Lexham Geographic Commentary

on the Gospels

Barry J. Beitzel

General Editor

Kristopher A. Lyle

Contributing Editor

Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels

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Editor’s Preface

Beitzel, Barry J.

The Birthplace of Jesus and the Journeys of His First Visitors

Matt 2:1–12; Luke 2:1–20

Wright, Paul H.

Luke’s Birth Narrative

Luke 2:1–7

Foreman, Benjamin A.

Matthew’s Birth Narrative

Matt 2:1–18

Foreman, Benjamin A.

The Size and Makeup of Nazareth at the Time of Jesus

Matt 2:23

Wright, Paul H.

Ministry in the Wilderness

Matt 3:1–12; Luke 3:1–20

Taylor, Aubrey L.

Wilderness Events: The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus

Matt 3:13–4:11; Luke 3:21–4:15

Taylor, Aubrey L.

Locating the Baptism of Jesus

John 1:19–2:1

Foreman, Benjamin A.

Jesus’ Ministry at Cana in Galilee

John 2:1–11; 4:46–54; 21:2

Thomassen, Emily J.

Capernaum: A Strategic Home for the Messiah

Matt 4:12–17; Luke 4:14–41; John 4:43–45

Taylor, Aubrey L.

At the Well of Sychar

John 4:7–38

Phillips, Perry G.

On the Brow of the Hill at Nazareth

Luke 4:16–20

Phillips, Elaine A.

The Domestic Architecture of Capernaum and Beyond

Matt 8–9 with Synoptic Parallels

Phillips, Elaine A.

The Crowds That Followed Jesus

Mark 3:7–8; see also Matt 4:24–25; Luke 6:17–18

Phillips, Perry G.

Jesus at the Pool of Bethesda

John 5:1–9

Franz, Gordon

The Words and Teachings of Jesus in the Context of Galilee

Matt 5:13–16; 6:25–33; Luke 15:11–15

Alexander, Vernon H.

Shared Memories of Resurrection on the Hill of Moreh

Luke 7:11–17

Thomassen, Emily J.

Crossing to “The Other Side” of the Sea of Galilee

Matt 8:18–22; Mark 5:1–20; Luke 8:26–39

Parker, Cyndi

Fishing the Sea of Galilee

Matt 13:47–50; Luke 5:1–11; John 21:6

Laney, J. Carl

What Type of Storms Did Jesus Calm: Wind or Rain?

Matt 8:23–27; 14:22–33

Franz, Gordon

Pig Husbandry in Israel during the New Testament

Matt 7:6; 8:28–34; Mark 5:1–20; Luke 8:26–39; 15:11–32

McKinny, Chris

Where Did the Possessed-Pigs Drown?

Matt 8:28–34; Mark 5:1–20; Luke 8:26–39

Bolen, Todd

Ancient Harbors of the Sea of Galilee

Matt 4:18–22; Mark 8:1–9; 8:10; Luke 8:26–40; John 6:1–14

Franz, Gordon

The Feedings of the Multitudes: When, Where, and Why?

Matt 14:13–21; 15:29–39; Mark 6:31–44; 8:1–10; Luke 9:11–17; John 6:1–13

Franz, Gordon

Jesus’ Journey into Gentile Territories

Mark 7:24–31; Matt 15:21–29

Thomassen, Emily J.

The Geography of Forgiveness

Matt 14:13–21; 15:29–39; 16:5–12

Beck, John A.

Natural Amphitheaters along the Sea of Galilee

Matt 14:13–21; Mark 6:30–44; Luke 9:10–17; John 6:1–14

Phillips, Perry G.

Jesus Heals a Blind Man Near Bethsaida

Mark 8:22–26

Foreman, Benjamin A.

Jesus’ Interpretation of Weather Patterns

Matt 16:1–4; Luke 12:44–55

Phillips, Elaine A.

Peter’s Declaration at Caesarea Philippi

Matt 16:13–23; Mark 8:27–30; Luke 9:18–20

Phillips, Elaine A.

The Geographical Significance of the Transfiguration

Matt 17:1–13; Mark 9:2–13; Luke 9:28–36

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About Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels

The Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels offers readers a unique perspective on the geography and physical features behind the Gospels. Written by a team of scholars with on-the-ground experience in Palestine, the Geographic Commentary lets you see the land through the eyes of the disciples as Jesus uses the surrounding landscape as the backdrop for his teaching. Each article addresses a particular story, event, or subject across the Gospels, enriched by links to Factbook, Logos media, and other features of your Logos library.

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