Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Reader Survey: Favorite Geographical Story in the Bible

This should be a fun one to read the results: what is your favorite geographical story in the Bible? By that, we want to know which story, with a geographical angle, most captures your imagination. I'll suggest a few examples to get you thinking about more possibilities.

David and Goliath is a ready favorite, with the two armies encamped on either side of the Valley of Elah and the young boy running down from Bethlehem with Lunchables for his brothers (1 Sam 17).

The Good Samaritan grips us as we envision the wilds of the wilderness and a band of hoodlums attacking a lone traveler (Luke 10).

The war between Asa and Baasha is less well-known, but it captures the back-and-forth dynamic on the Benjamin plateau (1 Kgs 15).

The swine dive at Gadara is a subject of regular debate, and I've spent much of last week preparing for publication what I hope to be a significant contribution to the discussion (Mark 5).

Or how about Jehoshaphat's march into the wilderness, leading his army in brandishing their weapons praising the Lord (2 Chr 20).

There are so many wonderful possibilities. Let us know what your favorite is and we'll share the results on Thursday!

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  • PS Todd, since C di C's book is in Frfench and not widely available here is my very simplified summary: http://5minutebible.com/reading/ruth-is-from-moab-but-boaz-is-from-bethlehem-2/ to support my nomination of Ruth 2 as a geographically interesting biblical narrative :)

    By Blogger Tim Bulkeley, at Tue Aug 16, 03:44:00 PM  

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