Jacob Goes to Paddan-Aram

Genesis 26:23-29:1 While Isaac’s family was at Beersheba, Jacob stole Esau’s birthright, and Esau made plans to kill Jacob once his father had passed away. When Rebekah found out about Esau’s plan, she told Jacob to flee to her family in Paddan-aram (also called Aram-naharaim, meaning “Aram of the two rivers”) and garnered Isaac’s support […]

The Israelites Conquer Ai

Joshua 8 [Author’s note: This map and article assume that Ai was located at Khirbet al-Maqatir and Bethel was located at al-Bira. It is beyond the scope of this article to present all the convincing reasons for these assumptions, but they are well summarized in the following articles: “Traditional Site of Bethel Questioned,” “Location of […]

Maps for Holy Week

Palm Sunday and Monday: Jesus’ Final Journey to JerusalemBethany and Bethphage Tuesday and Wednesday: Jerusalem during the New TestamentTemple of the Lord Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Saturday: Jesus’ Arrest, Trial, Crucifixion, and Burial Easter Sunday: Jesus’ Post-Resurrection Appearances

Best Bible Mapper Atlas Maps of 2023

Here are 10 of the best Bible Mapper Atlas maps released in 2023, based purely on the author’s personal opinion: 10. David Transports the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem9. Saul Attacks the Amalekites8. The Route of David’s Census Takers7. The Ark of the Covenant in the Promised Land6. The Israelites’ Journeys in the Wilderness5. […]

Solomon’s Enemies

1 Kings 11 Solomon ruled over a powerful kingdom that brought him great wealth, but he allowed his many wives to lead his heart astray to worship the gods of other nations. Many of these wives were likely given to him by foreign rulers to seal political alliances (e.g., 1 Kings 3:1). Because of Solomon’s […]