Monday, July 03, 2006

Photos of Biblical Sites in Iraq?

Some fanatic BiblePlaces readers have suggested that I go to Iraq and take pictures of the biblical sites there. Here are four reasons why that is a bad idea.

But it may be, and thus this inquiry, that there are people who have such pictures and would be interested in making them available to Bible teachers and students. These people could include soldiers recently in Iraq or tourists who went in safer days. So I'm putting a call out for anyone who has 1) good quality photos that 2) they can clearly identify of 3) biblical, Assyrian, and Babylonian sites in Iraq and is 4) willing to share them with a large audience. If that's you, drop me a note. Or you know someone in this category, have them email me.

For those of you who want such photos, you are free to comment here, but there's no need to pursue me. I'll let you know if and when such is available via the BiblePlaces Newsletter (signup here).


This is a screenshot from the amazing Google Earth of Nebuchadnezzar's palace in Babylon.

9 Comments:

  • Todd,
    Great picture of your children. I just took my computer into the living room where Pansy is talking with Linda McCabe. They loved the picture and Linda mentioned it was 6 years ago today we were all together in Israel. We will always be thankful for your leadership in that great tour.

    By Blogger Bill Combs, at Mon Jul 03, 01:26:00 PM  

  • Todd, what about your fifth reason??? Who gave you those kids???? =)

    By Blogger Jennica - Ayelet, at Tue Jul 04, 01:08:00 AM  

  • Ok, so make me feel bad publicly :-). See, I had a great new picture of the kids and I thought that would work well. Kelli wasn't in it. And if I had written "five reasons," that picture wouldn't have made sense. Sorry! :-)

    Dr. Combs - I too have great memories of our time together. Getting to know you all was a gift from God.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Tue Jul 04, 01:15:00 AM  

  • hehe...I loved the pic of your kids...=)

    By Blogger Jennica - Ayelet, at Thu Jul 06, 01:46:00 AM  

  • I'm on a Coalition base, and there's a Chaldeon Catholic Monastery here that dates back to 576. It's in ruins, but largely intact. Been there twice. After things settle down here, it would be a fantastic archeological dig site.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Jul 07, 11:43:00 PM  

  • Are the Bible, Quran, Gita and other such books stories of mankind?

    I heard a few people say that these books were written by god.

    Is it true that the Bible was written by God?

    By Anonymous Raj Chanani, at Fri Jul 14, 04:27:00 PM  

  • Raj - there is good evidence to believe that the Bible is inspired by God. There is also good evidence that suggests that the Quran, Bhagavad Gita, Book of Mormon, and some other books are of purely human origin and should not be trusted or followed. What I suggest is that you read the Bible. This is the best way to find the answer to your question.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Sat Jul 15, 06:51:00 AM  

  • Todd,

    Excellent point. I came across a few sites that you might like.

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/time/origtime.htm

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/time/timeline.htm

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/kjv/exo020.htm

    By Anonymous Raj Chanani, at Wed Jul 19, 04:38:00 PM  

  • These books are experiences of a group of people and were written by human beings that were inspired by larger forces.

    By Anonymous Human, at Sat Sep 23, 12:22:00 PM  

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