The Bible and places in Israel

Jesus Forgives a Paralyzed Man and heals him – Upon Jesus’ re-entry of the village of Capernaum, the people gathered, in large numbers, so as to listen to his preaching. Jesus had been introduced to a paralyzed man, carried by other men, as he couldn’t walk. Tradition ahs it that due to the large crows, they could nt...

Mount Carmel is a summit ridge, rising to a height of 474 meters above sea level. It is located near the city of Haifa, overlooking the Mediterranean sea. According to Biblical roots, this is the exact confrontation spot at which Prophet Elijah had confronted the prophets of Ba’al, when fire came down from heaven and...

If you do.. …then you have got to visit Abu–Ashraf’s unique place in the city of Nazareth, where they make the best pancakes in the world! Abu-Ashraf prepares everything by himself and calls it “KATAIYF”. It is a dish that is usually being served during the Ramadan fasting period, but here you will find it on a daily...

Did you hear of an ancient Curse-plates? Recently, a small ancient plate was dug at the Archaeological digs in the city of David, in Jerusalem. This plate, 1,700 tears old, was a curse-plate that had been probably summoned by a woman by the name of Kirilla who wished to curse a man called Yanis. The curse-plate,...

Mount Sodom is located on the south-west side of the Dead Sea, rising some 200m above it. It is actually a series of mountains, 11KM long that are made of salt mixed with a variety of other minerals. The water, penetrating into the salt, is creating large cavities. The mountain is strongly connected with several...

Upon his last entry to Jerusalem, it is told that Jesus had gone directly to the Temple. He was appalled as the holiest place for Jews, the Temple, had been turned into a marketplace. There were money-changers making wrong-usage of the pilgrims; sacrifices, other merchants who had been selling goods but mainly it had...

Tzova, also known as “Tzuba”, is a kibbutz near Jerusalem situated in the Judean Hills. Ancient Tzova is named “Tel-Tsova”, nowadays an archaeological site of the Jewish settlement in the days of King David , based on the Bible (Samuel). In 1170 it had been built into a Crusader fortress, Belmont, built at this spotin...

Ein Karen is a small community in the outskirts of Jerusalem; it is an important place, mainly due to two reasons: The first is that John the Baptist is believed to have been born in Ein Karem.  The second is that tradition has it that the stones that had built the Jewish second Temple’s altar, had been brought from...

Jesus’ crucifixion is described in all four gospels. After the trial, Jesus was required to carry his cross; the route is believed to be the Via Dolorosa, in Jerusalem.  On the top if the cross an inscription was carved with the words: “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”. After receiving Pilate’s permission, the...

Jesus had set out for a walk, after the last supper, apparently it was a place called: "the garden of Gethsemane",in Jerusaelm. At this very place, Judas comes to meet Jesus, accompanied by a group of Jewish religious people, as well as some armed men and kisses Jesus, in order to mark him. While being arrested,...

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