Posts Tagged ‘Geography’

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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Baal-hazor

Baal-hazor (II Samuel 13:23, 27) “And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king’s sons… Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark you now when Amnon’s heart is merry with […]

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Caesarea

Caesarea (Acts 8 : 40) This quintessential, ancient Mediterranean port is now an archaeological site and resort center. Though small during the Crusader Period, it is from this era that most of the ruins date. Site of ancient Sidonite city, Straton’s Tower. Conquered in 90 BCE by […]

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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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Banyas

Banyas The Banyas is a source of the Jordan River running through lush woodlands and ending in broad lagoon overlooked by Mt. Hermon snows, and flanked by rock-hewn caves and an ancient temple dedicated to goat-footed Pan. united obligations when you Called Paneas in the Hellenistic age […]

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