The North Country

Here are a few pictures from our trip to the Northern region of Israel. From Wikipedia: “Tiberias is a city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee (also called the Kinneret), Lower Galilee, Israel. Established in 20 CE, it was named in honour of the emperor Tiberius. Tiberias was venerated in Judaism from the middle of the 2nd century CE and since the 16th century has been considered one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Safed. In the 2nd–10th centuries, Tiberias was the largest Jewish city in the Galilee and the political and religious hub of the Jews of Palestine.

Capernaum was reported to have been the hometown of the apostles Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John, as well as the tax collector Matthew. One Sabbath, Jesus taught in the synagogue in Capernaum and healed a man who had the spirit of an unclean devil. Jesus selected this town as the center of his public ministry in the Galilee after he left the small mountainous hamlet of Nazareth (Matthew 4:12–17). He also formally cursed the city, saying “You shall be brought down to Hades,” (Matthew 11:23) because of their lack of response to his teaching. (Wikipedia)

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Tel Dan

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Tel Dan Reserve

Tel Dan Reserve

Looking into Lebanon from Dan

Looking into Lebanon from Dan

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Walking along the walls that protected the city

The gateway into Dan

The gateway into Dan where the kings and judges would sit to hear the people’s causes

Jeff sitting on the throne!

Jeff sitting on the throne!

Notice the cobblestone walkway

Notice the cobblestone walkway

Walking into Tel Dan

Walking into Tel Dan

Tel Dan Ruins

Tel Dan Ruins

Path into Tel Dan

Path into Tel Dan

Old Patrol road between Israel and Syria

Old Patrol road between Israel and Syria

Overlooking Syrian valley

Overlooking Syrian valley

More trenches

More trenches

Trenches from 1967 Six Day War

Trenches from 1967 Six Day War

Overlooking Syria where abandoned outpost is

Overlooking Syria where abandoned outpost is

Where the golden calf stood and sacrifices made

Where the golden calf stood and sacrifices made

Tel Dan alter site

Tel Dan alter site

Dan River is the largest and most important of 3 sources for the Jordan River

Dan River is the largest and most important of 3 sources for the Jordan River

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Photos from area near Gaza

 

 

 

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