Herod, Gath, and Free Maps
The Gath expedition has produced a DVD of the 2008 season with dozens of photographs and a couple of PowerPoint presentations. You can get it for $15 including shipping.
If you’ve ever needed a quick, colorful map of a biblical site, bibleatlas.org can help. When you arrive at the website, you may be put off with a block of apparently endless text. Don’t give up though – simply search for the name of your city, click the link, and you’ll have a map. Click the map box itself and you can get a high-resolution version of the region. The maps are made using BibleMapper (which we’ve praised before here), and the quality is excellent. To summarize, on the positive side: incredibly fast, pre-made maps, with liberal usage allowances. On the negative side, it gives maps labeling cities, not events. The Bible Atlas is part of a much larger site, Biblos.com, which has many free resources, and more coming.