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Palestine in the Time of Kings

Palestine in the Time of Kings, From The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography, by Samuel Butler, Ernest Rhys, ed. (1907, repr. 1908).

The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography, by Samuel Butler, Ernest Rhys, ed. (1907, repr. 1908).
These are maps to help you visualize the ancient regions discussed in the Bible. All such maps are, at best, approximations. These do not necessarily represent the latest findings in Biblical archaeology.

Kidron
Map of Kidron showing the Mount of Olives (Mt. Olivet).

Maps from the Interactive Bible:

  • Abraham's Journey: 2000 B.C.
    Map showing the Ancient Near East and the path to Egypt from Mitanni.
  • Ancient Near East before the Exodus
    Map shows Abraham's journey around 2000 B.C.
  • Successive World Kingdoms: Persia, Babylon, Assyria, 640-500 B.C. Eventually spanning from Libya and Macedonia in the West to the end of the Persian Gulf in the East, maps show the outlines of each empire.
  • The Divided Kingdoms. 900-722 B.C.
    Map of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, showing the outlying areas of Philistia, Ammon, Phoenicia, Edom, the Kingdom of Egypt, and the Arabian Desert.
  • The Exodus from Egypt
    Map of the Neareast around 1500 B.C.
  • Palestine at the Time of Jesus 33 A.D.
    Black and white map showing many of the places made famous in the Bible.
  • 12 Tribes in Canaan
    Map of the locations of the twelve tribes during the period between Joshua and Saul, 1400-1100 B.C.

Canaan and the Israelite Kingdom
Side-by-side maps of Israel during the period of the judges and Israel/Canaan during the reign of King David. For background on the period, see the MidEast Web site.

Philistine and Israelite Tribes 1200-1020 B.C.
Map from Israeli / Palestinian ProCon.org (which means the maps are designed to show modern conflict areas as well as the biblical/historical) showing areas of settlement by Philistines and Teukrians, Israelites, Aramaeans, and Phoenicians, as well as trade routes and passages from texts on the time period.

Dead Sea Map
Map from The World of the Scrolls site showing the Dead Sea Qumran, Masada, Jericho, and Jerusalem.

Hellenistic and Christian Palestine
Maps of Hellenistic cities and Roman cities built under Herod in Palestine. For information on the expulsion of the Jews from the area, see MidEast Web site.

Hasmoneans 140-63 B.C.
Map from Israeli / Palestinian ProCon.org (which means the maps are designed to show modern conflict areas as well as the biblical/historical) showing the area of the Hasmoneans, Seleuciids, Ptolemies, and the Roman Empire.

Two Kingdoms and Time of Jesus Maps
One map showing Israel and Judea and another map showing Israel (Palestine) at the time of Jesus, with Galilee and Samaria prominent in the latter. For more information, see MidEast Web site.

Also see Neareast Timelines Index

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