Nimrod Fortress (Qalat Nimrud)

Nimrod Fortress (Qalat Nimrud) Ruins of a large fortress on southern slopes of Mt. Hermon, 2 km. northeast of Banyas. Erected by Crusaders between 1130 and 1140. Taking advantage of the mountain’s natural features, it was built long and narrow – 450×60 meters (1476×197 feet). Arab legend […]

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Qarantal (Deir el Quruntul) (Monastery of the Temptation or of the Forty Days) (Mark 1:13; Matthew 4:2) Greek Orthodox monastery 4 km. (2.5 miles) northwest of Jericho built onto the side of a sheer cliff, overlooking the Jericho oasis; one of the most fabulous locations in the Holy […]

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Katzrin (Qazrin)

Katzrin (Qazrin) Nearby the modern town of Qazrin on the Golan Heights, 5 miles southeast of the Bnot Ya’aqov Bridge, is the site of an ancient synagogue from the Talmudic era. Apparently this was the site of a Jewish village which prospered in the Roman-Byzantine Period, called […]

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Qidron Stream (Kidron or Kedron)

Qidron Stream (Kidron Valley) (II Samuel 15:23; I Kings 2:37; I Kings 15:13; Jeremiah 31:40) Called in the Bible Brook of Kidron and appears many times. The stream,  often called the Kedron Valley, originates in Jerusalem between Mt. Scopus and the Old City, and empties into the […]

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Qumran (Mezad Hasidim) Remains of a settlement from the days of the Second Temple, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Located near the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. Two Bedouin shepherds accidentally came across a clay jar in a cave that contained the now world-famous […]

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(El) Qubeiba (in the Judean Hills) (Luke 24:18) Arab village in Judean Hills. Site of Crusader settlement called Mahomaria Lapetita in Spanish. The Frankish name was Parva Mahomaria. Both names are translations of the Arabic Qubeiba, which means “little dome.” http://religionfilm.com/it/loans-for-bad According to a late Christian tradition, […]

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