Site of the Month – 2012

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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 2012.

   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.

To see more of the site, click on its header.

Dec 2012 Shiloh

   Tel Shiloh was the religious capital of Israel for 369 years, and the assembly place for the people of Israel.


 Joshua 18 1: “And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there”.

Nov 2012 Ebenezer – Izbet Zartta

   Ruins of a small Iron age settlement on the hills facing Afek, identified as Ebenezer.

1 Samuel 4 1: “Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Ebenezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek”.

Oct 2012 Mount Gerizim

   Mount Gerizim is a holy and historic site, located on the south side of Shechem. Ruins of Persian and Hellenistic period Samaritan temple city, and a Byzantine Church.

Sep 2012 Biblical Tamar, Hazeva Fortress

  Israelite, Nabatean and Roman period fortresses located near the spring of Hazeva,  identified as Biblical Tamara and Roman Tamara.


Aug 2012  Mount Zin (Hor?)

     An impressive table shaped hill located in the valley of Zin, identified as Mount Hor – the burial place of Aaron.


   Numbers 20 22: “And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor”

July 2012 Ma’ale Akrabbim

    Ma’ale Akrabbim (“The Ascent of the Scorpions”) is a scenic road connecting the Arava (Arabah) valley to the central Negev. Ancient routes traversed this steep climb.

Numbers 34 4: “And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim”

June 2012 Tel Aro’er of Judea

    Tel Aro’er is the ruins of an 8th-6th century BC Israelite walled city,  located on the side of the ancient route leading from the east to Beersheba. It was mentioned as one of the southern Judean cities during the time of King David.

1 Samuel 30 26, 28: ” And when David …  sent of the spoil … And to them which were in Aroer…”.

May 2012 Tel Shikmona

  Ruins of the ancient port city of Haifa, located on the west shore side of Mount Carmel.

Apr 2012 Mamshit (Mampsis)

     An ancient Nabatean, Roman and Byzantine desert city situated along the Incense road that crosses the Negev desert.


Mar 2012  Jaffa  (Joppa, Yaffo) – Overview page

   One of the most important port cities in ancient history; strategically located at major crossroads in the center of the land of Israel.

  2 Chronicles 2:16: “And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as thou shalt need: and we will bring it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa; and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem”.

Feb 2012 Tel Beth Shemesh

  An important Biblical city, located in the valley of Nahal Sorek. Beth Shemesh is mentioned in connection with the return of the Ark of the Covenant by the Philistines.

1 Samuel 6:12: “And the kine took the straight way to the way of Bethshemesh, and went along the highway…”

Jan 2012 Adullam

  Remains of a Biblical city, located south of the valley of Elah. This was the home village of the wives of Judah, the hiding place of future king David, and a city fortified by King Rehobam.

1 Samuel 22:1: “David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam“.


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This page was last updated on Dec 8, 2012

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