historical sites in israel and biblical sources
33 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

historical sites in israel and biblical sources

Conclusions

hila30190's insight:

I learned from my Scoop-it subject; "historical sites in israel and biblical sources"   that there are many historical sites mentioned in the Bible and they have archaeological evidence nowadays.

 

 I found cities, roads that I didn't knew about  their existence until I started reading and researching.places I  knew about them but I didn't understud their historical meaning.
My Conclusions are; we can always discover and explore more places and it probably will not end. we must continue with the archeological excavations and find more about our history and

tradition.

Through this findings we make history alive, more accessible, people  express interest in their  past, this help us to  preserve  history on the best way.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

JERUSALEM:BIBLE ARCHITECTURE:SOLOMON'S TEMPLE,SECOND TEMPLE,KING HEROD THE GREAT,HOLY CITY

JERUSALEM:BIBLE ARCHITECTURE:SOLOMON'S TEMPLE,SECOND TEMPLE,KING HEROD THE GREAT,HOLY CITY | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
Bible Architecture:Jerusalem,Holy City:the site,Solomon's Temple,post Exilic period,King Herod's reconstruction,destruction by the Romans:maps,ground plans,artifacts,reconstructions
hila30190's insight:

 

Jerusalem,one of the oldest continuing cities in the world, the most significant city to the Jews.

The great Holy City of the Bible: includes many of the impotent sacred sites, political capital, religious center, focus of pilgrimage, seat of administration, the capital of the ruler, the seat of the autonomous court of the Sanhedrin or Jewish Council of Elders and much more.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

JERICHO:BIBLE ARCHITECTURE,STONE WALL,JOSHUA,EARTHQUAKE,WINTER PALACE,KING HEROD

JERICHO:BIBLE ARCHITECTURE,STONE WALL,JOSHUA,EARTHQUAKE,WINTER PALACE,KING HEROD | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
Bible Architecture:Jericho,conquered by Joshua;this site uses photographs, maps, ground plans and reconstructions to explore the architecture of Jericho.
hila30190's insight:

Jericho is famous as the first town attacked by the Israelites under Joshua after they crossed the Jordan River (see Joshua 6). After its destruction by the Israelites it was, according to the biblical account, abandoned and then later re-established in the 9th century BC (1 Kings 16:34).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

LACHISH:BIBLE ARCHITECTURE:FORTIFICATIONS,WALLS,GATE,SENNACHERIB,TEMPLE,WEAPONS

LACHISH:BIBLE ARCHITECTURE:FORTIFICATIONS,WALLS,GATE,SENNACHERIB,TEMPLE,WEAPONS | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
Bible Architecture:Lachish;its massive walls did not save it from Sennacherib;evidence of a mass grave;photographs, maps, ground plans and reconstructions.
hila30190's insight:

 

Lachish was certainly the most important city in Judah after Jerusalem. During his campaign in 701BC, Sennacherib sent an embassy to Jerusalem from Lachish. By the time it returned, he had already overrun Lachish, something he must have seen as a significant military victory, since he portrayed the scene in a relief on the palace walls in his capital, Nineveh.

 

From letters sent by the kings of Lachish to their overlords, the pharaohs of Egypt (the 14th century BCE el-Amarna correspondence) it may be deducted that Lachish was an important urban center and the seat of the Egyptian governor of southern Canaan.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

IBSS - Biblical Archaeology - Evidence of the Exodus from Egypt

IBSS - Biblical Archaeology - Evidence of the Exodus from Egypt | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
hila30190's insight:

this article shows us an external evidence from ancient Egypt,

sources that Mentioned cities in israel that also  Mention on the Bible.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Cave of the Patriarchs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cave of the Patriarchs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Situated beneath a Saladin-era mosque converted from a large rectangular Herodian-era structure, the series of subterranean chambers is located in the heart of Hebron (Al-Khalil)'s old city in the Hebron Hills.

hila30190's insight:

According to the Book of Genesis 23:1-20, Sarah, the wife of Abraham, "died in Kirjath-arba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan". Abraham was tending to business elsewhere when she died, at the age of 127 years. and he "came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her." (Genesis 23:2) After awhile, he stood up and spoke to the "sons of Heth" and requested they give him a possession as a "burying place", and they offered him his "choice" of their sepulchres. And then in verse 7 he again "stood up" to speak to them. Abraham then requested that Ephron the Hittite, the son of Zohar, give him the cave of Machpelah, in the end of his field, "for as much money as it is worth". (verse 9) After Ephron confirmed that he would give the cave, in verse 11, Abraham further requested that he give him the field for money, in verse 13. Ephron agreed and named a price.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

