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Contents:

 

(a) History of major changes, news and announcements in BibleWalks.com

(b) Twitter updates

(c) Latest added sites

 

(a) History of major changes in BibleWalks.com:

  

 
  • July 5, 2017   - 11th Anniversary with 484,177 visits, 421 sites, 12, 500 photos

 

  • Apr 23, 2017        - Reached 2,500 members in BibleWalk's Facebook group

 

  • Apr 15, 2017       - New Drone in our hands - the DJI Mavic pro.

                                                First video post: Tel Shalem.

 

  • Oct 21, 2016       - Broken links removed (please notify us on new links)

 

  • July 5, 2016     - 10th Anniversary with 447,190 visits, 407 sites, 11,300 photos

 

  • April 15, 2016     -  New Facebook group - the Crusaders.

 

  • July 3, 2015       - 9th Anniversary with 410,000 visits, 382 sites, 10200 photos

 

 

  • Nov 21, 2014       - Broken links removed (please notify us on new links)

 

 

  • July 26, 2014   - War in Gaza - read about the ancient city

 

  • July 17, 2014  -  Read about the ancient city of Hebron

 

 

  • Feb 7, 2014     -   Added a new camera - Phantom 2 Vision quad-copter

                                              14M pixel "camera in the sky" - see photo1 and photo2

 

 

  • Dec 29, 2013        - Q&A Interview (in Spanish) with Webmaster

 

  • Dec 18, 2013        - Added  Google + page                

 

  • Sep 21, 2013       - Major update to Jesus-Walks.com (thanks to Judie Swaney)

 

  • Feb 15, 2013        - Reached 300,000 visitors, with 331 sites and 7,500+ photos

 

  • Nov 4, 2012         - upgraded photography quality:

                                          A new Nikon D600 SLR 24 Megapixel full frame  DSLR  

                                          camera. The first photo - mosaic of Tel Rechov.

     

  • Oct 23, 2012          Our photo on cover of Evolutionary Ecology Research  

                                                     (Volume 14 Number 2 February 2012)

  • Aug 3, 2012           Started a new region of sites - Samaria. First site - Har Brakha.

 

 

  • Mar 10, 2012       Reached 1/4 Million visitors!

 

  • Feb 22, 2012       Continuing with survey. It provides a good feedback, such as

                                              alerting us on issue of broken links.

                                              Thanks for all readers who filled out the survey.

 

  • Jan 20, 2012       Focusing on Jaffa area

 

  • Jan 7, 2012           New look on home page header

 

  • Nov 8, 2011           Reached 300 sites!!!

 

  • Oct 10, 2011          Add degaa.net survey to get feedbacks

 

  • Sep 24, 2011         ESPN to show BibleWalks' scapegoat illustration in a feature

                                               presentation of "Scapegoating in Sports"  (airs Sep 27 8pm)

                                               See our blog for details.

 

                                                 - an index to BibleWalks sites

 

  • July 5, 2011            - *** 5th year Anniversary *** 

                                                   With 294 featured sites, 35 info pages,

                                                   6,000 photos, 205,000 visitors

  • July 2, 2011             - Update of  home & about pages

 

  • Mar 21, 2011            - Upgrade of home page with flash

 

  • Mar 8, 2011               - New flash-based panoramic viewers

                                                     First site with viewers: Herodion

 

                                                   Will sell photos online - ours and other photographers.

 

  • Aug 28, 2010          - New Bible sites game - check your knowledge level;           

                                                     Our first game:  following the footsteps of Elijah

 

  • July 25, 2010        - Sketches and original drawings are recently added in

                                                many of our web pages (for example, Munttar or Banias)

 

                                                 Jabal Munttar.

 

  • June 15, 2010    - Reached   visitors  since 7/06

                                                with 266 sites + 4,500+ photos

 

                                           - with some of the exciting, active archaeological sites.

 

                                            from our good friends in Tiuli

 

  • Nov 3, 2009          - Add to vote on best site

 

  • Oct 5, 2009             - upgraded photography quality:

                                                   Nikon D90 SLR 12M  camera.      

                                                   First site with new camera - Rosh Hanikra

 

 

  • July 4, 2009                *** 3rd year Anniversary ***

     

      With 320 web pages so far,

     covering 224 Biblical sites, 29 info pages  and over 3,000 photos in dual resolution.

