Bible Maps, Images and Charts

Genesis 15:18 "In that day JEHOVAH made a COVENANT with Abram saying "To your descendants I have given this land from the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates 17:8 and I will give to you & to your descendants after you the land of your sojournings all the land of Canaan for an EVERLASTING possession & will be their God."

  • Bible Maps - (you are currently on this page) overlaps with #2 but has maps not found in the alphabetical listing
  • Bible Maps - alphabetical listing of maps - by books of the Bible and subjects
  • Bible Maps - Bible maps posted on preceptaustin.org
  • Bible Images

Enter a single word to jump directly to the map: e.g., enter "Tarsus" and be sure to click map to see larger context. Link also opens a Bible Dictionary article for background. 

Old Testament

New Testament

GENESIS

EXODUS

NUMBERS

DEUTERONOMY

JOSHUA

JUDGES

1 SAMUEL - 2 SAMUEL
1 KINGS - 1 &2 Chronicles

Judah Alone amid International Powers

The Babylonian Exile

The Persian Period

The Hellenistic Period

OTHER RELATED MAPS

NEW TESTAMENT


Atlas and Geography 

This page includes links to some excellent full color maps (127 maps) as well as older maps. Here's how to get to the color maps - click the link Atlas and Geography. Then click the Color Map ("Bible Atlas with 127 maps"). Now click your back button on your web browser (I cannot understand why this works but this will bring up the index of the Bible Atlas in the right frame - yes, it is in German but the Scriptures should help you determine what the map contains).

Here is an example of the quality of the maps you will see - (1) Table of Nations, (2) Time of the Patriarchs, (3) Migration of Abraham, (4) Kingdoms of David and Solomon (it is my understanding that this is as "big" as Israel became in terms of land acquired - thus they have yet to receive all the land God promised Abraham in Ge 15:18, 19, 20, 21 - the fulfillment of this promise awaits the Second Coming of the Messiah). You may have to click on several links before you find the atlas so don't become frustrated. The maps are present! (At least as of August, 2010). (This is a German site).


MAPS AT NET BIBLE (Bible.org)

This is an interesting tool which links the Biblical place names with the corresponding Scriptural references. In the 3 categories below you can hold the mouse pointer over the Place Name to see Bible passages that mention that name and if you want more information click the actual place name which links to an compilation of Bible dictionary articles all on one page! Very handy. Below are the 3 subdivisions.

(1) OLD TESTAMENT

(2) NEW TESTAMENT

(3) ISRAEL (Satellite Maps)


Biblemapper

Bible Mapper is a fully interactive, highly accurate Bible mapping system that helps you quickly and easily create customized maps of the Holy Lands or study a particular period and aspect of Bible history. Interesting tool! Many of the maps in the next site are made using "Biblemapper" See Bible Mapper Gallery


 

Bible Maps for every OT and NT location

These color maps are attractive and include two interesting features: (1) Scripture references in which the place name is found (some entries have all the Scriptures, others only representative entries) and (2) Bible Dictionary article (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) describing the specific name. Very nice tool!


Bible Map by Google

Utilizing the well known Google satellite maps, a choice of either the ESV or the KJV and the information in the 1913 International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE), this tool has links built into the passages that will open a window connected to the name of the place in the passage. For example, type in Genesis 12 in the Bible window. Furthermore some of the information windows include a collection of photographs of the place you are studying. This is what computers are good at doing and it will probably become one of my favorites as they tweak it. And if you have another free tool InstaVerse you can pop up all of the Scripture references in the ISBE article. Remember that only the KJV is free with the initial install of Instaverse. Other popular versions are available for purchase. When you hold the mouse pointer over a Scripture reference anywhere on the Web (as well as offline in Word for Windows, email, etc) the passage pops up immediately. InstaVerse can be disabled if the popups become distractive. This utility really does work and makes it easy to read the actual passage in context and not just the chapter and verse reference.


Bible Maps, Charts, Timelines


Bible "Timelines" (Tables) from The Dated Events of the Old Testament


Bible Maps - Wikimedia


Bible Atlas - All Places Names Alphabetized + Scriptures

Uses Google maps and locates every place named in Scripture and includes the Scriptural reference. 


