Monday, April 09, 2007

For others who are geekishly as well as Biblically inclined....

For those of you who thought the last book in the Bible, after the book of "Concordance," was called the book of "Maps," this might not be that interesting.

http://www.openbible.info/

This site contains a Google Earth-compatible downloadable file which maps out every identifiable place found in the Bible...both Old and New Testaments.

Ever wondered exactly how far Jonah was headed in the wrong direction when he took a ship bound for Tarshish after being told by God to go to Ninevah? Now you can map it out! (2717.15 miles!)

Locate the seven churches in the Book of Revelation, Ai from the book of Joshua, the land of the Amelekites, Ammonites, Edomites, Midianites, Moabites, Jebusites, and Philistines, as well as the Valley of Jezreel, where the Battle of Armageddon will be staged.

Because the Google Earth program has been constructed using satellite imagery, you get a very good impression of topography and surroundings; with the measurement tool, you can get a good indication of distances, and the author has provided linked Scripture references to each site.

For my money, it has some distinct advantages over the maps in the back of your Bible!

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