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Photo Companion to the Bible

a unique digital resource illustrating the biblical text by chapter and verse with beautiful photographs

Features

  • Modern and historical photographs
  • Biblical sites and museum artifacts
  • PowerPoint-based collection designed for quick use
  • Generous copyright permissions
  • Free shipping and immediate download

Ideal for: teachers, pastors, professors, and serious Bible students

Prices: $19 to $119 per volume (100 to 4,200 photos each). $499 for all 16 volumes.

Endorsement

“Hands down, this is the best visual resource out there! No other resource allows you to experience the Bible visually as this one does.

Whether you’re a teacher, preacher, or someone interested in better understanding the Bible, this is a must-have series.”

Brad Gray, Pastor, Study Trip Leader, and founder of Walking The Text

Old Testament

Joshua

3,100 photos (45–400 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • Images of sites conquered by Israel, including Jericho, Ai, and Hazor
  • Historic photos of the Jordan River when flooded
  • Extensive illustrations of the tribal inheritances and city lists

 

Free chapter: Joshua 2 (110 slides)

 

Price: $99 $69

 

“What a treasure-trove of material is to be found here. With beautiful photos for almost every phrase in the book that lends itself to some identification, whether by showing an ancient artifact, multiple views of archaeological sites corresponding to the ancient cities, stunning aerial views of the landscape, helpful maps identifying places, and more. I heartily recommend this series to anyone wanting a ‘visual assist’ as they read the Bible!”

—David M. Howard, Jr., Professor of Old Testament, Bethlehem College and Seminary; author of Joshua in the New American Commentary series

 

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Joshua
Judges Photo Companion

Judges

2,800 photos (65–225 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • Photos illustrating Gideon’s gathering at Ein Harod and Abimelech’s attack on Shechem
  • Images for Ehud in Jericho, Barak at Mount Tabor, and Samson in the Sorek Valley
  • Aerial shots demonstrating the book’s geography

 

Free chapter: Judges 4 (163 slides)

 

Price: $99 $69

 

“The Photo Companion to Judges offers thousands of images that explicate the text. Organized by chapter and easy to navigate, it is an iconographic commentary that is chock full of new and brilliant insights based on the latest archaeological and geographical research. No other product on Judges can enhance teaching as much as this unique resource.

—Kenneth C. WayAssociate Professor of Old Testament and Semitics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University; author of Judges and Ruth in the Teach the Text Commentary Series

 

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Ruth

350 photos (65–135 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • Journey from Moab
  • Scenes of harvesting and threshing
  • Historic images of Bethlehem

 

Free section: Ruth 2:1-4 (32 slides)

 

Price: $49 $29

 

Through this spectacular set of photographs formatted as PowerPoint slides, the characters in the book and their activities come to life. I wish I had had this amazing resource when I was writing my commentary.”

Daniel I. Block, Author of Ruth — The King is Coming! (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament)

 

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1 Samuel Photo Companion

1 Samuel

3,000 photos (50–230 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • Photos illustrating David’s battle with Goliath in the Elah Valley
  • Images related to Samuel’s ministry in the tabernacle
  • Visual explanations of David’s flight from Saul in the Judean wilderness
  • Aerial photographs revealing the book’s geography
  • Artifacts illuminating the culture of the day

 

Free chapter: 1 Samuel 4 (89 slides)

 

Price: $99 $79

 

“Today’s students need visual-based instruction like never before, and this remarkable set of photographs is just what we need. The notes embedded in the slides are up-to-date, and helpful in every respect. Students and teachers alike will love this Photo Companion like few other resources for Bible instruction.”

Bill T. Arnold, Paul S. Amos Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, Asbury Theological Seminary, and author of 1-2 Samuel (NIV Application Commentary)

 

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2 Samuel

2,900 photos (45–200 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • Photos of Hebron and Jerusalem, David’s capital cities
  • Artifacts illustrating the food, clothing, weapons, vessels, and material culture of David’s day
  • Reliefs demonstrating the iconography of war and royalty in the Ancient Near East
  • Labeled photos showing Jerusalem’s geography and highlighting the physical realities of 2 Samuel’s accounts
  • Examples of ancient city gates and wells, as well as traditional-style tents and houses

 

Free chapter: 2 Samuel 2 (130 slides)

 

Price: $89 $69

 

“What a ‘fire hydrant’ flow of pertinent, revealing detail for interpreting 2 Samuel! This extravaganza adds repeated perspective and understanding—whether appreciating the sort of turf Abner & Co. would face traveling back to Mahanaim in ch. 2, or getting the ‘skinny’ on David’s conquest of Jerusalem in ch. 5, or simply visualizing the hiding places David may have used in ch. 17; at every turn one gains fresh appreciation and new insights into the text of 2 Samuel in this marvelous geographical-archaeological-cultural starter kit. There is a richness in the Photo Companion that commentaries often don’t or can’t supply.”

