Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Jerusalem, Israel

“When the city was defending itself from the approaching Assyrian army in the 8th century bce, King Hezekiah decided to protect the water by diverting its flow deep into the city with an impressive tunnel system.”

http://www.cityofdavid.org.il/en/virtual_tour/hezekiah%E2%80%99s-tunnel-city-david

“Hezekiah also plugged the upper watercourse of the Gihon waters and brought it straight down to the west side of the City of David.  And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.” (Chronicles II, 32:30)

 

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Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel

“The Temple Mount, also known as the Haram, is one of the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem. It has been used as a religious site for thousands of years. At least four religious traditions are known to have made use of the Temple Mount: Judaism, Greco-Roman paganism, Christianity, and Islam.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Mount

 

 

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel

“The site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is identified as the place both of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. The church has long been a major pilgrimage center for Christians all around the world.”

http://churchoftheholysepulchre.net/

 

Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

“The Western wall is a remnant of Herod’s grand temple, and is the most holiest site for Jews. It attracts  thousands of Jewish worshippers daily, who come to pray and lay out their problems and seek for heavenly guidance. They feel the presence of God’s spirit, who according to their belief resides for thousands of years in the holy temple.”

http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/WesternWall.html

 

Masada, Israel

Here 900 Zealots held out until the year 73. Then, the inevitable day came when 15,000 Roman troops breached its walls. Since it was late in the day, the Romans delayed the final attack until dawn. That night the survivors met and voted for suicide, rather than for capture.

http://www.bible-history.com/resource/ff_masada.htm

UNESCO World Heritage Centre

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1040

 

Beit She’an, Israel

“Tel Beit Shean (Beth She’an) was a major Biblical city, located in the center of crossroads between the Jordan valley and the Jezreel (Yizreel) valley”

http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/BeitShean.html

Bible (1 Samuel 31 6-13) :

King Saul’s body  was displayed on the walls of Beit Shean (here it is spelled BethShan) after his defeat to the Philistines

 

Capernaum, Israel

“Capernaum was the center of Jesus activities in the Galilee and his town during that time. Jesus taught in the local synagogue. It was also the home town of the apostles Peter, James, Andrew and John, and the tax collector Matthew.”

http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/capernaum.html

“And leaving Nazareth, he (Jesus) came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim” (Mark 4:13)

 

 

Sea of Galilee Boat, Israel

“The Sea of Galilee Boat, also known as the Jesus Boat, was an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century CE (the time of Jesus), discovered in 1986 on the north-west shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_of_Galilee_Boat

The Yigal Alon Museum :

http://www.goisrael.com/Tourism_Eng/Tourist%20Information/attractions/Pages/The%20Yigal%20Alon%20Museum.aspx