Bible Lands as Classroom DVDs

06-29-09 14:26 Age: 10 yrs
Category: Just Published

by Krijn van der Jagt and Ray Pritz

The Bible Lands as Classroom series (two DVD set) is an excellent teaching tool for Bible translators, pastors, and people in general who would like to know more about biblical geography, history, and culture. Krijn van der Jagt and Ray Pritz scripted the series, which was filmed in Israel and the Middle East, including many ancient sites, and is a two-week training course for Bible translators. The DVDs include:

  • Part One: Geography, Climate, Agriculture
  • Part Two: From Abraham to Joshua
  • Part Three: From Joshua to Hezekiah
  • Part Four: From Hezekiah to Herod
  • Part Five: New Testament: The Gospels
  • Part Six: Spread of the Early Church in the Roman Empire
  • Part Seven: The Religions of the Ancient Near East
  • Part Eight: Bible Text and Canon
  • Presenter’s Manual: Background readings and exercises

The section on geography, climate, and agriculture includes topics such as: significant mountains, trade routes, wells, harvesting, and grinding. The second through the sixth sections are on Old and New Testament history and culture, including topics such as kings, surrounding nations, important events, descriptions of the tabernacle, synagogues, burial practices, mourning, stoning, tools, fishing, etc. The seventh section describes the religions of the ancient tribes of the area and the Hebrew tabernacle and sacrificing customs. The eighth section is about the history of the Bible from ancient times to the present. An additional section, entitled ‘Presenter’s Manual,’ contains information about conducting the course and the reading assignments for each of the sections.