Interactive Animated Bible Maps
Interactive Animated Bible Maps
Our hope is that these interactive animated Bible maps will better bring scripture to life. We have developed five different map types, which range from the very modern “Lottie” animation, Google Earth foundations with image hotspot links to event summaries, and the high-tech HTML5 animation (best viewed on a desktop computer) to promote a better user experience.
A Big thank you to iBible Maps and Paul Fogg for letting me use a few of the maps that they have put together. I’m currently preaching through the book of Joshua and having the maps as part of the messages will help the passage come alive and not just be a slog through the names of the cities that were devoted to destruction.
South Pointe Church, Abilene, TX
“I acknowledge iBible Maps for its extensive and lucid resources, which prove to be valuable in my study and research. Further, I appreciate Paul Fogg of iBible Maps for his generosity in giving permission for the use of foundational geographical materials in my book.”
Maps with Vector (Lottie) animated route paths.
Click the illustration to view the animation.
For nearly four hundred years following the invasion of Canaan in c.1406BC, Israel was a loose confederation of self-governing tribes. Far from being a strong and unified nation, the new inhabitants of Canaan consisted of scattered groups of tribal clans, often separated from each other by rival settlements of Canaanites, Amorites and Philistines who had occupied the area before the arrival of the Israelites. The ‘conquered’ land of Canaan remained dotted with ‘enemy’ strongholds such as Jebus (Jerusalem), Gezer and Megiddo, and the Philistine cities of Gaza, Gath, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Ekron were little more than a short march away.
Frequently the rival groups clashed, and often the Philistines and Canaanites became dominant, demanding subservience from the Israelites. Throughout this period, intermarriage between the Israelites and their neighbours was common. The one thing uniting the Israelite tribes was their common worship of Yahweh, the God of Israel, and the Bible blames the failure of the Israelites to defeat their neighbours on intermarriage and the assimilation of foreign customs – including the worship of foreign gods.
During particularly difficult times of subjection and hardship, God frequently raised up inspirational leaders who cajoled the Israelites into concerted action against their powerful neighbours. These leaders – strong characters such as Othniel, Deborah, Gideon, Jephthah and Samson – became known as the ‘judges’. The term is misleading, however, as while these leaders no doubt dispensed justice within their own local area, they had no jurisdiction over the other tribes of Israel. Even Samuel, the last and probably the most powerful of the ‘judges’, confined his ‘judge’s circuit’ to ‘sittings’ at Ramah, Bethel, Gilgal and Mizpah – all within a 15 mile / 24 km radius of his home in the central hill country of Ephraim, north of Jerusalem (see 1 Samuel 7:15-17).
Source: The Bible Journey
Canaanite altar at Megiddo
Maps with geolocation "hot spots" to scripture links.
Joseph Sold Into Slavery
Click a pulsing icon for event summary and scripture link.