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On this page you'll find maps of areas of the world spoken of in the Bible, some from ancient times, others not quite so old. You must ask permission from the owner of these maps to use them other than for your own personal use unless noted otherwise. A contact method and/or name will be listed next to each map to ask for permission to use them on your site.
Babylonian Clay Tablet World Map, 600 B.C.
There are two photos of this map; one of the original clay tablet, and the second of an interpretive redrawing. The view is of a Babylonian-centered, flat, round world. This map is courtesy of henry-davis.com. Please email them for copyright information.
Roman Map - Orbis Terrarum, 20 A.D.
This reconstructed map of the Roman Empire is referred to as the Orbis Terrarum. Romans tended to prefer their maps to be more practical than geographically accurate. This map is courtesy of henry-davis.com. Please email them for copyright information.
Madaba Mosaic Maps of Jerusalem and Palestine, ca 565 A.D.
These are Mosaic maps of Jerusalem and Palestine discovered in the floor of a sixth-century church being restored in Madaba, Jordan by Kleopas Koikylides in the late 19th century. The mosaic was damaged during the restoration, and what you see is all that could be salvaged. The excellent detail in the map allowed for the accurate dating of this map. This map is courtesy of henry-davis.com. Please email them for copyright information.
World Map According to Dionysius, 124 A.D.
Dionysius, known primarily as a poet from Greece, created this reconstruction of a world map showing the world consisting of an elongated island that stretched from Libya north to Iceland, with the entire island north of the equator. This map is courtesy of henry-davis.com. Please email them for copyright information.
World Map According to Pomponius Mela, 37 A.D.
Pomponius Mela, a Cartographer from Rome, created this reconstruction of a world map. He believed there were areas of the world south of the equator that could not entered because of the desert regions between them and Europe. Only the northern part of Africa, primarily Egypt, had been explored to this point in history. This map is courtesy of henry-davis.com. Please email them for copyright information.

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Jerusalem as it was in the time of David, ca 1000 B.C.
This map is to show what Jerusalem looked like in the time of David, which is around 1,000 B.C. This map is courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin.
Jerusalem as it was in the time of Solomon, ca 970 B.C.
This map is to show what Jerusalem looked like in the time of Solomon, around 970 B.C. This map is courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin.
Palestine as it was in the time of King Saul, ca 1,020 B.C.
This map is to show what Palestine looked like in the time of King Saul, around 1,020 B.C. This map is courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin.
Jerusalem as it was in the time of the Macabees, ca 168 B.C.
This map is to show what Jerusalem looked like in the time of the rebellion led by the Macabees, under command of Judah Macabee, around 168 B.C. He and his followers claimed victory over the Syrians in 167 B.C. This map is courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin.
Jerusalem as it was in the time of Herod
This map is to show what Jerusalem looked like during the Herodian period. This map is courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin.
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Greek map of world by Reinaud
Greek map of world by Herodotus - This is a reconstruction of a map of the Greek world by Herodotus that was made ca 450 BC.
Maps showing Israel's boundaries both historically and in modern times. This map was made in 1973 and is courtesy of the University of Texas in Austin.
Ancient Asia Minor map - This map was originally published in an atlas of ancient geography by Alexander Findlay in 1849.
Eastern Roman Empire - This map was originally published in a book titled from East and West through Fifteen Centuries Volume II by G. F. Young in 1916.
Map of Jerusalem during the later monarchy after the exile
Map of the Macedonian Empire ca 333 BC.
Map of Palestine during the time of Saul, ca 1020 BC.
Persian Empire ca 500 BC.
Strabo World Map - This map was put together by the Greek philosopher Strabo ca 18 AD through interviews with travelers and through ancient writings.
The Assyrian Empire - This map shows the boundaries of the Assyrian Empire and how it grew between the years 750 and 625 BC.
World Map according to Hecataeus - This map was penned by the Greek Geographer Hecataeus in the 6th century BC.
World Map according to Posidonius - Posidonius was a Greek stoic who was known as a mathematician, philosopher, and scientist. This map was penned by him ca 140 BC.
The maps from this site come from various sources, but primarily from Henry-Davis.com and The University of Texas at Austin (used with permission). To use these maps for anything but your own use you will need their permission.