26 Breathtaking Photos of Biblical Places

The events of the Bible happened in real places, with real people. Take a virtual journey across the biblical landscape, and see the cities where Jesus and the Apostles walked, lived, and changed the world.

Logos Bible Software sent photographers all over the holy land, and they assembled 400 photos, videos, infographics, and maps of biblical places to guide your studies and help bring the Bible to life.

You can find them all in the Faithlife Study Bible.

Here are 26 breathtaking photos taken right from the FSB.

1. Nazareth sunset

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2. Herod’s Aqueduct, Caesarea

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An aqueduct built by Herod the Great to carry water from springs below Mount Carmel to Caesarea, 10 miles (16 km) away.

3. Reef Palace pillars, Caesarea

Pillars in Herod the Great’s "Reef" or "Promontory Palace" complex, probably the site of Paul's hearing and trial (Acts 25:1–26:32).
Pillars in Herod the Great’s “Reef” or “Promontory Palace” complex, probably the site of Paul’s hearing and trial (Acts 25:1–26:32).

4. Arched doorways, Thessalonica

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Arched shop doorways in excavated ruins of ancient Thessalonica.

5. Arches, Pool of Bethesda

A view of the arches over the Pool of Bethesda, Jerusalem, where Jesus healed the paralyzed man (John 5:2–9).
A view of the arches over the Pool of Bethesda, Jerusalem, where Jesus healed the paralyzed man (John 5:2–9).

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6. Parthenon columns

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Columns against the sky at the Parthenon in Athens.

7. Ruined arch, Philippi

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A ruined brick and stone arch at the northwestern entrance to the fifth century AD “Basilica B” in Philippi, with Philippi’s Acropolis in the right background.

8. Stone doorway, Philippi

A restored stone doorway leading into the fifth-century AD "Basilica B" in Philippi.
A restored stone doorway leading into the fifth-century AD “Basilica B” in Philippi.

9. Jail, Philippi

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A possible site of the Philippian jail where Paul and Silas led the jailor to Christ (Acts 16:23–40).

10. Floor, Caesarea theater

A view of the floor of the Roman theater in Caesarea from high in the seating section.
A view of the floor of the Roman theater in Caesarea from high in the seating section.

11. Restored stoa, Athens

Restored stoa (covered public walkway) in the Athens Agora.
Restored stoa (covered public walkway) in the Athens Agora.

12. A partially restored ancient arch in Corinth

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13. Fountain at Tabgha

A fountain at Tabgha, the traditional site of the loaves and fish miracle (Mark 6:30–44) and Jesus’ fourth post-resurrection appearance (John 21:1–23).
A fountain at Tabgha, the traditional site of the loaves and fish miracle (Mark 6:30–44) and Jesus’ fourth post-resurrection appearance (John 21:1–23).

14. Roman ruins, Scythopolis (Beth Shan)

Partly restored Roman era ruins at Scythopolis (Beth Shan).
Partly restored Roman era ruins at Scythopolis (Beth Shan).

15. Central Dead Sea looking East

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16. Stone tomb closure

A close-up of the stone tomb closure at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. Possibly the site of Jesus’ burial and resurrection (John 19:41-42).
A close-up of the stone tomb closure at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. Possibly the site of Jesus’ burial and resurrection (John 19:41-42).

17. Arch series, Smyrna

A series of restored Roman era stone arches in the agora, or public marketplace, at Smyrna (modern Izmir, Turkey).
A series of restored Roman era stone arches in the agora, or public marketplace, at Smyrna (modern Izmir, Turkey).

18. Ornate column capital, Laodicea

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19. Curetes Street, Ephesus

Curetes Street, a rare diagonal street (Graeco-Roman cities were usually laid out in a north-south grid) located in Ephesus and named for an inscription found there that mentioned the Curetes, priests of Artemis.
Curetes Street, a rare diagonal street (Graeco-Roman cities were usually laid out in a north-south grid) located in Ephesus and named for an inscription found there that mentioned the Curetes, priests of Artemis.

20. Mosaic floor, Sardis synagogue

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21. Marble columns and gymnasium façade, Sardis

A view of marble columns and the façade, part of an ancient gymnasium in Sardis. A gymnasium was roughly equivalent to a high school, but with a strong emphasis on preparation for public athletic games (hence the modern use of the word “gymnasium”).
A view of marble columns and the façade, part of an ancient gymnasium in Sardis. A gymnasium was roughly equivalent to a high school, but with a strong emphasis on preparation for public athletic games (hence the modern use of the word “gymnasium”).

22. Latin inscription, Ephesus

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23. Simon the Tanner’s house

The traditional site of Simon the Tanner’s house (Acts 10:1-23) in Jaffa (biblical Joppa).
The traditional site of Simon the Tanner’s house (Acts 10:1-23) in Jaffa (biblical Joppa).

24. Roman hippodrome, Caesarea

Ruins of the Roman hippodrome (horse or chariot race track) at Caesarea.
Ruins of the Roman hippodrome (horse or chariot race track) at Caesarea.

25. Jezreel Valley from Mount Precipice

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26. Capernaum synagogue, limestone wall

A fourth-century AD synagogue in Capernaum, built from limestone hauled from many miles away.
A fourth-century AD synagogue in Capernaum, built from limestone hauled from many miles away.

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Ryan Nelson

Ryan Nelson is a writer for OverviewBible, where he uses Logos to explore the characters, groups, places, and books of the Bible. He has served in a variety of volunteer ministry positions, primarily through Young Life.

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Written by Ryan Nelson