For your convenience on this page I have assembled some suggestions for images related to a variety of topics. For example, if you are studying the life of Solomon I have assembled images that are related to that topic that you might want to check. As always, you are welcome to use our images in your personal PowerPoint presentations—if you could give credit (and/or a link) to www.HolyLandPhotos.org that would be appreciated.
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History of Israel — I taught this course for many years to University Students and approached the topic chronologically—moving from the earliest to later periods. I have begun to assemble recommended images for each of the historical periods that I covered. So here goes.
Early Bronze Age (EBA, 3150–2200 B.C.) Completed 25 August 2013.
Intermediate Bronze Age (IBA, 2250–2000 B.C.; possibly the time of Abraham) Completed 25 August 2013.
Middle Bronze Age II (MB II, 2000–1500 B.C.; the time of the Patriarchs of Genesis 12–50) Completed 26 August 2013.
Solomon (ca. 970–930 B.C.) (Under development 27 August 2013)
Places Mentioned in the Gospels:
Nazareth (39 images in 3 folders), Bethlehem (32 images), Bethany Beyond the Jordan (Jordanian; Israeli), Cana of Galilee, Pools of Bethesda (in Jerusalem), Capernaum, Chorazin (site; synagogue), Bethsaida, Magdala, Mount of Beatitudes, Loaves and Fish Church, Church of the Primacy of Peter, Gergesa (Kursi), Tiberias (city; gate and theater; from above), Sychar, Mt. Gerizim, Gadara (city, theater, churches, artifacts, area), Caesarea Philippi, Mount of Transfiguration (Tabor), Jericho, Mt. of Olives (views; Dominus Flevit; Mary Magdalene Church; Gethsemane, cave of Gethsemane), Mosque of Ascension.
Paul's First Missionary Journey (Acts 13:1–14:28)
Antioch on the Orontes, Seleucia Pieria, Paphos, Perga (city, stadium, theater, bath), Pisidian Antioch (artifacts), Iconium, Lystra, Derbe, Attalia. (Completed 3 September 2013)
Paul's Second Missionary Journey (Acts 15:36–18:22)
Antioch on the Orontes, Seleucia Pieria, Derbe, Lystra, Iconium, Troas, Samothrace, Neapolis, Phlippi (Lydia Baptismal [Thyatira]; South Philippi, North Philippi), Amphipolis (more to come), Thessaloniki (Forum, City, St. Demetrius Church, Monastery of Vlatadon), Berea, Athens (100+images), Corinth (50+ images), Cenchrea, Ephesus Site, Ephesus Artifacts, Caesarea (100+ images), Antioch On the Orontes. (completed 9 October 2013).
Paul's Third Missionary Journey (Acts 18:23–21:14)
Antioch on the Orontes, Seleucia Pieria, Ephesus Site, Ephesus Artifacts, South Philippi, North Philippi), Troas, Assos Citadel, Temple, Harbor, Assos Agora, Necropolis, Theater, Miletus, Patara, Patara Lighthouse, Caesarea (100+ images). There are other places, such as Corinth, Thessalonica, Berea, etc., that Paul probably visited on this journey. See a map in a good Atlas to get an idea of the route of this Third Journey. (completed 17 October 2013).
The Seven Churchs of Revelation (Revelation 1–3)
Ephesus Site, Ephesus Artifacts, Ephesus Paul/Thecla Cave; Smyrna, Smyrna Artifacts; Pergamum Acropolis, Pergamum Asclepion, Pergamum Artifacts, Pergamum Red Basilica; Thyatira; Philadelphia; Sardis; Laodicea.
Some Recommended Readings (back to top)
I am pleased to announce that Zondervan has released a 13 Lesson Video series that we filmed in the Holy Land. This is an 18-minute Introduction to the ancient Middle East. A Trailer for the series can be found Here. This video is part of their "MasterLectures" and is available streaming there and also as a DVD set on amazon.com. For an announcement on Todd Bolen's blog, Click Here.
Two samples of this 13 Lesson Series are available on YouTube.
Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (Carl Rasmussen) is not only helpful for Geographical studies, but also for Old Testament and New Testament classes on the History of Israel contains relevant text, maps, and pictures. The "Geographical" section in the Atlas is especially helpful, compare to other atlases.
For very accurate maps of Israel and Jordan see the 7 map set (Regional Study Maps) available from BiblicalBackgrounds (Jim Monson and Steve Lancaster) along with all their interactive materials.
Travel (back to top)
Dr. Carl Rasmussen is leading an 18-day "Adult Study Tour" called "In the Footsteps of Paul: Turkey and Greece" (May 23–June 19, 2021). Contact Dr. Rasmussen for details.
Dr. Carl Rsmussen is leading a 12-Day Tour called "Following Paul from Shipwreck on Malta to Martyrdom in Rome" (May 11–22, 2021). Contact Dr. Rasmussen for details.