The Photo Companion to the Bible is a unique digital resource that illustrates the biblical text with modern and historic photographs of ancient sites, museum artifacts, and cultural scenes. This PowerPoint-based collection goes verse-by-verse through the biblical text, providing beautiful photographs, descriptive text, and explanatory notes to enhance Bible study and teaching.
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Everything included in the individual volumes of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
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How does it work? For each Bible chapter, we have created a PowerPoint slideshow. Each slide has a verse quotation, verse reference, photograph, photograph description, and an explanatory note.
What kinds of photographs are included? Everything we could take ourselves or could get our hands on that would help to illustrate the Gospels! We have complete coverage of every geographical location, strengthened by historic images as well as our latest photos, including hundreds of new aerial images of Galilee and Jerusalem. We have numerous photos of museum artifacts, including images of coins related to New Testament people and events. Quotations from the Pentateuch and Isaiah are illustrated with photographs of an old Torah scroll and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
How can I use this collection? Here are a few ways: You can view sections to correspond with your own Bible reading, you can display it on a screen for your Bible study group, and you can pick and choose what you want to include with your sermon or lecture.
Can I edit or change the collection? Yes! Everything is completely edit-able in PowerPoint, so you can choose what you want and tweak it as much as you like. You can change the captions, delete the labels, and add your own markings. Our goal is that this collection will serve you and your needs, so we have intentionally made it entirely customizable.
How many photos are in the collection? Matthew and Luke are longer Gospels and are illustrated by more than 3,000 slides. Mark and John have more than 2,000 each. To look at it another way, the average number of slides per chapter is 117 with a high of 234 slides for Matthew 27.
Can I see a sample? You can download Matthew 4 and John 2 and see exactly what the Photo Companion looks like. We’ve also created a short video (see below) that explains what the Photo Companion is and how it works.
Will you be creating volumes for other books of the Bible? We hope so. A positive reception for the Gospels will surely propel us forward. Our next planned volume is the book of Acts, and we’re also eager to get to the Old Testament books.