The Bible and places in Israel

Caesarea is located on Israel’s central Mediterranean coast and is the ancient Roman capital of the land of Israel. Caesarea’s story had begun in the third century BCE during the Hellenistic period, as a small Phoenician harbor-city called Straton’s Tower. The population of Straton’s Tower was mostly Jewish (as also found...

Jerusalem, in Hebrew: “Yerushaláyim;” is the capital of the state of Israel and the largest city in the country. Jerusalem is a holy city to the three major religions— Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The city is located in the Judean Mountains near the Dead Sea. In Judaism, Jerusalem is considered as holy based on the...

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