May 8 – Brow of the Hill, Tel Megiddo, Mt. Tabor, Arbel Pass (Israel)


This morning we visited the Brow of the Hill where Jesus was led by the citizens of Nazareth, “that they might cast him down headlong.” Jesus had just announced the fulfillment of one of Isaiah’s prophecies in a nearby synagogue.
Brow of the Hill (storm coming in)
We had just enough time to finish our Bible talk before some light rain crossed our path.


We also visited Tel Megiddo National Park. The model of Megiddo offers an idea of the 26 layers of ancient city ruins that comprise the Tel (hill) that we walked.
The symbol of the lion of the tribe of Judah was found at Megiddo. The book of Revelation references this symbol.
Ancient map at Tel Megiddo.
Welcome to the gates of Tel Megiddo!
Many believe that a future final battle (Armageddon) will take place here in this region. More wars were fought here than in any other area. The name Armageddon may derive from Har Megiddo, meaning Mount of Megiddo.
Walking Tel Megiddo.


We nearly had Mt. Tabor to ourselves as we visited the site close to the lunch hour.
Church mosaic of Jesus’ transfiguration that some believe took place on Mt. Tabor.


Mt. Arbel in the distance. Our hotel’s shoreline can also be viewed in this picture.
View from the top of Mt. Tabor.
We concluded our day with a short walk through the Arbel Pass, the pass the Jesus would have taken from Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee or Capernaum.
Arbel Pass
Arbel Pass

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