Maps, Charts, and Timelines for the History in the Bible Podcast
I've prepared some charts, timelines and maps for listeners of the History in the Bible Podcast.
News: Putting the Show Notes into Print
I am excited to announce that I have begun the process of putting my show into print, using Amazon self-publishing. There will be four volumes, one for each season, and a special volume tentatively entitled "A Bible Home Companion". This fourth volume will comprise all the maps, tables, charts, and diagrams in these Show Notes.
It may sound odd, but I will release the Show Notes volume first, in late December 2023. I figure that while many listeners may have no interest in a written version of the podcast audio, they may be interested in having a physical copy of all the visual elements that are impossible to communicate in a podcast. The volume will be in full colour, and about 150 pages long. I only have a limited say in the price Amazon charges, but I assure you it will be as cheap as possible
Tables, Timelines, and Charts
- Canons of the Old Testament. How many books are in the Old Testament? That depends who you ask. Episodes: 1.1 to 2.15.
- Writing the Books of Moses (Pentateuch, Torah). Modern theories on the authorship of the Pentateuch. Episodes: 1.7 on.
- The Ten Commandments. How many commandments are in the Old Testament? Ten, actually. But what constitutes a commandment differs according to your religion. Episodes: 1.16 and 1.21.
- The Twelve Tribes of Israel. The Bible has many lists, all disagreeing. Episodes: 1.25 and on.
- Kings of Israel and Judah. A timeline and chart of the kings of Israel and Judah. Episodes 1.42 to 1.51.
- The Prophets of the Old Testament. From Elijah to Malachi, all the prophets, their probable dates, and areas of activity. Episodes 1.44 to 2.13.
- The Ezra Muddle. We have books of Ezra and Esdras coming out of our ears. This table puts them in their place. Episode 2.3.
- The Maccabean Rulers. The dynasty of the Maccabees ruled for a century before collapsing into murder and mayhem. Episodes 2.12 to 2.15.
- The Kingdom of Herod and His Sons. Judea at the birth of Christianity. Episodes 2.15 to 2.20.
- Timeline of the books of the New Testament. As best we can figure the dates out. Episodes 2.21 on.
- Timeline of the events in New Testament. This is the best I can come up with. Episodes 2.21 on.
- The Twelve Disciples. The gospels provide different lists, but they are easily reconciled. The real issue is why so many of the apostles are utterly obscure. Episodes 2.21 on.
- The Relationships Between the Gospels. Through the centuries, ideas have changed about how the four gospels are related to each other. Episodes 2.27 on.
- A Synchrony of the Gospels. Episodes 2.32 on.
- Timetable of the Passion. Episodes 2.43 on.
- Timeline of early Christian documents and fathers. A visual reference. Episodes 3.10 on.
- Table of early Christian documents and fathers. A tabular reference. Episodes 3.10 on.
- Timeline of the Tannaim, the early rabbis. A visual reference. Episodes 3.7 on.
- The growth of Christianity in the Roman empire, using the right model. Episodes 3.7 on.
- Map of Ancient Canaan. A summary map showing most of the places I mention in season one of the podcast. Episodes: season one.
- The Geopolitics of the Bible. A season of maps showing the international situation in the Biblical world, from the time of the patriarchs, to the end of the kingdom of Judah. Episodes 1.6 to 2.2.
- The Patriarchs in Canaan. Areas associated with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel. Episodes 1.10 to 1.12.
- In the Wilderness. The book of Numbers gives several different possibilities for the Israelites' wandering in the wilderness. Episode 1.19.
- The Conquest of Canaan. The book of Joshua presents a glowing picture of the Israelite's wars against the Canaanites. Episode 1.25.
- The Twelve Tribes of Israel. Episodes: 1.25 and on.
- Samuel and the House of Saul. The book of 1 Samuel gives us some idea of the extent of King Saul's chiefdom, the activities of the prophet Samuel, and the base of the future king David. Episode: 1.31.
- The Two Kingdoms. The two kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Episodes 1.42 to 1.51.
- Campaign of Pharaoh Sheshonq I. The two new kingdoms of Israel and Judah were invaded by Egypt in their early years. Episode 1.43.
- The Province of Judea Under Persia and Greece. It was a very small place. Episodes 2.3 to 2.11.
- The Maccabean Conquests. The Maccabeans expanded the small province of Judea to a size not seen since Solomon. Episodes 2.12 to 2.15.
- Herod and his Successors. Episode 2.15, 2.20.
- Judea in the time Jesus. Episodes 2.28 and on.
- Towns of the New Testament. Episodes 2.28 and on.
- The Missions of St Paul, including the lost mission. Episodes 2.52 and on.
- The three Roman-Judean Wars. Episodes 3.5 to 3.15.
- The Urban Population of the Roman Empire. The empire was extraordinarily urbanised.. Episodes: 3.14 and on.
Can I use any of the show notes in my own material?
Sure! See this note.