Looking for a printed table that has biblical place names and their modern place names-- something simple, not detailed. Why is it so difficult to find a reference like this in a bible, any bible.
(See 1 Peter:1)
Galatia: Area in modern Turkey- North Central
Cappadocia: Area in modern Turkey, north central- about south east of Galatia
Pontus: Area in modern Turkey, north central- east of Galatia and Cappadocia
I have no idea where Asia, Bithynia, Darbe, Ekron, Gilead, Haran and Goshen are. Why don’t all bibles come with a simple table like the one I have mentioned? I suck at geography. I’m Glad that I know China and Mexico are different countries on different continents. How am I supposed to know ancient geography in relation to my life and desire to understand the Bible?
I don’t want to see lousy definitions like:
“Pontus: N. of Asia Minor, stretching along the Euxine sea (Pontus, from whence its name).” I’m thinking, “Where is Asia Minor? Where is the Euxine sea? And no I don’t understand why it is whence Pontus? What is wrong with this guy? Is he writing for biblical scholars or the common person?”
It’s 3:51am and I have been at this for two hours instead of reading 1Peter. Yes, I’m having trouble sleeping.
A highly detailed map with all the biblical/modern place names with a reference table would also be good. By reference table I means something like this: Pontus B8. This would mean Column B Row 8. For years this has been frustrating to me.
I have the same frustration with people names, mountain/river names and any other name in the Bible. I’m not a scholar or even Bible knowledgable. I just want to understand the meaning of the text in itself and how it relates to me in my modern situation.
No, a computer is not useful when I’m on a hammock, at the beach, in an airplane, on a bus, in a bathroom or eating green eggs and ham. No I don’t like it Sam I Am.