Since I took my first trip to Israel in 2010, I have been asked this question a number of times. Today, on the BiblePlaces.com blog, Seth Rodriquez provides a wonderful answer to that question. I encourage you to read his article. But, to provide a quick summary, Seth states: So why go to Israel? Well, for one thing, the Bible will come alive for you in ways you don't expect.
I completely agree. All of my life, I have read the stories in the Bible. But, to see the actual places where these stories took place was amazing. As I have continued to study, I have come to realize how accurate the writers of the Bible really are. When you see these places, you understand why the writers used the specific words that they used. They were giving an accurate description of the geography of the history they were recording.
The Bible stories are real. At real locations.
Do you have any questions about Biblical geography? If you think I can help, feel free to contact me. If I know the answer, I'll be happy to tell you. If I don't know the answer, I'll be happy to investigate it for you. If I still don't know the answer, we will find someone who does know the answer and ask them.