Barry Beitzel

Barry J. Beitzel

Senior Translator

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

NLT Contributions:
Historical Books, Joshua, Judges


  • Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • PhD in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, The Dropsie University
  • Specializes in biblical maps, geography, and cultures

Select Publications

The Moody Atlas of Bible Lands. Chicago: Moody Press, 1985. ISBN 9780802404381.
Chief Consultant and Author, Biblica, The Bible Atlas: A Social and Historical Journey Through the Lands of the Bible. London: Viking/Penguin Press, 2006. ISBN 9780764160851.
Member of the Board of Advisers and Chief Map Consultant, The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2007. ISBN 9781426201387.
The New Moody Atlas of the Bible. Chicago: Moody; Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2009. ISBN 9780802404411.
General Editor and Author, Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2016. (
Cartographer, Logos Bible Software Atlas. Logos Bible Software, Computer Software. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife Corporation, 2017
Maps executed and/or supervised by Beitzel appear in Bibles published by:

Moody Press (including the Ryrie Study Bible), 1986, 1991, 2002.
Zondervan Publishing House (including the NIV Study Bible; the Zondervan New American Standard Bible; and the Zondervan New Revised Standard Version), 1987, 1989, 1990, 2009, 2011.
B. B. Kirkbride Bible Company (Thompson Chain-Reference Bible), 1989, 1991.
Tyndale House Publishers (including the NLT Study Bible and the Life Application Study Bible), 1996, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2016.
Holman Bible Publishers (including the Holman Illustrated Study Bible and the Christian Standard Bible), 2006, 2017.
Crossway Bibles (including the ESV Study Bible), 2007, 2008.
Thomas Nelson Publishers (The Nelson Study Bible), 2008.
Bible Truth Publishers (J. N. Darby Translation), 2016.
Schuyler Publishers (all versions), 2016–.