A Google Earth Exercise for Biblical Geography

Google Earth has long been a popular tool for religious study, as it helps provide a geographical context to the area being studied.  Frank first showed off some Bible Geocoding tools more than six years ago, and since then we’ve shown you a few others such as a visualization of the parting of the Red Sea.

Mark Hoffman who writes the BibleAndStudies blog has posted a very comprehensive entry with various Biblical resources in Google Earth.  He’s compiled a list of great files, such as the Bible Places file with info from ISBE and Easton Bible Dictionaries, which Mark has edited to make more useful.  Here is a screenshot that shows just a fraction of what’s included in the file.


All in all, it’s an impressive and useful collection of Bible-related files for Google Earth.  Go check it out on Mark’s site and leave a comment below if you know of other related collections.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Over at http://www.runningreality.org we’re showing changing national borders, city growth, battles, armies, ships, battles, etc over time from 3000BC to today — literally any day in history.

    We’re a small project team, but as we get data filled in it shows the growth and evolution of human civilization. We’re working on dynamic city maps for cities like London, Rome, and Athens. We’ve also been slowly filling in data in and around these Biblical sites. While we can’t match Google Maps for today’s cities, but we do much better for 1800AD, 800AD, or 800BC!

  2. Is there such a thing as a list of bible places, with the present day countries they are in

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