Simplify Your Map

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The maps found in Bible atlases are wonderful sources of information. Most of the time, it is actually too much information. In order to make a simple map, the first thing that needs to be done is to reduce the amount of information on the map.

Above, in the first figure, there is a traditional map of “Bible Lands.” There are hundreds of cities and scores of rivers, mountains, regions and bodies of water.

In the second map all of the labels and city markers have been removed. Still, though there is too much information, topographical and geographical. It is too much to draw.

In the third map all is removed except for a few simple identifiable things. There is the Mediterranean Sea, the Lake of Galilee, the Jordan River, and the Dead Sea. These can be easily drawn.

Learn to draw Bible Maps by heart.