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Sep 16, 2018

Hill of the Four

    On the east side of the Mar Elias monastery, is a site named  "Hill of the Four" (Giv'at Ha'Arba'a). This web page reviews the major points of interest on the hill.

 

 

   

 

 

Sep  10, 2018

Airplane Hill

 

    On the west side of the Mar Elias monastery, is a site named  "Airplane hill" (Giv'at Hamatos, Khirbet Tabaliya).

 

 

   

 

 

July 25, 2018

Halamish (Neveh Tzuf)

    Ancient winery complex, oil presses, tombs and spring in and around the community of Halamish/Neveh Tzuf.

 

 

 

 

 

July 7, 2018

 

 

 

Ein Bubin (Ein Danny), Dolev

 

    A spring, pool and garden located in a valley south of the community of Dolev.

 

 

 

 

June 20, 2018

Wineries Hill, Talmon

 

  On the hill are ruins of a village and agriculture installations dated to the first temple and Roman/Byzantine periods.

 

 

 

 

June 6, 2018

 

Horvat Qisi

  Ruins of a roman period settlement, with agriculture installations, cisterns and hiding complexes. Perhaps this site is related to the Timrat Sabbath stone.

 

 

 

 

May 16, 2018

Gezer  Boundary  Inscriptions

 

   Around Tel Gezer are ancient Bilingual inscriptions cut on rocks, bearing the name of Alkios and Hebrew letters bearing the name "Gezer".

 

 

 

May 7, 2018

Sabbath Stone, Timrat

 

  Sabbath boundary marker found in Timrat, with 3 letters in Hebrew. The marker was dated to the Roman period.

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 28, 2018

Horvat Danaila (Kh. Inaileh)

 

  Ruins of  a Roman/Byzantine agriculture village in the Upper Galilee region.

 

 

 

 

Apr 14, 2018

Taibe in the Galilee

 

  Remains of a Crusader fortified farmhouse, in the center of et-Taiyibe in the Jezreel valley.

 

 

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Feb 27, 2018

 

Tel Hazor

 

   Tel Hazor is one of the largest, most important biblical sites in the Canaanite and Israelite periods. The Bible gave it the title: "the head of all those kingdoms".

View of King Solomon's walls in Tell Hazor.

 

Joshua 11:10: "And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Hazor, and smote the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor beforetime was the head of all those kingdoms."

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Dec 31, 2017

Horns of Hattin

 

   The site is  located on an extinct volcano. It was a Canaanite and Israelite city (Adamah?), but best known for the crucial battle between Saladin and the Crusaders in 1187.

 

Joshua 19 32-6: "The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, ... And the fenced cities are ... Rakkath, and Chinnereth, and Adamah, ..."

 

 

Nov 27, 2017

Apollonia

   A remarkable national park, with remains of a multi period settlement situated on a Kurkar sandstone cliff, and a Crusader fortress.

 

 

 

 

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Nov 3, 2017

 

Tel Megiddo

 

  Megiddo was an important Biblical city. The site is situated on the gateway on the road linking North and South of Israel, about 30 Km south-east of Haifa.  The archeologists uncovered 26 layers of ancient cities.

1 Kings  9-15: "And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer."

 

 

 

Oct 10, 2017

Horvat Geres

  Ruins of a second temple period fortified village, west of Zur Hadasah. Identified as the village of Geresa.

 

 

Wars 4,9,1: "Vespesian...  also sent Lucius Annius to Gerasa."

 

 

 

Sep 22, 2017

Kh. Jumjum

   Ruins of a second temple period fortified village, west of Gush Etzion.

 

 

 

 

Aug 26, 2017

Kh. Kilya, Rimonim

 

   Ruins of a Late Roman desert fortress, that was converted to a Byzantine monastery.

 

 

 

 

July 22, 2017

Tel Burna  (Bornat)

 

   Ruins of a multi-period Biblical city on a flat topped mound. A possible identification is Libnah.

 

 

Joshua 10:29): "Then Joshua ... fought against Libnah:".

 

 

 

June 26, 2017

Horvat Zakkur, Nirit

 

   Remains of a multi period settlement situated on the top of a high hill, on the north bank of Nahal Qana (Kanah), south of Nirit. 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2, 2017

 

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Sha'araim ("Two gates")

 

   Remains of a Biblical city, dated to the times of David. Its name means "two gates", which were found in the excavations of Khirbet Qeiyafa.

 

 

   1 Samuel 17:52: "And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Sha'araim..."

 

 

 

Mar 24, 2017

 

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Magdala (Migdal)

   Ruins of an Early Roman fisherman village, near the Arbel cliffs, on the shores of Sea of Galilee. Known as the birthplace of Mary Magdalene.

 

 

 

Mar 13, 2017

Michmash

   Bronze and Iron age findings in the area between Ma'ale Michmash and Michmas.

 

1 Samuel 13:5: "And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel... and they came up, and pitched in Michmash"

 

 

 

Mar 3, 2017

Psagot - kh. Nisya

 

   Ruins of a Biblical city in the community of Psagot. This may have been the site of Joshua's Ai.

