Exploring the Bible Lands
Few people today get the opportunity to visit the many places they read about in the Bible.

They are not able to do what God said he would have Abraham do : 

"Raise your eyes please, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, because all the land at which you are looking to,  you and your seed I am going to give it until time indefinite. Get up and go about in the land through its length and through its breadth, because to you I am going to give it". (Ge 13:14-17).

Still, true Christians are keen to know about Bible locations and to see how they relate, one to the other.

"Exploring the Bible Lands " is a new DVD ROM presentation featuring the history , geography and importance of the Israel / Palestine region.

The tour takes us on a journey covering an exhaustive number of major sites and locations featured in the Bible record .

The DVD ROM is in FOUR sections

 1.  50 Reference Works

001 The Bible Atlas - Anon
002 The Holy Land in Geography - Townsend MacCoun
003 Explorations in Bible Lands - Frank De Hass 
004 Orientalism in Bible Lands - Edwin Rice
005 Bible Lands - Henry Van-Lennep
006 Scripture Lands - Visiting the Scenes of the Bible - W J Woodcock
007 Bible Witnesses from Bible Lands - Robert Morris
008 A Years Wandering in Bible Lands - George Barton
009 Bible Ways in Bible Lands - Maude Holbach
010 Modern Science in Bible Lands - John Dawson
011 Lands and peoples of the Bible - James Baikie
012 Scripture Lands - John Kitto
013 Life in Bible Lands - Anon
014 Ruins of Bible Lands - James Wylie
015 Bible Places - H B Tristram
016 The Historical Geography of the Holy Land - George Smith
017 Sacred Geography and Antiquities - E.P. Barrows
018 A Manuel of the Entire Geography of Scripture - Henry Osborn
019 Buried Cities and Bible Countries - George St Clair
020 Travels in Bible Lands - Emerson Andrews
021 Narrative of a Journey in the Bible Lands (Vol 1) - Edouard de Warren
022 Narrative of a Journey in the Bible Lands (Vol 2) - Edouard de Warren
023 The People of Palestine - Elihu Grant
024 A Bible Atlas - Jesse Hurlbut
025 The Geography of the Bible Lands - Rena Crosby
026 Biblical Geography and History - Charles Kent
027 Geographic Influences in the Old Testament - Laura Wild
028 Sacred Streams - the Rivers of the Bible - Philip Gosse
029 Galilee in the time of Christ - Selah Merrill
030 Palestine and the Bible - Samuel Schor
031 Youthful Explorers in Bible Lands - Robert Morris
032 Pictures of Bible Lands - William Worcester
033 Around the Globe and through Bible Lands - George Lambert
034 The Biblical Geography of Central Asia - Ernst Rosenmuller
035 Outlines of Bible Geography - William Blaikie
036 The Sacred Sites of the Gospels - W.Sanday
037 Marvelous Discoveries in the Scripture Lands - Anon
038 The Bible is True - Charles Marston
039 The Lands of the Bible - John Wilson
040 Historical Geography of Bible Lands - John Calkin
041 Explorations in Bible Lands - H.V Hilprecht
042 Travels in Mesopotamia - James Silk Buckingham
043 Religions of Bible Lands - D S Margolioth
044 Through Bible Lands - Philip Schaff
045 Wanderings over Bible Lands and Seas - Elizabeth Charles
046 Archeological Research in Bible Lands - Abraham Anspacher
047 Topography of the Old and New Testaments - Samuel Clark
048 The Book of Bible Geography - Charles Baker
049 The Geography of the New Testament - Lant Carpenter
050 The Scripture Atlas - James Wyld

2.  Video

Over 145 minutes of highly informative video presentations in MPEG 2 format (computer use only) including  the excellent  "Israel from the Air".

3. Audio

3 presentations highlighting the benefits and value of having a good understanding of the lands and places of the Bible record.

4. Pictures

Over 50 full color images (jpeg) highlighting the inspirational beauty of the Bible lands. 



"Exploring the Bible Lands" is an excellent tool to assist your Bible research. You will find the information most informative and interesting, improving your understanding and appreciation of the geographic regions and places mentioned in scripture.

The Plain of Gennesaret spreads out below the Arbel cliffs.  About five miles long and two miles wide, this stretch of land alongside the Sea of Galilee's northwest shore was renowned for its fertility.  Josephus wrote that it was  "wonderful in its characteristics and in its beauty.  Thanks to the rich soil there is not a plant that does not flourish there, and the inhabitants grow everything: the air is so temperate that it suits the most diverse species."
The Sea of Galilee is fed by the Jordan River, rainfall and springs on the northern side.  More properly designated a lake, the Kinneret (the OT and modern name) is 13 miles long and 7 miles wide.  At its deepest point the lake is only 150 feet deep.  The rabbis said of it, "Although God has created seven seas, yet He has chosen this one as His special delight."
The peaceful calm of the Sea of Galilee can quickly become transformed by a violent storm.  Winds funnel through the east-west aligned Galilee hill country and stir up the waters quickly.  More violent are the winds that come off the hills of the Golan Heights to the east.  Trapped in the basin, the winds can be deadly to fishermen.  A storm in March 1992 sent waves 10 feet high crashing into downtown Tiberias and causing significant damage. 
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Peters Fish : Three types of fish were primarily sought by fishermen in antiquity in these waters.  Sardines likely were the "two small fish" that the boy brought to the feeding of the 5000.  Sardines and bread were the staple product of the locals.  Barbels are so known because of the barbs at the corners of their mouths.  The third type is called musht but is more popularly known today as "Peter's Fish."  This fish has a long dorsal fin which looks like a comb and can be up to 1.5 feet long and 3.3 lbs in weight.
Ancient Sailing Vessels

In 1986 a wooden vessel from the first century was discovered near Nof Ginosar on the lake's northwestern shore.  Studies have determined the type of wood that was used (mainly cedar and oak), the style of construction (mortise and tenon joints), the date (on the basis of construction techniques, pottery and Carbon 14 tests) and the size (26 by 7 feet - big enough for 15 men).  Pictured at right is a reconstruction of what the ancient boat might have looked like.  This was formerly on display at Kibbutz En Gev.
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Because of its lack of water and good routes, the Judean wilderness has been (mostly) uninhabited throughout history. Consequently it was an ideal place for those seeking refuge from enemies or retreat from the world. When on the run from King Saul, David hid in various places in the Judean wilderness (the Wilderness(es) of Ziph, Maon, and En Gedi are part of the Judean Wilderness). John the Baptist preached here, and it seems likely that this was the wilderness where Jesus was tempted. Herod the Great built two fortresses (Herodium and Masada) in this area for protection should his people ever revolt against him.
The Jordan enters the Sea of Galilee
The River Jordan 
Tree in the Negev
The Coastal Plain of Sharon
Mount Gilboa