Posts Tagged ‘Religion’

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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Oaks of Mamre (Elone Mamre)

Oaks of Mamre (Elone Mamre) (Genesis 18:1) “And the LORD appeared unto him by the oaks of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day.” (Genesis 18:1) Ruins about 2 km. north of Hebron. Believed to be the site of Biblical […]

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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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Achzib

Achzib (Akhziv) (Joshua 19:29; Judges 1:31) “And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib:” (Joshua 19:29) “Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants […]

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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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Capernaum (Kefar Nahum)

Capernaum (Kefar Nahum) (Matthew 4:13) “And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the seacoast, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali:” The site of ancient Capernaum is on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, 4 km. southwest of the mouth […]

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Ai

Ai (Joshua 7; 8:1) “And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise , go up to Ai: see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his […]

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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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Belvoir (Kokhav HaYarden)

Belvoir (Kokhav HaYarden) Ruins of the Crusader castle Belvoir (Fair View) on a 1640 feet-high hill with a panoramic view of part of  the Jordan Valley,10 km. north of  Beth Shean. The castle was built between 1138 and 1140 on the ruins of a Persian and Byzantine […]

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