Galilee

Tabgha

The traditional site for two miracles—the multiplication of loaves and fishes and the last breakfast with the disciples. Tabgha is located on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee north of Ginnosar. Heptapegon (Greek: “seven springs”) is also known as ‘En Sheva‘ and Et-Tabgha (Arabic). “Tabgha” is a corruption of “Heptapegon.” [toc] Location  … read more »

Nimrod’s Fortress

Nimrod’s Fortress is an impressive castle structure that reminds one of Crusader and Medieval Europe more than the Middle East. Nimrod Fortress is located on the border of the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon. Nahal Guvta runs to the north, and Wadi en-Naqib runs to the south. The Nimrod Fortress is also called Nimrod’s Castle,… read more »

Nazareth

Nazareth was a little town in Galilee that became very significant because Jesus grew up there. Thus, Jesus became “the Nazarene.” Nazareth is located in Galilee, halfway between the Sea of Galilee and the Mediterranean Sea. [toc] Location     32° 42′ 07″ N, 35° 17′ 51″ E 1,150′ Elevation Archaeology Occupation History Due to… read more »

Tel Megiddo

Tel Megiddo is a city of key strategic importance that has been occupied from earliest times. Christians believe that it will be the place where the armies of earth gather for the campaign of Armageddon at a time yet to come. It is one of the three main sites that Solomon fortified. Megiddo is located… read more »

Kursi

Many people have suggested Kursi as the location of the demon-possessed pigs charging into the Sea of Galilee. Kursi is located on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee at the mouth of Wadi es-Samak. It is Origen’s site of Gergesa. Gadara and Gerasa are located inland of the southeastern shore of the Sea…. read more »

Tel Hazor

Tel Hazor is an important military site that Joshua defeated and Solomon later fortified. Hazor is located 14km north of the Sea of Galilee, but south of Dan. [toc] Location     33° 1′ 2″ N, 35° 34′ 5″ E 728′ Elevation Archaeology Hazor is located at Tell el-Qedah (aka Tell Waqqas). The mound covers… read more »

Tel Dan

Tel Dan is one of the best-known city names in the Bible because Israel is called “from Dan to Beersheva.” Dan is located in the far north of Israel at the base of Mt. Hermon near Banias. [toc] Location     33° 14′ 49″ N, 35° 39′ 15″ E 603′ Elevation Archaeology Tel Dan (Tell… read more »

Chorazin

Sadly, one of Chorazin’s most remembered features is that Jesus cursed its unbelief. Chorazin is located north of the Sea of Galilee, 4km north of Capernaum. Its elevation is 45-65m above sea level. In Arabic, it is called Khirbet Karazeh. Nahal Chorazin runs west and south of the site. It is also spelled as Chorazim… read more »

Capernaum

Capernaum was the home of Jesus at the beginning of His earthly ministry. It is condemned, though, for not believing Jesus’ words and works. Jesus moved there from Nazareth to fulfill prophecy (Matt. 4.13-16), because He was rejected at Nazareth (Lk. 4.16-30), and because there were better roads near Capernaum. Capernaum is located on the… read more »

Tel Beit She’an

Beit She’an, also spelled Beth Shan, is a key strategic city in Galilee with a long history. It was a central operation point for the Egyptians until the Iron Age, and Solomon later used it as an administrative center. Beit She’an is located in the Galilee region. It is at an important crossroads between the… read more »

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