Biblical Sites In Israel

Biblical Sites in Israel

Biblical Sites in Israel

Biblical Sites in Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Northern Israel

This is a detailed online guide and visual tour of the Biblical sites in Israel, including in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Qumran Caves, Nazareth, the sites around the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, as well as in Turkey.

Over four million foreigners visit Israel annually. Many are Christians on group tours that rush across Israel on tight schedules, leaving little time to question the sites being visited, the influence of their tour guides' religious biases or the perks they receive from the sites. qualifies the "Christian" sites in Israel against the Bible to separate fact from fiction, the truly Biblical sites from those that dupe and fleece Christian tourists.

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

The sites that claim to be Biblical but lack Biblical support or contradict the Bible 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.

Popular but fake sites that fleece Christian tourists include Via Dolorosa and the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, Chapel of the Ascension east of it, and Yardenit on the Jordan River.

To view all sites, including Masada, Dead Sea, Israel Museum, Oskar Schindler's Grave and Al Aqsa Mosque, click on Dome of the Rock and keep clicking on the right arrow. To view just the Christian sites, start with Jesus' Birthplace and click on the right arrow to the end. Links to all of the sites are below.

The archaeological and other evidences for the Bible from Israel and Turkey (Ephesus Theatre, Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Church) and science (see Science & Bible) should fascinate everyone, while those planning to visit Israel or Turkey or already in either should find the money-saving travel tips at the bottom of the pages useful.

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