- Properly stitched and very well produced hardback.
- Price data for the coins featured.
- Over 200 pages.
- Nearly 600 different biblical related coins are illustrated.
- Indexed by person and place name.
- Huge appeal, not just to Christians or people interested in bible study - this is a book for all and contains no bias.
Chapter 1 - The language barrier (Latin names on Greek coins, Greek dating).
Chapter 2 - The Old Testament (Hebrew letters as Numerals).
Chapter 3 - Between the Old Testament and the Gospels (Small Silver coins of the late Persian period, Alexander the Great and the Greek Period, List of Seleucid Kings of Syria, The Prutahs and reading old Hebrew, The Jewish rulers and the early Roman Procurators)
Chapter 4 - The Gospel Story
Chapter 5 - The Land (Galilee, Samaria, Judea, The Decapolis)
Chapter 6 - Acts and St Paul.
Chapter 7 What the Jews did next.
Chapter 8 - The book of Revelation and after.
Index, note on valuations, grading ancient coins and acknowledgements.
This book is priced at a very reasonable £12.00 (EUR18.00/US$24.00) and taking advantage of cheaper postage for books, postage is just £2.00 to UK/Europe or US$12.00 (GBP6.00) to the USA/Canada/Australasia or rest of World via airmail.
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The 1st edition of "A Numismatic Journey Through the Bible".
The story of the Bible comes alive through the money of the Christian, Islamic and Jewish peoples!
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This handsome hardback, produced by long established numismatic publisher Rotographic is a first edition of a wonderful book written by bestselling author Reverend Richard Plant.
The book illustrates coins contemporary to the new testament as well as coins depicting images of old testament events and those linked to biblical lands or cities in some way. It practically re-tells the story of the bible using illustrations of coins to provide the pictures of the events!
At first, the prospect of a book on bible study made me very wary, but in fact it's so well written in the usual Richard Plant style, that it will even appeal to people that aren't Christian and just have an interest in history. For those of you that are Christian, the book will help the stories and people of the bible seem more real.
A good idea is to quote the last paragraph of the author's Preface:
"My aim has been partly to make the Ancient World of Biblical times more real to those who read this book: often showing a number of coins from a particular city to give the "feel" of a particular place. My hope is that as the Ancient World becomes more alive for you, then the stories of the Bible will become more meaningful too, and Jesus and Peter and St. Paul and the others will, to a certain extent, come alive. Perhaps this book does happen to be a catalogue as well – I hope it is, but in a way, that is incidental!"
Each coin is well drawn by the Reverend and each coin also has an approximate price associated with it. So not only is this a good read, but it's also a Biblical coin price-guide.
About the Author:
Richard Plant did his national service in the Royal Artillery, serving in the Middle East (Egypt and Tripolitania). He is a graduate of both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He read "Mods and Greats" (which is Latin, Greek, Ancient History and Philosophy) at Jesus College, Oxford; and then went on to study the Theology Tripos (including Hebrew) at Wesley House Cambridge - after which he became, and still is, a Methodist minister.
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