Springs of Moses
This oasis, located near the Suez Canal, is believed to be the location where Moses performed the miracle of turning bitter springs into drinking water during the flight of the Israelites from Egypt.
Could you recognise the flag of your COUNTY? Test your knowledge
The study of flags is known as vexillology, which is taken from the Latin word vexillum meaning flag or banner. National flags are often used as symbols of patriotism – and this is true for UK county flags, too.
Sinai Peninsula and the Dead Sea Rift
Astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia took this 70-mm picture featuring the Sinai Peninsula and the Dead Sea Rift. The left side of the view is dominated by the great triangle of the Sinai peninsula, which is partly obscured by an unusual cloud mass on this day. The famous Monastery of St. Catherine lies in the very remote, rugged mountains in the southern third of the peninsula (foreground). The Gulf of Aqaba is a finger of the Red Sea bottom center, pointing north to the Dead Sea…
Mount Tabor - BibleWalks.com
Mount Tabor is a steep round hill on the north-east side of Yizreel valley. It played an important role in the biblical history, and tradition links it to the Transfiguration of Jesus. The hill is strategically located on the main north-south ancient road, and was an important fortress during the First and Second Temple, Greek, Roman and Crusaders times.
One important lesson Mount Tabor and the Transfiguration taught me
Rising 420 meters (about 1400 feet) above the Jezreel Valley in Lower Galilee and 7 km east of Nazareth (about 4 miles) east of Nazareth is Mount Tabor, the traditional site of the Transfiguration …
Wandering in the Wilderness Looking for a Place to Live.
Several years ago Tom and I had the privilege of visiting St Catherine’s monastery in the Sinai desert. This is one of the oldest working monasteries in existence, and monastic life in…