If you have been an active reader of my blog, you have probably heard me refer to my friends, Trent and Rebekah Dutton, a number of times. They live in the same area of the country as myself and I have been fortunate enough to travel to Israel with them. About a year ago, they began their quest to obtain Masters Degrees in Biblical Archaeology. In order to accomplish this, they lived in Israel for most of 2013. They are currently back in Israel digging at the Philistine site of Ashkelon. They were kind enough to give me and my tour group a personal tour of Ashkelon earlier this month.
About six months ago, I was given permission to view a preview package of some pictures that they have taken while they lived in Israel. These pictures are fantastic. They have packaged these pictures, complete with maps and Biblical descriptions, into a couple of sets that you can purchase for $5.00. I believe that these are some pictures that every preacher and Bible class teacher should have. As I have stated a number of times, understanding the Biblical geography helps you to understand the Biblical stories.
In encourage you to consider purchasing a set (or both sets) of these pictures for yourself. You can go directly to their website (http://simplebiblehistory.com/) and see some samples. You can also read their entry on their blog about the history of the making of this package of pictures.
As I said, these are great pictures and I encourage you to purchase them. Then, use them to teach others about the Bible.
(NOTE: The picture at the top of this post is taken from the top of Mount Gilboa, looking northwest. Across the Harod Valley, you can see the Hill of Moreh with the Nazareth Ridge in the distance. If you are reading this blog from an email, you might need to click on the title to view this post from a web page to see the picture.)