Maps

 
  • Ancient Maps of Jerusalem - Substantial collection of digital zoomable historical maps of Jerusalem, with associated materials.
  • Bible Study Tools: map of the siege of Jerusalem - Series of maps illustrating the progress of the Great Revolt (66-74CE)
  • Digital Archaeological Atlas of the Holy Land - Versatile, interactive maps based on satellite photos, bibliographies, site projects, additional interactive maps and information by region and period.
  • Franciscan Archaeological Institute: the Madaba Mosaic Map - Extensive resource on this important ancient (6th century) map of the Land of Israel and neighboring regions, including a beautiful, detailed color reproduction. 
  • High Resolution Bible Maps - A very detailed zoomable map of archaeological sites in Israel and neighboring areas; high resolution maps of the Persian Empire, Jerusalem at the time of Jesus, the Roman Empire in 116CE, and in 150CE; reproduction of the Madaba mosaic map.
  • IAM: Map Room - Originally the work of the Interactive Ancient Mediterranean Project, now part of the Ancient World Mapping center at the University of NC-Chapel Hill.  Includes a high resolution map of the Levant in the Hellenistic-Roman period.
  • Jewish Virtual Library: Maps- Among the resources at this site are many maps. Of interest to our subject matter: Alexander in the East, Babylonian Exile, Empire of Cyrus II, and the Hasmonean Kingdom.
  • Lacus Curtius: Roman Atlas and Gazetteer - This extensive database on the Roman world includes a detailed and indexed map of Roman Syria and Palestine, together with a gazetteer.
  • Maps for Students - Among the digital maps we find maps of the Roman Empire in the early 2nd century CE, Ptolemaic Egypt, Roman Egypt, the Roman Empire in 69CE.
  • MEGA Jordan - The Jordan Antiquities Database and Information System.  An online database which uses Google Earth as a map base and contains information on over 12,000 archaeologcal sites in Jordan. Provides views of each site, marks its perimeter on a relief map, and shows the presence of features such as buildings or epigraphic finds.
  • N.S. Gill’s Biblical Maps - Includes maps of the Dead Sea area, Hellenistic and Christian Palestine, Palestine at the time of Jesus.
  • Omnes Viae: Itinerarium Romanum - Combines an interactive map of the Roman Empire with a route planner which displays the route between any two points on the map, including all stages and the distance between them. Based on the 13th century Tabula Peutingeriana.
  • Pleiades - From the self-description: “gives scholars, students…the ability to use, create and share historical geographical information about the Greek and Roman world in digital form.”  For each place it provides location, periods occupied, references.
  • Project Gutenberg: Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography - Samuel Butler’s (early 19th century) “Atlas” contains a detailed map of Palestine at the time Jesus as well as other maps of regions of the ancient world.
  • Rome Project: Map of Roman Empire - Map shows division of the Empire into provinces. Click on Judea brings up a series of linked resources for the province.
  • University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries: Holy Land Maps - Extensive collection of digitized historical maps of the Land of Israel.
  • University of Texas Libraries: Perry-Castaneda Map Collection: Historical Maps of the Middle East- A vast collection of digitized maps.  Note the following maps: Eastern half of the Roman Empire, 2nd Temple Jerusalem, Maccabean and Herodian Jerusalem, Macedonian Empire, ancient Israel, the Persian Empire.