Photo Permission

Permission to use photos from Ferrell’s Travel Blog.

The photos we publish may be used by teachers and ministers in various types of educational presentations, including PowerPoint and handouts, as long as credit is given for the source of the photo. This applies only to those photos by Ferrell Jenkins. We do not have the right to grant permission for the use of photos credited to others.

For publishers and those who wish to use a photo in a product for sale, and who need a high resolution image, we have a reasonable price scale depending on the specific use.

Our photos are available for licensing through For information, please email and include details about how you propose to use the photo(s). We have thousands of other images not posted on this blog. Please inquire if you think we might be able to meet your specific need.

57 responses to “Photo Permission

  1. Rachmond Howard

    Hi Prof Jenkins

    I am Prof Rachmond Howard from South Africa and wish to use your photo bull-calf statuette from Ashkelon coming out its shrine from your travel blog in my book “Aries the Lamb of God”. I am still looking for a publisher.
    My email address is
    Thank you.

  2. That falls within our posted guidelines for using our photos. Best wishes with your project.

  3. Frimps Owusu-Ansah

    Hi Mr. Jenkins,

    I’m in a Biblical Archaeology Class and I have a Project on the Neo-Babylonian Empire. I would like to use this image in my project. Of course with full credit to you and this website.

    Would that be okay? Thank you for your time!

  4. Diana Wilburn

    Dear Mr. Jenkins, I work with the author Steven Pressfield ( We wanted to see if we could use part of your image (really a zoom of the LEGX) for a new books that’s coming out. One of the characters is from the 10th Legion. The image would mostly be used for online imaging, and also for some marketing shipping boxes for personal copies sent out by the author. We’d be happy to pay a licensing charge for the privilege of using a hi res image of your photo, and will be sure to credit you as the photographer wherever it’s used. Thanks so much. Diana.

  5. You are certainly welcome to use the image as you described it. Would it be better if you had a high resolution image? I am pleased you find it useful. Use my Email to reply:

  6. Jorge Fabbro

    Dear Mr. Jenkins,

    The Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is about to publish a book which includes a chapter written by Professor Wagner Porto and me, about the sacrifices in ancient Israel. We’d like to request your authorization to use a fine picture taken by you to illustrate the reference we make to the four-horned altar of Tel Beersheba. The picture I’m talking about is the following: “The four-horned altar from Beersheba. Israel Museum. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins”,

    Thank you so much for your kind attention and fine work you have done!

    Best regards,

    Jorge Fabbro, PhD

  7. Eliezera Chow

    Hi Jenkins, I would like to request once again your permission to use your image “joppa_simon-tanner-house” for the education book as i previously mentioned. Please kindly advise.
    Thank you! Eliezera

  8. Permission granted for use as you requested.

  9. Your photo of the tabernacle in oils has motivated me to write a poem concerning Jesus tearing the veil. Can I have permission to crop a corner of the photo to use with the poem? It would be credited, blogged and be included in The Jesus Poems, a work in progress.

  10. Eliezera Chow

    Looks much better. Thank you so much! Brother.

  11. I have noticed that happening on some posts since changing the domain name. I have uploaded new photos on Appolonia. I think they are a bit better than before. Trust this will meet your need. Ferrell

  12. Eliezera Chow

    Sure! will do.
    But i can’t use the image “Apollonoia (Tel Arsuf) and the Plain of Sharo” cause it does not allow me for downloading. Is it possible to send me a better quality image? Aijalon Valley is fine. Thank You! Jenkins.

  13. This can fall under my Permissions. Thanks for a credit line.

  14. Eliezera Chow

    Hi Jenkins, thanks for your reply. I’ll mention the picture source on the page. Pls also kindly allow us to use the image Aijalon Valley as “aijalon57_fjenkins2005-t” as well on the same education book. See the link here.
    Thank you!

  15. That use will be fine.

  16. The use you have suggested is o.k. If your article is accepted the publisher might like to license the photo.

  17. jeffdewitt

    Hello, you’ve got some great pictures here, it must have been amazing to travel to these places!

    I’d like to use some in our church newsletter (giving credit of course), and that seems to be OK. However, I’m also attempting to make a little money as a freelance writer and would like to use one of your pictures with my story “Travel in the time of Jesus”. I would ONLY be using the picture as an illustration of what Roman roads were like. In the unlikely event anyone wanted to buy that particular article your picture would not be included.

  18. Eliezera Chow

    Hi Mr. Jenkins, This is Eliezera who come from the Living Word Publications. Found there’s an image on your site and called “Apollonoia (Tel Arsuf) and the Plain of Sharo” on your website as Could you please kindly to grant us the permission for our education book? Please consider that we are making this educational book as non-profit for the purpose of introducing the sites to visitors. Thank you!

