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Sepphoris

SEPPHORIS

A mere 5 miles from Nazareth, Sepphoris was in the midst of a furious building spurt during Jesus’ childhood.           Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James,…
The pool of Siloam

POOL OF SILOAM

A man born blind was able to see once he visited the Pool of Siloam according to the instructions of Jesus.           “He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on…
Southern Wall

HULDAH GATE STEPS TO THE TEMPLE

Jesus visited the Temple in Jerusalem many times during that final week of the Passover feast. Most often, he would have ascended the Temple courtyard from the southern steps through the Huldah Gate.       “Then Jesus entered the…
Herodion (Herodium)

HERODIUM

Herod the Great built the palace-fortress of Herodium, southeast of Bethlehem, as a monumental mausoleum for himself.            “Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he…
Chorazin the ancient synagogue at Korazim

CHORAZIN

One of the three cities in Galilee cursed by Jesus, the ruins of Chorazin were most recently excavated in the 1980s.           “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed…
Ancient synagogue in Capernaum. Israel.

CAPERNAUM

Capernaum was the Galilean headquarters of Jesus’ public ministry for one to three years.             “They went to Capernaum; and when the Sabbath came, He entered the synagogue and taught.” Mark 1:21 There are…
Caesarea Philippi

CAESAREA PHILIPPI

Caesarea Philippi, by the headwaters of the River Jordan, is where Peter made his profession of faith.             “Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He asked his disciples, ‘Who do people…
Biblical view on  Jerusalem

OLIVE WOOD

Two thousand years ago the most common tree on the Galilean, Jerusalem and Bethlehem landscape was the olive tree. Its fruit was used to produce oil for light, healing, and anointing. The Mount of Olives was covered with olive trees.
Khamsa hamsa Israel

Hamseh good luck charm

The hamseh (literally “five” in Arabic) is a hand with the palm facing outward in order to ward off the “evil eye.” It’s a symbol of blessing and protection, often worn as an amulet, to protect the wearer from evil.    …
Mezuzah

MEZUZAH

Mezuzah literally means “doorpost.” It is a decorated rectangular silver, brass, ceramic, olive wood or stone box that Jews attach to the doorpost of their house and gates.       “And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your…