Israel – The Holy Land

Israel

“Land of Promise”, “the Holy Land”, “Beulah”, “ Canaan”, “Land of the Jews”, and in Hosea the “Lord’s Land”

Jerusalem

“Holy City”, “City of God”, “City of Peace”, “City of David”, “Holy Mountain”, “Zion” (as well as 20 other names and titles in scripture)

– Each city, town and village holds a story of the Master’s touch
– Every mountain has significance
– Every valley is place of biblical history

The parables are the embroidered fabric woven from the threads of the common man, common activity and common of everyday life.

Caesarea by the Sea (Caesarea Maritima)

Capital of its builder, Herod the Great. Acts 8:40; 9:30; 10:1; 11:18; 12:19-23; 18:22; 21:8-16; 23:23-27:2

Mount Carmel

1 Samuel 15:12; 1 Kings 18:17-46; 2 Kings 4:1-37; Song of Sol. 7:5; Isaiah 33:9; 35:2; Jeremiah 46:18; 50:19; Amos 1:2; 9:3; Nahum 1:4

Megiddo & the Valley of Armageddon

Joshua 12:21; 17:11; Judges 1:19, 27; 4:7; 5:19; 1 Kings 4:12; 9:15; 2 Kings 9:27; 23: 29,30; 1 Chronicles7: 29; 2 Chronicles 35:22-24; Zechariah 12:11, 14:2,3; Revelation 16:13-16

Nazareth

Matthew 1:18-25; 2:21-23; 4:13; 13:53-58; 21:11; Mark 1:9, 6:1-6; Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-7, 39, 51,52, 4:16-30; John 1:45,46; 7:40-43; 19:19; Acts 3:6; 4:10; 6:14; 10:38; 22:8

Cana of Galilee

John 2:1-11; 4:46; 21:2

Sea Of Galilee

Numbers 34:11; Deuteronomy 3:17; Joshua 12:3; 13:27; Matthew 4:18-25; 8:18, 23-34; 13:1-52; 14:22-36; 15:29-31; 17:24-27; Mark 1:16-20, 3:7-12; 4:1-41; 5:1-20; Luke 5:1-11; 8:22-39; John 6:16-21; 21:1-23

Tiberias

Joshua 19:35; 1 Kings 15:20; John 6:1,23; 21:1

Mount of Beatitudes

Matthew 5:1-7; 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28; 3:13-19; Luke 6:12-49; Luke 11:1-14

Capernaum

Matthew 4:12-25; 8:5-17; 9:1-13, 18-38; 11:20-24; 12:9-14; 17:24-27; Mark 1:21-34; 2:1-28; 3:1-6, 22-30; 5:21-43; 7:1-10; 8:40-56; 9:33-50; Luke 431-41; 7:1-10; 8:40-56; 9:46-48; 10;15; 11:14-26; John 4:46-54

Tabgha (Feeding of the 5000)

Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-14; 21:1-23

Kursi (demonic healed)

Mark 5:1-20

Golan Heights

Numbers 21:33-35; 32:33; Deut. 4:41-43; 27:8; Joshua 12:4-6; 17:1,2; 20:8; 21:27; 2 Kings 10:32,33; 1 Chronicles 6:71; Psalms 68:15,16; Isaiah 2:13; 33:9; Jeremiah 50:19; Micah 7:14

Caesarea Philippi (Banias)

Psalms 133; Matthew 16:13-20; Mark 8:27-9:1; Luke 9:18-27 (Mount of Transfiguration) Matthew 17:1-21; Mark 9:2-13; Luke 9:28-50

River Jordan

Genesis 13:10,11; 32:10; Numbers 32; Numbers 33-36; Deuteronomy 11:8-11(+ 26 other mentions of Moses “cross over messages”); Joshua 1-4; Joshua 4:10; 2 Kings 5:8-14; Matthew 3:5,13; 4:25; 19:1; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:3; John 10:40

Beit Shean (Perean Wilderness)

Matthew 19:1, Luke 15 (Parables told in the Perean Wilderness area)

Gideon Springs

Judges 7:4-8

Mount of Temptation

Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-23; Luke 4:1-13

Bethany

John 11:41-44

Dead Sea (The Salt Sea)

Genesis 13:8-13; 14:1-16; 19:1-28; Numbers 34:3,12; Deuteronomy 3:17; Joshua 3:16; 12:3; 15:2-5; 18:19; 2 Samuel 8:13; 2 Kings 14:7; 1 Chronicles 18:12; 2 Chronicles 25:11; Psalm 60 (The title); Ezekiel 47:7-12,18; Zechariah 14:8