The Tel Dan Inscription: The First Historical Evidence of King David from the Bible

The Tel Dan Inscription: The First Historical Evidence of King David from the Bible | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
Few modern Biblical archaeology discoveries have attracted as much attention as the Tel Dan inscription—writing on a ninth-century B.C. stone slab (or stela) that furnished the first historical evidence of King David from the Bible.
hila30190's insight:

The broken and fragmentary inscription we can see here, commemorates the victory of an Aramean king over his two southern neighbors: the “king of Israel” and the “king of the House of David.”

 

Tell Dan,a nature reserve and the source of the Dan and Jordan rivers. An impressive archaeological site with unique  remains of the Canaanite and Israelite cities and a Biblical High Place.  

 

Joshua 19 47: "...the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem, and took it... and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father".

 

mor information: http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/TellDan.html

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Afek (of Galilee)

Afek (of Galilee) | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
Review of Tell Afek, the source of the Naaman river
hila30190's insight:

Tell Afek is a Biblical city on the ancient Via Maris road, south to Acre, and its springs  are the sources of the Na'aman river.

 

Joshua 19: 24, 30: "And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher... Ummah also, and Aphek, and Rehob"

 

Afek was a walled city during the Middle Bronze period (2200- 1550 BC). Its massive walls were built in that period, and sections of the walls can be seen around the south side of the hill.  According to the Bible it was strongly defended and did not submit to the tribe of Asher. Its defense line was probably assisted by the lakes around the site.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Elath (BiblePlaces.com)

Elath (BiblePlaces.com) | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
Pictures and text illuminating the biblical site of Elath
hila30190's insight:

Eilat was an important city for the past 3,000 years due to its  access to the red sea, its location on the major trade routes, and being a border city. In ancient times its nearby port, called Etzion-Geber, was the base of the fleet of King Solomon and the Judah Kings, who traded with Ophir.

 

The Israelites passed near  Eilat during the Exodus from Egypt:

"And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab".

 

 2 Kings 16 6,Ahaz (730BC), the grandson of Uzziah, lost the city to Aram: "At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day".

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Yotvata - a Roman fortress

Yotvata - a Roman fortress | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
Review of the Roman fortress in Yotvata
hila30190's insight:

 Deuteronomy 10, 7: "From thence they journeyed ... to Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters".

 

The springs of Yotvata were an important stop on the north-south road in the Arava desert, located between the Negev the Jordan hills. The "Red Sea" road was a major ancient trade route.

This may have been one of the stations where the Israelites stopped on their way to the promised land.

   During the times of Solomon the route was used to trade with southern kingdoms such as Ophir (Africa?), Sheba and Arabia (as per I Kings 10).

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Nebi Samwil | Jewish Virtual Library

Nebi Samwil | Jewish Virtual Library | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
Cyber encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture that covers everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism. It includes a glossary, bibliography of web sites and books, biographies, articles, original documents and much more!
hila30190's insight:

 

Samuel was one of the most important prophets in the Bible. Under God's directive, he shifted the leadership of the Israelites from the judges to the Kings. He anointed  the first King - Saul - with Holy Oil on his head. After Saul's death, Samuel anointed King David, thus establishing the royalty Davidic line ("Royal house of David").

 

   According to two Biblical verses,  Samuel died and was buried in a place called "Ramah", which was the home city of the prophet:

   (1 Samuel 25 1): " And Samuel died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah."

  (1 Samuel 28 3): "Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city.".

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Tower of David, Jerusalem

Tower of David, Jerusalem | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
This page describes the Tower of David in Jerusalem.
hila30190's insight:

Josephus Flavius was a first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer, who was born in Jerusalem.

He was the commander of the revolt.

Later he wrote about it in his book, "war of Jews"

In this book he detailed description of the site:

 

"The city of Jerusalem was fortified with three walls, on such parts as were not encompassed with unpassable valleys; for in such places it had but one wall. The city was built upon two hills, which are opposite to one another, and have a valley to divide them asunder; at which valley the corresponding rows of houses on both hills end. Of these hills, that which contains the upper city is much higher"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem - The Temple Scroll

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem - The Temple Scroll | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls have had dramatic implications for the study of Jewish history, providing scholars with a large and diverse (mostly religious) literary corpus from the Hellenistic-Roman Period.
hila30190's insight:

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 981texts discovered between 1946 and 1956 at Khirbet Qumran  in the West Bank .

