I recently came across a fascinating use of technology for doing Biblical history. The tool was created by Stanford University ORBIS.
If you want to estimate how much Paul’s missionary journeys might have cost him, a brand new tool has been developed to estimate the costs of traveling by sea in 200 AD.
A blog post by OpenBible.Info called “Calculating the Time and Cost of Paul’s Missionary Journeys” gives further information about the tool. The model is really intense as “it models ancient sea routes based on historical sources and wave height.” If you want to get the goods on how much Paul’s journeys cost him, be sure to check this out!
- Behold ORBIS, a Google Maps for the Roman Empire [Video] (io9.com – includes a 7 minute intro video to ORBIS)
- See Ancient Rome in 3D (Rome Reborn 2.1)
- Virtual World Project (Explore the ancient world through virtual Reality