A timeline of the Bible illustrated with over 600 images or pictures
Overall: Bibleview.org is a large, unique, multilingual web site which presents an overview of the Christian Bible. The English section has over 800 pages and over 600 images. It has been on the web since 2002.
Indexing: The entire text of the Bible is indexed using small, iconic, representations of the same picture which illustrates each biblical story. Starting from the home page for each language, these indices’s allow the web surfer to access any Bible reading using only two or three mouse clicks. It is very slick, and the site authors are to be congratulated.
Each one comprises an explanatory introduction; the picture; and finally, the Bible reading itself. All of the pages are further supplemented by a paragraph or two of prose, which present the historical background, so as to complete the word picture. The introductory texts in the English language edition have been written taking particular care that the grammar and spelling are for readers for whom English is a second or third language.
Design: This web site is the result of a labor of love by a handful of enthusiastic and dedicated amateurs, with help from many others over years, all on a shoe string budget. The pages load remarkably quickly. It is very usable even on a slow dial-up connection. This has happened by the professional programmer who is working tirelessly behind the scenes as his voluntary missionary contribution.
Pictures: Most of the pictures are simple, photographic reproductions of a series of large poster-sized colored drawings which were created specially for the originator of the project when he was in the role of an itinerant preacher. Reusing these pictures for the web site has been brilliant idea. Some of the pictures are used more than once for different pages.
In Conclusion: This web site provides an effective Bible based introduction to Christianity. In common with most amateur projects it is a work in progress. Be prepared to see incremental changes on a continuous basis.
Supplementary information such as teaching notes, resources and background information has been added to some of the English modules. A number files with extra information are kept off line. Some of these can be emailed on request eg “78 Prophets”. A list of these files is being prepared.