 
  • July 1, 2009          Special feature on Karmiel sites - site of the month July 2009

 

  • June 30, 2009       Reached:  

 

  • June 7, 2009         Add new sites gallery - Beit-Kerem

 

  • Feb 23, 2009        "BibleWalks goes to Broadway" - western wall photo      

                                              incorporated in a new major Broadway show projection set

                                                    - read about it in our blog

 

  • Feb 6, 2009           BibleWalks partners with ACTS Church of God

                                                        publishing house

 

  • Jan 17, 2009          New "Holy Jerusalem" screen saver released

 

  • Jan 8, 2009            Reached 200 sites!

 

  • Dec 31, 2008          75,000 visits to home page with over 2,500 photos in dual   

                                                   resolution, 197 sites and 27 info pages

 

  • Sep 27, 2008          Upgraded to Google Page Rank 5! 

                                                    Reached over 64,000  visits to home page

 

  • July 5, 2008           *** 2nd year Anniversary *** With 251 web pages so far,

                                                        covering 172 Biblical sites, 23 info pages

                                                        and over 2,000 photos in dual resolution.

 

  • June 20, 2008          New aerial views by Y. Mizrachi -

                                                                        we thank him for his contribution! 

                                                      First site: Bahai Gardens, Acre.

 

  • May 3, 2008              New screen saver released - Jesus Footsteps 100 Version 3

                                                      with all 100 photos and reference to jesus-footsteps.com

 

  • May 1, 2008                Reached 50,000 visits to home page, with 160

                                                           reviewed sites and 23 info pages

 

  • May 1, 2008               Completed jesus-footsteps.com - the pictorial presentation

                                                     of 100 events in 1000 last days of Jesus. 

 

  • Feb 2, 2008            Started using HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo technique.

                                                     See first examples in Khirbet Suggar, Caesarea aqueduct

                                                     and Elijah's cave.

 

  • Jan 20, 2008         - Adding a new "daughter" site:  jesus-footsteps.com

                                                       - a pictorial  presentation of 100 events in 1000 days

   

 

 

 

  • Sep 7, 2007          - List of sites now also in Hebrew

 

  • July 8, 2007         - completed refresh of all pages in the web site, adding table of

                                                    contents and Babel fish on each site page.

 

  • July 5, 2007         - *** 1st year Anniversary *** With 164 web pages so far,

                                                        covering over 110 Biblical sites + 17 info pages.

 

  • June 15, 2007     - Newsletter distribution started in BibleWalks -

                                                       register to stay in touch and receive future newsletters.

 

  • June 13, 2007     - upgraded photography quality:

                                                    Nikon D40X SLR 10M  camera.      

                                                  First site with new camera - Kursi.

 

  • May 9, 2007      - new Blogs started in BibleWalks.com. Register, contribute to

                                               the  contents of the web site.

 

  • May 8, 2007     - new forums started in BibleWalks.com, but dropped on

                                              Sep 2008   due to spam.

  

 

 

                                              Article by Rami Nir - "Evidence of Joseph in Egypt".

 

 

 

 

 

  • Apr 18, 2007 - BibleWalks.com company registered.

 

 

  • Apr 17, 2007 - Started to incorporate images photo'ed by Gal Shaine.

                                                Thanks Gal!

 

  • Mar 17, 2007 - Reached 100 reviewed Biblical sites.

 

  • Mar 5, 2007 - Reached 10,000 entries to home page - 8 months after launch,

                                         with 96 reviewed sites and 12 info pages.

 

  • Feb 9, 2007 - Adding maps in all site groups. See example in Nazareth area, or

                                         a list of all our maps.

 

  • Feb 5, 2007 - Added sites galleries in all regions.

                                          See the top level page or gallery in each region.

 

  • Dec 17, 2006:  Partnership with israelimagebank.com to purchase

                                          aerial images for web usage and printing.

                                           See more details.

 

  • Oct 12 2006:  New info pages added, with general information on selected topics:

                                          historic timeline, Jesus footsteps, story of the Tel,

                                          the tribes of Israel and Bible search, and more to come.

       

  • Oct 10, 2006: 100 days - 50 sites already reviewed.

 

  • July 5, 2006 :  The site was first launched.

 

  • June 15, 2006: Web site conceived and planned

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(b) Twitter updates:

  

Updates to the website and special news and activities are also published on Twitter.

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(c) Latest added sites in BibleWalks.com:

 

     A gallery of recently added sites can be seen in the latest added sites page, which helps tracking the addition of new sites.

 

 

 

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