Many of you have asked about maps and we’re finally in a position to offer some good maps for PocketBible. You’ll see these first for PocketBible for Windows and PocketBible for Pocket PC. There’s no reason they wouldn’t work in MyBible but we have some other work going on in MyBible right now so I don’t know the status of when these will get implemented. Anyway, below is a screen shot. Click the picture for a full-sized view.
For this screen shot I put the atlas book in the upper right window and opened two dictionaries below it. On the left is the basic placenames dictionary that comes with the product and on the right is the New Bible Dictionary from Inter Varsity Press. I right-clicked on “Capernaum” in Matthew 11:23 and selected “Lookup”. This caused my map book to show me the “New Testament Palestine” map and scrolled both dictionaries below it to their articles on Capernaum. I can now click on any placename on the map and the dictionaries will show me their articles on that place.
The map book contains about a dozen maps that cover all the important time periods and places in the Bible. It comes with a placename dictionary in a separate book, but it will actually work with any dictionary you have that contains entries for the placenames you select. Pricing is TBD but will be very affordable.
The product works the same way on a Pocket PC, but of course the screen is smaller. You can choose to shrink the maps to fit the screen or use them full-size. We’re working on some better ways to scroll the display when a large map is displayed.
Anyway somebody asked about what new content is coming. That’s your answer. There’s a lot more in the pipeline.
You might recognize that these maps are from our friends at Manna (www.biblemaps.com).