Category Archives: WORD PICTURES AND THE HOLY

Selected pictures of world religion sites, which are connected to significant historical events, ritual, ethical principles, and myths.

Tower of David: A Royal Citadel

Located near the Jaffa Gate in the old city of Jerusalem, this tower was part of the old citadel, which was built in the 12th – 14th centuries, during the Mamluk and Ottoman periods.  The name was given by Bizantine … Continue reading

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The Dead Sea: The Lowest Place on Earth

At 430.5 meters (1,412 ft) under sea level, called “The Sea of Arabah,” and bordered by Jordan on the east and Israel and Palestine on its western coast, this wonder of the world is the lowest lake in the world and one … Continue reading

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Caesarea Maritima: A Borderless Gospel by the Sea

The capital of Roman Judea and rebuilt by Herod the Great in honor of Cesar Augustus, this port in the north-western part of Palestine was the place where Phillip, consistent with the inclusive nature of Jesus’ message, preached the Gospel … Continue reading

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Bethesda Pool: I Was Blind but Now I See

“After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude … Continue reading

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