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Journey Through the Bible (2008, 1st edition)
ISBN: 978-0-948964-43-5. Retail
price: GB£12.00 (approx
ISBN (eBook version):
price: between GB£3.50 - £4.000 (US$7.00)
A new handsome
hardback by Reverend Richard Plant. Contemporary Biblical coins
are covered as are examples of coins from Biblical Lands and
newer coins showing Biblical images.
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- Properly stitched and very
well produced hardback.
- Price data for the coins
- Over 200 pages.
- Nearly 600 different
biblical related coins are illustrated.
- Indexed by person and place
- Huge appeal, not just to
Christians or people interested in bible study - this is a
book for all and contains no bias or strong religious views.
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 alleged events.
Well written in
the usual Richard Plant style. 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:
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!"
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.
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
A row of 5 books,
just to get an idea of the thickness and quality.
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.
information about the author, see