Pinterest

Explore these ideas and more!

aerial view of the dead sea

aerial view of the dead sea

Caesarea. "The emperor Vespasian raised its status to that of a colonia. After the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE, Caesarea was the provincial capital of the Judaea Province, before the change of name to Syria Palaestina in 134 CE, shortly before the Bar Kokhba revolt."

Caesarea Maritima was named in honor of Augustus The city was described in detail by the Roman Jewish historian The city became the seat of the Roman prefect soon after its foundation. Caesarea was the "administrative capital" beginning in 6 AD.

The Jordan River (well, what's left of it), in the Middle East, is the lowest river in the world. It ends in the Dead Sea, at a depth of 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level. The river is important to Christians, Jews, and Muslims because of its location in an area that is holy to all three.

The Jordan River (well, what's left of it), in the Middle East, is the lowest river in the world. It ends in the Dead Sea, at a depth of feet meters) below sea level.

Jordan River, Israel by louise57

Banias Springs, Golan Heights, ( occupied by Israel ) . One of the streams that form the Jordan River.

Paseando por Jerusalén.

Jerusalem's Walls Triple Gate, part of the archaeological dig led by Eilat Mazar.

Mt Tabor located in the Galilee, Israel, is believed to be the site of Transfiguration of Christ. Shot in 1800s, this photo does not show the Roman Catholic Church of the Transfiguration of  the Franciscan order built over 5 years from 1919-1924 on top of the mountain. Contact us to arrange your private Israel tour.

A great study this year at BSF was the Transfiguration of Christ seen by Peter, James and John. Mt Tabor located in the Galilee, Israel, is believed to be the site of Transfiguration.

An aerial view over the ancient synagogue in Capernaum, on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus lived with Peter and Andrew.

An aerial view over the ancient synagogue in Capernaum, on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus lived with Peter and Andrew. That's a lot better picture than I got.

Today, visitors can walk along the top of the walls of Jerusalem on which watchmen and soldiers once protected the city's residents.

Today, visitors can walk along the top of the walls of Jerusalem from where watchmen and soldiers once protected the city.

Caesarea, Israel.  Here Herod Agrippa let the people call him a god, and was struck down and eaten by worms.

Ruins at Caesarea Maritima, Israel. Built by Herod Agrippa.

Ruins of a High Place (Tel Dan) in the land of Israel where King Jeroboam worshipped the golden calf.

Day 4 Ruins of a High Place (Tel Dan) in the land of Israel where King Jeroboam worshipped the golden calf.