Thursday, December 22, 2005

My New Website

Three years ago I started a new project. One year ago I started a new website for this same project. Today it is "done."

Entitled Life in the Holy Land . com , this website is the historic counterpart to BiblePlaces.com. Whereas BiblePlaces.com give you the here and now, LifeintheHolyLand.com gives you the there and then.

Take a look. There's a lot there, and I hope that it will provide both for fun browsing and for help in research.

There is more to come, but we're launching it with five major regional categories (Galilee, Jerusalem, Judah, Lebanon, Egypt) and three cultural categories (Bible Illustrated, Peoples of the Holy Land, Way of Life). Altogether there are about 100 pages and 400 illustrations. I think it is unique in the internet. There are sites with tons of thumbnail pictures and no explanations, and other sites with entire books but no pictures, but this combines the best of both.

Many thanks to Seth Rodriquez for countless hours of work in putting this together. It took the two of us all of 2005 (with breaks for work, school, and the like :-)). David Niblack created the design.

So you, the fine readers of this blog, know first. I'm thinking about a way to promote the site, by giving a way a free CD to anyone who puts a link on their website (or gets one on someone else's site). That would include blogs. If you're interested, send me 1) the website; 2) your CD of choice; any one you like from any of my work; if you think you already have them all, ask for something special and I'll see what I can do; 3) your address. My email address is tbolen23 at bibleplaces.com.

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