Friendly neighborhood store
Lots of choices among Bible atlases, in fact.
—You might want a collection of all the maps in the Causal English Bible archive. It’s here.
—Or all the Q&A leaders guides. It’s here.
—Or maps with just the landscape and no text. We’ve got it.
—Or maps and Q&A guides for individual Bible books. It’s not here. You’re on the wrong page. But here’s a link to the right page, because we’ve got these, too.
Feel the burn, walking uphill
Get a picture in your head, for example, of Samson living in the foothills below Jerusalem, and dangerously close to his beloved Philistines lady friends.
Going up the Jerusalem
Did you ever wonder why Bible writers always talked about “going up to Jerusalem” (Matthew 20:17) and never down? Sometimes Jerusalem was at a lower altitude. It sits on a ridge beside the higher Mount of Olives ridge.
Writers may have been showing their respect for this sacred city, home to the only Jewish Temple that existed.
But there was the geographical matter, too. Anyone who wanted to get to Jerusalem had to descend into a valley and then climb Jerusalem’s hillside.
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