Maps

Bible Maps A growing database of maps for study and teaching.

Reconstructions Sketches of ancient cities & monuments from archaeology.

Kids Bible Maps - Educational maps for Bible students of all ages.

Ancient Israel Map. This growing map shows the cities existing during the time of Jesus, the first century AD.

Map of Old Testament Israel - This Growing Interactive map of ancient Israel has important  locations mentioned in the Old Testament.

Map of the Roman Empire - This map contains important cities and regions within the Roman Empire during period of the New Testament.

Enlarged Map of the Roman Empire - This offers a much larger version of the Interactive map of the Roman Empire during the early first century AD.

Map of Ancient Jerusalem - Interactive map of Second Temple Jerusalem with information about Jerusalem during the first century AD.

Articles

Israel, The Center of the World. Little did the descendants of Abraham, also known as the Hebrews, realize what was in store for them as they entered into the land of Canaan. Their relatively small territory was right in the heart of the ancient world and on the borders of three gigantic land masses, Asia, Africa and Europe. Every great kingdom around them, from the north, south, east and west, along with their conquering monarchs would be confronted with Israel and learn about their people, their laws and the holy Oracles of the One whose kingdom will never pass away. 

Seasons and Months in Palestine. Everyday life in ancient Israel was largely affected by that which was beyond the control of man, the seasons and the weather. This section contains a brief sketch of the seasons, climate, rainfall, dews, and months of Israel.

Jerusalem Fashioned For A King. Long before the threshing floor of Araunah was ever purchased by David or the Temple of Solomon had ever become a twinkle in Solomon's eye, Jerusalem had long been strategically set apart in the providence of an Almighty God as the city of the great King. Not until the foundations of the great Temple of Solomon were being laid was there even the slightest glimpse of the wealth of resources available below the ground level of the magnificent city of Jerusalem.

The Influence of the Mediterranean Sea. Everything came to Israel by way of the Great Sea. The Roman rule and the procurator who condemned Jesus to death; as well as the Greek language, and that Greek view of life which not only created the ten cities of Decapolis but deeply influenced the more liberal Jews.

Ancient Roman Roads. The Roman road was the bloodstream of the empire. Merchants paid taxes to Rome on all their transactions, and they needed the roads to carry their goods to an ever-widening market. Legionnaires marched upon them swiftly gaining efficient access to battle. In a sense, the roads were funding and facilitating Roman expansion. Yet God had a higher purpose. A new kind of merchant would soon be traversing the entire Mediterranean area, not one who transports his treasure to the city marketplace, but one who is a treasure, and who carries true riches, - not to sell, but to give away freely. 

The Fertile Crescent. The Bible mentions that civilization began in the land between the two rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates. The Fertile Crescent was an arc of land that was cultivated by these two rivers, which extended from ancient Mesopotamia up the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and over to the Mediterranean Sea, and down into Egypt and the Nile River.

Ur of the Chaldees. The Bible reveals the exact name of the city that Abraham lived in when God called him. It was called Ur of the Chaldees, and for centuries many scholars believed it to be a myth and a biblical legend along with other cities like Nineveh. Recently archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of this mighty Sumerian city in ancient Mesopotamia, the land between two rivers.

Coming Soon Growing up in Nazareth. Nazareth was a special place chosen by God for Jesus to grow up. From His home in Nazareth he could see a wealth of historical landmarks, as well as the growing cultures of the world, and nature's allegorical lessons.

Coming Soon Ancient City Search This searches cities of the ancient world and brings up a description about each city. Coming soon.

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