Posts Tagged ‘Israel and the Middle East’

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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Ashkelon

Ashkelon (Ashqelon) (Joshua 13:3) City in south on Mediterranean coast, near the site of a major Philistine city. Herod the Great was born here. Jews and Christians enjoyed prosperity here throughout Byzantine times, Jews leaving only after the Crusaders were driven out by the Moslems. Old city […]

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Bet Shearim

Bet Shearim Remains of an ancient Jewish city on the border of the Jezreel Valley and Lower Galilee. The site is famous for its catacombs filled with sarcophagi. It has the most extensive Jewish remains outside of Jerusalem. http://www.rentatodo.com/es/apply-online-for-personal-loan Known during the Second Temple Period but became […]

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Beth-shean

Beth-shean (Joshua 17:11, 16) “And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us: and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both they who are of Beth-shean and her towns, and they who are of […]

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Avedat

Avedat Avedat was the greatest and most important Nabatean city in the Negeb. The ruins lie 9 km. south of Sede Boker on a limestone hill standing sentinel over a sea of desert. Founded in the 2nd century CE and built where the ancient roads from Petra […]

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Beth Shearim

Beth Shearim Remains of an ancient Jewish city on the border of the Jezreel Valley and Lower Galilee. The site is famous for its catacombs filled with sarcophagi. It has the most extensive Jewish remains outside of Jerusalem. Known during Second Temple Period but became famous during […]

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