Originally we planned to continue around the Sea of Galilee and then up to Jerusalem, but most of the sites around the Sea of Galilee are still closed due to the Covid-19 situation, so we changed the order of the video episodes and we are starting with the South of Israel
In this episode, we will visit the site at the Jordan river, near Jericho, known as Qusar El Yahud, that’s Arabic for “the crossing of the Jews” – this have to do with the tribes of Israel crossing the Jordan river on their way to the promised land in the time of Joshua, but it’s also the place where John the Baptist was baptizing and where Jesus himself was baptised.
Very important place to visit and talk about biblical events !
In the Golan Heights, overlooking the border between Israel and Syria, we talk about the different wars of Israel, starting from the War of independence in 1948, through the Six days war in 1967 and, the Yom Kippur war in 1973 and into our days, to the last comflicts between Israel, the Palestinians and Hezbollah in south Lebanon
We will also talk about the complicated Geo political situation in the Middle east and try to explain the different forces active in the Middle East and how it effects Israel
We talk about the Golan Heights, a general description of the Golan and why is it important to Israel, we will talk about the water, the landscape and about the Druze people of the Golan. We will also visit a military post called Mount Ben Tal.
Golan Heights – Landscape, water, Druze and Mount Bental
Still in the upper northern part of Israel, we continue with in the Golan Heights, to visit a place called Caesarea Philippi (Banias on the maps), the second biggest spring of the Jordan River and where Jesus asked his disciples “Who do men say that I am?”
We will talk about this once Roman city called Panias, named after the god Pan, the center of pagan worship in the Golan area and about the reason Jesus brought his disciples there.
One of the most important events and places for Christians !
We continue our series of videos with going up to the Golan Heights, to visit the northern part of Israel. We begin with Tel Dan, the head spring of the Jordan River and the northern border city of the land of Israel as the Bible says when it uses the term “from Dan to Beersheba”
We will talk about Jeroboam king of Israel and the city he built, we will see and talk about the city gates, both from the Israelite period and from the Canaanite period, and of course we will mention the Golden Calf that Jeroboam had put in the Temple in Dan.
Dan is a beautiful nature reserve, with the Dan spring in it, giving water to the Jordan river, this city was one of the main cities in biblical periods.