Biblical Geography Lesson # 8 New King James Version  online:

The Geography of Palestine Summary

Students, take notes over the lesson for a grade.  Write down the green headers/questions then the blue/link as the answers.  Skip lines between each, use two different colored pens.

From a study of the geography of the gospels, one gains several strong impressions:

Were the gospel writers obsessed with geography?

1. The gospel writers had a definite geographical perspective and emphasis, but they were not obsessed by this interest. They were not writing a geography of the life of Christ, but they used selective geographical notices to elucidate (explain) His life and ministry.

Where was the geographic center of Jesus' ministry?

2. The general framework of the life of Christ is clear. The places of His birth, childhood, and death are known. The major portion of His ministry was in Galilee, and the center of His Galilean ministry was at Capernaum.

Why are so few geographic places mentioned in the gospels?

3. Relatively few of the places where Jesus ministered are definitely named and identified by the gospel writers. The writers were more interested in Christ's message than the place He delivered it. They used geography only where it furthered that objective.

Which group of people did Jesus primarily minister to?

4. Jesus' ministry was confined almost entirely to Jewish centers free from Gentile influence. His ministry was primarily to the Jews. He had little to do with the Hellenistic centers such as Sepphoris, Scythopolis, and Tiberias.

How accurate is the geographic information of the gospels?

5. The gospels reflect not only a geographical perspective and emphasis, they are topographically accurate. Satisfactory explanations are available that refute the arguments of the critics and vindicate the accuracy of the gospels.

Memory Verse # 13

John 21:25 And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.

Memory Verse #1 from Creation lesson #1
Colossians 1:16  For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

 Memory Verse # 2 from Creation lesson # 3

Hebrews (11:6) But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Memory Verse # 3 from Creation lesson # 5

1 Corinthians 13:12  Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

Memory Verse # 4 from Creation lesson # 6

Genesis 1:1–2 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”

Memory Verse # 5 from Creation lesson # 7

1 Corinthians 15:21–22  For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive .

Memory Verse # 6 from Creation lesson # 9

Romans 3:4 ....let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written:  “That You may be justified in Your words,  And may overcome when You are judged.”

Memory Verse # 7 from Biblical Geography lesson #1

Matthew 2:15 and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”

Memory Verse # 8   from Biblical Geography lesson #2

Romans 1:17 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Memory Verse # 9    from Biblical Geography lesson #3

John 3:21   But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.

Memory Verse # 10    from Biblical Geography lesson #4

Matthew 4:24  Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.

Memory Verse # 11    from Biblical Geography lesson #5

Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!”

Memory Verse # 12    from Biblical Geography lesson #6

Luke 8:24 And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!”
Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 But He said to them, “Where is your faith?”

Memory Verse # 13    from Biblical Geography lesson #8

John 21: 25 And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.



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Updated: January 7, 2011


OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to:

1.Describe the significance of money, interest, and loans from a Biblical perspective

Summarize the geography of palestine. Relate the importance of angels good and bad to the gospel region.