Map of the Holy Land

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Interesting Holyland Places Nearby:

Places
Map of Israel
Nazareth

According to the present day mayor, Ramiz Jaraisy, Nazareth is not just another city; it is a "priceless national asset. Part of humanity's history and heritage."

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Church of the Annunciation
Church of St. Gabriel
Synagogue Church

Church of the Nativity

Starting from the recent and moving back to the past, the Church of the Nativity was the scene of the hostage crisis in 2005, for which there was a bloodless resolution thanks to the fine mediators on the scene.

Church of the Nativity

Shepherd's Field

Located in Bet Sahour, which is east of Bethlehem, Shepherd's Field is where the angels appeared to shepherds and announced the birth of Jesus.

Shepherd's Field
Megiddo (Armageddon)

Mt. Megiddo, in the center of Israel that is known as the location at which the eventual disaster will erupt in some way. As the Hebrew word for mountain is "Har", the connection in even stronger.

Megiddo
Caesarea Philippi

Caesarea Philippi is situated on one of four springs
feeding the Jordan River. It sits on the southwestern
slope of Mount Hermon, on a terrace 1,150 feet
(350 meters) overlooking a fertile valley.

Caesarea Philippi
Bethsaida

See Bethsaida on Sea of Galilee, site of several miracles as
well as recent archaeological findings from the time of Jesus.

Bethsaida
Cana

The actual location of Cana is something of a biblical blur and is surrounded by speculation. The modern town of Kfar Kana is situated in the Galilee, five miles northeast of Nazareth, and is populated by Christians and Muslims.

Cana
Capernaum

Capernaum is the place where Jesus began to preach after the Temptation in the Wilderness, which is the first recorded event following His baptism.

Capernaum
Ein Karem

Famous for being the birthplace of John the Baptist, Ein Karem is a village on the west side of Jerusalem and home to five different sites important to the Christian pilgrimage...

Ein Karem
Emmaus

Emmaus has significance in both the Christian and Jewish narrative. Located a bit off the modern day Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway, Emmaus is an important site in the Christian narrative since...

Emmaus
Jardenit

Situated where the Bible's most famous river, the Jordan, emerges from the Sea of Galilee, Jardenit is the site where Christians have reaffirmed their faith for over 2,000 years.

Jardenit
Jezreel Valley

The Jezreel Valley is known under many names including Campus Legionis, Esdraelon, Plain of Megiddo and many more. Its claim to fame for the Christian pilgrim is the fact that the Bible speaks of ...

Jezreel Valley
House of Simon the Tanner

A particularly significant event in Christian history took place in Jaffa (“Joppa”). Documented in the Book of Acts, it is related that while visiting the house of Simon the tanner ...

House of Simon the Tanner
Latrun

The monastery at Latrun is a well known destination for the Christian pilgrim. The site, located on the road between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem was first established in 1890 by ...

Latrun
Mount of Beatitudes

The Church of the Sermon on the Mount is another location that is in some dispute. It is possible that this is the actual site of the sermon, but not very likely, according to Christian scholars.

Mount of Beatitudes
Tabgha

Not a city or town as such, Tabgha is a small area on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, near the ancient Capernaum and the hill where the Mount of Beatitudes is situated.

Tabgha
Milk Grotto

In Bethlehem, the Church of the Milk Grotto is traditionally known to be a site where Mary stopped to breastfeed the infant Jesus while fleeing to Egypt...

Milk Grotto
Mount Tabor

Cited in both the Old and New Testaments, Mount Tabor is a hill rising 500 meters above the Jezreel Valley in the Galilee. In ancient times it was in a strategic position overlooking the north-south road...

Mount Tabor
Qumran

Qumran is famous for its proximity to the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Vanishing from site and mind for the most part after its destructions by the Romans in around 68 C.E. ...

Qumran
Monastery of St. George

Located in Wadi Qelt in the eastern West Bank, the St. George Orthodox Monastery is a sixth-century cliff-hanger, literally: It is built into the cliffs of the wadi and is inhabited by Greek Orthodox monks...

