Tag Archives: Herod the Great

Bethlehem and the Monument to the Olive Tree

We had lunch at a new kibutz after our trip to the wailing wall: the Mamat Rachel Kibutz. Good food, as always. Lots of humus, as always. Having not eaten until like 2:30PM the day before, Jace and I both … Continue reading

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Antonia’s Fortress

Antonia’s fortress was built by Herod the Great in 34 BC, as part of his fairly significant expansion of the temple and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Situated on the northwest corner of the expanded temple mount esplanade, the fortress … Continue reading

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The Temple Mount

As I’ve already mentioned in another entry, Solomon built the first temple on the site where Abraham was prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac in Genesis 24 and where David built an altar to God in repentance for his sinful … Continue reading

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Caesarea Philippi

From Tel Dan, we headed east just a few miles to Caesarea Philippi – founded by Philip, one of the three sons of Herod the Great during the time Jesus walked the earth. Since then, it has been renamed Banius … Continue reading

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Holy Land Fact #1: The Two Temple Eras

In addition to a daily log of places and events on my tour of Israel, I thought I’d also include a few (maybe one per day at the end of the day) interesting facts that I’ve learned about the holy … Continue reading

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