Posts Tagged ‘Geography’

Acre

Acre (Akko) (Judges 1:31) The ancient port city of Acre lies besides modern Akko. A cluster of Ottoman mosques and khans, surrounded by ramparts, and the harbor area constitute the most picturesque cityscape in Israel after Jerusalem. Recorded as Akko or Akka in ancient Egyptian documents. On […]

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Capernaum (Kefar Nahum)

Capernaum (Kefar Nahum) (Matthew 4:13) “And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the seacoast, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali:” The site of ancient Capernaum is on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, 4 km. southwest of the mouth […]

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Ai

Ai (Joshua 7; 8:1) “And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise , go up to Ai: see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his […]

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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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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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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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Bet Guvrin (Betogabris)

 Bet Guvrin (Beit Jibrin, Betogabris, Beth Gabra – an Aramaic name meaning “the house of the strong men”) Ruins of an ancient city and limestone caves were found near the kibbutz of this name, 14 km. east of  Qiryat Gat. The kibbutz was named after the Jewish […]

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