Photos by ILumina
I Pray that you enjoy these Photos and their brief History.
Ruins Of Korazim
Ruins of a Roman/Byzantine town, located above the north side of sea of Galilee, and is referred in the new testament as one of the cities condemned by Jesus. Ruins of a Roman/Byzantine town, located above the north side of sea of Galilee, and is referred in the new testament as one of the cities condemned by Jesus. The buildings are made of black basalt stones, and a grand 4th C AD synagogue was restored in the central quarter.
Matthew 11 21-22: "Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: Woe unto thee, Chorazin!..."
Ruins of Gibeon
The site of ancient Gibeon is located on a hill north of Jerusalem, with a beautiful view of the Holy City and the surrounding hills. The Palestinian village of El-Jib is built beside and on top of parts of the archaeological
While the newly crowned king Solomon was making a sacrifice at the "high place" in Gibeon, God appeared to him and granted his request for wisdom:
Gibeon is first mentioned in the Bible in connection with the Israelite conquest of Canaan. Because of their city's strategic location, the Gibeonites knew that Joshua would certainly attack and destroy them, so they concocted a deception to protect themselves. Pretending, like the Israelites, to be foreigners they tricked Joshua into making a peace treaty and taking an oath not to kill them:
After Israel's victory in Canaan, Gibeon was assigned to the tribe of Benjamin and made a city for the Levites. The family of King Saul seems to have had some connections to Gibeon and following his death a crucial meeting occurred in Gibeon involving Abner and Joab, the respective generals of Saul and David. A battle by the pool of Gibeon ensued in which Joab's men were victorious:
St Peters Cave Church
The Cave Church of St. Peter in Antakya, Turkey, is believed to mark the location of the meetings of the first church community in Antioch, which was founded by the apostles Peter and Paul.
St Stephens Gate
This gate is the only open gate on the east side of the Old City of Jerusalem. It has had a number of names throughout it's history. It is sometimes called the "Lions Gate" due to the heraldic emblems which were placed on each side of the gate by its builder, Suleiman the Magnificent. It is also call "St. Stephen's Gate" for some Christian traditions place the martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 7:54-60) as having taken place near here - although earlier traditions would place this event north of the Old City of Jerusalem.It is also called "St. Mary's Gate" due to its proximity to a pool close by and to the tomb of Mary located below it - to the east - in the Kidron Valley.During the British Mandate, the "L-shape" of the gate was changed to facilitate motor vehicles entering into the Old City.