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Bible Places - New Testament

View: The tomb where Jesus was buried... Where is it? What does it look like?

View: The Sea of Galilee.

View: Jerusalem, the City of the Great King, the Holy City, (later) Aelia Capitolina, (muslim) El-Quds.

View: Garden of Gethsemane

View: What did the Synagogue in Nazareth, that Jesus spoke at, look like?

View: Where is the Mount of Beatitudes? Where did Jesus speak the Sermon on the Mount?

View: Caesarea by the Sea (Maritima)

View: Scythopolis (of the Decapolis). One of the areas where Jesus taught.

View: The pool of Bethesda (alt. Bethzatha or Bethsaida) where Jesus healed an invalid of thirty-eight years.

View: Joppa, where Simon the Tanner lived and also the disciple Dorcas (Tabitha)

View: Tiberias

View: Capernaum - the "Town of Jesus." One of the cities cursed by Jesus.

View: Bethsaida. Hometown of some of the disciples. One of the cities cursed by Jesus.

View: The Mount of Olives in the Old Testament, New Testament and prophecy.

View: Caesarea Philippi (Banias, Panais, Panium) - "Who do you say that I am?" question by Jesus.

View: The site of Armageddon: the Jezreel Valley and Megiddo.

View: Athens. Paul speaking at the Aeropagus or Mars Hill.

View: The cities of the Decapolis. The first century Roman province Decapolis. (Index to individual Decapolis cities)

View: The road to Damascus from Israel (and the Apostle Paul).

View: Nazareth. A city of lower Galilee in Israel. Hometown of Mary, Joseph and Jesus.

View: Bethlehem in Judea. Bethlehem Ephrathah. Birthplace of Jesus. Town of David.

View: The Pool of Siloam (at the end of Hezekiah's water tunnel in Jerusalem)

View: The palace (residence) of the high priest, Joseph Caiaphas, in Jerusalem.

View: Philadelphia of the Decapolis (the other Philadelphia in Bible times). Includes a brief explanation of how both this Philadelphia and the one referenced in Revelation got their names.

View: Gerasa (Jerash), the Decapolis city

View: Medeba (Madaba), east of the Jordan River. Site of the ancient Madaba Map of Israel (and especially Jerusalem).

View: Gadara, the Decapolis city near Galilee. Site of the demon possessed being freed by Jesus with the demons entering into pigs.

View: Pella of the Decapolis. A mountain refuge for the early church.

Bible People - New Testament

View: Evidence that Caiaphas, the High Priest spoken of in the Bible at the time of Jesus, was a historical person.

View: James, brother of Jesus, and his father Joseph -- awesome evidence!

View: Simon the Tanner in Joppa, the home where Peter stayed.

View: The infamous Pontius Pilate.

View: King Aretas as referenced by the Apostle Paul.

View: The house of the Apostle Peter

View: The house of Mary the mother of the gospel writer Mark.

View: The family tree of King Herod and the Herodian Dynasty.  Illustrating all the Herods mentioned in Scriptures.

View: The Maccabean/Hasmonean Dynasty family tree which extends to Herod the Great by marriage.  (Most of this is during the inter-testament period)

Bible Places - Old Testament

View: When God had the Israelites make an ark and tabernacle while in the Sinai wilderness, where would they get the wood?

View: Mount Carmel. Site of Elijah's confrontation with the prophets of Baal.

View: The Broad Wall rebuilt at the beginning of the second temple period and the earlier ancient city wall of Jerusalem.

View: Beth Shean (Beth-shan, Bet Shean). Regarding the death of Saul, cities of Solomon, and tribal territory of Israel.

View: Hezekiah's water tunnel in Jerusalem, the Gihon Spring, and the Pool of Siloam.

View: The ancient city of Arad in the Judean wilderness includiing a fortress from the time of Solomon. Also one of the high places Solomon wrongly built to worship false gods.

View: Jerusalem, Zion, the City of David, Ariel, the Holy City

View: Joppa, the seaport where Jonah booked passage when trying to flee from God.

View: Bubastis and the false cat-god of Egypt.

