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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BEIT GUVRIN

Beit Guvrin is located in the southern part of the Judea region in Israel—about 60 kilometers southwest of Jerusalem. This site was inhabited from the First Temple period to the Roman period, and the modern kibbutz of Beit Guvrin (established in 1949) is located just west of the ancient ruins. This site is one of […]

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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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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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MASADA

Masada is a majestic desert stronghold that towers over the Dead Sea. It is a flat plateau atop a mountain that sits about 1,500 feet (470 m) above the Dead Sea water level. The plateau is framed on all sides by rocky cliffs. Today, in order to get to the top, one can climb the […]

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MINI ISRAEL

Mini Israel is a manmade park with miniature models of significant biblical and modern sites in the land of Israel. It is the perfect place to visit if you are traveling to Israel with children, elderly people, or handicapped people. It is engaging to children and the walkway throughout the park is smooth and wheelchair […]

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TEL DAN

Tel Dan is a unique archeological site in the northern tip of Israel with Canaanite and Israelite ruins. Its nature preserve includes multiple springs that are the water source of the Dan River, a tributary of the Jordan River. Canaanite Gate An impressive mudbrick gate was discovered at Tel Dan. It was built by Canaanites […]

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TABGHA

Tabgha is the traditional location for several significant events in the life of Yeshua. It is located on the northwestern shores of the Sea of Galilee, on the slopes of the Mount of Beatitudes. This area was originally called “Heptapegon,” a Greek word translated as “seven springs”—Tabgha is the Arab translation. Seven Springs The Tabgha […]

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SHILOH

Shiloh is mentioned 33 times in the Old Testament. It is a biblical site that served as the religious capital of Israel from the time the Israelites entered the land until David brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. Throughout scripture, Shiloh serves as an example and parable of God’s relationship and dealings with […]

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YAD VASHEM: ISRAEL’S HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM

Yad Vashem is the Holocaust Memorial Museum located in Jerusalem, designed to be the World’s Holocaust Remembrance Center. It has many one-of-a-kind exhibits that help teach the circumstances, remember the tragedy, honor those whose lives were taken, and find hope following the Holocaust. In Hebrew, Yad Vashem literally means “a memorial and a name.” You […]

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ISRAEL’S CRATERS

Israel is a small country with diverse and unique geological traits. One such trait its desert craters. This type of crater was formed by erosion rather than by meteor or volcanic impact; hence, a better name for it would be an “erosion cirque.” In Hebrew, it is called a “Makhtesh”—meaning “mortar grinder” since it resembles […]

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