A growing database of maps for study and teaching.
Sketches of ancient cities & monuments from archaeology.
- Educational maps for Bible students of all ages.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Search This searches cities of the ancient world and
brings up a description about each city. Coming soon.
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