Around the Holy Land

Mukhraka

They say once you’ve read the Bible where its events actually happened, you’ll never be the same. Nowhere is this truer than on Mount Carmel, at Mukhraka, which means “burned place,” where Elijah faced off against the prophets of Baal and God sent down fire from Heaven. (I Kings 18:17-46).

They say once you’ve read the Bible where its events actually happened, you’ll never be the same. Nowhere is this truer than on Mount Carmel, at Mukhraka, which means “burned place,” where Elijah faced off against the prophets of Baal and God sent down fire from Heaven. (I Kings 18:17-46).

Elah Valley

The Valley of Elah, "the Valley of the Terebinth". It is called after the large and shady terebinth trees which are indigenous to its parts, and best known as the place described in the Bible where the Israelites were encamped when David fought Goliath (1 Sam. 17:2, 19).

ELAH VALLEY

Wadi Qilt

The wadi itself is good for travel only for those out for a pleasant day hike. In ancient times, people made their way on the route above. Some of the biblical events which likely occurred on this route include: David’s flight from Absalom (2 Sam 15-16), Zedekiah’s flight from the Babylonians (2 Kgs 25:4), the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), and Jesus’ travels from Jericho to Jerusalem (e.g., Luke 19:28).

The wadi itself is good for travel only for those out for a pleasant day hike. In ancient times, people made their way on the route above. Some of the biblical events which likely occurred on this route include: David’s flight from Absalom (2 Sam 15-16), Zedekiah’s flight from the Babylonians (2 Kgs 25:4), the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), and Jesus’ travels from Jericho to Jerusalem (e.g., Luke 19:28).

Herodium

Herodium is 3 miles southeast of Bethlehem and 8 miles south of Jerusalem. Its summit is 2,460 feet above sea level. Herod built or rebuilt eleven fortresses. This one he constructed on the site of his victory over Antigonus in 40 BC.

Herodium is 3 miles southeast of Bethlehem and 8 miles south of Jerusalem. Its summit is 2,460 feet above sea level.
Herod built or rebuilt eleven fortresses. This one he constructed on the site of his victory over Antigonus in 40 BC.
Herod's Herodium

Beth She'an

Located 17 miles south of the Sea of Galilee, Beth Shean is situated at the strategic junction of the Harod and Jordan Valleys.

Located 17 miles south of the Sea of Galilee, Beth Shean is situated at the strategic junction of the Harod and Jordan Valleys. The fertility of the land and the abundance of water led the Jewish sages to say, "If the Garden of Eden is in the land of Israel, then its gate is Beth Shean." It is no surprise then that the site has been almost continuously settled from the Chalcolithic period to the present.

Beth Shean Excavations

The Good Samaritan Museum

The museum at the Good Samaritan Inn archeological site by Ma’ale Adumim is the only mosaic museum in the country and one of only three in the world. Mosaics and other artifacts unearthed in Judea

The museum at the Good Samaritan Inn archeological site by Ma’ale Adumim is the only mosaic museum in the country and one of only three in the world. Mosaics and other artifacts unearthed in Judea, Samaria and Gaza are on display at the museum. Some of the mosaics on display have been removed from various sites to protect them from harm, while others are reconstructions. Work on the mosaics, to prepare them for the public eye, has taken many years during which skilled professionals excavated the mosaics, preserved them and, where necessary, reconstructed them.

Tabgha- Ein Sheva

Tabgha (Ein Sheva) is an area situated on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. It is traditionally accepted as the place of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes (Mark 6:30-46) and the fourth resurrection appearance of Jesus (John 21:1-24) after His Crucifixion.

Tabgha (Ein Sheva) is an area situated on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. It is traditionally accepted as the place of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes (Mark 6:30-46) and the fourth resurrection appearance of Jesus (John 21:1-24) after His Crucifixion.

The Enchanting White City

Tel Aviv - a portrait of a city that lives and breathes with its residents, 24/7

Gorgeous Bauhaus balconies overlook the square which is home to concerts with a very European charm. Nearby is a bustling outdoor market. Not far away is Jaffa, where you can hear the moving church music, and no matter where you go, the sea is always just directly across from you, the color of the water changing in the light. Tel Aviv - a portrait of a city that lives and breathes with its residents, 24/7.

The Magic of the Western Galilee

The Western Galilee offers visitors exciting religious sites, spectacular natural attractions, golden beaches, and myriad culinary options based on the local cuisine

The Western Galilee is a fascinating region in what it can offer visitors. All in close proximity to each other, you can find golden beaches, traditional and historical sites belonging to five religions and communities that live in the area (Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze and Baha’i), unique and spectacular natural attractions, and an enormous range of culinary opportunities based on the local cuisine.

 

Rosh Hanikra

A Peaceful Stroll in Haifa

While on your Holy Land pilgrimage, be sure to visit Haifa, home to sites such as Elijah’s Cave, Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and the Bahá’í Gardens

While on your Holy Land pilgrimage, make sure to visit Haifa! The city is known just as much for its spectacular observation points as it is for its rich modern culture and arts scene, science and high-tech centers, hopping nightlife and the world famous Haifa Film Festival as it is for its for its historical sites: Elijah’s Cave, Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and the Bahá’í Gardens, to name but a few.