New Scripture Maps Available
    Footnotes

    “New Scripture Maps Available,” Ensign, Jan. 2000, 77–78

    New Scripture Maps Available

    The Church has released two new full-color map and photo packages for use with LDS scriptures. The packages, titled Bible Maps and Photographs and Church History Chronology, Maps, and Photographs, will now be bound into copies of the Bible and Doctrine and Covenants printed by the Church. The packages can also be purchased as individual, self-contained booklets that can be easily inserted into previously published volumes of the scriptures.

    Designed to help not only students but teachers of the gospel, the map and photo packages feature complete indexes of place names and detailed explanations—including scriptural references—of historical sites. The materials, which were compiled by a committee of Church scholars, also correlate with Church courses of instruction.

    Bible Maps and Photographs

    This map and photo package features 14 maps and 32 photos of Old and New Testament sites, travel routes, and regional boundaries. The maps, which cover large regions as well as detail smaller geographical areas, include:

    • Physical Map of the Holy Land

    • Israel’s Exodus from Egypt and Entry into Canaan

    • The Division of the 12 Tribes

    • The Empire of David and Solomon

    • The Assyrian Empire

    • The New Babylonian Empire (Nebuchadnezzar) and the Kingdom of Egypt

    • The Persian Empire

    • The Roman Empire

    • The World of the Old Testament

    • Canaan in Old Testament Times

    • The Holy Land in New Testament Times

    • Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus

    • The Missionary Journeys of the Apostle Paul

    • Holy Land Elevations

    The full-color photographs are of important sites in the lands where Jesus walked, where the biblical prophets lived and taught, and where many scriptural events took place. The photos include:

    • Nile River and Egypt

    • Mount Sinai (Horeb) and Sinai Wilderness

    • Judean Wilderness and Dead Sea

    • Kadesh-barnea

    • Tombs of the Patriarchs

    • Judean Hill Country

    • Bethlehem

    • Jerusalem

    • Temple of Herod

    • Steps to the Temple

    • Mount of Olives, Orson Hyde Park

    • Garden of Gethsemane

    • Golgotha

    • Garden Tomb

    • Jericho

    • Shiloh

    • Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal

    • Dothan in Samaria

    • Caesarea and the Plain of Sharon to Carmel

    • Joppa

    • Jezreel Valley

    • Mount Tabor

    • Sea of Galilee and the Mount of Beatitudes

    • Capernaum

    • Jordan River

    • Caesarea Philippi

    • Nazareth

    • Dan

    • Athens

    • Corinth

    • Ephesus

    • Isle of Patmos

    The Bible Maps and Photographs booklet may be ordered in four different sizes that correspond to standard LDS-edition scripture sizes: compact (4 1/2 by 6 inches) is item no. 36086; regular (5 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches) is item no. 36087; large (6 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches) is item no. 36088; and extra large (8 1/2 by 12 inches) is item no. 36089.

    Church History Chronology, Maps, and Photographs

    This map and photo package features a Church history chronology from 1805 to 1998 and 7 maps and 18 photos of 19th-century Church history sites and travel routes. The maps, which can help students and teachers better understand the scriptures revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith and his successors, include:

    • Northeastern United States

    • Palmyra-Manchester, 1820–31

    • The New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio Area of the USA

    • Kirtland, Ohio, 1830–38

    • The Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa Area

    • The Westward Movement of the Church

    • Map of the World

    The full-color photographs show important sites in the regions where early Latter-day Saints walked, where modern prophets have lived and taught, and where many scriptural events took place. The photos include:

    • Sacred Grove

    • Hill Cumorah and Manchester-Palmyra Area

    • Log House of Joseph Smith Sr.

    • Grandin Press and Print Shop

    • Susquehanna River

    • Peter Whitmer Sr. House

    • Newel K. Whitney and Company Store

    • John Johnson Home

    • Kirtland Temple

    • The Valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman

    • Far West Temple Site

    • Liberty Jail

    • Mansion House in Nauvoo

    • Joseph Smith’s Red Brick Store

    • Nauvoo Temple

    • Carthage Jail

    • Exodus to the West

    • Salt Lake Temple

    The Church History Chronology, Maps, and Photographs booklet may be ordered in four different sizes that correspond to standard LDS-edition scripture sizes: compact (4 1/2 by 6 inches) is item no. 36082; regular (5 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches) is item no. 36083; large (6 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches) is item no. 36084; and extra large (8 1/2 by 12 inches) is item no. 36085.

    [map] This map of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus shows possible locations of Golgotha, Garden Tomb, Garden of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, and other sites.

    [map] The cross-sectional map shows Holy Land elevations. At the left is the Mediterranean Sea, and the low body of water near the center is the Dead Sea.

    [map] This map of the Palmyra-Manchester area in 1820–31 shows the boundaries of counties and townships and locations of the Smith family log home, frame home, locale known as the Sacred Grove, Hill Cumorah, and other sites.

    [photo] This photo is a contemporary view of the Manchester-Palmyra area. The wooded Hill Cumorah is located right of center.

    [photos] Maps and photos © Intellectual Reserve, Inc.