Thursday, January 22, 2009

Read and Learn -- Google maps meets the Bible

On January 4, 2007 I posted a review entitled Friday Review. . . Google Maps Meets the Holy Land. Two years later there are still 0 comments, so I am assuming that no one will notice if I repeat myself -- with improvements.

The basic premise is that a website called links Google Maps and text from the Bible, more specifically the ESV translation. You start by choosing the book and chapter, it shows the map. Within the scripture text there will be highlighted terms that link to more specific locations. The interface has improved during the last two years. There have also been other improvements. For instance, you can now link directly to any location or chapter.

Also, if you click on events there are prepared maps of Paul's three missionary journeys. There are also some pretty cool mini-movies using the mapping technology on Jonah, Hosea and Quick Church History.

Oh, and just to make sure that credit gets to where credit is due. I found this by way of the ESV Bible Blog This is an official blog that provides information on new additions and, in this case, new uses for the ESV translation.


1 comment:

ty said...

great site!! posted it on my Facebook page - and a friend also posted it