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Lachish Archaeology in Israel

An aerial view of Tel Lachish “The Canaanite city of Lachish was one of the most important centers in the world for the use of the alphabet,” and preserved the culture of using an egalitarian writing system, Garfinkel said. Earlier writing systems, like Sumerian cuneiform or Egyptian hieroglyphs, demanded years of study and were comprehensible only to an elite cadre of scribes. Alphabets were far more accessible to all.

Oldest precursor to letter S found in nine-letter Canaanite text unearthed at Lachish, in central Israel; discovery 'another piece in the puzzle' of alphabet's development, researcher says

6. Lachish was one of the strongholds of Judah to hold out against Nebuchadnezzar, being reduced to a pile of charred ruins during 609-607 BCE. The letters reflect the urgency of the times. Letters written by Judean troops to Yaosh, a military commander at Lachish.

The siege ramp at Lachish

Lachish was one of the strongholds of Judah to hold out against Nebuchadnezzar, being reduced to a pile of charred ruins during BCE. The letters reflect the urgency of the times. Letters written by Judean troops to Yaosh, a military commander at Lachish.

Lachish, Siege Ramp, Sennacherib, Lachish Reliefs

Lachish in the Bible

LachishFrontGate.jpg "Of the cities in ancient Judah, Lachish was second in importance only to Jerusalem.[1]One of the Lachish letters warns of the impending Babylonian destruction. It reads: "Let my lord know that we are watching over the beacon of Lachish, according to the signals which my lord gave, for Azekah is not seen." According to the prophet Jeremiah, Lachish and Azekah were the last two Judean cities before the conquest of Jerusalem (Jer. 34:7)"

TEL AVIV, Israel -- Scholars in Israel state that they believe ancient writing found on First Temple era pottery shards corroborates with the biblical narrative

This Cave of Adullam is the site where David hid from King Saul.

Take a Virtual Trip to the Holy Land With These Israel Tour Pictures

Take a Virtual Trip to the Holy Land With These Israel Tour Pictures: Cave of Adullam

The currently peaceful Valley of Armageddon as seen from Mount Carmel

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The lower courses of this straight wall of Jersualem were laid by Nehemiah and his wall builders in 445 BC. The Hasmoneans then rebuilt it by laying the upper courses of block around 160 BC.

A portion of the wall Nehemiah built in 445 BC. The upper portions of this wall was rebuilt by the Hasmoneans. This is located on the east side of the City of David below the palace and next to the Jebusite’s Stepped Stone Structure.

Mt. Carmel, also known as Antelope-Nose, Har Karmel, Holy Headland, Jebel Kurmul, Mar Elyas, Mount of User, Rosh-Kedesh. Here the southern side of Mt. Carmel near the coast can be seen.  Mt. Carmel was most significant in ancient times as a barrier to traffic along the coastal plain.  The 1500-foot high limestone mountain impeded armies and merchants traveling to the Jezreel Valley.

Day 2 Mt Carmel Israel, where Elijah had the contest with the priests of Baal.

The city of Shechem is mentioned by name in Genesis, Joshua, Judges, 1 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Psalms, Jeremiah, and Hosea. When the city of Shechem was discovered it was thus a great source of vindication for the biblical record.

Ruins of the Temple to Baal Berith at Shechem

Archaeologists Return to Ancient City of Lachish. New excavation to begin in 2014.

Tel Lachish The second most important fortified city in the kingdom of Judea, guarding a main road from Egypt to Jerusalem.

Tell Lachish - Ferrell Jenkins - Israel - Archaeology - Dig Season

Tell Lachish - Ferrell Jenkins - Israel - Archaeology - Dig Season

It might not look like much, but this is the Valley of Elah, the place where David slew Goliath. That dried river bed very well could have been where David picked up the now famous stone the killed Goliath. Just imagine being there!

original pinner: It might not look like much, but this is the Valley of Elah, the place where David slew Goliath. That dried river bed very well could have been where David picked up the now famous stone the killed Goliath. Just imagine being there!

Capernaum, Galilee, Israel - "The House of Peter: The Home of Jesus in Capernaum?" Beneath the foundations of this octagonal Byzantine martyrium church at Capernaum, archaeologists made one of the most exciting Biblical archaeology discoveries: a simple first-century A.D. home that may have been the house of Peter, the home of Jesus in Capernaum (Matt 8:14–16).

In Capernaum, foundations of the home where Jesus lived with Peter's family. Crowds met here to hear Jesus teach. Early on, the home underwent many changes as Christians continued to use it as a meeting place after Jesus' resurrection.

Sodom and Gomorrah.   Not holy and not sacred, but it is a manifestation of what God can do.        #WhyWaitTravels

Sodom and Gomorrah The Bible states ".the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven.

On this spot in the Jordan River, Naaman dipped himself 7 times and was cleansed of his leprosy (story in 2 Kings 5)

*ISRAEL ~ On this spot in the Jordan River, Naaman dipped himself 7 times and was cleansed of his leprosy (story in 2 Kings

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