They were found inside caves about a mile inland from the northwest shore of the Dead Sea.

The texts are of great historical, religious, and linguistic significance because they include the earliest known surviving manuscripts of works later included in the Hebrew Bible Canon, along with deuterocanonical  and extra-biblical manuscripts which preserve evidence of the diversity of religious thought in late Second Temple Judaism.

The texts are written in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Nabataean, mostly on parchment  but with some written on papyrus and bronze. The manuscripts have been dated to various ranges between 408 BCE and 318 CE.  Bronze coins found on the site (135–104 BCE) and continuing until  (66–73 CE).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Bible Map: Shiloh

Bible Map: Shiloh | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
hila30190's insight:

 

The most usual form is shiloh, but it appears 8 times as shilo, and 3 times as Shilow; Selo, Selom.

A town in the lot of Ephraim where Israel assembled under Joshua at the close of the war of conquest.

At this web we can see in which bible chapters shiloh mentioned.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Ancient Arad | Jewish Virtual Library

Cyber encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture that covers everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism. It includes a glossary, bibliography of web sites and books, biographies, articles, original documents and much more!
hila30190's insight:

Arad served as the capital of the important Canaanite kingdom, which ruled over a large part of the northern Negev.

Also, it mentioned in the Bible in the story of the failed attempt to reach the Promised Land (Numbers 21:1) and in the list of the Canaanite kings defeated by the Children of Israel.

 

 (Joshua 12:14) There exists, however, a historical-chronological problem with this biblical account, as there is no evidence that Tel (Heb., mound) Arad was inhabited during the Late Bronze Age. Scholars suggest that the King of Arad mentioned in the Bible was in fact the ruler of the Kingdom of Arad, "the Negev of Arad" (Judges 1:16), whose capital was another city.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

HERODIUM:BIBLE ARCHITECTURE:FORTRESS OF HERODIUM,KING HEROD,WATER CISTERNS,POOL AND COLONNADE,PALACE FORTRESS

HERODIUM:BIBLE ARCHITECTURE:FORTRESS OF HERODIUM,KING HEROD,WATER CISTERNS,POOL AND COLONNADE,PALACE FORTRESS | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
Bible Architecture:Herodium,Herod the Great's tomb,palace/fortress with luxurious living quarters and gardens:photographs, maps,ground plans and reconstructions.
hila30190's insight:

According to Josephus, Herodium was built on the spot where Herod won a victory over his Hasmonean and Parthian enemies in 40 BC. (Antiquities XIV, 352-360) To commemorate the event, the king built a fortress and a palace there, which he named after himself. He also built, in the plain below the hill, an administrative center for the region, which had not been previously settled. Here, at Herodium, he also had a royal tomb built for himself; Josephus describes (War I, 33, 8; Antiquities XVII, 196-199) the king's funeral procession and burial at Herodium..

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Israel Antiquities Authority

hila30190's insight:

This video explain who discoverd the Dead see scrolls,what in there and the significance of this findings.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

The Bible's Buried Secrets - YouTube

http://www.kpbs.org/ http://www.ostracismo.it/home.html
hila30190's insight:

 I have found this video very interesting because it shows us some "Bible's Buried Secrets" , Biblical stories with archeological proofs.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Tel Dor Excavations - YouTube

Tel Dor Dig!
hila30190's insight:

Tel Dor (Dora)

The ancient Phoenician port city is located on a mound on the Carmel coast, and was one of the greatest cities along the northern shore.

Joshua  12 23: "The king of Dor in the coast of Dor".

 

 The excavations revealed a total destruction of the city in the middle of the 11th C BC. This destruction may have been attributed either to the Phoenicians from Tyre and Sidon, or to the invasion of the "sea people"  or Philistines, who invaded and settled along the eastern shores of the Levant. The Bible wrote about this (Amos 9 7): "Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor...".

 

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

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Hazor (BiblePlaces.com)

Hazor (BiblePlaces.com) | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
Pictures and text illuminating the biblical site of Hazor
hila30190's insight:

Tell Hazor is one of the largest, most important biblical sites in the Canaanite and Israelite periods. The bible gave it the title: "the head of all those kingdoms".

 

 

the tell of Hazor is today the largest in Israel at 200 acres. 

 

At its height in the Canaanite period, the city encompassed the entire tell.  Later when it was inhabited by Israelites, the fortified city included only the Upper City.

