Site of the Month – 2017

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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 2017.

   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 2017 Michmash

   Bronze and Iron age findings in the area between Ma’ale Michmash and Michmas.

1 Samuel 13:5: “And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel… and they came up, and pitched in Michmash“.

Nov 2017 Psagot – Khirbet Nisya

   Ruins of a Biblical city in the community of Psagot. This may have been the site of Joshua’s Ai.

Joshua 7:2:  “And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai…”

Oct 2017 Horvat Aner (Neby Annir)

   Ruins of an ancient village in the Gofna mountain region in Samaria. Nearby is a memorial park with pools and springs.

Sep 2017 Khirbet el-Qutt

 Ruins of a fortified village situated near the Lebonah ascent. Identified as Kfar Lakitia – one of the Roman garrisons at the end of the Bar- Kokhba revolt.

   Judges 21:19: “on the east side of the highway that goeth up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah”.

Aug 2017 Tibneh

   Kh. Tibneh, in the hill country of Ephraim, is identified as Timnath-Serah or Timnath- Heres- the burial-place of Joshua according to the Bible.

 Joshua 24: 30: “And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah…”.

       July 2017   Beit El – Jacob’s dream

   A sacred site in Beit El is suggested as the place of Jacob’s dream.

   Genesis 28:12: “And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven…”.

June 2017 Arumah

   The Biblical city of Arumah is situated on a steep hill southeast of Itamar. On its foothills are huge cisterns and ruins of Hasmonean fortifications.

Judges 9: 41: “And Abimelech dwelt at Arumah…”

May 2017 Allon Road

   Sites along the Allon Road, that crosses the eastern side of Samaria from North to South.

Apr 2017 Kh. Marjameh

   Ruins of a Canaanite and Israelite major city located on a hill near Samiya spring on the foothills of Mt. Baal-Hazor.


Mar 2017   Kh. Jibeit (Horvat Giv’it)

  Ruins of a multi period village, from the Early Bronze to the Ottoman period, on the side of Allon road in Samaria.


Feb 2017   Tel Maresha

   Ancient Iron Age and Hellenistic period city, with an amazing underground lower city. A UNESCO World heritage site.

Jan 2017 Saul’s Shoulder

Observation point on Mt. Saul, overlooking the Jezreel valley and Mt. Gilboa. Named after King Saul and his sons who died here fighting the Philistines.

(2 Samuel 1:21): “Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon you”.


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This page was last updated on Jan 9, 2018

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