Israel

The Mount of Beatitudes (Hebrew: הר האושר, Har HaOsher) is a hill in northern Israel, in the Korazim Plateau. It is where Jesus is believed to have delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Location The traditional location for the Mount of Beatitudes is on the northwestern shore...

The Sea of Galilee (Hebrew: יָם כִּנֶּרֶת, Judeo-Aramaic: יַמּא דטבריא, גִּנֵּיסַר, Arabic: بحيرة طبريا‎), Lake Tiberias, Kinneret or Kinnereth, is a freshwater lake in Israel. It is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world (after the Dead Sea, a...

Mount Bental (Arabic: جبل بنطل‎, جبل الغرام‎ / ALA-LC: Jabal al-Gharam / "Mountain of Lust" "Jabal Bental"; Hebrew: הר בנטל, Har Bental, "Mount Bental") is a dormant volcano in the North-Eastern part of the Golan Heights, It extends to an elevation of 1,171 Meters above...

The Golan Heights (Arabic: هضبة الجولان‎, romanized: Haḍbatu l-Jawlān or مرتفعات الجولان Murtafaʻātu l-Jawlān, Hebrew: רמת הגולן‎, romanized: About this soundRamat HaGolan), or simply the Golan, is a region in the Levant, spanning about 1,800 square kilometres (690 sq mi). The region defined as the...

Mount Tabor (Hebrew: הר תבור, Modern: Har Tavor, Tiberian: Har Tāḇôr, Greek Όρος Θαβώρ) is located in Lower Galilee, Israel, at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, 11 miles (18 km) west of the Sea of Galilee. In the Hebrew Bible (Joshua, Judges), Mount Tabor...

The Gospel of John refers a number of times to a town called Cana of Galilee (Ancient Greek: Κανὰ τῆς Γαλιλαίας). The name possibly derives from the Hebrew or Aramaic word for reeds. Biblical references Among Christians and other students of the New Testament, Cana is best...

The Ella Valley connects the coastal plain to the Judean Hills and has been populated since ancient times, as indicated by remnants of settlements, wine presses and many agricultural terraces. Humans lived here beginning in the Chalcolithic (copper) Age (4,000-3,000 BC) and it is reasonable...

Latrun (Hebrew: לטרון, Latrun; Arabic: اللطرون‎, al-Latrun) is located at a strategic hilltop in the Latrun salient in the Ayalon Valley. It overlooks the road between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, 25 kilometers west of Jerusalem and 14 kilometers southeast of Ramla. It was the site...

Qasr el Yahud (Arabic: قصر اليهود‎; also Kasser/Qasser al-Yahud/Yehud etc.; lit. "Castle of the Jews", Hebrew: קאסר אל יהוד‎) is the official name of a baptism site in the Jordan River Valley in the West Bank.The site and facilities, under Israeli occupation, are administered by...

The Dead Sea (Hebrew: יָם הַמֶּלַח About this soundYam ha-Melah lit. Sea of Salt; Arabic: البحر الميت‎ About this soundAl-Bahr al-Mayyit) is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It lies in the Jordan...