Tip: Follow on a map as you read your Bible

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Mar 6 2016 6:01 AM

Do you ever find yourself reading along in your Bible and coming to a location mentioned but you don't feel like taking time to look up the location in your atlas? I must confess that I often find myself in that situation and I choose the lazy option. Tongue Tied But I'm guessing most of you are much more disciplined. Wink

Currently I'm reading through the life of Christ chronologically and set up the atlas to follow along in my reading so I thought I'd share my layout in case anyone might like to do the same. I simply have another window open that is linked to the passage I am reading and whenever a place is mentioned I take a moment to bring that window beside the text.

Recently two interactive atlases of the Roman Empire were shared in this thread started by Veli Voipio - https://community.logos.com/forums/p/123408/806437.aspx

The maps are http://pelagios.dme.ait.ac.at/maps/greco-roman/ and http://dare.ht.lu.se/

In the same thread Jerry Smith also shared how to place this link on the Logos shortcut bar for quick access if you want to look at a detailed topographical map so I thought I'd quote him here too -

Jerry Smith:

Sent this out to those in our fellowship which I mentor in Logos . . . may be of help to you . . .

Logos Friends

 If you enjoy maps, here’s a link to a digital map of the Greek/Roman World.

 http://pelagios.dme.ait.ac.at/maps/greco-roman/

 And, here’s a tip . . .

 

You can place your mouse cursor over the “page” indicator in the address . . .

 Drag that to your Resources Shortcuts Bar in Logos . . .

And, happy days, you can then jump to this map when it fits with your study!

If anyone else has some ideas of how to follow along with maps as you read your Bible please share them here.

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 6 2016 7:34 AM

Thank you very much, Bruce.

This got me moving (metaphorically) out of my chair and to an atlas.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 6 2016 8:11 AM

Thanks Bruce, seems to work, although there is not much info related to the letters to the seven churches in the Atlas, evident in the picture below:

I often take time to find maps and locations and other info, both in Logos and in Internet. Not because I am disciplined but because I just get sidetracked.

The info is often patchy, and combining it is difficult but also interesting.

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 6 2016 12:15 PM

Bruce

What atlas are you using that you can search on bible verse?

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 6 2016 12:22 PM

P A:
What atlas are you using that you can search on bible verse?

Just the standard one in Logos 6 which you find under Tools. I've also created a shortcut at the top.

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 6 2016 12:32 PM

Thanks Bruce.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 6 2016 2:32 PM

I had no idea you could do that.  Thanks for the tip!  

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 9 2016 8:43 AM

Anyone else have any suggestions for following along with maps?

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Fr Devin Roza | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 9 2016 10:36 AM

Bruce Dunning:

Anyone else have any suggestions for following along with maps?

Nice tip! Here's a bit more, about one of the websites.

At http://dare.ht.lu.se/, go to the "Layers" tab, and scroll down to the bottom. There is a layer named "Bible Places." Turning that on will activate a layer with places that appear in the Bible. 

As well, at this website, when you click on a city or location, a marker will appear there. So, you can create basic custom maps. Like Veli, I recently wanted more maps of the 7 cities than are available in Verbum, so I created a custom map here. I was particularly interested in getting a feel of the 7 cities and Patmos in relationship to the rest of the Roman Empire.

Here is what it ended up looking like. Patmos has a yellow marker, and the 7 cities of Asia Minor have green markers. Not perfect, but not bad either! 

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