Monastery of St. George
Sepphoris

Known as Zippori in Hebrew, Sepphoris was a prosperous and beautiful town in Jesus’ day, a hike of just a couple of hours from Nazareth.

Sepphoris
Stella Maris

Stella Maris is a Carmelite Order monastery in Haifa, Israel's third largest city. It is located where 12th century religious hermits, imitating Elijah's cave-dwelling, organized themselves during the Crusader occupation.

Stella Maris
Bethany

Site of a 2,000 year old structure that is reputed to be the House of Martha and Mary, Bethanyis naturally a popular pilgrimage destination, though there is some controversy about whether it is the exact site of the original village.

Bethany
Migdala

Migdala was the only village established on the shore of the Sea of Galilee just west of the modern Tiberius-Rosh Pina road.

Migdala

The borders of the land mass known as the Holy Land have been in a state of flux for over 3 millennia and the world is still waiting for a picture of the final map. The land is connected to its historic and, since 1967, its political narratives.

A map of Israel includes the following regions (north to south): Golan, Galilee, Carmel, Samaria, Sharon, Shfela, Judea, Negev and Arava. The land area of Israel is 22,000 km² which is approximately 8,495 square miles. (New Jersey’s land area is 7,354 square miles). However, the 8,495 figure includes the areas still in dispute, mainly the Golan Heights, part of Syria prior to 1967 and of course to Judea, which comprises the West Bank of the Jordan River and East Jerusalem, all under Jordanian rule prior to the Six Day War.

The country’s topographic map is shockingly varied for a place so small. One thinks “Israel, hmmm, desert,” but not so! Its terrain includes plains, mountains, desert, and coast. As a result, there are three very distinct and distinguishable climates in this land that can be traversed from north to south in six hours. They are: typical tropical climate, hot and humid on the coastal plain and by the Sea of Galilee; mountainous areas that are cooler and even subject to an occasional snowfall (including Jerusalem) and the extreme desert dry heat found in the Negev, the Judean Desert and the Arava. So, a typical scenario for someone preparing to visit the Western Wall for Tisha B’Av in August, is that a light jacket may be in order, especially in the very early morning and in the evening. But if taking the 45-minute ride back to Tel Aviv for the night, you will likely feel the very hot temperatures and high humidity.

The regions all have subdivisions and the valleys have their subdivisions as well, but the following is a handy way of getting your bearings when preparing your visit, from north to south:

Golan:
Gamla, Kaztrin, Mt.Bental, Banias, Majdal Shams, Mt.Hermon

Upper Galilee:
Kiryat Shemona, Tel Dan, Metula, Safed, Karmiel, Lake Hula, Rosh Pina, Nachal Amud

Lower Galilee:
Tiberius, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount of Beatitudes, Ein Gev, Bet Gavriel, Nazareth, Afula, Zippori

Western Galilee:
Rosh Hanikra, Nahariya, Acre, Maarat HaKeshet (“Rainbow Cave”), Montfort, Nachal Kziv

Jezreel Valley:
Afula, Beit Shean, Mt.Tabor, Mt.Gilboa, Megiddo, Nahalal, Ein Harod

Mt. Carmel:
Haifa, Hof HaCarmel, Bet Oren, Ein Hod, Hadera,

Sharon:
Wadi Ara, Umm el-Fahem, Netanya, Caesarea, Herzliya, Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Samaria:
Ariel, Nablus, Jenin, settlements

Shfela/Coastal Plain:
Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ramle, Latrun, Bet Shemesh, Gezer, Lachish, Ayalon Valley, Beer Sheba, Elah Valley

Judea:
Jerusalem, Hebron (including Kiryat Arba), settlements

Negev:
Ramon Crater, Dead Sea (parts also in Arava), Ein Gev, Masada, Arad, Zin Valley, Qumran, Solomon’s Mines, Eilat

Arava:
Ein Rachel, Biblical Tamar, Ein Yahav, Nachal Omar, Moa (Nabatean ruins), Ma’ale Akrabim, Ein Avdat

Palestinian Authority:
Jericho, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Tulkarem, et al

And keep your eyes open for David & Goliath, Samson, the Patriarchs & Matriarchs, etc. Israel is, after all, the Land of the Bible!