Posts Tagged ‘Old City of Jerusalem’

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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Gadara (Hammath Gader)

Gadara (Hammath Gader; El Hamma) “And they arrived at the country of the  Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.” (Luke 8:26) Hot spring in the bed of the Yarmuk River on the southern Golan Heights, 10 km. southeast of Zemah on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. […]

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Jaffa, Joppa

  Jaffa (Joppa; Yafo) (II Chronicles 2:15) City on Mediterranean shore south of Tel Aviv, considered the world’s oldest port and the place from where the prophet Jonah set sail for Tarshish. According to Greek myth, Andromeda was held captive by Poseidon on the rocks off Jaffa. […]

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Baal-hazor

Baal-hazor (II Samuel 13:23, 27) “And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king’s sons… Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark you now when Amnon’s heart is merry with […]

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Caesarea

Caesarea (Acts 8 : 40) This quintessential, ancient Mediterranean port is now an archaeological site and resort center. Though small during the Crusader Period, it is from this era that most of the ruins date. Site of ancient Sidonite city, Straton’s Tower. Conquered in 90 BCE by […]

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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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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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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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