Mar 17, 2015 Richard Mansfield

Picture The Biblical World

If a picture is worth a thousand words, 2,500 pictures would equal a multivolume set! Today, we are announcing two new collections from the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands. These collections are perfect for illustrating cultural and geographical elements from the Scriptures in Bible studies, sermons, or the classroom.

Cultural Images of the Holy Land

Remember that time you were asked to fill in to teach a Bible class, and it turned out to be a lesson about dietary laws in Leviticus? As you quickly read Leviticus 11, you sincerely hoped that no one would ask you what a hyrax (or coney or rock badger, depending on your translation) was! Too bad you didn’t have the new Cultural Images of the Holy Land for the Accordance Library. If you had, you could have shown the class a photo of this wonderful little fellow taken not in a zoo, but at En Gedi.

hyrax

Did you know that the hyrax can move about difficult terrain so easily because its feet have built in suction? I didn’t know that either, but I learned it from the Cultural Images collection. I’ve actually learned more about hyraxes in the last few minutes than I’ve known in my entire lifetime. There is not just one hyrax photo in this collection, but eight stunning high-res photos (the original image above exported out of Accordance at 2390 x 1600) of hyraxes, all in their natural habitat in biblical locations.

Although I could look at hyraxes, oryxes, and ibexes all day (they're all here!), there’s a lot more in this collection that contains photos of the grain harvest, grape harvest, olive harvest, plowing, shepherds, sheepshearing, watchtowers, wells, cisterns, pottery making, Samaritan Passover, Jewish holidays, Christian holidays, weddings, scribes, Bedouin tents, and a host of other animals as well.

Consider for example this photo of pottery and a kiln taken at Kom Ombo. Since much of the pottery in the Middle East has been created the same way for thousands of years, think of how well this photo would illustrate a sermon about the potter and the clay in Jeremiah 18?

pottery

The Cultural Images of the Holy Land collection comes with over 1,000 photos, including descriptions and biblical references.

Through March 23, 2015 you can get this photo collection for $29.90, which is 25% off the regular price of $39.90.

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Cultural Images of the Holy Land
$39.90

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Trees, Plants, and Flowers of the Holy Land

I grew up in northern Louisiana where we had a lot of tall pine trees. I’ve spent the second half of my life in Kentucky, where granted, I’m no horticulturalist, but I still think the grass actually looks more green than blue. When it comes to biblical plants though, I can sometimes find myself at a bit of a loss. For instance, although the Bible mentions pomegranates around 30 times, I’ve only seen them at Whole Foods. Thanks to the Trees, Plants & Flowers of the Holy Land collection, I can see pomegranates in their natural environment, such as this one on a tree at Tell Samaria.

pomegranate

Another example: Olives are mentioned in various forms (olive oil, olive branches, olive trees, etc.) nearly 100 times in the Bible. But to get a good idea of what olives look like, is it better to grab a glass jar of them from the refrigerator or gaze upon these plump examples hanging on a tree at the Haas Promenade in Jerusalem?

olives

This diverse collection of over 1,500 high-resolution photos of trees, crops, herbs, shrubs, plants, thorns, drugs, spices, incense, perfume and more is carefully organized and documented with scripture references. This delightful resource will be a useful addition to your Accordance Library for many years to come.

Through March 23, 2015 you can get this photo collection for $29.90, which is 25% off the regular price of $39.90.

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Trees, Plants, and Flowers of the Holy Land
$39.90

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Biblical photos

To make it easier to find the exact information you are looking for in these collections, our developers have carefully analyzed the content of both allowing you to search for information according to titles, English content, Scripture, captions, transliteration, bibliography and even photo codes.

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