Dale Ralph Davis, Former pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, and author of 2 Samuel: Out of Every Adversity

 

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Photo Companion to 2 Samuel
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Esther

700 photos (25–150 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • Photos of Susa, including the throne room and gate house
  • Contemporary reliefs of the Persian court
  • Models and plans of Susa and its architecture
  • Ancient inscriptions mentioning the Persian kings and queens

 

Free chapter: Esther 4 (59 slides)

 

Price: $69 $49

 

“The Photo Companion to Esther is an excellent resource for professional-quality digital photos, maps, and illustrations that will enhance any presentation of that biblical book or historical period. Conveniently packaged as PowerPoint slides, it is particularly suitable for easy classroom use. Highly recommended.”

Karen H. Jobes, Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor Emerita of New Testament Greek & Exegesis, Wheaton College and Graduate School, and author of Esther (NIV Application Commentary)

 

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Psalm 23

100 photos 

 

Highlights

  • Green pastures and still waters
  • The “valley of the shadow of death”
  • Rods, staffs, tables, enemies
  • Bonus image sets of shepherds and sheep

 

Free section: Psalm 23:1 (13 slides)

 

Price: $39 $19

 

“This Photo Companion to the Bible introduces you to the lay of the land—its beauty and danger—in which Israelite shepherds work, along with their ancient traditions. Each slide is accompanied by a brief commentary that explains the photograph and its cultural relationship to the text. Use this resource to give your listeners a deeper appreciation of one of the Bible’s most famous passages.”

Ted WeisAdjunct Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Sterling College; Pastor, Little River Congregational Church

 

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Daniel

1,000 photos (40–190 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • Statues, reliefs, and coins of prophesied kings
  • Depictions of ancient gods and beasts
  • Sites and artifacts from Babylonian and Persian empires
  • 190 slides illustrating the detailed events of Daniel 11

 

Free chapter: Daniel 3 (116 slides)

 

Price: $69 $59

 

“The Daniel volume in the Photo Companion to the Bible series is simply terrific! These high-quality PowerPoint slides include pictures with descriptions and commentary arranged for a verse-by-verse study of the biblical text. The Photo Companion will make the Bible come alive for your class or church group. I highly recommend it.”

— Stephen R. MillerAssociate Dean of Doctoral Programs and Chairman of the Old Testament and Hebrew Department, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; author of Daniel in the New American Commentary series

 

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Old Testament (8 volumes)

more than 13,900 photos

 

All 8 volumes of the Old Testament:

  • Joshua, Judges, Ruth: 6,200 photos
  • 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, and Psalm 23: 5,900 photos
  • Esther and Daniel: 1,700 photos

 

Price: $529 $259

 

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Photo Companion, Old Testament, 8 volumes

New Testament

Matthew

3,000 photos (50–240 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • Visit of Magi and flight to Egypt
  • Sermon on the Mount
  • Healings and parables
  • The Olivet Discourse

 

Free chapter: Matthew 4 (155 slides)

 

Price: $99 $89

 

“For those who love to teach the Gospels in their visual context, this new resource from BiblePlaces.com is the answer to a teacher’s or preacher’s fondest prayer. What Gutenberg did for the written Word, BiblePlaces.com has just done for Gospel visuals. It’s a truly remarkable resource for bringing the Gospels alive in fresh and new ways.”

Doug GreenwoldPreserving Bible Times

 

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Photo Companion to Mark

Mark

2,000 photos (75–200 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • John the Baptist’s ministry
  • Blind man at Bethsaida
  • Mount of Transfiguration
  • Passion Week events in Jerusalem

 

Free chapter: Mark 6 (191 slides)

 

Price: $89 $79

 

“This is an absolutely invaluable resource that provides amazing visuals when studying the Scriptures. My students and I have benefited richly from this PowerPoint tool and I highly recommend it for every pastor and layman who is seeking to provide visual aid to their study and teaching of the Scriptures.”

-Jared ClarkStudent Ministries Pastor, California

 

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Luke

3,000 photos (80–190 per chapter)

 

Highlights

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

 

Free chapter: Luke 8 (165 slides)

 

Price: $99 $89

 

“The Photo Companion to the Bible is an essential resource for anyone teaching or preaching the Gospels. This database of images will enhance your presentations and help make the world of the Gospels come alive for your students. Short of visiting Israel several times on your own, this Photo Companion will also help anyone reading through the Gospels visualize the places Jesus lived.”