 

the travel to the excavated site is an exciting experience, bringing you back 3-4 thousands years to the times this might city was the gateway between Egypt and Mesopotamia.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Institute of Archaeology - Departments & Units - Biblical Archaeology

Institute of Archaeology - Departments & Units - Biblical Archaeology | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
hila30190's insight:

Tell Achziv is a major Northern coastal Biblical city that existed over 30 centuries, and is located on the outlet of Kziv creek close to the border with Lebanon.

 

Joshua 19 29: "And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher ... and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib".

 

Achziv was a Canaanite city, and according to the Bible. it was part of Asher tribe territory, but not taken by the Israelites due to its strong fortifications and topographic position between 3 water flows Later, King David (1006-968BC) and Solomon (968-928) added the city into their Kingdom.

   During Sancheriv intrusions (701BC) the Assyrians conquered the city, as appearing in their description of the intrusion.

 

   According to the archaeological evidence, the ancient city existed in the  Iron/Israelite period (11-6C BC).

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Road 227, Maale Akrabim (Scorpions rise) - YouTube

Road 227 fragment including the famous Scorpions rise (or rise of turns, by another translation). It has quite the history, check out the wiki http://en.wiki...
hila30190's insight:

 Biblical times (Israelite period):

Numbers 34 4: "And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim"

Ma'ale Akrabbim ("The Ascent of the Scorpions") is a scenic road connecting the Arava (Arabah) valley to the central Negev.

  Ma'ale Akrabbim is an ancient route that connected the north to the south, before and during the Biblical times. Its route may have followed Nahal Gov or the present location of the road.

 This strategic place is referred in several Biblical references:

 Promised Land:  The borders of the promised land included the ascent (Numbers 34 1-4): "And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof:  Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward: And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea, and shall go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon":

 

Taken from:http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/MaaleAkrabim.html

 

I choose this video to illustrate the time changes, the differences between ancient Biblical and Roman trade  route  crossing the Ascent of Akrabbim  at past, and now, the  modern  road (#227) on the eastern side of Nahal.

Now days with motorbike, then with- camel ,  donkey  and  horses.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Yad Avshalom (Absalom tomb)

Yad Avshalom (Absalom tomb) | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
Yad Avshalom (tomb of Absalom) is a grand monument on the foothills of Mount of olives
hila30190's insight:

Tomb of Avshalom , built on the lower western foothills of  Mount of Olives, facing the old city of Jerusalem, on the eastern side of Kidron valley. 

The bible tells us that this is the tomb of Avshalom (Absalom), son of David, who was killed by David's men after a failed mutiny.

2 Samuel 18:18: "...and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place"

   According to the bible, the tomb was built by Avshalom himself in his lifetime, since he had no sons who would build the tomb.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Mount of Olives (BiblePlaces.com)

Mount of Olives (BiblePlaces.com) | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
Pictures and text illuminating the biblical site of the Mount of Olives
hila30190's insight:

 Mount of Olives at the Old Testament:

 The hill is first referred in the Bible when King David flees the city

(2 Samuel 15: 30,  "And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up...")

 King Solomon erected altars on the hill dedicated to false alien gods. They were later destroyed by King Josiah who "filled it with bones" to prevent future worships.  Prophet Zechariah talks about the day of Judgment, with Mount of Olives its epicenter of God's fiery fight against the enemies of Jerusalem.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by hila30190
Scoop.it!

Tell Megiddo

Tell Megiddo | historical sites in israel and biblical sources | Scoop.it
Biblical city of Megiddo - photos, reviews, references, links, travel and maps.
hila30190's insight:

Megiddo , encompassing the ancient biblical mound of Megiddo, whose universal value has won it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is located at the western entrance to the Jezreel Valley in the Lower Galilee.
At the beginning of the third millennium BCE, Megiddo was already a fortified city with huge walls, and 1,000 years later it became a center of Egyptian rule over Canaan. Strategically, it was invaluable: It controlled the end of the Iron Valley in the heart of the ancient Via Maris (the Way of the Sea), which linked Egypt and Damascus.
The Egyptian pharaoh Thutmoses III took Megiddo in 1468
BCE during his campaign to entrench Egypt’s power over the region.
Megiddo was taken by the Israelites apparently only at the time of King David, and the city flourished during the time of King Solomon

Megiddo is identified with Armageddon, the scene of the battle of the End of Days according to Revelation 16:14-21.

more...
No comment yet.