Photographs Of Bible Lands
These photographs of the Bible Lands may be used as PowerPoint sermon backgrounds and in Bible class lessons, but they may not be placed on any other Web site. These copyrighted photos are all 1024x768 pixels. At the end of each listing you will find the year that the photos were originally taken listed in parentheses.
Daily Life In Bible Times Photographs
- Biblical Archaeology. This series of photographs describes what a "tell" is and how to distinguish one from a natural formation.
- Exploration in Antiquities Center in LaGrange, Georgia. This is a living museum of life in Bible times (2009).
- Lilies of the Field. The "lilies of the field" in the New Testament were probably the poppies that are so abundant in Galilee and the rest of the Middle East (2007).
- Millstones in Bible Times from the cities of Istanbul, Van and Haran in Turkey (2007).
- Potter's House in Avanos, Turkey. See a potter working with his clay fashioning a vessel on the "potter's wheel," just like in the days of Jeremiah (2007).
- Roman Gladiators and Chariot Races, from the Roman Army Reenactment in Jerash, Jordan (2008).
- Roman Army Reenactment from Jerash, Jordan, including Roman soldiers in full battle dress, with swords, spears, shields, breastplate, helmets (2008).
- Sheep, Goats, and Shepherds from the Mountains of Ararat in Turkey. Photos of sheep "beside the still waters," sheep being led out to pasture, young shepherd boys, donkeys, rams and sheepfolds (2007).
- Trees of the Bible. Including: acacia, almond, carob, cedar, fig, myrtle, oak, pomegranate, sycamore and terebinth trees (2007, 2008).
- Edfu Temple of Horus. The best preserved of all Egyptian temples. Construction began in 237 B.C. by Ptolemy III and completed in 57 B.C. by Ptolemy XII (2005).
- Gods of Egypt, including Amun, Babi, Bes, Neith, Horus, Osirus, Sobek, Hathor, Ptah, Khepri, Sekhmet, Taweret and Toth (2005).
- Nile River in Egypt, including Palm trees, mud huts, men working and cattle feeding along the Nile (2005).
- Amphipolis, Greece, including the Lion of Amphipolis, ancient basilica, and city walls (2002).
- Apollonia, Greece, including the hill where Paul supposedly preached (2002).
- Athens, Greece, the site of Paul's famous sermon on Mars' Hill (the Areopagus). Also includes photos of the Acropolis, Odeon, Theater of Dionysus, Temple of Hephaestus and a view from the Acropolis (1998).
- Berea (Veria), Greece, including the Altar of Saint Paul and funerary monument of a second century A.D. couple (2002).
- Cenchrea, Greece. Paul cut off his hair at Cenchrea before he left for Ephesus, and Phoebe was a servant in the church at Cenchrea.
- Corinth, Greece, including the Bema Judgment Seat, Ex votos from the Sanctuary, the Acrocorinth, Temple of Apollo, Fountain of Peirene, the Erastus Inscription and a bust of Nero (1998).
- Corinth Canal, Greece. This canal connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea (1998).
- Neapolis (Kavala), Greece. After receiving this Macedonian Call, he boarded a ship and sailed to the northwest and came to Neapolis, known today as Kavala, in northern Greece (2002).
- Patmos, Greece, including the town and harbor at the town of Skala on the isle Patmos, and the mosaic at the entrance to the "Grotto of the Apocalypse" (1998)
- Philippi, Greece, including the Theater, Acropolis, Forum, the Via Egnatia, Basilica A, Basilica B, the Prison, Excavations, and the Harbor at nearby Neapolis (2002).
- Thessalonica (Thessaloniki), Greece, including the majestic Arch of Galerius and the Roman Forum (2002).
- Caesarea Maritima, Israel, including the Aqueduct, the Crusader Castle, the Old City, the Roman Theater, and the Pontius Pilate Stone (1996).
- Caesarea Philippi, Israel, including the caves at Caesarea Philippi, the River Jordan and the Banias Waterfall (1996).
