Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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- What are the minimum system requirements?
- I like the information on the website; is there also text on the DVDs?
- In what ways can I use these photographs?
- Does the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands include photographs of places not mentioned in the Bible?
- How are your photos unique?
- Why should I purchase these photos when I can find free ones on Google?
- What is the difference between the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands and the Photo Companion to the Bible?
- Do you accept payment with PayPal?
- Do you charge sales tax?
- How do I order the Photo Companion to the Bible on DVD?
- Do I need to purchase the eSellerate Download Service (eDP)?
- How can I get the photo collection quickly?
- Do you have a catalog of all of your products?
- Can I upgrade from the previous edition?
What are the minimum system requirements?
You need a computer that can view images. The jpg images may be viewed in a image viewer (included with all operating systems today). The PowerPoint program (or equivalent) is necessary in order to view the PowerPoint presentations and annotations. Our DVD-based collections require a DVD drive, but purchasers can request a free download link to access the images from any device.
I like the information on the website; is there also explanatory text on the DVDs?
Yes. All of our photo collections include much more information than is available on the website. The PowerPoint presentations have extensive annotations about the sites and photographs. The amount of text in the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands is equivalent to a 2,000-page book. For more detail and samples of the explanatory text in the Pictorial Library, see this page.
In what ways can I use these photographs?
There are many ways that you can use the photographs for study, teaching, and for personal enjoyment. Since the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands provides thousands of images in jpg format, they are adjusted and incorporated into nearly any type of project. The images are perfect for teaching with PowerPoint, using as backgrounds for Scripture texts or worship songs. Instructors may print the photos within their course notes. While other programs restrict and limit options, our library is designed to be a versatile tool to be used in as many ways as possible.
Does the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands include photographs of places not mentioned in the Bible?
Yes. We have created this collection to be a library of photographs, so that whatever your particular interest or need, you will be able to find relevant images. While our focus is on the ancient world, we include some photographs of other sites of historic and modern significance as well. For example, Tel Arad is apparently never mentioned in the Bible (assuming, as we do, that the Arad of the book of Numbers is another site). But there is much value in understanding both the Early Bronze city and the Iron Age fortress, including the syncretistic temple used by the Judahites stationed there.
Why should I purchase these photos when I can find free ones on Google?
What is the difference between the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands and the Photo Companion to the Bible?
The Pictorial Library of Bible Lands has been our most popular collection for more than 17 years now. It provides modern-day photographs organized by country, region, and location. The Photo Companion to the Bible is our newest series in which photographs are organized by biblical book, chapter, and verse. There is naturally some overlap between the two collections, but each has much that is unique. For example, the Pictorial Library provides dozens of images of Capernaum in a Capernaum folder and PowerPoint. The Photo Companion has only a few images of Capernaum each time the site is mentioned in the biblical text. To give another example, the Photo Companion includes not only modern-day images, but also historic photos and museum artifacts, all intended to illustrate a biblical verse. The Photo Companion also includes hundreds of the latest images not available when the Pictorial Library was released.
Do you accept payment with PayPal?
Yes. We also accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Payment may be made in a variety of currencies, including Euros, British Pounds, South African Rand, Australian Dollars, and more.
Do you charge sales tax?
How do I order the Photo Companion to the Bible on DVD?
Do I need to purchase the eSellerate Download Service (eDP)?
How can I get the photo collection quickly?
Expedited shipping is available in the US, and orders take approximately three to four days to arrive, depending on how far you are from Oregon. International orders cost more and take longer, though international postal practices make estimating difficult. If you would like to download part or all of your order, send us an email and we will send a link so you can download the photos. We usually are able to respond within 24 hours. This is a free service.
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Revised: February 17, 2018