BOZEZ AND SENEH

There are many geographical locations in Israel that fit perfectly with the biblical narrative. These locations prove biblical historicity and bring the Bible to life! One such location that not many people know about are a pair of cliffs named Bozez and Seneh in the Bible (1 Samuel 14:4). These cliffs are still there today […]

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A GOOD LAND | THE JORDAN RIFT

            The Eastern border of the Promised Land runs along the path of the Jordan River and the deep valley through which it flows. Home to the lowest point on earth and numerous biblically significant sites, the Jordan Rift is not a region you’ll want to miss.  Biblical History             Though the most accessible routes into the land of […]

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A GOOD LAND | THE JEZREEL VALLEY

            Sheltered between the mountains of the Samarian hill country and the ridges of Lower Galilee lies the Jezreel Valley.  With Mt. Carmel at its tip, the fertile plain stretches northeast like an arrow and was the stage for many memorable stories from the Bible.   Biblical History             In the days before Israel had a king, two notable […]

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A GOOD LAND | GALILEE

            Bursting with biblical history and scenic landscapes, Galilee is one of the most visited regions in Israel. Its popularity is well founded. For locals, the Sea of Galilee is a popular vacation destination, and visitors will find this region to be a sweet respite from the bustle of cities like Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.  Biblical History             Galilee was […]

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TEL ASHKELON

Tel Ashkelon is an ancient port city along the Mediterranean Sea. It sits about 13 kilometers (8 miles) north of the border with the Gaza Strip, and about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Tel-Aviv. In ancient times, the city was located in a valuable position along the main trade route (Via Maris) between Egypt […]

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BETHANY

The biblical site of Bethany is famous for being the place where Yeshua raised Lazarus from the dead. It is located near Jerusalem on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives. There are multiple other significant events in the life of Yeshua that happened here. Let’s take a deeper look into these biblical events, […]

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MT. MORIAH

Nestled in the Judean hill directly West of the Mt. of Olives stands Mt. Moriah, the Temple Mount.  If Jerusalem is considered the Holy City, it is certainly considered so in part due to the significance of this mountain. Its significance stretches through nearly all of Biblical history, beginning, as all things do, in Genesis.  […]

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HERODIUM

About three miles southeast of Bethlehem, amid the rolling fields where Angels once announced the birth of Yeshua, there is an unnaturally tall cone-shaped hill. This hill is home to one of Herod the Great’s many fortified palaces, which he named Herodium (or Herodion), for himself. Herod built the palace on the site where he […]

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CAESAREA MARITIMA

Caesarea Maritima is an ancient Roman city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, between Haifa and Tel-Aviv. The city ruins are maintained and preserved as an Israeli national park, which is open to visitors at a minimal fee. The modern town of Caesarea is located nearby; hence, this site is distinguished as Caesarea Maritima, […]

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THE VIA DOLOROSA

The Via Dolorosa is the traditional route that commemorates Yeshua’s final journey from judgment by Pilate to crucifixion and burial. It is a zigzag pathway in the Old City of Jerusalem that is roughly 600 meters long. Every Friday, a group lead by Franciscans walk through the Via Dolorosa in order to identify with Yeshua’s […]

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QUMRAN

Qumran is an ancient Jewish settlement along the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, about 16 kilometers south of Jericho. This settlement is most famous for the Dead Sea Scrolls found in its surrounding caves. However, there are significant archeological finds that define the unique sect of Jews who lived here. Let’s take a look […]

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TOWER OF DAVID

The Tower of David is a citadel located directly south of Jaffa Gate. It was built primarily during the Ottoman Empire’s rule on previous fortresses’ foundations. The Tower of David was given its name by the Byzantine Christians who thought it was King David’s palace. However, this name is deceiving, since the citadel has nothing […]

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The Upper Room

The Upper Room, mentioned in Mark 14:15 and Luke 22:12, is where Yeshua ate His last Passover meal with the disciples. Tradition locates this room just outside the current Old City of Jerusalem’s walls, south of Zion Gate. This location, also called the Cenacle, has been the traditional location since the 4th century BC. Even […]

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HAZOR

The ancient city of Hazor was a prominent Israelite city in the time of Joshua and the monarchy; so much so that is was called “the head of all these kingdoms” in Joshua 11:10. Today, this ancient city is the largest tel in Israel—covering about 200 acres. The Canaanites were the first ones to settle […]

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GEZER

The ancient city of Gezer was a prominent Canaanite and Israelite city that was conquered by Joshua and fortified by King Solomon. It is located about 32 kilometers west of Jerusalem in a strategic geographic location; it overlooks the road from the Mediterranean Sea to Jerusalem, and the Via Maris—the ancient trade route connecting Egypt […]

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GAMLA

The ancient city of Gamla sits on a unique mountain overlooking the Sea of Galilee. It is known as the “Masada of the North,” since it too was a Jewish stronghold during the Jewish Revolt against the Romans in 66-70 AD. The mountain on which Gamla sits looks like a camel’s hump; this is why […]

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HEBRON

Hebron is a biblical city located about 32 kilometers south of Jerusalem. The city has been continuously inhabited since the time of the Bible, with a current population of 200,000 Palestinians and roughly 800 Jewish settlers. This site is a momentous biblical site—here the patriarchs and their wives (aside from Rachel) were buried. Tel Hebron […]

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THE SOREQ CAVE

The Soreq Cave is a beautiful geological phenomenon with stalactite formations. It is the only stalactite cave in Israel, and it is known for its high concentration of formations. The cave is located on the western slopes of the Judean Hills—about 12 miles west of Jerusalem. Cave Names The Soreq Cave has multiple names. It […]

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