Thursday, August 18, 2011

Unveiling the Kings of Israel by David Down

Archaeology! Who isn’t intrigued by these peeks into the past? The book Unveiling the Kings of Israel is filled with pictures, maps, descriptions of artifacts from Bible times and places. My whole family is enjoying this book!

This book, by David Down, is a great resource for families and learners, it gives pictures to things we read about/learn about from the Bible (for instance. . .check out the picture on page 54 of the statue of Neferhotep I—the pharaoh thought to have been king when God called Moses to lead his people out of Egypt!) Pictures of places, so familiar to us through reading—such as Jericho, Ur, Ninevah—and so many more!

Another helpful benefit from this book is all the explanations of what was commonplace in the time that the Scriptures were written. Traditions, common practices, other stories from the times and places, historical records, etc. These all enhance understanding of the Scripture passages.

It’s an attractive book, a nice size, great pictures, wonderful diagrams and charts. My entire family is loving the book. Even my young children are looking through it, exclaiming for us to come check out something they’ve discovered. I love it! I’d highly recommend purchasing this book for yourself, for another family, for your church library, for your grandparents, for your neighbors. . .you get where I’m going with this? :) It’s a great book, not just a reference book, but an interesting read as well!

I received a copy of this book for free from the publishers for the purposes of this review!


  1. This looks like a great book..

  2. Sounds like a great book indeed.

    Hugs from Marian/dutchy on MJF