Holy Land, Holy City: Sacred Geography and the Interpretation of the Bible

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9781842272770: Holy Land, Holy City: Sacred Geography and the Interpretation of the Bible

What connections exist between the physical geography of Israel and the spirituality of biblical faith? How was the physical space conceived as sacred space? In a wide-ranging study, Professor Robert Gordon leads the readers from the Garden of Eden to Jerusalem, from Genesis through the Psalms and the gospels to Revelation and onwards through the patristic period, the Middle Ages and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Gordon shows in particular how topography of Jerusalem and its environment have been used in diverse ways in the spirituality of Jews and Christians over the centuries. The vexed question of land disputes between Israel and the Palestinians is also considered. Holy Land, Holy City offers a current and contemporary reading of sacred geography in the Bible.

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Robert P. Gordon is Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St. Catherine's College. He schooled in Belfast, Northern Ireland and did his undergraduate study in Cambridge. Latterly his studies focused on classics, largely because of his interest in Greek and the Greek Bible. he serves on a number of editorial boards, and has served in connection with three modern translations of the Bible into English.

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Robert P. Gordon
Published by Paternoster (2004)
ISBN 10: 1842272772 ISBN 13: 9781842272770
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