Posts Tagged ‘The Holy Temple of Jerusalem’

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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Ashkelon

Ashkelon (Ashqelon) (Joshua 13:3) City in south on Mediterranean coast, near the site of a major Philistine city. Herod the Great was born here. Jews and Christians enjoyed prosperity here throughout Byzantine times, Jews leaving only after the Crusaders were driven out by the Moslems. Old city […]

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Avedat

Avedat Avedat was the greatest and most important Nabatean city in the Negeb. The ruins lie 9 km. south of Sede Boker on a limestone hill standing sentinel over a sea of desert. Founded in the 2nd century CE and built where the ancient roads from Petra […]

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