  19. Just a heads up. Will be using your cistern photo on a message about Joseph and his deliverance from it. Thanks so much! Wonderful photo.


  20. Thank you so very much sir! Your feedback and insight are most appreciated!

  21. Mark, your use falls within my stated guidelines. Delighted that you will find the material helpful. My understanding is what you have stated. William Hendriksen says, “Humanly speaking, the order which Jesus issued—“Launch out into the deep,” etc.—was strange. A carpenter telling an experienced fisherman how to catch fish! He was ordering him to fish at an unlikely place and time, that is, in deep water and in bright daylight. It must be borne in mind that Jesus had already twice addressed the people on the shore, each time presumably at some length (verses 1 and 3). By this time it may well have been around noon, therefore.
    Accordingly, when Simon receives this order, faith and doubt, trust and misgiving, are battling it out. His fisherman’s expertise raises a doubt and whispers to him that he must not obey Jesus. His conscience, illuminated by faith, tells him that he must obey. Faith conquers, though still tempered with some misgiving.
    (Hendriksen, William. Exposition of the Gospel According to Luke. Vol. 11. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1953–2001. Print. New Testament Commentary.)

  22. Mr. Jenkins,
    Hi there. I will be teaching at a youth camp later on this month and I was wondering if I might be able to use, with a credit line to you of course, photos from your Fish of the Sea of Galilee post. I was also hoping you might confirm an assumption of mine. In Luke 5:1-7, is Peter’s skepticism founded in the fact that daytime fishing in the Lake of Gennesaret (Sea of Galilee) is a fruitless endeavor? Your blog twice mentions unloading the catch early in the morning. Also, when Jesus encourages deep water fishing in verse 4, is he encouraging Peter to try something that would never normally yield positive results? I’m hoping that your experiences in the Holy Land might offer up some valuable insight into the mechanics behind this particular miracle of Jesus. Thank you.
    Mark Gennuso

  23. That use falls within the guidelines mentioned on our Photo Permissions page. A credit line is appreciated.

  24. Hi Mr.Jenkins,

    Can I use some of your photos from time to time on my blog ( Thanks, enjoy reading your blog.

    Jon Sullivan

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  26. I don’t see a date following your name of the picture, but the picture is on your homepage for this website and says above it that you commissioned the photo. It is a photo of the temple mount and the southeastern hill.
    Below the photo it says HT Paleojudaica; Todd Bolen; Chris Heard. I
    can use a copy from off the Internet (Google images) if that is okay with

  27. Marilyn, Please go to the photo you wish to use, click on the image and select View Image Info. You will get something like this: I need that info to locate the precise photo you wish to use. Specifically I need the date and number following “fjenkins”. I will be delighted to provide a photo for your use. Ferrell

  28. I am writing an article for Popular Archaeology and would like your permission to use the aerial photograph which you commissioned which
    shows the temple mount and the City of David.

  29. Thank you so much for the use of photos for educational purposes. I will be linking several of your photos, such as loom weights to some homeschooling projects I would like to share with some other homeschool families. You are very generous.

  30. Thank you Ferrell – you are very gracious.

  31. Bobbie, thanks for your request. I am pleased to allow use of the photo you mentioned. A link to the blog is always appreciated. Ferrell

  32. Hello Ferrell – may I incorporate your picture of Roman soldiers at into a short video I am making about Jesus Messiah being different from the one the Jews expected. This will be posted on my blog ( and could be shown in churches etc. during talks.

  33. This falls within our guidelines. A credit line is always appreciated.

  34. Yes, that falls within the guidelines. Extensive or commercial use of any kind requires a license. A credit line is always appreciated.

  35. Dear Brother Jenkins, I am interpreting your permissions to be such that I can use any of ‘your’ photos, that is those with your copyright watermark, in a Bible class series of Power Point presentations as long as I place a text box under them attributing the photo to you. Is that correct? Do I need to ask for permission to use each one individually? Thanks, Paul Chapman

  36. Ritu —
    Your request falls within the guidelines for use of my photos. A line of credit is always appreciated. Best wishes on your projects.
    Ferrell Jenkins

  37. Dear Mr. Jenkins,
    I’m working in Church Ministry and undertaking Masters in Religious Education from ABTS. Can I use some of your pictures of Corinth for a presentation as an assignment? I’m also to use the same presentation for ministry purposes.

