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On the western side of the Sea of Galilee lies Magdala, once a prosperous 1st century fishing village nestled at the base of Mount Arbel, between Tiberias and Capernaum.

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Upon arriving at Tel Hazor, one may get the distinct impression that nothing significant happened at this site. In truth, it is not the most popular of the Holy Land locations, but don’t be deceived—this national park is arguably one of the most im...

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If you’ve ever wondered what small-town life was like for Jesus, visit Nazareth Village, an open-air museum offering a “must-see” authentic picture of village life in the Galilee during the 1st century.

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One of the most impressive sites in the Lower Galilee region of northern Israel, the ancient tel of Megiddo, literally has layers of history to explore—26 distinct civilizations, to be exact! A tel is a layered mound containing ruins of ancient cities b...

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One of the most hallowed landmarks in the Old City of Jerusalem is the Via Dolorosa (translated from Latin meaning path of grief or way of sorrows), a narrow path through the streets of the Old City traditionally identified with the final route traveled b...

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While in Jerusalem, the City of David is a must-see destination that will whisk you back to the ancient Jerusalem of Scripture, a place of history and prophecy where miracles flourished. Captured by King David from the Jebusites over 3,000 years ago (2 Sa...

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North of the Damascus Gate, near the fast-paced center of Jerusalem, lies a garden oasis–believed by many to be where Jesus was buried and rose from the dead. For over a century, the site of the Garden Tomb has drawn the faithful and the curious to ...

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In the second story of a chapel atop Jerusalem’s Mount Zion — just outside the Zion Gate —is a place known as the Upper Room, Coenaculum, or Cenacle (meaning “dining room”). Originally, this would have been the eating room of a Roman house where...

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Situated on a terrace overlooking a fertile valley, Caesarea Philippi is nestled in the foothills of Mount Hermon, and about 25 miles north of the Sea of Galilee. The most notable feature of this area is a large spring — where the Jordan River comes to ...

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In sharp contrast to the bustling streets of Jerusalem and the sun-kissed beaches of Tel Aviv, is the beautiful and typically tranquil Sea of Galilee in northern Israel. Situated in the Jordan rift valley, at approximately 700 feet below sea level, the Se...

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