Sites of the history of Israel
Golan Heights Sites
(Photo above: Nimrod's Castle on Mt. Hermon in the far north of Israel, with views of Lebanon & Syria, and used in the past to guard the road to Damascus that Paul had once taken, visited Summer 2013.)
Golan Heights Slideshows
***"... for brethren to dwell together in unity... is like...the dew of [Mt.] Hermon [in the Golan Heights](Psalm 133)..."***
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NEW! Summer 2013 Trip below:[DAN & BAN: HEADWATERS OF THE JORDAN RIVER]Day 10 - Tel Hazor, Hula Nature Reserve [film], Tel Dan & headwaters, *Banias & headwaters [Caesarea Philippi], *Mt. Hermon & *Nimrod Castle [guarding road to Damascus that Paul took], *Mt. Bental view of Mt. Hermon, Lebanon and Syria [37 miles from Damascus], stop at Mt. Arbel.
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The Bottom Drawing of the Illustration Below is a South-North Profile of Israel, Showing Mt. Hermon in the North as the Highest Elevation in the Country, Compared to the Lower "Mountains of Zion" (Judea and Samaria) in Central Israel.
Time-That-Was-of the ExodusMoses, at the Lord's instruction, defeated Og, the king of Bashan and took possession of all of Bashan [Golan Heights], which he gave to Joseph's half-tribe, Manasseh (Deuteronomy 3:13 KJV). Perhaps when Moses was defeating Og in Bashan, he could see a majestic Mt. Hermon in the distance and yearned to see it up closer. ***"'I [Moses] pray Thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain [probably Hermon, Israel's tallest mountain] and Lebanon.' But the LORD said...'speak no more unto me of this matter’...(Deut.3:25-28 KJV)."***
Time-That-Was-of the 1st Coming An Old-Testament prophecy fulfilled in the First Coming of Christ: ***(F) Psalm 22:11-18 "Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help. Many bulls have compassed me; strong bulls of Bashan [Golan Heights] have beset me round. They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones; they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture ."***
Time-That-Is-To-Be of the Prophetic FutureThe Golan Heights [Biblical Bashan] is the Israeli-Syrian front. ***"An oracle concerning Damascus: 'See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins (vs. 1)...In that day their strong cities, which they left because of the Israelites, will be like places abandoned to thickets and undergrowth. And all will be desolation (vs.9)....In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone! (vs. 14)’...(Isaiah 17 NIV)."***[ Photo of sign taken at Mt. Bental, Israel, Summer 2013, 37 miles to Damascus, Syria - coming back soon.]