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Private Download Page for

the Photo Companion to the Bible:

Click on the graphics below to download of each of the 14 New Testament volumes of the Photo Companion to the Bible. This page and these links are intended solely for those who have purchased these volumes. Please do not share these links with others. For questions, email Todd Bolen at [email protected].


Matthew - more than 3,000 photos of:

  • Visit of Magi
  • Flight to Egypt
  • Sermon on the Mount
  • Preaching tours
  • The Olivet Discourse

Mark - more than 2,000 photos of:

  • John the Baptist’s ministry
  • Swine dive in region of Gadara
  • Blind man at Bethsaida
  • Mount of Transfiguration
  • Passion Week

Luke - more than 3,000 photos of:

  • Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem
  • Jesus’s childhood and ministry in Nazareth
  • Calming the storm and walking on the Sea of Galilee
  • Jesus’s journey to Jerusalem
  • The road to Emmaus

John - more than 2,000 photos of:

  • Wedding of Cana
  • Woman at the well in Sychar
  • Miracles at Pools of Bethesda and Siloam
  • Temple Mount cleansing, preaching
  • Raising of Lazarus in Bethany

Acts - more than 4,000 photos of:

  • The apostles’ early ministry in Jerusalem
  • Peter’s journey to Joppa and Caesarea
  • Paul’s three missionary journeys
  • Paul’s shipwreck and final journey to Rome
  • Ancient inscriptions, artifacts, and cultural features

Romans - more than 1,600 photos of:

  • Inscriptions from Jews living in Rome
  • Coins illustrating robbing temples, remarriage, freedom, peace
  • Inscriptions of freedmen and diplomas granting Roman citizenship
  • Reliefs and artifacts depicting war, wrestling, loan agreements, law codes, parts of the body, homes, writing instruments
  • Illustrations of judgment, sin, sacrifices, and death from the Roman world
  • Photos of texts cited by Paul from a Torah scroll and the Great Isaiah Scroll
  • Images of slave chains, slave collars, slave markets, slaves in triumphal procession
  • Potters at work shaping the clay, vessels of honor and dishonor
  • Olive trees with branches broken off and grafted in
  • Inscriptions with names mentioned in chapter 16, including Erastus, Priscilla, Aquila, Mary, Junia, Ampliatus, Urbanus, Stachys, Rufus, Julia, Timothy, Sosipater, and Tertius

 

1 Corinthians - more than 1,700 photos of:

  • Photos of athletic competitions, racetracks, and prizes
  • Photos of Greco-Roman temples and meat markets
  • Imagery of planting, building, temptation, judgment, household gatherings, and communal meals
  • Frescoes illustrating marriage, worship, sacrifice, prayer, freedom, conscience

 

2 Corinthians - more than 800 photos of:

  • Papyrus letters, scribal tools, and artwork of scrolls
  • Ancient judgment seats, including the bema at Corinth
  • Imagery of grief, joy, decay, reconciliation, conflict, sowing, and reaping
  • Frescoes illustrating judgment, field work, sailing, worship, and pagan wisdom

 

Galatians - more than 650 photos of:

  • Discussion regarding who Paul’s audience was and when/where he wrote the epistle, with photos illustrating multiple views
  • Archaeological remains from the region of Galatia, including pagan temples
  • Examples of key Greek words in Galatians as used in ancient inscriptions and letters
  • Photos illustrating Paul’s travels, from Damascus and “Arabia” to Jerusalem and Antioch
  • Examples of treaties and other binding covenants from the Ancient Near East
  • Greco-Roman artifacts related to children, slaves, and freemen

 

Ephesians - more than 500 photos of:

