Site of the Month - 2016

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   This page is a gallery  of the Biblical sites that were selected by staff and readers as the "site of the month" during year 2016.

   The selection of the "site of the month" is usually a new site that was added during that past month and was considered at that time as an important addition to the web site and worthy of highlighting. You can look on these sites in order to visit these  "best" sites.






   The sites are ordered from the recent month on the top.


To see more of the site, click on its header.










Ateret Fortress


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









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








Har  Yeruham

   Prehistoric sites on hills above lake Yeruham, dated to the Middle Bronze I period; including a settlement, burial heaps and Amorite temple.







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.







Tel 'Erani


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








Zefat Fortress


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








Mashabei Sadeh


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







Gamal Hill (Mount Camel)


   A small hill is located  near the northern rim of Makhtesh Ramon, offering great views of the Makhtesh. Remains of a Bronze Age village are located on its northern foothills.









Yehi'am Crusader fortress


   Ruins of a Crusader hilltop fortress in the Upper Western Galilee near Kibbutz of Yehi'am.







Tel Hadid

   Ruins of a multi-period Biblical city located on hill above the highway #6 tunnel.

Ezra 2:1,33: "...came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city; ... The children of Lod, Hadid, and Ono...".







Tel 'Eton


    Remains of a large Biblical city, identified as Eglon,  located in the Judean low hills . 



(Joshua 10 5): "Therefore the five kings of the Amorites...  king of Eglon, gathered themselves ... and made war against it".








Tell Ubeidiya (Tel Ovadiah)


    A walled Biblical city on a mound near the Jordan River. Nearby, a major prehistoric site with earliest remains of Early man outside Africa.



   Joshua 19:22: "And the coast reacheth to ... Bethshemesh; and the outgoings of their border were at Jordan..."




                         To see the sites of 2015, click here.

                         To see the sites of 2014, click here.

                         To see the sites of 2013, click here.

                         To see the sites of 2012, click here.

                         To see the sites of 2011, click here.

                         To see the sites of 2010, click here.

                         To see the sites of 2009, click here.

                         To see the sites of 2008, click here.

                         To see the sites of 2007, click here.




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This page was last updated on Oct 27, 2016   








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