About The Site
Navigating the site
Remember the Back
button. Images do not open new windows on this site, so after viewing an image,
return to the page of thumbnails by clicking the back button on your browser.
Back up enough and you will return to the site's first page. The Topical Index
is in an early stage of development, but will eventually allow visitors with
a slow connection to move through the site quickly.
Images vs. Text
This site contains images and maps used by Dr. Michael Martin
in his classes at Golden Gate
Baptist Theological Seminary. Since the material was compiled to illustrate
New Testament lectures most images are labeled but explanatory text is not
A Work in Process
Adding materials to the site (as they are acquired and as
time permits) is a continual project, but not a constant one. I will note
major additions when they occur, but minor revisions are not noted so check
the site periodically for updates. Since I travel and can acquire new images
in the summers, most major revisions take place in the fall/winter.
Three Versions of the Project
The online version of New Testament
Maps and Artifacts is optimized for web delivery with most images saved
at 600x400 pixels or smaller and in low quality jpeg or gif formats. It is
intended for unrestricted use by visitors to the web site.
A second, CD version, too large for web delivery mirrors
the online version with the same size images but uses high-quality jpegs and
gifs. A third version uses larger images (most at about 1000x700 pixels) and
high-quality jpegs and gifs. This larger version is the one I use in class
and is designed to run from a CD or be transferred to a hard drive for display
using a digital projector.
Eventually I will post some examples of the large format
images for those who have cable, DSL or other high-speed connections. If enough
interest develops I may make both CD versions available at a nominal fee.
If you would be interested in either CD send an e-mail at MMartin@NTImages.com
and I will notify you with the details if there is sufficient interest.
A Personal Project
New Testament Maps and Artifacts is a personal project.
While creating the site has been a one-person effort, much encouragement and
some financial support have been contributed and such contributions are greatly
appreciated. In particular, a Teaching and Learning in Theological Education
grant from the Association of Theological Schools
and support from the David and Faith Kim Endowment along with release time
provided by Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary have been instrumental
in bring the site to its present state.