The Geography of PalestineSeries: Old Testament History & Geography
If we Palestine from high in the air, we could easily distiguish the prominent geographical features of the the land. There are distinct parallel zones running north and south. The Mediteranean Sea forms the western boundary. A relatively flat, fertile coastal plain lies along the Sea. Then there is a long range of mountains that forms the western hill country. Immediately beyond the hill country is the majestic cleft of the Jordan Valley. East of the valley is the eroded edge of a high tableland. Then, about 25 miles from Jordan, the plateau rises again to form the steppe of the great Arabian Desert.
This study helps us to understand the landscape of the Holy land and how it influenced the Biblical record.