Logos Bible Software is offering a set of 8 volumes entitled “Classic Studies and Atlases on Biblical Geography.” What you need to know is that it includes the three volumes of Edward Robinson’s Biblical Researches in Palestine. The collection is now listed on the Community Pricing, which is always the most affordable way to purchase books from Logos. Once they receive enough orders, the price will jump up $100 or so. Now you can bid what you feel the set is worth.
For those who don’t know, Edward Robinson’s set is the seminal work on historical geography of the land of Israel. Robinson and his student Eli Smith traveled throughout Palestine in 1838 with a goal of locating ancient sites, primarily on the basis of name preservation. I have a couple of sets of this work, including one original edition from 1841. I once began creating an electronic edition, but other matters came in the way and it was set aside. Now you can purchase this at an attractive price. (And, yes, Google Books has long had this for free, but what you save in money you’ll pay for in the headache of trying to sort out the volumes from various editions that do not go together.)
I do wish that Logos would add to this collection the fourth volume, Later Biblical Researches in Palestine (1856). This was based on a later trip that Robinson and Smith made to answer some outstanding questions.
The other titles included:
- The Bible Atlas of Maps and Plans, by Samuel Clark
- Atlas of the Historical Geography of the Holy Land, by George Adam Smith
- An Historical Textbook and Atlas of Biblical Geography, by Lyman Coleman
- Sacred Geography and Antiquities, by E. P. Barrows
- Physical Geography of the Holy Land, by Edward Robinson
Once upon a time, I created a list of the best resources by 19th-century explorers of Palestine.
HT: Charles Savelle
Photo by David Bivin