The Biblical landmarks of The Holy Land have drawn millions of people the world over to Israel each and every year. The Biblical landmarks allow visitors the world over to witness an incredible history of Christian, Jewish and Islamic religion. Listed below are five Biblical landmarks that anyone visiting The Holy Land can’t afford to miss.
The city where King David and Jesus were born, Bethlehem is one of the most-frequented and desirable of all the Biblical landmarks. Located a mere ten kilometres from the Old City of Jerusalem, visitors are treated to such attractions as the Milk Grotto Chapel, Rachel’s Tomb and Basilica of the Nativity.
The Sea of Galilee
Within just twenty five kilometres of the City of Nazareth, and with a wealth of activities for any visitor to enjoy, The Sea of Galilee is where Jesus fed the five thousand, calmed the storm, and walked on water. Indeed, the saviour of the Christian faith would often preach on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, making it a must-visit for many Christians the world over.
Elijah’s Cave is one landmark of Holy significant that can be witnessed upon travelling to Haifa. The sight of many significant religious events, Elijah’s Cave is where the prophet prayed and meditated. Those of the Egyptian and Jewish faith given that Mary, Joseph and Jesus stayed in the cave overnight on their passage to Egypt.
The City of Nazareth
Nazareth is simply a must-see for any Christian undertaking a historical pilgrimage. The New Testament tells us that Jesus spent part of his childhood in the city. The area boasts a wealth of churches to commemorate the significance of the city. Don’t miss the Church of Annunciation, Mensa Christi Church, the White Mosque and Eastern Orthodox Church amongst the many attractions.
The River Jordan
According to Jewish history the River Jordan flows to create an eastern border for the Land of Israel. The location of Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist, the River Jordan is one of the most notable religious regions in Israel.
Anyone undertaking a pilgrimage to The Holy Land cannot afford to miss these historical landmarks, a visit to each is integral to spiritual growth.