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Banias is an archaeological site by the ancient city of Caesarea Philippi, located at the foot of Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights. The city was located within the region known as the “Panion” (the region of the Greek god Pan), and is named after the deity associated with the grotto …

The Dead Sea is a salt-water lake located in the southern end of Palestine, in what was biblically called Judea. Today, on the western side is the West Bank and Israel, and on the eastern side is the country of Jordan. In Bible times, to the north of the Dead …

Although the Jordan River seems to be very small and insignificant, it is the longest and most important river in Palestine. It runs the entire length from the northern border of Palestine to its outlet in the Dead Sea. The River flows over two hundred miles through twists and turns, …

The Sea of Galilee is a fresh-water inland lake in Northern Palestine. This ancient lake has been called by several names, the earliest of which was Chinnereth, which may mean “harp” in early Hebrew. In New Testament times it was known as Gennesaret (Luke 5:1). Herod Antipas named the lake …