Reviewed by (John M, Green Bay, WI, US) - The Holman Bible Atlas downloaded easily and interfaced well with eSword. The atlas provides an abundance of information, but did not have the clarity (resolution) I was hoping for.
Example: When zooming in on the maps of Paul's Journeys, the text in the white boxes were fuzzy. That demonstrated that the graphics could use better resolution.
Reviewed by (Derrick Ford, Waldorf, Maryland, US) - I purchased this resource not knowing what to expect, but when it was downloaded, I was pleasantly surprised by its content. Love this resource and highly recommend.
Reviewed by (Lyle Johnson, Tucson, AZ, US) - The atlas is very useful. Only 3 stars because zooming in to see more detail does reveal more detail or greater clarity. Otherwise excellent.
Reviewed by (Roy McCrindle, Freshwater, NA - Not in US or Canada, Australia) - I am busy working on a presentation for my academy. This included Paul's first missionary journey and I needed an atlas. The quality of the maps is impressive and the commentaries alongside are instructive and most helpful. I recommend this resource.
Reviewed by (Gerald Penix, email@example.com, Ohio, US) - The Holman Bible Atlas is a perfect tool of research in Bible Study. Known for its thorough coverage the E Sword edition puts all of Bible History in one compact device. This Atlas is a must have to those who take studying scripture seriously.
Reviewed by (BRIAN CASNER, REYNOLDSBURG, OH, United States) - I love the data, the write up comments are outstanding. But I didn't buy this for the commentary, I bought it for the maps and they simply are too small. You can't expand them and all and for us older folks that's a problem.
So A+ for the commentary, D for the Maps.
Reviewed by (Paul Golder, Imlay City, MI, United States) - When I bought this I was thinking it would be like other e-Sword map resources and have accompanying graphics files, along a reference with the text. It turns out that it's just a reference resource that looks likes a low resolution scan of the paper atlas. And like others have said, the maps are small and hard to read and the charts are almost fuzzy.
Reviewed by (Kevin Fortier, Bedford, NH, US) - I have a number of unchurched people in my church and they need all the AV help they can get to better understand the Scriptures. The maps, timelines, and charts found in this module are extremely useful as I strive to teach foundational Bible studies for these folks.
Reviewed by (Robert Easter, Chicago, IL, USA) - This is an excellent Bible Atlas to have, to view with your studies of the Bible, its stories and history places in full color.
Reviewed by (Dayeton Larson, Elliot Lake, ON, Canada) - The text and background information is great, but many of the charts are too small to see. The maps are colorful but also too small and not sharp enough to reall get any useful information from.
I'll simply let it go at that...
Reviewed by (Roger Black, Bellevue, Nebraska, US) - Having this is hardback it is great to have in electronic form for faster lookup and research.
Reviewed by (Dayeton Larson, Elliot Lake, ON, Canada) - I like different map apps whereas they often include places that others don't have shown. Excellent!
Nice to have in electronic form
Reviewed by (Roger Black, Bellevue, Nebraska, US) - I have this in paper edition and it is nice to have in electronic form for quicker reference and look up.
Reviewed by (Philip Saw, Singapore, Singapore, SG) - God be with you all. Shalom.
Reviewed by (Aristotle Papadatos, Athens, Attica, Greece) - Its a very helpful and constructive tool for the edification of the christian faith
Dating for the Paleolithic, Epipaleolithic and Neolthic periods
Reviewed by (Dennis Zoltan Halasz, Bad Herrenalb, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) - The datings of the Paleolithic, Epipaleolithic and Neolithic periods given in Section 4. "Before Abraham" are certainly not taken from the Bible, as the usual age of the earth that has been taken from the genealogies of the Bible is around 6000 years and that would take us back to around somewhere near 4000 B.C.! How did they get onto these older dates (15000 - 4500 B.C.), not through the false Carbon-14 method I pray!??
According to the Bible, the Paleolithic era would have started somewhere around 4500 B.C. Or did they use another "Bible" for their reckoning?
Holman Age of the Earth
Reviewed by (Dennis Z. Halasz, Bad Herrenalb, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) - The years given for the age of the earth in the Holman Bible Atlas are disappointing.
Reviewed by (Frank FORTENBERRY, Mooresburg, United States, US) - great purchase !!! look forward to using it ; finally got it to install. don't ask me did the same thing over and over again and it finally worked.Praise ABBA,Frank
Exceeds all expectations!
Reviewed by (Moyzschya Belle, Ningi, QLD, Australia) - What a great resource! Thrilled to have this publication as an E-Sword tool! The maps and reference data is beyond any expectations.
It is value for Money.
Reviewed by (Philippus Johannes Cornelius Schutte, Merriwa, WA, au) - There are not many Atlases you can buy for the price of $19.00 and then get a good product like this. To me this is real value for money and if anybody want any better they better put their hand deeper into their pockets. I enjoy this atlas and it gives me what I am looking for and are quite happy to only pay $19.00 for it, it is a great Atlas.
Much better than Expected
Reviewed by (Michael Smith, Renton, WA, US) - I got what I expected in the very detailed and understandable maps. I was completely overjoyed to see the finely researched and copious narrative of historical and archeological information. This is what I wanted but for it to be so complete was a great joy to this amateur archeologist and bible lover. So very happy with this purchase.
Reviewed by (Thomas Vierling, Stuttgart, Germany, Germany) - I am disappointed from this Atlas.
