The Historic Views of the Holy Land series is an extensive collection of
thousands of photographs, drawings, and maps of the biblical
lands from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The collection, upon which this website is based,
the most detailed and
accurate maps of Palestine
made before the birth of the state of Israel
from award-winning photographers who traveled through Egypt, Palestine,
Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and Greece in the 19th century
photographs and drawings which illustrate biblical scenes, including
Psalm 23, the
Good Samaritan, and the
Woman at the
Click one of the CDs above to see the contents of that CD including a
list of all the photos.
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People, I think, still picture
Jerusalem as they think it was in the first century. They ask me, "What
was it like to 'see' the places that so much Biblical history happened?"
Palestine enables me to not only tell of the difference but also
illustrate what I mean when I say, "It's not the same as it used to be."
(Kyle Patterson, Tacoma, WA)
The SWP Maps are terrific: view options,
superior linking, high quality, a tremendous amount of work. What
a joy to have access to this wealth of information without 1) having
access to the sheets; 2) sorting through the sheets, 3) bending over the
sheets, etc. I cannot express enough what a contribution you have
made." (Steven Lancaster,
I would definitely recommend this set to anyone who is interested
in the Land of the Bible." (D. J. Kaufman,