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This activity has a couple of options. First, you may work with a Bible which has maps (often located in the back) or Alphabetical Scriptural Maps (instructions) and the scripture texts linked below (download Google Earth free). Second, you may create your map by hand in which case print out the PDF version below, or on your computer in which case use the Pp version. Click here for very brief instructions regarding working with maps in Pp.

Part A, Israel and Judah

Use this map (PDF version(Pp version) (alternate version). Locate the following cities, mountains, and bodies of water in biblical Israel and Judah:

Jerusalem
Shiloh
Bethel
Dan
Beersheba
Samaria
Hebron
Shechem
Gibeon
Gibeah
Jezreel
Lachish
Bethlehem
Jericho
Megiddo
Hazor
Sea of Galilee
Salt Sea (Dead Sea)
The Great Sea (Mediterranean)
Jordan River
Mount Hermon
Mount Gilboa
Mount Tabor
Mount Carmel
Mount Ebal
Mount Gerizim
Mount Moriah

Part B, Major Cities of Competing Kingdoms and Empires

Use this map (PDF version) (Pp version) (alternate version). Keep in mind the way ancient societies functioned centered on the cities. Locate the following kingdoms and empires, by relative region or capital city, as well as other cities and rivers:

Judah (Jerusalem)
Israel (Samaria)
Ammon
Moab
Edom
Midian
Amalek
Philistia
Bashan
Sidon
Damascus (Aram/Syria)
Tyre
Elam
Kue
Kedar
Ur
Egypt
Sinai
Nineveh
Babylon
Susa
Nile River
Tigris River
Euphrates River



Part C, Jerusalem Topography

Use this map (PDF version) (Pp version) (alternate version). Locate the following places associated with ancient Jerusalem:


City of David
Gihon Spring
Hezekiah’s Tunnel
Hinnom Valley
Kidron valley
Mount of Olives
Ophel
Siloam Pool
Temple
Temple Mount area
Tyropoeon Valley
Western Hill

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