  38. Hi Mr. Ferrell, We wish to use a tomb photo on the cover of our small town newspaper for the April 1 issue this week. Each year for the past several years, we have used a cross, but would like this year’s headline to be “The tomb is empty because He lives.” Please let us know at your earliest convenience if this is acceptable. We go to press in about 15 hours. 🙂 We appreciate it. God bless you and thanks!
    Susan Myers
    The Bridgeport News-Blade
    801 Main
    Bridgeport, NE

  39. I am assuming that using one of your excellent photos – the columns in Sardis for our free Daily Bible Study on The Commands and Promises of Jesus that this year is emailed to 450 recipients falls within your policy of free usage. Thank you

  40. Dear Mr. Jenkins,

    I am in the process of visiting Italy this April for 2 weeks. My visit will be based on tracking down Paul’s footsteps from Syracuse, Sicily to Rome.
    I am looking for any historical and geological information to find the exact place where Paul landed on Syrause and Reggio Calabria.
    I would like to ask you if you have any information to share with me.

    I look forward to hearing from you and God bless you!


  41. I will certainly do that, Mr Jenkins – I’m much obliged to you, the photo is excellent

  42. Andy, that falls within my policy of free usage. A credit link would be appreciated.

  43. Dear Mr Jenkins,

    I’d like to request permission to use your image of the Nabonidus Stele from Harran on my blog later this month, where I will be discussing issues related to the Mesopotamian deity Sin and his relationship with that ancient city.

  44. Dear Mr Jenkins
    I am in the process of using a few of your images (in addition to the one I mention above) as I revise my Bible teaching series available
    at In general, the images are in PDF documents and downloadable from the website. I may also use one or two on the webpages, as well. I will give credits and a linkthrough to your excellent site for every image (in the PDFs at the end of the document, in the webpages under the image). I believe that falls within your guidelines above, but please don’t hesitate to contact me, if you need further clarification, or would not like me to use any of these images. Regards, Rob Betts

  45. Jon, Feel free to use the photo on your blog. I think use on a blog falls within the category of educational, non-profit, use. A credit line is always appreciated.

  46. Mr Jenkins, I apologise in advance if I should have made this request to Can your photos be used on blogs? It’s not entirely clear to me from what you’ve said here. Should this request go to Your response to Johannes makes me think that’s not necessary.

    I’d like to use your photo of Jehoiachin’s / Jeconiah’s ration tablet (perhaps not your most requested item!) on my blog. I would of course cite (and link) the source, though I am not a famous blogger, so perhaps my link won’t bring you much traffic. 🙂 I am doing a short series on the genealogies of Christ, and since Jeconiah makes an appearance there, I thought my readers might find these tablets interesting.

    If you prefer, feel free to respond by email and delete this comment. Every blessing, and thank you for an interesting blog. As the spammers like to say, I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed. Except I’m telling the truth. 🙂

  47. That is a proper use of the photo. Thank you for using it.

  48. Mr Ferrell Jenkins,
    I really like to use your photo of Horatio Spafford’s gravesite at Zion Cemetery, Jerusalem. It’s for my non-profit hymn-series on my Dutch weblog. (using the source in picture).
    Hoping the get your green light! –
    Kind Regards, -Hans, the Netherlands.

  49. Hi
    Thank you for this clarification. I am planning now to use the image you entitle ‘An empty Roman period tomb with a rolling stone’ on your blog in part 16 of my series of Bible Studies entitled ‘The Big Journey’. This series for non-commercial Christian educational purposes only. The specific document (entitled ‘All Things New!’) will be formatted as a PDF document (secured to inhibit copying of images or text from the document), and downloadable from I try to follow good practice for attributing images. Thus I will give a brief attribution under your image itself; and in the Credits at the end of the document I will provide full attribution with a linkthrough to the place on your website where this picture is published. If you’re not happy for me to use your image, please let me know. With kind regards, Rob Betts.

  50. Hi Barbara Dick
    working on the same project (Study Bible) in Germany it would be nice to have a contact with you.
    Alexander Schick

  51. Do you have high-resolution versions available of the images on your site? I am gathering images for a study Bible, to be released in 2013.

  52. Mr. Ferrell – I’m requesting permission to use your photo of the Herodian oil Lamp. I’m putting on a Women’s seminar themed “Fill Your Lamp” based on the story of the five wise and five foolish virgins of Mathew 25. If permission is granted it will also be used for a short time on the announcement page of our website. This is non profit, for our church women.

  53. Hi, Can I use the photo “Roman Centurion at Jerash with two different swords. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.” for a powerpoint on the Armor of God for a weekend service.

  54. Hi
    I’d like very much to use the photo of the rolling stone tomb for a series of Bible studies called ‘The Big Journey’ published as a set of secured PDFs in full colour at My church background is evangelical Protestant. This is non-commercial usage. May I use this excellent photo?

  55. Mr Ferrell – I’m interested in obtaining permission to use the coin hoard photo in my book. How do I go about obtaining said permission?

  56. Can I use the photo of the soldiers in formation for my school assignment? It’s the best photo so far that I have found.
    Esther, WRSHS

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