during the biblical period document the ways in which the physical geography shaped biblical history show how the biblical writers employ physical geography to shape their readers while communicating God’s message of hope.
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Music on this program included:
“Flippin’ the Pages” composed by Terry Herald, ASCAP, Copyright 2012, GOH LLC