Ancient Israel in its Near Eastern Context - Bronze Age
Ancient Israel in its Near Eastern Context - Iron Age
The Northern Kingdom of Israel
Quick maps for the Northern Kingdom of Israel
Map of important sites
Created by Macquarie University School Resources - find large res. version here.
Kingdoms of Ancient Israel and Judah c.830 BC
Kingdoms of Ancient Israel and Judah during the Iron Age, with significant sites highlighted.
For information on the geographical setting, natural resources and features, see the following sources:
Aharoni, Y. (1979), The Land of the Bible: A Historical Geography (trans. and ed. by A.F. Rainey).
(You can find this source in Google Books!)
pp.3-6: Introduction to the geographical setting and its role in relation to the Fertile Crescent.
pp.11-13: Geological characteristics of the land and its agricultural potential.
pp.22-24: Jezreel Valley and a map of Israel’s different regions.
pp.28-29: Mount Ephraim.
|Hindmarsh, H. and C. Harnack (2009), The Near East: Nelson Ancient History.||pp.130-133: General outline of the geographical setting of Ancient Israel.|
|Rainey, A.F. and R.S. Notley (2014), The Sacred Bridge: Carta’s Atlas of the Biblical World 2nd ed.|
p.38: A good map for the different regions of the land
p.39: Very brief geographical description of Jezreel and Samaria, with emphasis on their mentions in the bible.
pp.41-42: Climate, with emphasis on how the rainfall regime dictated the cultivation of the land throughout the year.
|Rogerson, J. (1985), The New Atlas of the Bible.|
pp.58-60: Overview of the geography
p.63: Map of vegetation of ancient Israel (the smaller map)
pp.146-151: Geographical description of the heartland of the Kingdom of Israel (Bethel, Samaria, Carmel and Jezreel) with detailed topographical maps.