Daily Archives: March 12, 2010

Dead Sea rises 8 centimeters

Haaretz reports that the water level of the Dead Sea rose 8 centimeters (3.15 inches) last year. This brings to mind the saying, “Every little bit helps.” Especially after the sea plummeted by more than 45 feet in the past 13 years. Read the report here.

The Salt Sea of the Bible (Genesis 14:3). Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

HT: Bible Places Blog.

New Bible software map program

Scott Richardson, of Impressive Image Impressions, has released the third is his Discovering … series of Bible software. The first two are Discovering… Churches of the New Testament and Discovering… Kings of the Divided Monarchy. The new one is entitled Discovering… Lands and Places of the Bible (usable in both Windows and Mac). Maps cover all periods of the Bible in PDF and PNG format. These are suitable for use in presentations or printing for class.

The program includes a “Build-a-Map” feature for those who wish to edit maps for special purposes.

For detailed study involving the terrain these maps are lacking. With that said, I suspect that most preachers or teachers who use Bible maps in their presentations will find these adequate.

A Quicktime video shows the features of each program. The online store is temporarily down, but you may contact Scott by calling 1-800-762-4843.