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Milestones near Beth Shan

You’ve heard about “going the second mile.” In His “Sermon on the Mount” in Galilee Jesus said (in a context forbidding retaliation for evil), “And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two” (Matt. 230 more words

Bible History And Geography

Auberg-Inn, Jericho

Blessed with one of the cheesiest pun names ever bestowed on a guesthouse, the Auberg-Inn or House of Eggplants (to make it clear for Americans…) is a newish guesthouse in Jericho. 60 more words


Abel-meholah, Elisha's Home

We’re continuing the study of the Divided Kingdom in our local congregation in our auditorium class, using the text of 1 Kings. We have found this period to be one of not only the history of the kings but also there is much emphasis on prophetic activity. 111 more words

Bible History And Geography


Ajloun Castle (Qal’at Ar-Rabad) is a 12th century fortress built by the Muslim Ayyubid dynasty to enforce order amongst local tribes, guard nearby iron mines and defend against Crusaders in the northern Jordan Valley. 88 more words

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Gan Hashlosha (near biblical Beth-shan), Israel

Today’s travels took us from the Sea of Galilee down the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea area, then west on back to Jerusalem. Along the way we made some interesting stops, including while still in the north, Gan Hashlosha, in the vicinity of Beth-shan. 125 more words

Bible History And Geography

Israel: Up the Jordan Valley and on to Galilee

Yesterday we made our way from Jerusalem down to the Jordan Valley and on up to Galilee. Visibility was not the best due to winds from the east and south bringing dust and haze. 235 more words

Bible History And Geography

Day 2 of the Freedom Ride: Jordan Valley

Day Two of the Freedom Ride included a visit to Fasayel, a remote village in the Jordan valley, of which 95% is under occupation.

It used to be a popular tourist destination and described as the bread basket of Palestine due to all-year farming its climate supports. 507 more words

Freedom Ride 2016