- Capernaum, Israel, including the Synagogue, an Olive press, "Saint Peter's House," and Via Maris marker (1996).
- Gideon's Fountain, Israel, where Gideon gathered his men before fighting the Midianites (2008).
- Jericho, Israel, the ruins of the ancient city of Jericho, also known as Tell as-Sultan (2008).
- Jerusalem, Israel, including the Dome of the Rock, the Garden Tomb, the Mount of Olives and the Western Wall (1996).
- Miscellaneous Photographs of Israel, including the city of Dan, Cave Four at Qumran, Haifa, Jericho, Joppa, Masada, Mount Hermon, Sepphoris and more (1996).
- Mount Tabor, Israel, site of the battle between Barak and the army of Jabin, commanded by Sisera (2008).
- Western Wall in Jerusalem. Various scenes in and around the Western Wall (2008).
- Macherus, Jordan. According to the first century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, Macherus was the location where John the Baptist was beheaded (2008).
- Mount Nebo, Jordan. It was from the heights of Mount Nebo that Moses was granted a view into the Promised Land (2008).
- Akdamar Island, Turkey. The Church of the Holy Cross is a ruined Armenian cathedral on Akdamar Island in Lake Van in Eastern Turkey. At one time the cathedral was the seat of the Armenian Orthodox patriarch (1116 to 1895 A.D.). The building is famous for the fascinating bas-relief carvings and friezes of Biblical scenes (2007).
- Antioch on the Orontes (Antakya) Turkey. Antioch was undoubtedly the most important city after Jerusalem in the early expansion of the New Testament Church (2007).
- Antioch of Pisidia (Yalvac), Turkey. Around 50 A.D., Paul visited Antioch of Pisidia on his first evangelistic journey and his first recorded sermon was preached there (2007).
- Aphrodisias, Turkey. See the Agora, Stadium, Tetrapylon Monumental Gate, the Theater, and the Temple of Aphrodite (1998).
- Carchemish, Turkey. Carchemish was the location of one of the decisive battles in world history. It was here that the armies of Babylon and Egypt met in battle (2007).
- Colosse, Turkey, only two photographs of the ancient tell at Colosse. The city has not yet been excavated (1998).
- Durupinar Formation near Mount Ararat, Turkey (2007).
- Harran, Turkey. The great patriarch Abraham lived in Harran and it was in this city that his father, Terah, died (2007).
- Hierapolis, Turkey, including Domitian's Gate, the Theater, Shepherds at Laodicea, City Ruins, the Calcium Terraces at Pammukale, the North and South Bath Complex, and an Ancient Tomb (1998).
- Laodicea, Turkey, including City Ruins, Bathhouse Arches, Herds of Sheep, Water Pipes with Calcium Deposits, and the Stadium (1998).
- Miletus, Turkey, including the lions head monument, calidarium, the Sacred Way, theater, frigidarium, river god, and the Mosque of Ilyas Bey (1998).
- Mount Ararat, Turkey. Noah's Ark landed "on the mountains of Ararat," which covers a wide area near Turkey's border with Iran. The final photograph shows a rainbow with Mount Ararat in the background (2007).
- Roman Road ("Roma Yolu") near Tarsus, Turkey. Ten to twelve miles north of Tarsus, near the village of Saglikli, is a section of a paved Roman road that led from Tarsus to the Cilician Gates. An arch from the time of Septimius Severus (193–211 A.D.) still spans the nearly ten-foot-wide road (2007).
- Seven Churches of Asia Mentioned in the Book of Revelation, including Ephesus, Laodicea, Pergamos, Philadelphia, Sardis, Smyrna (Izmir) and Thyatira (1998).
- Smyrna, Turkey. Photos include the agora, Flavius Damianus, fountain, main streets and Mount Pagos (1998).
- Tarsus, Turkey, including "Saint Paul's Well," "Cleopatra's Gate," the remains of a roman roadway and baths, and the Mosque of Makam (2007).
- Yalvac Museum in Turkey. Located near Antioch of Pisidia, this museum houses the Sergius Paulus inscription (2007).