ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER ROYAL PASSAGEWAY TO KING HEROD'S HILLTOP PALACE Ya'akov Sa'ar/GPO via Getty Images

ISRAELI ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER ROYAL PASSAGEWAY TO KING HEROD'S HILLTOP PALACE Ya'akov Sa'ar/GPO via Getty Images

the Judgement Gate through which Jesus passed on his way to Golgotha

the Judgement Gate through which Jesus passed on his way to Golgotha

In this photo the Western Hill (or, Mount Zion) is labeled as "Western Ridge."    This is a view from the southwest end of the Temple Mount wall looking up at the Western Ridge (Mount Zion) from the general area where the Central Valley is buried.   (Notice the Herodian street and curb beginning in the bottom right corner of photo in front of the rubble that fell from the Temple Mount in the bottom left corner)

In this photo the Western Hill (or, Mount Zion) is labeled as "Western Ridge." This is a view from the southwest end of the Temple Mount wall looking up at the Western Ridge (Mount Zion) from the general area where the Central Valley is buried. (Notice the Herodian street and curb beginning in the bottom right corner of photo in front of the rubble that fell from the Temple Mount in the bottom left corner)

Ancient Caesarea Aqueduct in Israel, Herodian period, Bible History

Ancient Caesarea Aqueduct in Israel, Herodian period, Bible History

Ariel view of the Harem-esh-Sharif (Dome of the Rock and the Al-aksa mosque).  The wall is the retaining wall left over from the Herodian Temple mount.

Ariel view of the Harem-esh-Sharif (Dome of the Rock and the Al-aksa mosque). The wall is the retaining wall left over from the Herodian Temple mount.

Herodian:     Herod the Great built this monumental fortress and palace in the Judean desert south of Jerusalem, and was buried here. The site was a rebel stronghold during the great revolts against the Romans. It is one of the most exciting archaeological sites in Israel.

Herodian: Herod the Great built this monumental fortress and palace in the Judean desert south of Jerusalem, and was buried here. The site was a rebel stronghold during the great revolts against the Romans. It is one of the most exciting archaeological sites in Israel.

Big image of the temple mount | The Walk: Temple Mount, Shrine of the Book, Herodian, and Bethlehem

Big image of the temple mount | The Walk: Temple Mount, Shrine of the Book, Herodian, and Bethlehem

Tombs of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank:  This is the second holiest site in Judaism after the Western Wall in Jerusalem and has been a Jewish pilgrimage destination from earliest times to today.  Genesis 23:19 and 25:9 "Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave on the plot of land at Machpelah to the east of Mamre, which is Hebron, in Canaan.... [Abraham's] sons, Isaac and Ishmael, buried him in the cave at Machpelah... with his wife Sarah."

Tombs of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank: This is the second holiest site in Judaism after the Western Wall in Jerusalem and has been a Jewish pilgrimage destination from earliest times to today. Genesis 23:19 and 25:9 "Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave on the plot of land at Machpelah to the east of Mamre, which is Hebron, in Canaan.... [Abraham's] sons, Isaac and Ishmael, buried him in the cave at Machpelah... with his wife Sarah."

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