Lachish (Lakhish) (Joshua 10:31) (II Kings 18:13-17) and others – see below Archaeological site and moshav on border of Judean Hills and Foothills 10 km. southeast of Kiryat Gat. The ancient city of Lachish has been identified at an adjacent tel. Tel Lakhish is a large tel […]

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Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)

Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) (Joshua 12:3) Sweet water lake in northern Jordan Valley known as Sea of Galilee and associated with the miracles of Jesus. It has been called by many names:  Sea of Galilee, Sea of Tiberias, Sea of Ginnesar and others. Major sources: Jordan River, […]

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Lod (Lydda)

Lod (Lydda) (I Chronicles 8:12) City on border of Judean Foothills and central Coastal Plain, with a rich history. North of Lod is Ben-Gurion International Airport. History: First mentioned in City Lists of Egyptian King Thutmose III (15th c. BCE) as Rathan. Mentioned in Bible as being […]

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Latrun (Latrun Monastery) There are two theories about the origin of the name Latrun: one claims it is a distortion of the name of a Crusader castle that once stood here, Le Toron des Chevaliers – the tower of the knights; the other claims it is a […]

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