Happy 70th Birthday to the Dead Sea Scrolls! Discovered in caves near the Dead Sea in 1947, these manuscripts have stayed in the top ten of archaeological finds for 70 years. You can see God’s hand in their preservation, sheltered in clay urns, these fragile artifacts spent centuries in the driest, lowest place on earth. … More Did You Know The Dead Sea Scrolls Turned 70 This Year?
People tried to buy it, others dumped garbage at its foot, paratroopers shed tears on its stones, and men and women from every nation, walks of life and status tuck prayers into its cracks and crevices. It has withstood fire, earthquakes, war, politics and time, to stand immoveable and strong for those wanting to reach … More The Western Wall: A Holy Wall in The Holy City
According to Biblical accounts, the Dead Sea region was a place of refuge for David after he was anointed king and Saul, unhappy with that turn of events, plotted to kill him. It was also the world’s first health spa as Herod the Great, the Queen of Sheba, Cleopatra, King Solomon and many others dallied … More The Dead Sea, Unique, Matchless and Mesmerizing
No matter where you stand in the Jezreel Valley, located in northern Israel and also known as the Valley of Armageddon, you can see the rounded visage of Mount Tabor. Located at the nexus of many ancient travel routes that crisscrossed Palestine, Mount Tabor served as a strategic sentinel during Biblical times and a symbol … More At Mount Tabor, Close Encounters of the Divine Kind
Israel is many things to many people … A land claimed by the world’s three great religions as their place of origin; a challenging melting pot of contemporary world politics, intrigue and conflicts; a surprising land of diverse and astonishing natural beauty, complete with ethnic complexities, historical consequence and Biblical significance; an archaeologist’s treasure chest, … More Israel: Myth Buster, Treasure Chest, Surprise
Abraham saw the lot, David prepared the blueprint, Solomon constructed it, Babylon destroyed it, God’s people rebuilt it, Herod remodeled it, and Rome burned it to the ground. Jesus taught in it, He threw money changers out of it, He entered it, time after time, through the Golden Gates and will again. He was mocked, beaten … More When God Chooses
If the world were to experience a modern Pompeii-like disaster and you met your demise with your new IPhone in hand, archaeologists in future centuries could reconstruct your existence, time and story in full detail….your IPhone would spill the proverbial beans. Coins and pottery are the IPhones of the past. Pottery fragments fairly shout out … More Tel Dan Stele Spills The Beans
Beautiful photos of Israel and the Dead Sea just published today, March 13th! Above is an incredible photo of Israel from outer space. You can view the Sea of Galilee at the top right, with the Jordan River and valley traveling across the picture, then emptying into the Dead Sea. The aqua blue segments seen at the photos far left are mineral pools … More The Beauty of the Dead Sea From Outer Space
Not everything explosive in the Golan Heights is related to warfare! The Avital Volcanic Park is located there on the site of a dormant volcano that last erupted about 100,000 years ago. Confirming this ancient volcanic activity, the hills and fields throughout Israel are chock full of basalt rocks that poke through the earth. … More A Rocky Walk to Capernaum
No News Is Good News You can put this in the “believe it or not” category….on Tuesday, February 7th 2017, not one single news item about a hostile act in Israel could be found in any global news outlet. A rare day to say the least! Of course, this 24 hour respite quickly came to … More Is It Safe To Travel To Israel?