Biblical Sites

Naaran, Naarath

  Naaran, Naarath (I Chronicles. 7:28) Ancient site in the Jordan Valley, 3 miles northwest of Jericho. Called Naaran in I Chronicles 7:28: “And their possessions and habitations were, Beth-el and its  towns, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with its towns;  Shechem also and its towns, […]

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Nabi Musa

  Nabi Musa Holy Moslem site in the Judean Desert half a mile south of the Jerusalem-Jericho road,12.5 miles east of Jerusalem. Inside the Mosque is a tomb which Moslem tradition believes to be the tomb of Moses – hence its name Nabi Musa (the Prophet Moses). […]

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Nabi Samwil

  Nabi Samwil Supposed tomb of  the Prophet Samuel in an Arab village 4 miles northwest of Jerusalem. Located on a high mountain (2992 feet above sea level) off the ancient road from the Judean Foothills to Jerusalem. One  theory claims this is the site of  Mizpeh, […]

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Maon in the Negeb

  Maon in the Negeb (Khirbet el Ma’in) Ruins of  a settlement in the northwestern Negeb.  A beautiful mosaic floor of a 6th and 7th century synagogue has been discovered here. The mosaic has been restored and removed to the Department of Antiquities in Jerusalem. Nearby where […]

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Dan

Dan (Genesis 14:14; Joshua 19:47; Judges 18:27-29) “And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive , he armed his trained servants, born in his own house,  three hundred and eighteen , and pursued them unto Dan.” (Genesis 14:14) The archaeological mound of the ancient city of […]

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Mamshit (Kurnub)

Mamshit (Kurnub) Just north of The Large Crater in the Negeb, 3 miles southeast  of  Dimona, are ruins of ancient Mamshit, a Nabatean commercial center which appears in the 6th century Madaba Map under the name of Mampsis. The spot called Kurnub by the Arabs, was where […]

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Paneas (Banyas)

Paneas (Banyas) A source of the Jordan River running through lush woodlands and ending in a broad lagoon overlooked by the Mount Hermon snows, and flanked by rock-hewn caves and an ancient temple dedicated to goat-footed Pan. Now part of a nature reserve. History: Called Paneas in […]

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Cabul (Kavul)

Cabul (Kavul) “And turneth toward the  sun-rising to Beth-dagon, and reacheth to Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthahel toward the north side of Beth-emek, and Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul on the left hand” (Joshua 19:27) An Arab village 15 km. southeast of Acre is […]

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Gadara (Hammath Gader)

Gadara (Hammath Gader; El Hamma) “And they arrived at the country of the  Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.” (Luke 8:26) Hot spring in the bed of the Yarmuk River on the southern Golan Heights, 10 km. southeast of Zemah on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. […]

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Haifa

Haifa Israel's third largest city, its main port, and large industrial and commercial center. Situated along the shore of Haifa Bay;  at the foot of Mount Carmel. Major museums: National Maritime Museum, Naval and Illegal Immigration Museum and Japanese Art Pavilion. Holy Sites: Elijah's  Cave, the Bahai Temple […]

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