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Robert Sussland | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jan 7 2021 1:35 AM

I was reading about arguments that Jesus was crucified in the garden tomb area, and wanted to look at this in logos software.  I wanted to compare the locaiton of the garden tomb with respect to Jerusalem and the temple.

It turns out that the atlas doesn't contain Herod's Temple at all, and both the temple and entire city of Jerusalem are completely missing from the "biblical world - Life of Jesus" overlay. Can someone please explain the reasoning for including Emmaus but omitting Jerusalem? And for not including Herod's Temple? Thank you.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 7 2021 2:07 AM

Robert Sussland:
Can someone please explain the reasoning for including Emmaus but omitting Jerusalem?

There is a similar discussion - but not resolution - regarding the omission of Jerusalem at https://community.logos.com/forums/t/197192.aspx 

It would be good to get a Faithlife response to this.

With regards to your study, I would suggest doing either a Media Search or using the Factbook

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 7 2021 6:54 AM

First, I don't use Atlas ... I have my PB that points to all my maps, and organized by date and geography/subject. 

That said, and watching Atlas's long journey (I think 4th attempt by Logos), it sure looks like the 'layer' problem. Digital maps use layers, top ones being major cities/roads/features, while lower ones, more detail, plus underlying background. As you move in or out, the layers get turned on/off (the layers being data tables with algorithms for combining). Our Garmin's biggest failure is we can't tell which city we're in (traveling), and often, what road we're on due to the disappearing layers.

In the Atlas case, Jerusalem is probably in the higher layer (which demands the user carefuly trying to move out, thereby losing the desired detail).  The trick, programming-wise is in the algorithm, which tries to check text spacing while adjusting fonts to layers (similar to the old cartography guy gluing in locations to fit).

I doubt Logos has that expertise ... even Garmin struggles?

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Robert Sussland | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 7 2021 1:42 PM

Jerusalem is not in any layer. I zoomed out max, slowly, and Jerusalem was never there.

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Robert Sussland | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 7 2021 1:42 PM

Thank you, Graham, that's a good suggestion! I had some luck with the media search, and I need to learn how to use it better.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 7 2021 5:02 PM

Robert Sussland:

Jerusalem is not in any layer. I zoomed out max, slowly, and Jerusalem was never there.

I don't doubt your points, but that resulting design seems hard to imagine ... it's as if they're designing onsy-twosy's, instead of the normal approach.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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