Biblical and Historical Sites

Beit She’an

Beit She’an

Beit She’an is a city in the North District of Israel which has played an important role historically due to its geographical location at the junction of the Jordan River Valley and Jezreel Valley.       Beit She’an’s location has often been strategically significant, essentially controlling access from the interior to the coast, as […]

Bethsaida

Bethsaida

BETHSAIDA Long ago, Bethsaida was thought to be located near the present-day shore of the Sea of Galilee; however, not all biblical archaeologists believed that to be true. In 1987, Dr. Rami Arav, an Israeli archaeologist, spent ten days examining what he thought was the real location. He found a large mound called et-Tell, about […]

Caesarea Maritima

Caesarea Maritima

Between the years 22 B.C.E. and 9 B.C.E., Herod the Great created a magnificent city along the northwestern Mediterranean seacoast of Palestine and called it “Caesarea Maritima” after Caesar Augustus, his patron. The man-made harbor was a triumph of ancient engineering, the first large-scale harbor ever built in the open sea. It was engineered using […]

Caesarea Philippi

Caesarea Philippi

Caesarea was located two miles east of the large city of Dan, twenty-five miles north of the Sea of Galilee, and forty miles southwest of Damascus. The region was known as Lower Gaulanitis (the modern area of the Golan Heights). Gaulanitis included the territory east of the Jordan River and north of the Sea of […]

Cana

Cana

Cana was a village in Galilee mentioned exclusively in the Gospels. There are two probable sites of this village, one “Kefr Kenna” and one “Khirbet Qana.” Kefr Kenna was the known site for pilgrims up through the medieval times. It’s about four miles from Nazareth and on the road from Capernaum to Bethsaida. “The precise […]

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