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Bible Timeline Figures CD-ROM

by Alex Wiggers
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Finally! After may requests over several years we're proud to present this fine set of Bible timeline figures. Designed by our youngest, most meticulous offspring when he was 17, you'll find these figures to be colorful, creative and a delight to use.

Bible Timeline Figures CD-ROM

Binding: CD ROM
Page Count: 43
Publisher: Geography Matters
Grade Level: All Ages
ISBN: GM-477p

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Here is a nice little resource in PDF format just right for helping young (and not-so-young!)learners put the parts of the Bible into chronological context. If you haven't used timelines before, try them. I cannot express how much they have helped in our household when it comes to understanding history and getting things sorted into the right order. If you are already someone who uses timelines in your studies, you probably know what I'm talking about.

You can print all forty-two pages contained in the pdf file, or just selected pages, and you can print as many copies as you need (for personal use), which is a boon if you have more than one child keeping a timeline book or chart.

The colorful timeline figures include people and events, with symbols to indicate if a person was a judge, prophet, or king (of Israel, Judah, or the unified kingdom). There is a timeline symbol for each book of the Bible, along with its category (law, prophetic, history, gospel, poetry, epistle); approximate dates are included where possible. You can sort the historical figures by their borders, which indicate whether the person lived or incident took place in early Biblical times (Genesis 1-11), during the history of Israel (Genesis 12-Malachi), the history of the Messiah (Matthew-John), or the early church (Acts-Revelation).

Story lines are included, which are cartoon-like progressive pictures telling some of the better-known Bible stories such as the life of Christ, Creation, Moses, Daniel, David, Jonah, Samson, Joseph, and Elijah and Elisha. You can use these to teach Bible stories and to practice skills in sequencing. Instructions are included. There are also generic figures that you can customize for your timeline.

The material is well-organized, with a table of contents, introductory material that explains the symbols used on the figures and suggestions on how to use the figures, followed by the figures themselves, wrapped up neatly with an index to make it easy to find a specific character or event. Instructions are included for a game called "Before and After" which helps learners to place Biblical characters and events in proper context.

As noted above, approximate dates are included on the figures where possible. The author admits that the dates reflect specific sources, and may not agree with the sources you are using.

All in all, this is an excellent resource that we will be using for some time to come.

Tammy Cardwell, Product Reviews
Eclectic Homeschool Online


What are the story line figures?

This is a bonus section of the Bible Timeline Figures CD-ROM. It includes figures with no dates or events recorded. Read the Bible story to the child. GIve them the figures for that story and have them place the events in chronological order. Have the student retell the story in their own words using the figures to help spur their memory. Great for practice in sharing the gospel.

What kind of coding is included in the figures?

Icons in the corner are used to identify topics, kings, and books of the Bible.
  • Topics include: person, event, prophet, judge.
  • Kings identify: Kings of Judah, Kings of Israel, or the unified kingdom of Israel
  • Books of the Bible are classified as: law, prophetic, history, gospels, poetry, and epistles.
Different borders depict the time period of each event.

The set does not have every event I need, where can I get more figures?

No set can include every event that happened in world history. Therefore we've included a variety of generic figures in this set. Be creative. Make your own from the generic figure. Copy pictures from books, encyclopedia, or lnternet, or have students draw an image. To include world history events check out our Historical Timeline Figures CD-ROM.

How do I attach the timeline figures to my timeline?

You can use tape, glue stick, or print on adhesive paper to peel and stick.

How do I protect the quality of the figures?

Cover each figure with lamination before adhering to the timeline. Clear wide packing tape works great as a "poor man's laminator."

I don't have a color printer. Can I still use these figures?

Yes. The timeline figures can be printed in black and white (grayscale). Encourage students to color them for added interest.

Can I select and print only one timeline figure at a time?

There are 20 timeline figures to a page. You can select one page at a time and print one page of figures but you can't choose to print one figure. Cut out the figure you need and place the remainder in a clear pocket protector stored in the back of the notebook.

Can I use these timeline figures for my school?

Permission is granted to print the timeline figures for your classroom or group, but the copyright restricts reproduction for an entire school. Each classroom teacher wishing to use the figures should purchase their own copy of the CD-ROM.

I don't have a color printer or a CD-ROM drive, can I buy this set of figures already printed in color?

Yes. You can special order the figures printed in color. Please contact us for cost and further information.

Can I print the figures in a different size?

Some printers have the option to print a % smaller or larger. Check your printer options. Another way to resize the page is through Microsoft Word. Here are the basic instructions:
  1. In Acrobat Reader choose the "Grab Graphic" button (next to "Text Edit").
  2. Copy.
  3. Paste into a Word document.
  4. Right click and format the page of figures in layout so it is in front of text.
  5. Make it any size you choose and print.

Is the CD-ROM Mac Compatible?


What format is the CD-ROM?

The timeline figures are on pdf files read by Acrobat Reader. Most computers using the internet have Acrobat Reader already installed. It is also included on the CD for your convenience.

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