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Google Maps Is the New Bible Atlas

BibleMap.org integrates Google Maps and the ESV text to create an interactive Bible atlas.

You browse to a chapter in the Bible, and all the place names are links. Click one of the names to go that place on the map. Then click the pushpin to show some background information on the place.

This map shows the text of Luke 10 and some supplemental text about Bethsaida overlaid on an interactive satellite map.

(We’d link the image directly to Bethsaida, but it looks like they don’t have linkable URLs yet. It’s probably on their agenda.)

They currently have about 500 places identified by latitude and longitude. Only 600 places to go. (The link goes to a comprehensive list of place-names in the ESV.)

We’ve previously blogged about integrating Google Maps and the Bible. We’re excited to see a practical application emerge.

January 3, 2007 | Posted in: Digital,ESV | Author: Crossway Staff @ 10:44 am | (29) Comments »

29 Comments

  1. [...] A free Bible atlas that harnesses the power of Google Maps. (Hat tip: ESV Blog) [...]

    Pingback by Joey Day : Syzygy » BibleMap.org — January 3, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

  2. [...] For more information, check out English Standard Version Bible’s blog. [...]

    Pingback by Google Earth Brings Bible to Life « One Beggar’s Bread — January 3, 2007 @ 7:46 pm

  3. [...] This is cool! BibleMap.org is using Google Maps and the ESV Bible for their new interactive Bible atlas. See the post about it on the ESV Blog. [...]

    Pingback by Google Maps meet BibleMap.org at The Siberian Grinder — January 4, 2007 @ 11:50 pm

  4. [...] ht: Between Two Worlds; ESV Blog [...]

    Pingback by BibleMap.org and Google maps « The Temple — January 6, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

  5. [...] Google Maps is the New Bible Atlas Filed under: Uncategorized — theologian @ 3:50 pm The ESV Bible Blog has linked to a cool new site that integrates Google Maps and the ESV text to create an interactive Bible atlas. The site is BibleMap.org. Check it out, it’s pretty cool. [...]

    Pingback by Google Maps is the New Bible Atlas « RPCB Blog — January 17, 2007 @ 1:46 pm

  6. The ESV Blog had a post last week about BibleMap.org, a new interactive mapping application that combines the ESV Bible text, a Google Maps display, and articles from the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE).

    Trackback by Bible Mapping Sites — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  7. There is some fast action on the web in many of the POC Blog categories…so a HUGE POC Bundle was due. Here is a ride down a large slide of links… Bible Translations. All my friends know that I have been and continue to be somewhat

    Trackback by POC Bundle 1.08.07 - One Huge Bundle — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  8. Music: In a bit of a light on interview Bono describes where U2 may be headed in their sound now that Vertigo is behind them. Study: “BibleMap.org integrates Google Maps and the ESV text to create an interactive Bible atlas.

    Trackback by The Weekly Roundup - 5th Jan 07 — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  9. Some things from around the web:. Justin Taylor highlights how BibleMap.org integrates Google Maps and the ESV text to create an interactive Bible atlas. He refers people to the ESV blog for more information.

    Trackback by Some things around the web ... — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  10. John Maddocks told me about this entry from the ESV Bible Blog… BibleMap.org integrates Google Maps and the ESV text to create an interactive Bible atlas. You browse to a chapter in the Bible, and all the place names are links.

    Trackback by Google Maps Is The New Bible Atlas — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  11. “BibleMap.org integrates Google Maps and the ESV text to create an interactive Bible atlas.” For a summary, see the ESV blog.

    Trackback by Google Maps Is the New Bible Atlas — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  12. A mashup of Google Maps and the ESV Bible text to create an online Bible atlas. [via ESV Blog ]

    Trackback by BibleMap.org — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  13. I found the following today on the ESV Bible Blog: Google Maps Is the New Bible Atlas BibleMap.org integrates Google Maps and the ESV text to create an interactive Bible atlas. You browse to a chapter in the Bible, and all the place

    Trackback by Google Maps Is the New Bible Atlas — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  14. How cool is this?

    Trackback by Bible Study — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  15. Between Two Worlds points me to BibleMap which combines the text of Scripture with Google’s map service. It uses the English Standard Version text and the ESV site also links to it. It’s worth a look – and a bookmark.

    Trackback by The Bible plus Google — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  16. Thanks to the folks at the ESV Bible Blog for highlighting the new (beta) product BibleMap.org which integrates Google Maps into it’s product (see the full post here). When you are reading a scripture passage, it gives you a link on a

    Trackback by Google Maps — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  17. Bible Map integrates Google Maps and the ESV text to create an interactive Bible atlas. For more details check out the ESV blog.

    Trackback by Google Maps is the new Bible Atlas — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  18. BibleMap.org combines the ESV text with Google Maps to create an interactive Bible atlas using satellite imagery. The place names in the ESV text are links to locations in Google Maps. It is still in beta, but it certainly looks

    Trackback by google maps as a bible atlas — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  19. My favorite Bible translation and my favorite map program have come together in one pretty appealing package. Read more here.

    Trackback by ESV Text meets Google Maps — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  20. The folks at the esv blog let us know that the “BibleMap.org integrates Google Maps and the ESV text to create an interactive Bible atlas. You browse to a chapter in the Bible, and all the place names are links.

    Trackback by Bible Maps on Google — January 18, 2007 @ 6:23 pm

  21. “BibleMap.org integrates Google Maps and the ESV text to create an interactive Bible atlas.” For a summary, see the ESV blog.

    Trackback by Google Maps Is the New Bible Atlas — January 20, 2007 @ 7:32 am

  22. “BibleMap.org integrates Google Maps and the ESV text to create an interactive Bible atlas.” [IMG] For a summary, see the ESV blog.: ht Justin Taylor

    Trackback by Blog Long Island | My journey on an island — January 22, 2007 @ 2:34 pm

  23. So, imagine yourself reading through Scripture and you come across the name of a town or region or country. In these instances, I typically…

    Trackback by Where In The World Is ... — January 24, 2007 @ 7:32 am

  24. The people who created the English Standard Version of the Bible continue to demonstrate that they “get it” when it comes to making resources available online. Here are a few of their recent additions: Bible Atlas using Google Maps…

    Trackback by ESV Resources — January 29, 2007 @ 7:32 am

  25. I’m always looking for good online resources for our history/geography studies and just found this new resource today that will be a great help for “seeing” the modern day location of the Biblical location we’re studying….

    Trackback by Interactive Bible Atlas from BibleMaps.org & Google Maps — March 1, 2007 @ 7:36 am

  26. “BibleMap.org integrates Google Maps and the ESV text to create an interactive Bible atlas…

    Trackback by Google Maps Is the New Bible Atlas — March 1, 2007 @ 7:36 am

  27. An interactive Bible Atlas on GoogleMaps…

    Trackback by Tidbits... — March 1, 2007 @ 7:36 am

  28. BibleMap.org integrates Google Maps and the ESV text to create an interactive Bible atlas.

    Trackback by Google Maps…the new Bible Atlas — April 1, 2007 @ 7:34 am

  29. Between Two Worlds points me to BibleMap which combines the text of Scripture with Google’s map service. It uses the English Standard Version text and the ESV site also links to it. It’s worth a look – and a bookmark….

    Trackback by The Bible plus Google — July 1, 2007 @ 7:49 am

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