Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bible Maps

Now this is a realllllly interesting site.

It locates what you are reading in the Bible with a Map.

What is so unusual about this? you ask.  After all, most Bibles have maps in the back and some even in the text.

And if you are like most folks, you have frequently turned to the back of your Bible to see where something ‘happened’.  So what is so unusual about these maps?

Well, the soooooo unusual thing is that at this site you can select a Book and Chapter of the Bible and the text appears and ALSO (are you sitting down?) a map of the city, country, whatever that is in that particular text is shown. 

And this is not one of those usual colorful maps in the Bible or Atlases such as in the picture above from the Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd (New York: Henry Holt, 1923), seen online at the Historical Maps Collection at the University of Texas at Austin, though those are good and helpful maps.

No, it is a much more interesting and detailed map.

This is one of those google satellite maps where you can zoom in or out on the location about which you are reading.

A truly amazing site.

You will surely find it interesting and helpful.  Check it out.  HERE’S THE LINK