BYU Professor: ‘Google Earth’ May Enhance Scripture Study

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This article was originally published in The Universe by Lauren Holbrook. Below is an excerpt.

Scripture study combined with Google Earth can provide a deeper understanding and appreciation for the teachings and life of Christ.

BYU teaching and learning consultant Taylor Halverson provided training at Campus Education Week on how to use Google Earth while studying the scriptures. Because Jesus Christ lived in a specific culture in a certain place, understanding the geographical context of his teachings can give greater insight into the power of Christ’s teaching.

Halverson, who has Ph.Ds in both Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity and Instructional Systems Technology, referenced several scriptural accounts of Christ teaching his disciples to show the power of understanding this context.

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Bridget is a newsroom writer at She graduated in April 2015 from Brigham Young University in communications with an emphasis of public relations. She served a Spanish speaking LDS mission in McAllen, Texas. She is a skilled pianist and an expert baker of chocolate chip cookies.