How the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands is Unique
There are other collections of
photos of the biblical sites, but we believe that ours has some distinct
advantages from what you will find elsewhere or what you can create
1. The Pictorial
Library of Bible Lands includes more than the standard tourist sites. It
does include all of the churches and camel stops, but the strength of
Library is the images of biblical and ancient cities, archaeological
excavations, geographical panoramas, cultural events, wildlife, and
2. The Pictorial Library of Bible Lands is a library.
By design, it includes thousands of photos of hundreds of sites and
scenes so that whatever you're looking for, you're likely to find.
The collection doesn't have everything, but it does have more than you'll find
anywhere else. You can see a list of the sites and photos included
on each volume (under "Details" in the left sidebar) or
the complete index (400 pages long!).
3. The Pictorial Library was created by a photographer
living in Israel. Coming on a single two- or
three-week tour is all that most people can do. But when you live
in Israel for more than ten years, you have lots of opportunities that
most do not get. Opportunities like:
the three major Jewish festivals at various places in the country, especially
Photographing the best panoramas on the
Hiking hundreds of miles of trails
throughout the land with camera in hand.
Bible in the morning and realizing that you've never seen what it
you can be standing on the spot that afternoon. You don't have to make a
list for the "next time you're there."
Easy access to other countries
in the biblical world, including Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Cyprus,
Greece, and Italy.
4. The Pictorial Library of
Bible Lands was
created by a teacher living in Israel for more than a decade.
Who knows the needs of a teacher better than one who is in the classroom
every day, teaching geography, history, and archaeology to college
students? The Pictorial Library began and continues as a project
first to serve its creator and second to serve all those who need the
same kind of resource. As a teacher, the creator of the Pictorial
Library had many advantages:
Visiting the major biblical
sites again and again, in the different seasons, at different times of
Knowing the important discoveries at each site,
not missing something because the guide had to skip it that day for lack
Understanding the whole picture--how the
biblical sites relate to the region, how the regions make up the
country. This perspective allows you to get photographs that others
would not think of taking.
Thinking about how to
communicate the Bible--what would be the best picture that
"says" to your students what you want it to. Often one
picture can say more and better than what the best communicator can
describe in words. If you're trying to describe the
twelve tribes assembling on Mounts Gerizim and
Ebal, you'll have less chance of
miscommunicating with a picture. Or three pictures from different
If you haven't taken our tour, we
recommend you check
it out. Or you can see what others say, and view
our collection of free high-resolution photos.
When you're ready to purchase, go to our
secure order page.