-Phillip J. LongProfessor of Biblical Studies, Grace Christian University

 

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Luke DVD
Photo Companion to John

John

2,000 photos (40–195 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • Wedding of Cana
  • Woman at the well in Sychar
  • Miracles at Pools of Bethesda and Siloam
  • Raising of Lazarus in Bethany

 

Free chapter: John 2 (165 slides)

 

Price: $89 $79

 

“This is a tremendous resource. As great as the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands is, I predict the Photo Companion to the Bible will be even more helpful for the preacher and teacher.”

—Tony LawrenceEvangelist for the Church of Christ at Bybee Branch

 

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Acts

4,200 photos (65–250 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • 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

 

Free chapter: Acts 18 (198 slides)

 

Price: $149 $119

 

“I have been looking for this sort of extraordinary resource for years. I don’t know of any other photo resource for Acts currently on this level. This collection will transform the way I teach Acts in the classroom, and it’s useful for my own thinking as I work again through the text.”

Craig S. KeenerF. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary, and author of Acts: An Exegetical Commentary (4 vols.)

 

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Acts Photo Companion
Romans Photo Companion

Romans

1,600 photos (65–185 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • Inscriptions from Jews living in Rome
  • 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
  • Olive trees with branches broken off and grafted in

 

Free chapter: Romans 12 (114 slides)

 

Price: $69 $49

 

“Teachers are (or should be!) finding ways to present Biblical material to students in memorable ways. Accompanying the study of the Bible with visual material is a great way to engage students. The photos and illustrations brought together in this collection should go a long way to making a class on Romans more interesting. I plan to use the resource when I teach Romans from now on.”

—Douglas MooWessner Chair of Biblical Studies, Wheaton College; author of The Letter to the Romans in the NICNT series

 

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1 Corinthians

1,700 photos (65–200 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • Photos of athletic competitions, racetracks, and prizes
  • Ancient manuscripts related to stewardship, lawsuits, and divorce
  • Photos of Greco-Roman temples and meat markets
  • Coins illustrating orators and the Emperor Nero
  • Statues of famous individuals known to the Corinthians
  • Imagery of planting, building, temptation, judgment, household gatherings, and communal meals
  • Frescoes illustrating marriage, worship, sacrifice, prayer, freedom, conscience

 

Free chapter: 1 Corinthians 13 (95 slides)

 

Price: $69 $49

 

“This photo collection is remarkable! It provides a wonderful tour of the city of Corinth and also includes pictures and interpretations of objects related to both the background and the subject of text. Viewing the slides, I felt as if I had found a pearl of great price that both informs and enriches one’s understanding of this letter. The PowerPoint format will make it particularly useful as a first-class way to introduce a study of 1 Corinthians to others.”

—David E. GarlandProfessor of Christian Scriptures, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University; author of 1 Corinthians in the BECNT series

 

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Photo Companion to 2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

800 photos (45–115 per chapter)

 

Highlights

  • Papyrus letters, scribal tools, and artwork of scrolls
  • Traditional tents and portrayals of tent-making
  • Ancient judgment seats, including the bema at Corinth
  • Weaponry, armor, and strongholds from the biblical world
  • Single coins and coin hoards from the Greco-Roman period
  • Imagery of grief, joy, decay, reconciliation, conflict, sowing, and reaping
  • Frescoes illustrating judgment, field work, sailing, worship, and pagan wisdom

 

Free chapter: 2 Corinthians 4 (65 slides)

 

Price: $59 $49

 

“When I discovered the resources offered through BiblePlaces.com I was thrilled. The photos have been a tremendous help to me! They are high quality, wisely organized, and reasonably priced. As one who loves geography, history, culture, and archaeology, these images have been a tremendous blessing and have greatly enriched my ministry.”

Pastor Joel DeSelm, South Bend, IN

 

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New Testament (8 volumes)

more than 18,000 photos

 

All 8 volumes:

  • Matthew, Mark, Luke, John: 10,000 photos
  • Acts: 4,200 photos
  • Romans, 1-2 Corinthians: 4,100 photos

 

Price: $499 $319

 

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Photo Companion, New Testament
Photo Companion to the Bible, 16 volumes

Old and New Testaments (16 volumes)

more than 30,400 photos

 

All 16 volumes of the Photo Companion to the Bible:

  • Joshua, Judges, Ruth: 6,200 photos
  • 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, and Psalm 23: 5,900 photos
  • Esther and Daniel: 1,700 photos
  • Matthew, Mark, Luke, John: 10,000 photos
  • Acts: 4,200 photos
  • Romans, 1-2 Corinthians: 4,100 photos

 

Price: $849 $499

 

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