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Adam Near Zarethan - Tell ed-Damiya Adam Near Zarethan - Tell ed-Damiya
This mound is called tell ed-Damiya and contains potsherds dating from the time of the Biblical Joshua. Joshua 3:15-17 "And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,) That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho. And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan."
Tell es-Sultan Ancient Jericho Tell es-Sultan Ancient Jericho
This mound is the site of the ancient city of Jericho, known today as Tell es-Sultan. It lies approximately one-mile to the northwest of modern Jericho in Israel. According to the Bible the walls of Jericho miraculously came tumbling down when Israel blasted their trumpets and shouted.Joshua 6:1 "now Jericho was shut up from within and from without because of the people of Israel; none went out, and none came in."
Ancient Mound Ancient Mound
Mounds or Tells are seen throughout the Near East. This mound is called by the Arabs "et-Tell" which means "the mound" Joshua 8:28 says "So Joshua burned Ai, and made it for ever a heap of ruins, as it is to this day."
Chiphirah Tell Kefara Chiphirah Tell Kefara
Gibeon is located on the site of el-Jib northwest of Jerusalem. Chiphirah has been identified with Tell Kefira
Site of the Temple on Mount Moriah Site of the Temple on Mount Moriah
Site of the temple on Mount Moriah.
The Source of the Jordan The Source of the Jordan
The source of the Jordan at Cesarea Philippi
Sela or Petra Sela or Petra
Famous city and stronghold of Petra later known as "Petra".
Village of Siloam Kings Garden Village of Siloam Kings Garden
The village of Siloam and the lower part of the valley of Kidron, showing the King`s garden.
Smyrna Smyrna
The castle and port of Smyrna.