Site of the Month – 2007

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   This page is a gallery  of the Biblical sites that were selected by staff and readers as the “site of the month” during year 2007.

   The selection of the “site of the month” is usually a new site that was added during that past month and was considered at that time as an important addition to the web site and worthy of highlighting. You can look on these sites in order to visit these  “best” sites.

The sites are ordered from the recent month on the top.

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December    2007 Shefaram Burial caves

   Byzantine period Christian burial caves, with one of the most remarkable rock carvings in the Galilee. The exterior and interior of the caves are richly designed.

Shefaram: Facade of burial cave


  November     2007    Timna

   A geological, nature and history desert park, the center of ancient Egyptian copper mines. In the site are mining workshops, camps and installations, shrine and rock drawings from the 13-12th century BC.

Timna: Mushroom

Zechariah 6,1: “… and the mountains were mountains of brass”.

October     2007 Kfar Yehudiye (Sogana)

Ruins of a Roman village located in the central Golan heights.  This site is identified as Sogana, one of the villages that were fortified during the great revolt against the Romans.

Kfar Yehudiye in the central Golan heights

Josephus Flavius, War 2:  20: 6: “…in Gaulonitis he fortified Seleucia, and Sogane, and Gamala”

August & September     2007 Church of Holy Sepulchre

One of the most holiest churches, located in Jerusalem at the traditional site of Golgotha – the place of Jesus Crucifixion and burial.

Entrance to the Church of Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem.

Matthew 27: 33, 60: “And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha….And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed”

       June & July     2007 Kursi

Ruins of  a 5th century AD church and monastery at the traditional location of Jesus miracle at Gadarenes/Gergesa – healing the madman, driving out his devils into a herd of pigs who then drown in the lake.

Mark 5: 13: “And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea…”

  May     2007 Montfort Crusaders castle

Ruins of a remote 13th century Crusaders castle located in the heart of the nature park of Kziv creek.

April     2007 St. Peter in Gallicantu

The fabulous Saint Peter in-Gallicantu Church is built in the slopes of mount Zion. According to tradition, this was the place of the palace of high priest Caiaphas. Its name is given after the story of Peter’s triple denial of Christ and the cock crowing twice.

Mark 14: 72: “And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept”.

Mar     2007 Korazim

Ruins of  a Roman/Byzantine  town, located above the north side of sea of Galilee, and is referred in the new testament as one of the cities condemned by Jesus.

View of the central quarter in Korazim.

Matthew 11 21-22: “Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: Woe unto thee, Chorazin!…”

Feb     2007 Tell Hazor

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”.

View of King Solomon's walls in Tell Hazor.

Joshua 11:10: “And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Hazor, and smote the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor beforetime was the head of all those kingdoms.”

Jan     2007 Tell Megiddo

The site is situated on the gateway on the road linking North and South of Israel, about 30 Km south-east of Haifa.  The archeologists uncovered 26 layers of ancient cities, starting before the bronze age (4000 BC) until the Greeks (4th century BC).

1 Kings  9-15: “And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.”


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