Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’

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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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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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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Mar Saba

Mar Saba Greek Orthodox monastery in Judean Desert, built on hillside of Nahal Qidron, 12 km. east of Bethlehem. Founded in the 5th century by the monk Saba and called after him (mar means holy) . Mar Saba, inhabited by close to a dozen monks today, has […]

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Galilee

Galilee  (Joshua 20:7; John 7:2) Jesus spent about six months of his Ministry in the Galilee: “After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.” (John 7:2) “And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount […]

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Dor (Castellum Merle)

Dor (Castellum Merle) (Joshua 12:23) “The king of Dor in the heights of Dor, one; the king of the people of Gilgal, one;” On the shore of Mediterranean Sea, south of Mount Carmel, this area was where the Tjeker League of the Sea Peoples settled. There are […]

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En-gedi

En-gedi (Joshua 15:62) Oasis on Dead Sea shore 17 km. north of Masada. En-gedi, fountain of the kid, is where the Shulamite watered her flocks and King Solomon sought her among the cascades of water, banana groves, rose beds and vineyards. Among the most beautiful oases in […]

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Masada

We currently are carrying a new publication: Josephus-Carta’s Illustrated-The Jewish War. Masada (Mezada); (Stronghold of En-gedi) (I Samuel 23:29) Remains of a large fortress from the Second Temple Period in the Judean Desert, 17 km. south of En Gedi and 2 km. from the western shore of […]

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Elath

Elath (Eilat) (II Kings 14: 22) Port on Gulf of Eilat. Ancient settlement mentioned several times in Bible as Eloth or Elath. Important during period of kingdoms of Judah and Israel. Solomon equipped a large navy at Ezion-geber, apparently near here. Because of its strategic position on a […]

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