 

 

Joshua 7:2:  "And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai..."

 

 

 

Jan 29, 2017

Wadi Natuf cave

 

   A famous prehistoric cave above the bank of the Natuf valley. It gave the name of an Early Man culture.

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 28, 2017

 

Horvat Aner (Neby Annir)

 

   Ruins of an ancient village in the Gofna mountain region in Samaria. Nearby is a memorial park with pools and springs.

 

 

 

 

Jan 19, 2017

Shiloh Altars

 

   Several Iron Age altars were found around the worship center of Shiloh. 

 

  

  (Exodus 27:2):   "And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof...".

 

 

 

Jan 13, 2017

Khirbet el-Qutt

 Ruins of a fortified village situated near the Lebonah ascent. Identified as Kfar Lakitia - one of the Roman garrisons at the end of the Bar- Kokhba revolt.

 

 

   Judges 21:19: "...on the east side of the highway that goeth up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah".

 

 

Dec 17, 2016

Tibneh

   Kh. Tibneh, in the hill country of Ephraim, is identified as Timnath- Serah or Timnath-Heres - the burial-place of Joshua according to the Bible.

 

 

 Joshua 24: 30: "And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah...".

 

 

 

Dec 12, 2016

Beit El - Jacob's dream

   A sacred site in Beit El is suggested as the place of Jacob's dream.

Genesis 28:12: "And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven...".

 

 

 

Nov 26, 2016

Arumah

   The Biblical city of Arumah is situated on a steep hill southeast of Itamar. On its foothills are huge cisterns and ruins of Hasmonean fortifications.

 

Judges 9: 41: "And Abimelech dwelt at Arumah..."

 

 

 

Oct 2, 2016

Allon Road

 

Sites along the Allon Road, that crosses the eastern side of Samaria from North to South.

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 12, 2016

 

Kh. Marjameh

  

   Ruins of a Canaanite and Israelite major city located on a hill near Samiya spring.

 

  

 

 

 

Aug 25, 2016

Kh. Samiya

 

   A Roman/Byzantine and Ottoman period village, located near a spring on the foothills of Mt. Baal-Hazor.  A unique Middle Bronze cemetery is located on its west side.

 

   

 

 

 

July 23, 2016

 

 

Kh. Jibeit (Horvat Giv'it)

 

  Ruins of a multi period village, from the Early Bronze to the Ottoman period, on the side of Allon road in Samaria.

   

 

 

 

July 9, 2016

Maresha (2)

 

  Additional places near Tel Maresha - Sidonian burial caves,  ruins of St. Anna church, Roman milestone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 14, 2016

Tel Maresha

   Ancient Iron Age and Hellenistic period city, with an amazing underground lower city. A UNESCO World heritage site.

 

 

 

May 27, 2016

Saul's Shoulder

 

   Observation point on Mt. Saul, overlooking the Jezreel valley and Mt. Gilboa. Named after King Saul and his sons who died here fighting the Philistines.

 

 

(2 Samuel 1:21): "Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon you".

 

 

 

May 15, 2016

Hunin Fortress

 

  Ruins of a Crusaders frontier fortress, later fortified in the Ottoman period,  in the Upper Galilee.

 

 

 

 

May 6, 2016

 

Ateret Fortress

 

  Ruins of a Crusaders fortress, near a key river crossing over the Upper Jordan river.

 

 

 

 

Apr 23, 2016

Moa

 

  Impressive and well preserved Nabatean site, a station along the Incense route.

 

 

 

 

Apr 9, 2016

Har  Yeruham

 

   Prehistoric sites, including a settlement, tombs and temple, dated to the Middle Bronze 1  period.

 

 

 

 

Mar 28, 2016

Ashdod (Overview)

 

       This page is an overview of the ancient sites of Ashdod, with direction to its major ancient sites. 

 

 

 (1 Samuel 5:1): "the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod".

 

 

 

Mar 24, 2016

Gath (Tel Zafit, Tell es-Safi)

   Tel Zafit (Tell es-Safi) is one of the largest Biblical sites in Israel. Settlement  started in the Early Bronze Age, and was occupied with some interruptions for 5,000 years until modern times. It is widely accepted by scholars as the Philistine city of Gath - the hometown of Goliath.

 

 

1 Samuel 5:8: "Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried about unto Gath".

 

 

Feb 6, 2016

Tel 'Erani

 

   Ruins of a large multi-period Canaanite city near Kiryat Gat, first fortified in the Early Bronze I period.

 

 

 

 

Jan 14, 2016

Zefat Fortress

 

    Ruins of a huge fortress dated to the Crusaders and Mamluke periods, on a high hill above the city of  Zefat.

 

 

 

Matthew 5: 14: "A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.".

 

 

Jan 2, 2016

 

 

 Mashabei Sadeh

 

   Remarkably preserved village in the Negev Highland area, dated to the Intermediate Bronze period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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