Both of these maps come from the book “Joseph, Rachel’s son” which was released on 4 December 2018.
The first of the maps is a map of Mesopotamia that was derived from a map by Yiyi of the Middle East with a CC BY 3.0 licence.
This map gives an overview of the areas in which Joseph spent his life.
The first six years were spent in Paddan-aram, living with Laban, who was the father of Leah and Rachel.
From the ages of six to seventeen, Joseph lived in Canaan, and the remaining 93 years he spent in Egypt.
Note that this map is also available in SVG and in a variety of higher resolutions in PNG format. If you would like to have any of these, please let me know by emailing me. This form of the map was designed for printing in a black and white book, however there are also more colourful options including terrain shading. Once again, if you would like copies of any of these, please let me know. The map in all its forms is licensed under CC BY 3.0 in the same way as the map it was derived from.
Although Joseph only spent about 11 years in Canaan, we are told of several places where the family stayed during that time. Many of these are shown in the map of Canaan below. This map was based on a public domain map of Israel and its borders from 1949 to 1967.
Note that this map is also available in SVG and in a variety of higher resolutions in PNG format. If you would like to have any of these, please let me know by emailing me. Other colour options that include altitude information are also available. This map in all its forms is released into the public domain.
If you are looking for a timeline of Joseph’s life or his family tree, see our blog post “Joseph: timeline and family tree”.
This is one of a series of articles on Joseph published as back-up material for the Bible-based fiction novel Joseph, Rachel’s son.
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