Posts Tagged ‘Land of the Bible’

Cyclamen Persicum—The Flower of Mary’s Agony

Cyclamen Persicum—The Flower of Mary’s Agony By Danielle Max The Persian Cyclamen (Cyclamen Persicum) may be modest in stature and humble in appearance, but this little flower has an intimate connection to the Virgin Mother in its shape, coloring and even delicate scent. The shape is said to represent […]

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A Building Dating to the Hasmonean Period

December 2013 For the First Time: A Building Dating to the Hasmonean Period was Discovered in Archaeological Excavations in the City of David, in the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park Josephus wrote about Hasmonean Jerusalem but it is only now that remains of a building are being […]

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An Ancient Industrial Installation was Revealed beneath the Asphalt in Yafo

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 The Israel Antiquities Authority exposed remains of an installation for extracting liquid which dates to the Byzantine period, within the framework of infrastructure development implemented by the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality Archaeological excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority provide a glimpse at hundreds of […]

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Naaran, Naarath

  Naaran, Naarath (I Chronicles. 7:28) Ancient site in the Jordan Valley, 3 miles northwest of Jericho. Called Naaran in I Chronicles 7:28: “And their possessions and habitations were, Beth-el and its  towns, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with its towns;  Shechem also and its towns, […]

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Nabi Musa

  Nabi Musa Holy Moslem site in the Judean Desert half a mile south of the Jerusalem-Jericho road,12.5 miles east of Jerusalem. Inside the Mosque is a tomb which Moslem tradition believes to be the tomb of Moses – hence its name Nabi Musa (the Prophet Moses). […]

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Nabi Samwil

  Nabi Samwil Supposed tomb of  the Prophet Samuel in an Arab village 4 miles northwest of Jerusalem. Located on a high mountain (2992 feet above sea level) off the ancient road from the Judean Foothills to Jerusalem. One  theory claims this is the site of  Mizpeh, […]

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Maon in the Negeb

  Maon in the Negeb (Khirbet el Ma’in) Ruins of  a settlement in the northwestern Negeb.  A beautiful mosaic floor of a 6th and 7th century synagogue has been discovered here. The mosaic has been restored and removed to the Department of Antiquities in Jerusalem. Nearby where […]

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Dan

Dan (Genesis 14:14; Joshua 19:47; Judges 18:27-29) “And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive , he armed his trained servants, born in his own house,  three hundred and eighteen , and pursued them unto Dan.” (Genesis 14:14) The archaeological mound of the ancient city of […]

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Mamshit (Kurnub)

Mamshit (Kurnub) Just north of The Large Crater in the Negeb, 3 miles southeast  of  Dimona, are ruins of ancient Mamshit, a Nabatean commercial center which appears in the 6th century Madaba Map under the name of Mampsis. The spot called Kurnub by the Arabs, was where […]

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Paneas (Banyas)

Paneas (Banyas) A source of the Jordan River running through lush woodlands and ending in a broad lagoon overlooked by the Mount Hermon snows, and flanked by rock-hewn caves and an ancient temple dedicated to goat-footed Pan. Now part of a nature reserve. History: Called Paneas in […]

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