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New Testament: Maps
Biblical maps about the events and stories in the New Testament.

Map of New Testament Israel Map of Israel During the New Testament. Israel had 3 main regions: Galilee in the north, Samaria in the middle, and Judaea in the south. In Galilee there was upper Galilee and lower Galilee. Upper Galilee had many mpountain ranges averaging around 4,000 feet. Lower Galilee had smaller hills of 1,000 feet. The very fertile Plain of Esdralon and Valley of Megiddo was in Lower Galilee. The main cities in Galilee mentioned in the Bible were Nazareth, Cana, Capernaum, and far to the north was Caesarea Philippi. Samaria had many rugged mountains of around 2500 feet. The Biblical cities in Samaria were mainly Sebaste, and Sychor. Judea has a hill country and then lowers down to Beersheba in the south about 1,000 feet above sea level. The desert in the South is a plateau that rises about 500 feet above sea level, and is very barren. But the mountains in this region had much water. The cities of Judea mentioned in the Bible were mainly Jerusalem, Bethany, Jericho, Bethlehem, Emmaus, and to the South was Hebron and Masada.

The Divisions of Herods Kingdom Map of the Divisions of Herods Kingdom After His Death. This map shows the Tetrarchies and Roman Administration of Israel. The Kingdom of Herod the Great Divided. After Herod the Great had died his kingdom was divided among his three sons, Antipas, Phillip, and Archelaus. Archelaus inherited Judea, Antipas was given Galilee and Perea (Transjordan), and Phillip inherited the predominantly Gentile areas east and north of the Sea of Galilee. Caesar Augustus quickly removed Archelaus after there were so many bad reports about him from the Jews.

The Kingdom of Herod the Great Map of Herods Kingdom During the New Testament. Herod the Great and his Kingdom. During the time of the birth of Jesus in the New Testament Israel was under the dominion of King Herod "the Great". Herod was the son of Antipater, an Idumean (Edomite) who had come to the aid of Julius Caesar in Alexandria and was made chief minister of Judea in 47 BC. Later in 40 BC Marc Antony and Octavian and the Roman Senate appointed Herod as King of Judea. Although he had many enemies to overcome, Herod defeated them and made himself the recognized king of Judea in 37 BC.

The New Testament World Map of the New Testament World During the Time of the Roman Empire. The Nations. This map reveals the "Nations" within the ancient world during the first century A.D., the time of the New Testament. The map includes the areas of Israel, Asia, Greece, and Italy.

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