Monday, August 19, 2013

Topography, History & Jesus I teach people about the Bible, I very often ask them to get to the "maps" so we can look at where things are.

Where things took place shapes our understanding of how things took place. 

Location matters.

At this link, there is a solid blog entry posted by Jim Myers that encourages persons to look at specific places (using web accessible map views) to better understand the development of stories in the Bible. 

For example, Jim encourages his readers:
The next time you are reading about Yeshua [Jesus] in the New Testament and come across something like this – “At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee . . . and then they went to Capernaum” – take a moment to look at the above maps and consider exactly what that walk would have been like. Go online and look at some pictures and maps of those places. See what he was seeing through his eyes – and consider what the feet of his apostles and disciples were experiencing too.
His entry includes easy insight I might use as an exercise in a future New Testament course.

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