Christianity

Sea of Galilee, also known as “Lake Kinneret” in Hebrew, is a small lake of some 13 miles X 7 miles, in the north of Israel; one that had been one of the most well-known lakes in the entire world. The lake is Israel’s largest pool of fresh reservoir and offers the country’s largest source of drinking waters. It is...

Here is a suggested itinerary when following the Bible- History and Theology path in an Israel Tour: Jerusalem Mount of Olives Ascend Mount of Olives to Observation point for a panoramic view of Jerusalem Descend Mount of Olives, drive along East City wall to view Gethsemane and visit The Church of All Nations, also...

The Protestant communities in the Middle East only date from the early 19th century and the establishment of Western diplomatic representations in Jerusalem. The intention of these missions was to evangelize the Muslim and Jewish communities, but their only success was in attracting Arabic-speaking Orthodox...

Year 2015 is just around the corner… New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar. In modern times, it is January 1. In most countries, it is a holiday. It is still celebrated as a religious holy day on January 14 by those who still follow the Julian calendar such as followers of some of the...

The Muhraka is located on the southern slope of Mount Carmel, near the Druze village of Daliyat el-Carmel. The word Muhraka means “The place of burning”. Tradition has it that this was the very Biblical site where the prophet Elijah fought the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:16-45). According to the Jewish Bible, Elijah...

The house of beatitude is the meaning of the name- Beit Jimal. It is a Catholic monastery that had been established in 1881, on the slopes of the Judean Mountains, near the city of Beit Shemesh. Tradition has it that this was the burial site of St. Stephen, who is considered to be the very first Christian...

According to Christian tradition , John the Baptist was born in the small village of Ein Karem, outside Jerusalem, in approximately the same time period of Jesus’ birth. John the Baptist was born to elderly parents: Zachary and Elisheva. Since the Romans decided to kill all male newborns in the Judea Jewish tribe,...

The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis plans visiting Israel in May 2014, probably on May 24-25. That would make it the yet another meaningful Christian -Papal visit in the Holy Land in the scope of the past years. Pope John-Paul II visited Israel in year 2000 and Pope Benedict XVI came in year 2009. Pope Francis...

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, 11 Km 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...

The path that Jesus Christ had taken, while walking to his death, is called: “the Via Dolorosa”, in Jerusalem. In other words it means: “The path/route of grief”. The long path is located in the heart of the old city of Jerusalem. Christians, around the world, visit the city in order to walk in Christ’s last...

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