Site of the Month – 2014

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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 2014.

   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.

December 2014 Abel Beth Maacah

   An important  Canaanite and Israelite city  in the northern part of Israel.

2 Samuel 20:15: “And they came and besieged him in Abel of Bethmaachah.

November 2014 Migdal Afek (Tsedek)

     The fortress of Migdal Afek controlled the narrow pass of Via Maris.


 Wars 2 19 1: “…a great body of Jewish forces gotten together in a certain tower called Aphek”

October 2014 Ashdod Maritime

    Ashdod Maritime (Azotus) was the ancient harbor of the city of Ashdod. It is located in the sand dunes on the southern shore of Ashdod.

September 2014 Tel Ashkelon (Ascalon)

    An important port city, with 4,000 years of history.

 Zecharia (9:5): “Ashkelon shall see it, and fear…”.

August 2014 Hebron

    Hebron is one of the Holiest ancient cities in the Holy Land, and the place of the burial cave of Patriarchs and Matriarchs.

 2 Samuel 2:11: “And the time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah”.

July 2014 Jiser e-Zarka & Tel Tanninim

  Jisr e-Zarka is an Israeli Arab town located north of Caesarea. Nearby  Tel Tanninim (“Crocodiles mound”) is the ruins of  the city of Crocodilopolis.

June 2014 Tel Arad

     Tel Arad National park consists of  the ruins of a large walled Canaanite city and  fortresses dated to the Israelite Kingdom period.

 Numbers 21:1:  “And when king Arad the Canaanite… heard tell that Israel came by the way… then he fought against Israel…”.

May 2014 Horvat Kerioth

   Remains of a Roman and Byzantine period village. Identified as Kerioth, birth place of Judas Iscraiot.

 (Joshua 15: 20, 25):  “This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah … And Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth,…”

Apr 2014 Horvat Anim

   Remains of an ancient  village, dated to the Israelite and Byzantine periods.   Ruins of a synagogue, fortress and agriculture installations.

 Joshua 15: 20, 50:  “This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah … And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim”

Mar 2014 Khirbet Yattir (Jattir)

   Remains of an ancient village, located on a rocky hill in the southern Judean hills.

 Joshua 21:14: “And Jattir with her suburbs”.

Feb 2014 Central drainage canal

     Central water drainage system of the second Temple period, an underground tunnel connecting the west side of the temple mount to the area of the Shiloah pool.


Jan 2014  Tel Be’er Sheva

    National park, with ruins of an Israelite Kingdom fortified administrative city, located between the Be’er Sheva and Hebron streams.

Genesis 26:33: “And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day”.


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This page was last updated on Dec 17, 2014

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