Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Walking the Bible & Biblical Places.com

While some of you are watching the big game tomorrow night (Hook 'em, Horns!), those of you in the US (sorry Canucks) who don't have Wednesday night services might be interested in "Walking the Bible," on PBS. It's a three-hour special based on the book by the same name.

I don't know what kind of slant (if any) will be on there, but I think it's great to be reminded of the substance of the Bible--that these things existed in a real time & place. And the geography of places plays a major role in many of the incidents we read about in the Bible.

Even if you can't watch this show, you can still benefit from a resource like this. There are two actually, from a guy named Todd Bolen: Bible Places & Life in the Holy Land. As he says in a recent post, "BiblePlaces.com give[s] you the here and now, LifeintheHolyLand.com gives you the there and then."

Todd lives in Israel, and takes pictures of the Holy Land. He's put together some amazing shots of different places on CDs. He also has a monthly e-mail that has pictures on a particular topic & commentary (I haven't seen one in awhile--you can probably find info on his site).

So check it out. Homeschoolers, Bible Scholars, and everyone in between will find something of benefit there.

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