View: David vs Goliath: The Valley of Elah and Azekah

View: The Spring of En Gedi.

View: Biblical Sela (the rock city of Petra)

View: Sodom, (Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, and Bela which is also called Zoar). The five cities of the Dead Sea plain. God's judgment by fire and brimstone.

View: Memphis and Saqqara in Egypt. The step-pyramid. (Giza is here)

View: The Jabbok River: Where Jacob wrestled with God.

View: The city of Mareshah in the territory of Judah (alt. Maresha, and later, Marisa, alt. Maresa). Bell Caves, Sidonian Tombs, Columbarium Cave and more.

View: The foundations of Solomon's temple.

View: Mt. Hermon - northern border marker of ancient Israel.

View: Moses' Spring (Ayun Musa); Marah. First stop on the exodus after crossing the sea. Bitter waters become sweet.

View: Rephidim in the Sinai wilderness. Moses, Aaron and Hur and the battle against the Amalekites. Water from the rock.

View: Beth-Shemesh in Judea. The ark returned by the Philistines by cow and cart.

View: Elim. Second stop in the Sinai, after the Red Sea, during the Exodus.

View: Rabbah of the Ammonites. Capital city of the Ammonites, east of the Jordan River.

View: Mount Nebo. Moses' last stop on the Exodus. View of the Promised Land.

View: The city of Hazor in northern Israel.

View: The city of Megiddo in north central Israel. The Jezreel Valley. The Plain of Esdraelon. Armageddon.

View: Mount Tabor in Israel.

View: Dan. The northern Israeli city that became synonymous with saying the north of Israel (i.e. from Dan to Beersheba). Site of false worship of a golden calf.

View: The Land of Goshen in Egypt. Pithom, Avaris, Rameses, Succoth and the initial route of the Exodus. The Red Sea or the Sea of Reeds?

View: The Dead Sea bordering Israel and Jordan; the Eastern Sea, or Salt Sea, spoken of in Scripture.

View: Medeba (Madaba), east of the Jordan River. Site of the ancient Madaba Map of Israel (and especially Jerusalem).

View: Mount Sinai (alt. Mt. Sinai) ~ Horeb, the Mountain of God. Also Sinaiticus Manuscripts and St. Catherine's Monastery.

View: Arnon River, Valley, and Gorge. Ancient Boundary Marker for Israelites, Moabites, Ammonites and Amorites.

View: King Uzziah's towers and cisterns in the wilderness.

Bible People - Old Testament

View: Evidence that Uzziah, King of Judah, was a historical person.

View: Evidence that Goliath was a real ancient Philistine.

View: Evidence that king David was a historical person. The Tell Dan Inscription.

View: Family tree of the Patriarchs of Israel.  Family of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  The twelve tribes and the sons of Joseph.


View: What would a Sycamore tree, similar to the one that Zacchaeus climbed, look like?

View: When an example of sheep scattered on hills without a shepherd was used in the Bible, what would that look like?

View: Why would Paul say that a mirror was a poor reflection?

View: What would a first century Olive Press look like?

View: An early church baptismal font from the Middle East.

View: What would "a dry and thirsty land", that many prophets referenced, look like?

View: What would houses have looked like in a town/city of the Galilee region (Bethsaida) during New Testament times?

View: Is the mustard seed, or plant, proof of a scientific error in Scriptures? Isn't it true the mustard seed is not the smallest and that it doesn't grow into a tree?

View: What were ancient altars for? Why altars for burnt offering and incense? Do we need altars now? Why do some churches have altars? Bones in altars? Altars in heaven?

View: Why would a Old Testament prophet refer to someone as a 'Cow of Bashan'? Where is Bashan in Israel?

View: Iconoclastic Controversy. Icons, Images, and Idolatry.

View: Why bricks with straw in Egypt at the time of the Exodus?

View: Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

View: The Rosetta Stone and how it helped in translating Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Creation vs Evolution

View: Serious problems with radiometric dating... case: Mount St. Helens.

View: Rapid Fossilization. Doesn't it take millions of years for fossils to form?

View: What about sea monsters? Were sea monsters seen by people? Are they talked about in the Bible?

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