This morning I was pleased to receive the BiblePlaces Newsletter (Vol 19, #1). In it Todd Bolen reminds us that “twenty years ago this month, BiblePlaces.com was born.” He provides us with a brief history of the development of his Photo Collections.
If you have ever used the images in The Pictorial Library of Bible Lands (now 18 volumes), The Photo Companion to the Bible, or one of the other resources developed under Bolen’s leadership, you know how valuable the material can be in teaching the Bible.
Bolen observes that he bought one of the set of 100 slides that used to be hawked by the guides on tours of Israel. My experience was much the same. Indeed, even if the photos were good but the quality of the duplication was not good.
I trust I have said enough to prompt you to read the current BiblePlaces Newletter here.
No free lunch, but a Free Powerpoint Presentation of Galilee: Then and Now is available (link at bottom of the Newsletter). Better than a lunch, I would say. I have traveled to Israel for the past 53 years and am aware of the numerous changes that have taken place in that time. In this slide presentation you will see changes back further with photos from the Historic Views of the Holy Land.
Thank you Todd Bolen for this wonderful service you have provided to all teachers and preachers of the Bible.
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I also read with interest the posting by Todd on his experiences with photographing Israel, et al. I’m sure he’s done a lot more than he ever imagined in the beginning. But, it’s great material. I enjoyed the early-vs-recent pix of the Galilee area. And I remember fondly your arranging for Todd and Kelly to share dinner with us on the Turkey tour.
On Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 1:15 PM Ferrell’s Travel Blog wrote:
> ferrelljenkins posted: “This morning I was pleased to receive the > BiblePlaces Newsletter (Vol 19, #1). In it Todd Bolen reminds us that > “twenty years ago this month, BiblePlaces.com was born.” He provides us > with a brief history of the development of his Photo Collections. ” >