Documentary Film based on Gibson's book: Qur'anic Geography


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The Life and Times of
David J. Gibson


"Scholar, writer, reasearcher, an amazing man" are some of the words that have been used to describe David Jeffry Gibson. From his early childhood David was facinated with the stories of the Old Testament, and with the new science of archeology. Bound to his wheelchair by cripling polio he ran his accounting business, raised a family, wrote numerous books and articles, and corresponded with some of the great "thinking men" of his day. David's passion was the Old Tesament, and in this field he excelled where others sometimes struggled. His passion for archeology and chronology aided him in grasping the "big picture." When he died in 1964 he left behind several unpublished manuscripts, boxes filled with notes, charts and articles, and shelves of excellent books.
David started life in England, and then moved to South Africa and then the United States with his father, Arthur Henry Gibson, who worked as an inventor for Ingersol Rand. When he was 12 years old, David contacted polio while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey. Once the family moved to a prairie farm near Holden Alberta, David did the bookkeeping for the venture, and spent the rest of his time pursuing his hobby, researching the Old Testament and Middle Eastern archeology. Several years later David married a German girl, Hattie Muller, and together they moved to the nearby town of Wainwright. Here David opened an accounting office, a store, and other businesses. He was also active in the founding of the "Gospel Mission" church and the "Servicemen's Center" for soldiers from the nearby army base. Since polio tied him to his wheel chair and desk, he spent considerable time pursuing Holy Land studies, narrowing down his field of interest to a number of topics. One of his special passions was trying to reconstruct the situation in the Middle East in Pre-patriarchal and patriarchal times. Of special interest are his Bible Atlas of early times, chronologies if Solomon-Hezekiah, Isaiah, and Jeremiah, as well as his geographical concordance. Bible students will find his theories about the Hyksos, Eden, and the location of Tarsish to be of importance.


David J. Gibson

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