Daily Archives: September 11, 2008

Roman army photos

A large number of visitors to this blog have looked at the post on the Roman soldiers and chariot races at Jerash, Jordan. Photos of Roman soldiers can be helpful in illustrating Bible class lessons and sermons. Think of a few of the texts.

  • The Centurion at Capernaum (Matthew 8:5).
  • Cornelius, the first Gentile convert to Christ (Acts 10:1).
  • “Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two” (Matthew 5:41).
  • Soldiers who mocked Jesus (Luke 23:36).
  • Soldiers and centurions who rescued Paul from the mob (Acts 21:32).
  • Paul’s figurative reference to fellow-workers in the Kingdom as soldiers (2 Timothy 2:4; Philemon 1:2).
  • The praetorian guard (Philippians 1:13).
  • The full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10).

David Padfield has prepared 15 photos from the RACE (Roman Army and Chariot Experience) program at Jerash, Jordan, under the title Bible Times: Roman Army Enactment. All of these photos are prepared in 1024 x 768 size, suitable for PowerPoint presentations. Here is a small photo from the collection.

Roman Army in Battle Gear. Photo by David Padfield.

Roman Army in Battle Gear. Photo by David Padfield.

Take a look at all of the photos here. From this page you can locate other sets of photos that David has prepared for use in teaching the Word.