Lower Galilee - Sites Gallery

This page summarizes the sites that are reviewed in the region of Lower (south) Galilee.

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This page is a sites gallery of the region of Lower (south) Galilee.

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You can also see the list of sites on a map of the region, and use it to navigate among the places.
 
 

 

Khirbet Cana

 

The site is one of the most likely candidates for the site of Jesus's first miracle, turning water to wine. Although the traditional place is in the modern village of Kefar Kenna, closer (6KM) to Nazareth, there are other scholars that favour this featured site.

 

View from Khirbet Cana towards the north and Netufa Valley

 

John 2: "And the third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee: and the mother of Jesus was there..."

 

Yodfat  (Jotapata)

   

Yodfat is the famous site of the Roman siege on Josephus Flavius and his Jewish army in 67AD.

 

 

Josephus Flavius - War of the Jews, Book 3, Chapter 7, 7: "Now Jotapata is almost all of it built on a precipice, having on all the other sides of it every way valleys immensely deep and steep..."

 

 

Beer Sheba (of the Galilee)

 

The ruins of a site that was fortified in the Jewish revolt.

 

 

Josephus Flavius (Wars Book 2: 20:6): "Josephus ...  knew the Romans would fall upon Galilee, he built walls in proper places about Jotapata, and Bersabee, and Selamis; ...".

 

Khorvat Ammudim

 

The site is located on the eastern side of Netufa (Netopha) valley, located on the ancient road to the sea of Galilee. It is named after the pillars that are standing in the site, and are part of a 2nd C Ad Synagogue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geva (Gaba)

 

Tell (mound) Mea'mer is a biblical city on the eastern side of Mount Carmel. It is identified with "Geva Shemen".

Kh. Harithiya is located east of the Biblical site and is probably a continuation at later periods. It is identified as "Geva" or "Gaba".

 

 

Josephus Flavius (Wars 3: Chapter 3: 1): ".... to which mountain adjoins Gaba, which is called the City of Horsemen, because those horsemen that were dismissed by Herod the king dwelt therein;"

 

 

 

 

Tell Hannathon

 

Tell (mound) Hannathon was an important Biblical city in the heart of the lower Galilee, on the junction of ancient crossroads. It was relocated to a village called Shikhin (Asochis) in the Hellenistic period.

 

 

Joshua 19: 14:

 "And the border turned about it on the north to Hannathon; and the goings out thereof were at the valley of Iphtahel;"

 

  

 

 

 

Yiftach-El

 

A small biblical site which is located in the valley of a creek that flows into the Zippori creek. The site was one of Zebulun tribe cities, and located at an ancient and modern junction of crossroads.

 

Joshua 19: 14: "And the border turned about it on the north to Hannathon; and the goings out thereof were at the valley of Iphtahel;"

 

Sepphoris (Zippori)

 

The great  Roman and Byzantine city of Lower Galilee. A capital and wealthy city near Nazareth and a  major Jewish center during the Byzantine period.

 

Sepphoris: The "Mona Lisa" of the Galilee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mosaics of Sepphoris

 

This page reviews the magnificent Mosaics found in the Roman and Byzantine city of Lower Galilee.

 

Sepphoris (Zippori): mosaics in the house of Orpheus/ western church

 

 

Shimshit

 

Khirbet Shimshit is a Roman/Byzantine village 3KM south-west to Sepphoris, on a hill overlooking the Zippori creek. A Roman road passed at its western foothills, the main road from Sepphoris to the south.

 

Shimshit: entrance road

 
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    Sites gallery

 

   This page summarizes the sites that are reviewed in the region of Beit-Kerem and the municipal area of Karmi'el.

 

 

 

Hilazon valley -

     Sites Gallery

 

   This page summarizes the sites that are reviewed in the region of Hilazon (Chilazon) creek, in the north of the lower Galilee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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