Essential to a complete Bible study library is a good set of Bible maps or a Bible atlas. I find that in my study, looking at a map of the biblical landscape roots me to the reality of the Scriptures. I can follow the route of the Israelites out of Egypt, and see how the geography influenced travels, wars and so much more.
At Olive Tree, we carry several different sets of maps, and even recently released our own set of maps, produced by the Olive Tree team. We often get asked about the differences between each map collection. In particular, many customers have asked how Olive Tree Bible Maps differs from the other collections available in the Olive Tree Store. To answer this question, I turned to Brandon, one of the creators of our Olive Tree Bible Maps, to explain some of the advantages of our collection.
“With the Olive Tree Bible Maps, you get a dynamic product that will continually receive updates as scholars dig deeper into the archaeological world. Our maps are built on satellite imagery of the Holy Land and surrounding areas, displaying with clarity the geographical features that shape the landscape. We already have plans to add more maps to expand our existing product, taking your Bible study to an even further level—and our updates are always free! If the city, valley, or river that appears in your nightly Bible reading doesn’t appear in our maps, you can bet that it will be added soon.
“In my opinion, however, that’s not even the best thing about our Olive Tree Bible Maps. If you’re a fan of BibleReader’s Resource Guide (and if you’re not, you should check it out. Click here), then you can bet that any reference books that we produce under the Olive Tree name are going to be tailored for ease of use in the app. With Olive Tree Bible Maps, users will have the best maps product available for discovering geographic biblical places with our Resource Guide. Almost any place that is mentioned in the Bible (and also discovered by scholars and archaeologists with a reasonable amount of certainty) is on our maps, and with just a couple of clicks or taps in the Resource Guide, you’ll easily be able to find any biblical location.”
Brandon is right, the Olive Tree Bible Maps works wonders in your Resource Guide, ensuring that almost any city you search for can be found on a map. Keep in mind that, unlike some other atlases, the Olive Tree Bible Maps set is strictly a set of Bible maps. Currently there is no additional commentary or information about the maps. For a map set that includes commentary on the biblical locations and events, I’d recommend checking out the HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History or the Zondervan Atlas of the Bible.
Click here to find out more about the Olive Tree Bible Maps or see for yourself below. Click on an image to view samples of the maps in the set.