But maybe my expectations were
Especially I miss an
interactive approach (no search
function or cross referencing links). It
is more ore less “just” an electronic
book - without bookmarks, annotations
The quality or resolutions of the maps
might be higher.
The essays are good for introduction.
Reviewed by (John Mundy, Steele, MO, USA) - I love e-Sword and it has been an invaluable tool for me in preaching and teaching God's word. I was hoping the Holman Bible Atlas module would prove to be of the same high quality that e-Sword normally exhibits. This module failed me for one major reason - I wanted to have access to some fairly high quality maps, timelines, charts, etc. The articles and supplemental material are fine but all the graphics are very low resolution and quickly pixelate when you try to expand them. I already have access to most of the material found in the articles via other sources (e.g., dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.). I really wanted this module to provide me with high quality maps, etc. This module just won't work for me.
Holman Bible Atlas
Reviewed by (Barry McClure, Alba, Texas, United States) - I have used the Holman Bible Atlas before and it helps with clarity in my teaching. I have converted most of my tools to digital and that is the reason for this purchase. It is a blessing to have and use this tool.
Thank you for providing it in a digital form.
In His Service,
Reviewed by (Mary Lynn Garrett, Round Lake Beach, IL, US) - The history articles are very informative. The maps are beautifully done in rich colors. Very professional.
resolution is not the best
Reviewed by (MINCHI HSIAO, Los Angeles, CA, United States) - Resolution is not the best. can't be clearly zoomed in...
For personal study is okay, but not for teaching purpose!!
Reviewed by (Peter Haddad, West Haven, CT, US) - Worth every nickel, and more. Thanks
Reviewed by (Mickey Hsiao, Los Angeles, CA, United States) - The resolution is not good!
For self study is fine!
Can't use it as a Sunday school material.
Love of Maps
Reviewed by (Dale Whitmore, Middletown, OH, United States) - Always loved maps, historical and detailed, topographic, and atmospheric to get a feel for the events of the past. Migratory movement with leadership at that time is interesting.
Good reference, needs work
Reviewed by (Ben Hillshire, San Antonio, TX, US) - After using this map reference for a little while, I have been somewhat pleased with the content. It has helped my study to join the scripture with historical context. What I like most is that if scripture calls out a location such as a town, tribe, battle, etc. then the cooresponding maps actually reflect the information making my progress in study easier. I am not going to comment on the actual references or information because I am not qualified, so my comments concern only the conversion/presentation of the information from the book to e-sword application.
The maps, while beautiful, are too low in resolution! I use iPad/iPhone and when pinching in (zoom) to study, those same beautiful maps turn into low res hard-to-follow ugliness. This won't work too well for folks with close focusing reading issues. Text is fuzzy when zooming... I'd really recommend steering away from this product until someone can come up with a high resolution map, if that is even possible. Otherwise, get the book instead. This module is not ready for e-sword app prime-time until resolution issues are resolved. I appreciate the hyperlinking scripture, which this type of integration is always beneficial.
Good atlas at a good price
Reviewed by (Jeff Taylor, Corning, NY, US) - If you are in need of a good Bible atlas that checks most of your boxes, the Holman Bible Atlas is a good fit. Some atlases are less expensive but contain fewer and less detailed maps; others are somewhat pricey but give you extensive details. This atlas hits the sweet spot - most of the maps you would need are here, and the detail is sufficient to use for teaching and/or research. Holman has done a great job of creating an atlas that appeals to a broad array of users. Kudos for a great product!
Reviewed by (Nigel Hewitt, Eastbourne, East sussex, England) - Holman Bible atlas is a wonderful resource when you want to get deeper into a people group, geography or the different graphics and charts that bring alive the historical context of the times. I would have preferred an interactive link to the bible text I am studying but it’s still a very-usable resource tool as with all estudy material
Quality Bible Reference
Reviewed by (Bob Bartz, Tangerang, BT, Indonesia) - The inclusion of background information to the maps is most helpful. Serves as a commentary along with the map information. The high quality maps are helpful for zeroing in on the detailed information without loss of resolution. Very helpful when working through the Old Testament stories of Scripture.
Love of Maps
Reviewed by (Dale Whitmore, Middletown, OH, United States) - I have always enjoyed pondering over maps. These graphic documents bring a sense of distance and perspective to the literature and Biblical narrative.
I find these maps most valuable to the wonderful e-sword references.
Reviewed by (Gary Kerr, Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States) - I was very excited when the Holman Bible Atlas was offered at a great discount price, and I snapped it up immediately. I have had a hardback copy of this atlas, but it is great to have an e-version accessible in all of my eSword applications. I'm teaching and preaching through the Gospel of John right now, and I am using this book as a resource almost every day. I would highly recommend it as a good, conservative, up-to-date guide.
Reviewed by (Ronald Holland, Thatcher, Arizona, United States) - As I study it helps in placing the Nations in my mind. Of course boarders move over time as one Nation takes from another. But it helps in picturing where each nation was at that time. This is one of the better book of maps that I use.
INFORMATIONAL AND HELPFUL STUDY
Reviewed by (Jim Kelley, Taylors, SC, US) - Very instructional and helpful information, professionally done.
A terrific aid in Bible Study.
Great Resource to add
Reviewed by (Michael Elam, Oak Ridge, MO, United States) - Having this tool is necessary to gain an understanding of the setting and locations in ancient biblical times, all within the click of your mouse. You won't be disappointed. Great resource to add.