Jerusalem, Israel

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Old Jerusalem, Israel

The Bible is true but many Christian tourist sites in Jerusalem and Israel that claim to be Biblical are not. qualifies the major "Christian" sites in Israel, including in Jerusalem, against the Bible to separate the Biblical sites from those that dupe and fleece Christian tourists.

Over 3 million foreign tourists visit Israel annually. Almost all of them visit Jerusalem and the majority are Christians, most of whom race across Jerusalem and Israel on tightly scheduled group tours that leave little time to question the sites being visited, the influence of their "Christian" guides' religious orientation, or the perks they receive from the sites.

The major Christian sites in Israel that are archaeologically and historically true to the Bible include Golgotha, Jesus' Tomb, Wailing Wall, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Gihon Spring and the Mount of Olives in or near Jerusalem, Capernaum and Nazareth Village.

Popular "Christian" sites that claim to be Biblical but contradict the Bible or lack Biblical details include the Holy Sepulchre Church in Jerusalem, Garden of Gethsemane just east of it, Nativity Church in Bethlehem, Tabgha and Mount Precipice in northern Israel.

The sites that are popular but fake and fleece Christian tourists include Via Dolorosa and the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, the Chapel of the Ascension east of it, and Yardenit in northern Israel.

What is the best way to visit

If you have never visited Israel and desire a virtual tour of all major Christian sites, Muslim sites (e.g., Al Aqsa Mosque) and non-religious sites (e.g., Masada, Dead Sea, Israel Museum, Oskar Schindler's Grave), click on Dome of the Rock and simply continue to click on the right arrow. To view just the Christian sites, start with Jesus' Birthplace and click on the right arrow to the end. Direct weblinks to all major sites are below.

The presented archaeological and historical evidences for the veracity of the Bible from Israel, as well as Turkey (e.g., Ephesus Theatre, Ephesus Church), may edify the faith of Christians and challenge the beliefs of others, while those planning a trip to Israel or Turkey or already in either country may find the travel tips at the bottom of most of the pages helpful.

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