Biblical Sites

Beersheba

Beersheba (Be’er Sheva) (Genesis 21:32) Israel’s fourth largest city lies between the Negev prairies and the cultivated fields to the north. Known as the City of the Patriarchs, Beer-sheba was where Abimelech, King of Gerar, made covenants with both Isaac and Abraham (Genesis 21:32; 26:33). Here, too, […]

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Castellion (Hurqanya)

Castellion (Hurqanya) Remains of an ancient fortress and a monastery in the Judean Desert between Bethlehem and the Dead Sea, west of  Hyrcania Valley. Probably built by order of John Hyrcanus in the 1st or 2nd century BCE, hence the name of site. Arabic name is Khirbet […]

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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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Belvoir (Kokhav HaYarden)

Belvoir (Kokhav HaYarden) Ruins of the Crusader castle Belvoir (Fair View) on a 1640 feet-high hill with a panoramic view of part of  the Jordan Valley,10 km. north of  Beth Shean. The castle was built between 1138 and 1140 on the ruins of a Persian and Byzantine […]

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Bethany

Bethany (Eizariyya) (John 11:1-2; 12:1) “Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with […]

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Bethlehem

Bethlehem (Bet Lehem) (Genesis. 35:19) (Matthew 2:1) (Luke 2:1) Bethlehem today is a Christian Arab city in Judean Hills 7 km. south of Jerusalem, where Jesus was born and thus holy to Christians the world over. There are Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Syrian Catholic and Armenian churches […]

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Chorazin (Korazim)

Chorazin (Korazin, Korazim) (Matthew 11:21) “Woe unto you, Chorazin! woe unto you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were  done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.“ Ruins of an ancient settlement  and synagogue, […]

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