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Mapping Biblical History

Mapping Biblical History

The introduction of imaging technologies such as metal etching and photography brought previously unimagined opportunities to visually describe and circulate pictures of sites of biblical history. Biblical mapping of sacred geography has been integral to cartographic practices since the Christian era, and before Christ, philosophers and theologians strived to articulate a monotheistic cosmology through the art of cartography. Modern photography and engraving practices provided new avenues to illustrate the holy lands in fine detail and with film photography to bring important biblical locals into the homes of Christians living continents away.