This is a Photo Tour Through Israel. The photo above is a tomb and one of two possible places where Jesus was placed after His crucifixion. My wife and I visited in April 2012. Israel is smaller than most states but packed with history and significance. Photos can’t capture the power of walking the ground or seeing the sites for yourself. Click on the photos below to enlarge them.
The remains of Herod’s palace at Masada.
Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives. The gold is the Dome of the Rock.
The Wailing Wall. This is what remains of the original Temple Mount. The Dome of the Rock is on the top out of view.
The Gates of Hell in Caesarea Phillipi in northern Israel. Once the site of a temple to the god Pan. Where Jesus was when He said the Gates of Hell would not prevail.
The tomb where the body of Jesus was buried.
Place inside the tomb where the body of Jesus was laid.
Looking out from inside the tomb of Jesus.
Sea of Galilee at dawn. Sea is really a large lake.
Jordan River to the north.
Jordan River in southern Israel. This is where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. The site is seen from the Jordan side of the river.
Valley of Jezreel where the Battle of Armageddon will be fought.
Roman ruins at Beth Shean where the body of King Saul was hung up.
Close up of the cliff of Golgotha where Jesus was crucified. The face of a skull is still visible despite millennia of erosion.
Standing on the ground where the angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds.
Ruins of Capernaum. In the background is a church built over the home of the Apostle Peter.
Garden of Gethsemane with ancient olive trees. One tree dates back to time of Jesus.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre with possible sites of the Crucifixion and Burial of Jesus.
Remains of Roman aqueduct in Caesarea
Birth place of Jesus in Bethlehem.
Ruins of the synagogue in Capernaum where Jesus read the scriptures to the Jews.
Friend riding a camel with the Mount of Temptations behind him.
Gate in the wall around the city of Jerusalem
Cave of Qumran in the desert of southern Israel. This is where the first Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
Northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Where Jesus met the apostles after His resurrection and cooked fish.