Check out the Bible Map–a remarkable new tool that uses modern technology to bridge the gap between the ancient world and the 21st century. Here’s how it works. You enter a Bible chapter that contains a geographic reference or the name of a region or a people group. When you click on the highlighted words in the text, the program then uses Google Maps to find the locations. You then can click on a pushpin to get more details. Plus you can bring the map close-up or farther out to get an idea of what the location looks like today and where it is in relation to other biblical sites. It’s a free online Bible Atlas that will dramatically increase your knowledge of where things happened in the Bible. Check out 2 Kings 10 and Acts 14 to get an idea of how useful the Bible Map can be. (Thanks to Noel Heikkinen for the link.)

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