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Achzib

Achzib (Akhziv) (Joshua 19:29; Judges 1:31) “And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib:” (Joshua 19:29) “Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants […]

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Acre

Acre (Akko) (Judges 1:31) The ancient port city of Acre lies besides modern Akko. A cluster of Ottoman mosques and khans, surrounded by ramparts, and the harbor area constitute the most picturesque cityscape in Israel after Jerusalem. Recorded as Akko or Akka in ancient Egyptian documents. On […]

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Ai

Ai (Joshua 7; 8:1) “And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise , go up to Ai: see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his […]

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Aphek

Aphek (Antipatris) (Joshua 12:18; 13:4; 15:53; 19:30; I Samuel 4:1;29:1-3; I Kings 20:26; 20:30; II Kings 13:17) Tel of ancient town near sources of the Yarqon River. Evidence of Early Bronze Age occupation. A monumental Late Bronze Age structure was discovered; which was apparently a governor’s palace. Biblical […]

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Apollonia (Tel Arshaf)

  Apollonia (Tel Arshaf) (Acts 17:1-2) “Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews, And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the […]

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Arabah

  Arabah (Deuteronomy. 1:1; Joshua 18:18) “These be the words which Moses spake  unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Di-zahab.” (Deuteronomy. 1:1)  “And passed along toward the […]

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Arad

Arad The king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one; (Joshua 12:14) Arad is located in the north eastern Negeb, 37 km. east of Beersheba on the way to the Dead Sea. Nearby modern Arad, at Tel Arad, finds from ancient Biblical Arad have been found. […]

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Ashdod

Ashdod (Joshua 15:47) “Ashdod with its towns and its villages, Gaza with its towns and its villages, unto the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and its coastline.” The ancient harbor of Ashdod was situated at Ashdod Yam, south of the new city near Tel Ashdod […]

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Ashkelon

Ashkelon (Ashqelon) (Joshua 13:3) City in south on Mediterranean coast, near the site of a major Philistine city. Herod the Great was born here. Jews and Christians enjoyed prosperity here throughout Byzantine times, Jews leaving only after the Crusaders were driven out by the Moslems. Old city […]

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Atlit

Atlit Atlit is situated on the Carmel coast, 14 km. south of Haifa, next to a Crusader city and ancient tel. The origin of the ancient name is unknown. Archaeological finds indicate occupation from the Late Bronze Age until the Hellenistic Period. Excavations of the tel uncovered […]

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