  • Extensive photos and notes relating to the city of Ephesus and its archaeological site
  • Illustrations demonstrating the nuance of meaning behind key words in Ephesians
  • Examples of other ancient letters that give context to Paul’s epistolary format
  • Early Christian iconography illustrating concepts in the letter
  • Discussion of different views surrounding when Paul wrote the letter, with photos illustrating multiple possibilities
  • Shots of Torah scrolls showing the sources of Paul’s Old Testament references and allusions
  • Greco-Roman artifacts related to idolatry and sacrifices
  • Ancient reliefs and texts shedding light on the wives, husbands, children, fathers, slaves, and masters of Paul’s day
  • Illustrations for each element of the armor of God

 

Philippians - more than 450 photos of:

  • Extensive photos and notes relating to the city of Philippi and its archaeological site
  • Illustrations demonstrating the nuance of meaning behind key words in Philippians
  • Examples of other ancient letters that give context to Paul’s epistolary format
  • Discussion surrounding the debate of where and when Paul wrote Philippians, with photos illustrating multiple views
  • Many artifacts and archaeological sites related to the Praetorian Guard and Roman prisoners
  • Shots of Torah scrolls showing the sources of Paul’s Old Testament references and allusions
  • Other ancient uses of the Greek word for “rejoice,” as well as Greco-Roman imagery illustrating joy
  • Ancient artifacts and modern scenes related to Judaism, illustrating Paul’s testimony
  • Greco-Roman remains pertaining to athletic competitions

 

Colossians and Philemon - more than 600 photos of:

  • Photos and notes relating to the city of Colossae and its archaeological site, as well as its sister city Laodicea
  • Illustrations demonstrating the nuance of meaning behind key words in Colossians
  • Examples of other ancient letters that give context to Paul’s epistolary format
  • Photos of Rome and other Roman sites illustrating Paul’s imprisonment
  • Greco-Roman artifacts related to philosophies and false religions
  • Examples of ancient mysticism and syncretism
  • Shots of Torah scrolls showing the sources of Paul’s Old Testament references and allusions
  • Artifacts relating to Greeks, Jews, barbarians, Scythians, slaves, and freemen
  • Photos illustrating early house churches
  • Greco-Roman remains illuminating the cultural context around Onesimus’s slavery and Paul’s appeal for his freedom

 

1 & 2 Thessalonians - more than 650 photos of:

  • Photos of the archaeological remains of Thessalonica and explanations of the city’s history
  • Discussion of when the epistles were written with images illustrating Paul’s journeys
  • Examples of other ancient letters that give context to Paul’s epistolary format
  • Illustrations demonstrating the nuance of meaning behind key words in 1 & 2 Thessalonians
  • Depictions and explanations of Greco-Roman family dynamics as referenced by Paul
  • Examples of the ambient cultural immorality facing Paul’s audience
  • Photos illustrating the Macedonian churches cared for by the Thessalonians
  • Illustrations of Thessalonica’s local industries, most notably fishing
  • Greco-Roman examples of sleep used as a metaphor for death and artistic depictions of mourning
  • Artifacts and artwork illuminating Paul’s descriptions of the Second Coming, with discussion regarding the man of lawlessness
  • Illustrations of Paul’s (literal) tentmaking ministry and contrasting examples of idleness in Greco-Roman culture

 

1 & 2 Timothy, Titus - more than 1,100 photos of:

  • Photos of the archaeological remains at Ephesus and on the island of Crete
  • Discussion regarding the chronology of Paul’s ministry as it relates to 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus
  • Examples of other ancient letters that give context to Paul’s epistolary format
  • Illustrations demonstrating the nuance of meaning behind key words in the epistles
  • Artifacts and artwork illustrating Paul’s repeated martial and athletic metaphors
  • Statues demonstrating common attire and hairstyles of women in Paul’s day
  • Examples of the words “deacon” and “elder” found on inscriptions
  • Artifacts related to various heresies, syncretistic errors, and fables that afflicted the early church
  • Illustrations and discussions of poverty, widowhood, and old age in the Greco-Roman world
  • Photos of Rome and its prison, as well as the many other locations referenced by Paul
  • Various honorable and dishonorable vessels recovered from around Paul’s time