Maps on E-sword

Click E-sword is one of the best free Bible study software available (list of maps available). Multiple reference resources can be downloaded free of charge, easily installed. Online video tutorials. Many of my students have downloaded this program and all have given positive reviews. If you don't have a computer Bible program, consider this program.


Timeline - Primarily Historical Events

Click the link above - the page that opens has a timeline at the top of the page. This timeline deals primarily with historical events related to Christianity beginning in AD 1-300 (a few events in the 6000-1BC tab). Click the tab of the date range you are interested in and then click on specific people or events. Interesting especially for us history aficionados. From Christian History Institute.


Some other new additions to the Timelines, Sources of pictures and/or Maps...


The Glory Story - The Bible in Pictures from Genesis to Revelation

Genesis to Revelation in still pictures & text, to tell the Bible story! Down load, print, publish, power-point project the pictures!

These pictures are originals and from my brief review (comparing the actual picture to what the Scripture states) appear to accurately picture the people, places and events in God's Holy Word.

RECOMMENDATION: This would be an excellent tool to supplement your Sunday School class. Another powerful use of these pictures would be in presentation of the gospel cross culturally (short term or long term mission trips, to hidden peoples who do not yet have the Scriptures in their language or for that matter lack an actual written language!)


OLD TESTAMENT

NEW TESTAMENT

GEOGRAPHY

MODERN ISRAEL

Many of these maps are old style layout and not as attractive as many modern maps

Paul's Journey (Unbound Bible) To walk through each of Paul's missionary journeys city by city click the following links for the map beneath which are the cities

Many of the maps in the list are black and white and/or of variable quality

Color Maps from Bible History Online

Old Testament Maps These maps are on preceptaustin.org and can be used freely

Maps from Biblestudy.org.

  • Resolution not good in some of these maps

Old Testament

Between the Old and New Testament

New Testament

New Testament Cities

New Testament Countries

Temple in the New Testament

Miscellaneous Maps of Paul's Journeys

Satellite Image Maps: On preceptaustin.org courtesy of ISV Foundation - Note you may need to resize these for optimal resolution (double click map and in right lower corner click the icon).

NET Bible Maps from Bible.org

Empires

Old Testament

New Testament

The Tabernacle in the Old and Temple in the Old and New Testament

Jerusalem

Israel in the New Testament Times

General Maps

Genesis through Deuteronomy (Pentateuch) Maps

Tabernacle/Temple

Late Old Testament

New Testament

Paul's Journeys

Late New Testament/Modern

Greece -

Israel

Miscellaneous Maps
and Images


Google Search - Another source I have found helpful searching for images is the Google Image Search. E.g., type "Abraham Genesis" (Note - do not include quotation marks) which retrieves over 100 images. As of 4/18/05 the number of image hits matching Abraham Genesis has increased to 708 (and this is using the preference Moderate Safe Search is on.). The images retrieved include classics by Rembrandt, Michelangelo, etc.

Remember - do not include quotation marks - any phrase in quotation marks produces a search for that exact phrase whereas words without quotation marks will search for a combination that includes all the words on one page. E.g., if you type "Galilee map" in Google and keep the quotation marks, you will retrieve 103 hits on Google Image search. Now type the same two word but this time remove the quotation marks and you retrieve 36,800 hits! (Both with Moderate SafeSearch on - searching without a filter is not recommended!)

In addition to the Google "Image" search engine you can also occasionally find other maps and pictures by using the regular Google search. For example, type in "Ephesus" into Google and retrieve over 241,000 hits (as of 7/22/03), this number increasing to 686,000 as of 4/18/05 and 3,060,000 (9/17/07)! The number one hit remains Ephesus, Turkey: Panoramic pictures of Ephesus - click it for a well done Virtual Tour of Ephesus which is the best preserved archeological site of the 7 churches of the Revelation. But be a Berean (Acts 17:11-noteexamine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil (1Th 5:21, 22-notes) (Notice that all three verbs are not suggestions but commands calling for this to be our habitual attitude and action = present imperative)


Bible Places.com

See samples of some of 6000 pictures available (for purchase). Note that at the bottom of the page of each of the links to places in the table below there are multiple additional links related to that place (potentially very helpful). If you use pictures in preaching or teaching, consider this set. Power Point files included.

Bible Places.com
Pictures

Samaria

Jerusalem

Judah/Dead Sea

Negev

Jordan

Turkey

Greece