Photographs Of Bible Lands
These photographs of the Bible Lands may be used as PowerPoint sermon backgrounds and in Bible class lessons, but they may not be placed on any other Web site. These copyrighted photos are all 1024×768 pixels. At the end of each listing you will find the year that the photos were originally taken listed in parentheses.
If you have a slow Internet connection, or simply don’t want to download these files one at a time, a CD containing over 500 photographs of the Bible world is also available.
Daily Life In Bible Times Photographs
- Photographs on Biblical Archaeology. This series of photographs describes what a “tell” is and how to distinguish one from a natural formation. See the “balks” at Sepphoris, Israel and the tools used in modern archaeological excavations.
- Roman Gladiators and Chariot Races, from the Roman Army Reenactment in Jerash, Jordan (2008).
- Roman Army Reenactment from Jerash, Jordan, including Roman soldiers in full battle dress, with swords, spears, shields, breastplate, helmets. Also includes several battle formations, such as the Testudo and the Orbis (2008).
- Sheep, Goats, and Shepherds from the Mountains of Ararat in Turkey. Photos of sheep “beside the still waters,” sheep being led out to pasture, young shepherd boys, donkeys, rams and sheepfolds (2007).
- Millstones in Bible Times from the cities of Istanbul, Van and Haran in Turkey (2007).
- The Potter’s House in Avanos, Turkey. This series of photographs shows a potter working with his clay fashioning a vessel. The “potter’s wheel” is operated by foot, just like in the days of Jeremiah (2007).
Egypt Photographs (EGIPTO)
- Nile River in Egypt, including Palm trees, mud huts, men working and cattle feeding along the Nile (2005).
Israel Photographs (ISRAEL)
- Caesarea Maritima, Israel, including the Aqueduct, the Crusader Castle, the Old City, the Roman Theater, and the Pontius Pilate Stone (1996).
- Caesarea Philippi, Israel, including the caves at Caesarea Philippi, the River Jordan and the Banias Waterfall (1996).
- Capernaum, Israel, including the Synagogue, an Olive press, “Saint Peter’s House,” and a Via Maris mile marker (1996).
- Jerusalem, Israel, including the Dome of the Rock, the Garden Tomb, the Mount of Olives and the Western Wall (1996).
- Miscellaneous Photographs of Israel, including the city of Dan, Cave Four at Qumran, Gideon’s Spring, Haifa, Jericho, Joppa, Masada, Mount Hermon, Mount Tabor, Sepphoris and more (1996).
Italy Photographs (ITALIA)
- Rome, Italy, including the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, the Coliseum and the Mamertine Prison (2002).
Jordan Photographs (JORDANIA)
- Macherus, Jordan. According to the first century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (Antiquities of the Jews, 18:5:2), Macherus was the location where John the Baptist was beheaded (2008).
- Mount Nebo, Jordan. It was from the heights of Mount Nebo that Moses was granted a view into the Promised Land (2008).
Greece Photographs (GRECIA)
- Amphipolis, Greece, including the Lion of Amphpolis, ancient basilica, and city walls (2002).
- Apollonia, Greece, including the hill where Paul supposedly preached (2002).
- Berea (Veria), Greece, including the Altar of Saint Paul and funerary monument of a second century A.D. couple (2002).
- Corinth, Greece, including the Bema Judgment Seat, Ex votos from the Sanctuary, the Acrocorinth, Temple of Apollo, Fountain of Peirene, the Erastus Inscription and a bust of Nero (1998).
- Neapolis (Kavala), Greece. After receiving this Macedonian Call, he boarded a ship and sailed to the northwest and came to Neapolis, known today as Kavala, in northern Greece (2002).
- Patmos, Greece, including the town and harbor at the town of Skala on the isle Patmos, and the mosaic at the entrance to the “Grotto of the Apocalypse” (1998)
- Philippi, Greece, including the Theater, Acropolis, Forum, the Via Egnatia, Basilica A, Basilica B, the Prison, Excavations, and the Harbor at nearby Neapolis (2002).
- Thessalonica (Thessaloniki), Greece, including the majestic Arch of Galerius and the Roman Forum (2002).
Turkey Photographs (TURQUÍA)
- Antioch on the Orontes, Antakya, Turkey. Antioch was undoubtedly the most important city after Jerusalem in the early expansion of the New Testament Church. Because the modern city Antakya stands on the site of ancient Antioch, little archaeological excavation has been conducted there (2007).
- Antioch of Pisidia (Yalvac), Turkey. Around 50 A.D., Paul visited Antioch of Pisidia on his first evangelistic journey (Acts 13:13–14) and his first recorded sermon was preached there (2007).
- Carchemish, Turkey. Carchemish was the location of one of the decisive battles in world history. It was here that the armies of Babylon and Egypt met in battle (Jer. 46:2; 2 Chr. 35:20-24). The Battle of Carchemish was the end of the Assyrian Empire, and Egypt was reduced to a second-rate power. Babylon became master of the Middle East (2007).
- Colosse, Turkey, only two photographs of the ancient tell at Colosse. The city has not yet been excavated (1998).
- Harran, Turkey. Harran (also known as Haran) is located in the Sanlýurfa Province southeastern of Turkey, just 24 miles from the border with Syria. The great patriarch Abraham lived in Harran and it was in this city that his father, Terah, died (2007).
- Hierapolis, Turkey, including Domitian’s Gate, the Theater, Shepherds at Laodicea, City Ruins, the Calcium Terraces at Pammukale, the North and South Bath Complex, and an Ancient Tomb (1998).
- Laodicea, Turkey, including City Ruins, Bathhouse Arches, Herds of Sheep, Water Pipes with Calcium Deposits, and the Stadium (1998).
- Mount Ararat, Turkey. Noah’s Ark landed “on the mountains of Ararat” (Gen. 8:4), which covers a wide area near Turkey’s border with Iran. We arrived at Mt. Ararat during a small rainstorm. When the rain stopped we were rewarded with a beautiful rainbow! The last photograph shows the rainbow with Mount Ararat in the background (2007).
- Roman Road (“Roma Yolu”) near Tarsus, Turkey. Ten to twelve miles north of Tarsus, near the village of Saglikli, is a section of a paved Roman road that led from Tarsus to the Cilician Gates. An arch from the time of Septimius Severus (193–211 A.D.) still spans the nearly ten-foot-wide road. In addition, you can also see a Roman Milestone (2007).
- Seven Churches of Asia Mentioned in the Book of Revelation, including Ephesus, Laodicea, Pergamos, Philadelphia, Sardis, Smyrna (Izmir) and Thyatira (1998).
- Tarsus, Turkey, including “Saint Paul’s Well,” “Cleopatra’s Gate,” the remains of a roman roadway and baths, and the Mosque of Makam (2007).
- Yalvac Museum in Turkey. Located near Antioch of Pisidia, this museum houses the Sergius Paulus inscription. Other photographs include: the moon goddess Men, Zeus, Aphrodite, a first century man, a second century couple, and a street scene of the village of Yalvac, Turkey (2007).