Posts Tagged ‘Old testament’

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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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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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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Haifa

Haifa Israel's third largest city, its main port, and large industrial and commercial center. Situated along the shore of Haifa Bay;  at the foot of Mount Carmel. Major museums: National Maritime Museum, Naval and Illegal Immigration Museum and Japanese Art Pavilion. Holy Sites: Elijah's  Cave, the Bahai Temple […]

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Temple and rare cache of sacred vessels from Biblical times discovered at Tel Motza

Temple and rare cache of sacred vessels from Biblical times discovered at Tel Motza Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Rare evidence of the religious practices and rituals in the early days of the Kingdom of Judah has recently been discovered at Tel Motza Rare evidence of the religious […]

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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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Greetings from the Hasmoneans from a neighborhood of Jerusalem

Greetings from the Hasmoneans from a neighborhood of Jerusalem Remains of an archeological site dating from the Hasmonean era were exposed in a Jerusalem suburb – underneath Hantke Street in the neighborhood of Kiryat Yovel. According to the administrator of the excavation, “Very little is known about the […]

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Valley of Elah

Valley of Elah (I Samuel 17:2) “And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and encamped by the valley of  Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.” (I Samuel 17:2) This small valley on the border of the Judean Hills, 8 km. […]

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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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