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Biblical Interpretation: Biblical World

This LibGuide is for undergraduate students in ministry disciplines. This guide is designed to help you understand the basic resources for Bible research available through the SRC and from reputable online sources.

Maps, Atlases, Archaeology Related to Biblical Times

The Digital Archaeological Atlas of the Holy Land: An international project that combines Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with the archaeology of the Holy Land (modern Israel, Palestine, Jordan, southern Lebanon, Syria and the Sinai Peninsula). Offered by the Archaeological Research Institute, in the School of Human Evolution and Culture Change, Arizona State University.


Abzu Bibliography: A guide to networked open access data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world. Offered by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University.

Archaeological Commentary and Reports: Offered by The Bible and Interpretation site.

Archaeological Excavations Relating to Jewish History: Information about excavations in different sites; offered by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The Bible's Buried Secrets (PBS): A companion website to NOVA program, exploring the Hebrew Bible from the perspective of biblical archaeologists and scholars using text, video, and interactive features. 

Israel Antiquities Authority

West Semitic Documents: Images of inscriptions from biblical times; offered by K. C. Hanson from Fortres Press.

Ancient Near East Site Maps: From the University of Chicago, Oriental Institute.

Holy Land Maps: Eran Laor Collection, National Library of Israel.

Travels of the Patriarchs in Canaan