Understanding the Twelve Tribes: Boundaries & Surrounding Nations is an in-depth, profusely illustrated treatment of the territories and boundaries of the twelve tribes of Israel as outlined in the Hebrew Bible, as well as those of their ancient neighbors.
It is quite challenging, if not impossible, to visualize the placement of the twelve tribes of Israel from reading the biblical accounts alone, which is why Understanding the Twelve Tribes is such a welcome addition to Carta’s library of scholarly and biblical reference materials. Understanding the Twelve Tribes is colorful, accessible, and affordable, making it a must-have resource for any reader of the Bible!
Shows how boundaries between the tribes and other nations follow the natural lines of mountains and their peaks, valleys, watercourses, and other prominent relief features.
Discusses the unique features of some of the Israelite tribes, as well as the settlements and character of the neighboring peoples—Egypt, Edom, Arabia, Uz, Midian, Amalek, and Kedem—all of whom constructed numerous border fortresses along their borders with Israel.