Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’

Emmaus

Emmaus (Imwas) (Luke 24 :13) Ruins of settlement and archaeological site within Canada Park, 2 km. north of the Latrun junction. Some believe it to be the New Testament Emmaus, where Cleopas and Simon saw the risen Jesus, as told in Luke’s Gospel. Strategic site since ancient […]

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Fandaqumiya (Pentakomia)

Fandaqumiya (Pentakomia) (El) Fandaqumiya is an Arab village in the Samarian Hills 4 km. north of Sabastiya. The name is a corruption of the Greek name Pentakomia. no hassle pay day loan It is the site of an ancient settlement recorded in a mosaic floor inscription found […]

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Farata (Pirathon)

Farata (Pirathon) (Judges 12:13) (II Samuel 23:30). Arab village 10 km. southwest of  Shechem. Believed to be the site of Biblical Pirathon, birthplace of the Judge Abdon (Judges 12:13) – in the land of Ephraim, and in the hill country of the Amalekites; and of Benaiah, one […]

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Flagellation Monastery

Flagellation, Monastery of (Old City of Jerusalem) (John 19:1) “Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.” The Church of the Flagellation is a Roman Catholic church located in the eastern section of the Old City of Jerusalem, near Saint Stephen’s Gate. Also included in this complex […]

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Hebron

Hebron (Hevron) (Numbers 13:22) City in Judean Hills 36 km. (22 miles) south of Jerusalem; one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Almost as rich as Jerusalem in Biblical associations. Also mentioned in the Bible as Kiriath-arba and Mamre. Abode of the Patriarchs Abraham, […]

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Herodium

Herodium (Romans 16:11) Mountain in Judean Desert 6 km. (4 miles) southeast of Bethlehem. Height: 758 meters (2487 feet) above sea level. Named after King Herod who built a fortress on the summit and a settlement at its foot. According to Joseph ben Mattathias, Herod was also […]

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Jericho

Jericho (Joshua 3:16) Arab city in southern Jordan Valley at the junction of major north-south and east-west arteries. Jericho is considered the oldest city in the world and the lowest on earth – 250 meters (820 feet) below sea level; the first place conquered by Joshua after crossing […]

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Jerusalem

Jerusalem(Joshua 10:1)The capital of the State of Israel and ancient capital of the Kingdom of Israel and later of Judah. A city sacred to the three principal monotheistic religions.Situated in the heart of the Judean Hills, 800 meters (2625 feet) above sea level on the crossroads of […]

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Jordan River

Jordan River (Joshua 1:2) (Matthew 3:6) The Jordan River was of prime importance both in the Old and in the New Testament. “Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, […]

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Cana (Kafr Kanna)

Cana (Kafr Kanna) (John 2:1-11) Arab village in Galilee 6 km. northeast of  Nazareth, where Jesus performed his first miracle. Site of ancient city of Galilean Kanna, mentioned in 20th-century BCE Egyptian Execration Texts, Tell el ‘Amarna letters and in Tiglath-pileser III’s city lists. It also was […]

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