Posts Tagged ‘Archaeology’

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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Temple and rare cache of sacred vessels from Biblical times discovered at Tel Motza

Temple and rare cache of sacred vessels from Biblical times discovered at Tel Motza Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Rare evidence of the religious practices and rituals in the early days of the Kingdom of Judah has recently been discovered at Tel Motza Rare evidence of the religious […]

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Jaffa, Joppa

  Jaffa (Joppa; Yafo) (II Chronicles 2:15) City on Mediterranean shore south of Tel Aviv, considered the world’s oldest port and the place from where the prophet Jonah set sail for Tarshish. According to Greek myth, Andromeda was held captive by Poseidon on the rocks off Jaffa. […]

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Greetings from the Hasmoneans from a neighborhood of Jerusalem

Greetings from the Hasmoneans from a neighborhood of Jerusalem Remains of an archeological site dating from the Hasmonean era were exposed in a Jerusalem suburb – underneath Hantke Street in the neighborhood of Kiryat Yovel. According to the administrator of the excavation, “Very little is known about the […]

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Valley of Elah

Valley of Elah (I Samuel 17:2) “And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and encamped by the valley of  Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.” (I Samuel 17:2) This small valley on the border of the Judean Hills, 8 km. […]

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Oaks of Mamre (Elone Mamre)

Oaks of Mamre (Elone Mamre) (Genesis 18:1) “And the LORD appeared unto him by the oaks of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day.” (Genesis 18:1) Ruins about 2 km. north of Hebron. Believed to be the site of Biblical […]

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