Today was spent north of the Galilee. Tonight will again be just an overview post as we visited quite a few places.
Our first stop of the day was at Chorazin. Here are part of the remains of the synagogue.
“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.
Matthew 11:21-22 ESV
While at Chorazin we also watched the rock badgers playing among the stones.
The rock badgers are a people not mighty,
yet they make their homes in the cliffs.
Proverbs 30:26 ESV
Our next stop was at Tel Hazor. I was looking for a single image from Hazor and kept coming back to this one. Here is most of our tour group strung out across the tel. In the background you can see the lower city of Hazor and also the mountains in the distance.
Here is an interesting view of Tel Abel Beth-Maacah. I have written several posts about this site in the past. Do you know what happened here?
To find out visit: Tel-Abel
Here is the high place at Tel Dan. This is one of the two locations where a Golden Calf was set up in the Northern Kingdom. To the left is the altar and to the right is the platform where the Golden Calf would have stood.
This is the Canaanite gate at Tel Dan. It is possible that Abraham may have come through this gate, so it is also referred to as the Abraham Gate.
It was interesting to again visit Banias which is at Caesarea Philippi. Here there are a series of shrines to different gods.
The shrines are clustered around a spring that is the source of the Banias River which is one of the main tributaries of the the Jordan River.
Our last stop of the day was at a bunker that overlooks the border of Israel with Syria. In the picture above the green cultivated areas are in Israel. The area beyond the green fields is Syria.
I will write more about some of the places we visited sometime in the next few months, so check back on a regular basis.
Tomorrow we visit a few more sites in the north and then we will go up to Jerusalem.