Ein Gedi

Joshua 15:62; 1 Samuel 23:24-29; 24:1-22; 2 Chronicles 20:1-4; Song of Solomon 1:4; Ezekiel 47:10

Bethlehem

Micah 5:2, Ruth 4:17, 1 Samuel 16, Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:4

Shepherds’ Field

Luke 2:8-20

Jerusalem

Genesis 14:17-24; 22:1-14; Deuteronomy 16:16; Joshua 10:1-27; 15:8,63; Judges 1:1-8; 19:10,11; 2 Samuel 5:6-16; 6:1,2; 7:24; 24:10-25; 1 Kings 6-9; 14:25-28; 2 Kings 14:13; 18:13-20; 24:17,18,24,25; 1 Chronicles 11:46; 13-16; 17:22-27; 21:18-22:1; 2 Chronicles 3:1; 26:9-15; Ezra 1; Nehemiah 2:4-20; 6:14-16; Psalm 48; 51; 79; 102; 122; 125; 126; 137; 147; Isaiah 2:3; 4:2-6; 35:10; 40:1-31; 52:1-15; Lamentations 1,2; Ezekiel 5:5; Micah 4:2; Zephaniah 314-20; Zechariah 12-14; Matthew 20:17,18; 21:1-11; 23:27-34; 27; Mark 13-15; Luke 2:22,42-52; 23; John 19; Acts 2 – 6:7; 8:1; 9:2-28; 11:2,22,27; Acts 10-28 (multiple references to Jerusalem as a hub of the early church)

The Temple Mount (Mount Moriah, the threshing floor of Araunah)

Genesis 22:1-1; 2 Samuel 24:18-25; 1 Chronicles 21:14-22:1; 22:6-19; 28:11-20; 2 Chronicles 3:1; 2 Kings 25:8-12; Ezra 3:8-13; 4:23,24; 5:15; 6:15-19; Haggai; Ezekiel 40-48; Zechariah 8:7-9; Malachi 3:1; Matthew 21:12-16; 23:1,2; 27:5,51; Mark 11:15-18; Luke 1:1-25, 2:21-39, 41-50; 19:45-48; 21:5-38; 23:45; Acts 3:1-26; 21:11-15

Dome of the Rock (Biblical events that happened on this location)

Genesis 22:1-22; 2 Samuel 24:18-25; 1 Chronicles 21; 2 Chronicles 3:1-7:18

Jerusalem Gates

Ezekiel 43:1-5; 44:1-3; 46:12; 47:1-12; Matthew 21:8-11; 26:30; Mark 11:1-11; 14:26; Luke 19:35-40; Acts 3:1-10; Revelation 21:9-14

Pool of Bethesda

John 5:1-18

Pool of Siloam

John 9:1-12

Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

References to the trial and crucifixion of Christ in the Gospels. When Jesus went to the cross and died, 33 Old Testament prophecies were fulfilled in one day.

Mount of Olives

2 Samuel 15:30; 1 Kings 11:7; 2 Kings 23:13; Nehemiah 8:15; Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 21:1-11; 23:37-39; 24:3-25, 46; 26:30-35; Mark 11:1-10; 13:3-37; 14:26-31; Luke 19:28-44; 21:37; 22:39-46; John 8:1; 18:1; Acts 1:1-12

Garden of Gethsemane

Leviticus 24:2; Zechariah 4:1-14; Matthew 26:36-56; Mark 14:32-50; Luke 22:39-53; John 18:1-15; Revelation 11:4

Church of all Nations

Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 14:35-42; Luke 22:42-46; John 18:1

Kidron Valley (Valley of the Kings, Valley of Jehoshaphat)

Genesis 14:7-20; 2 Samuel 15:13-23; 18:5-18; 1 Kings 15:13; 2 Kings 23:4-12; 2 Chronicles 29:16; 30:15; Jeremiah 31:38-40; Joel 3:1-21; (2,12,15); John 18:1

Spring of Gihon & Hezekiah’s Tunnel

2 Samuel 5:1-10; 1 Chronicles 11:4-9; 1 Kings 1:32-40,45; 2 Kings 20:20; 2 Chronicles 32:30; 33:14; Nehemiah 3:15; John 9:1-40

St. Peter in Gallicantu (House of Caiaphas)

Matthew 26:33-35, 57-75; Mark 14:53-72; Luke 22:54-62, 63-71; John 18:12

The Upper Room

Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-25; Luke 22:7-30; John 13:1-30; 20:19-23; Acts 1:13,14; 2:1-42

Golgotha & the Garden Tomb

Matthew 27:32-56; Mark 15:21-41; Luke 23:26-46; John 19:16-37; Hebrews 13:12,13