The Golan Heights

So Joshua took this entire land: the hill country, all the Negev, the whole region of Goshen, the western foothills, the Arabah and the mountains of Israel with their foothills, from Mount Halak, which rises towards Seir, to Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon below Mount Hermon. He captured all their kings and put them to death. Joshua waged war against all these kings for a long time. Joshua 11:16-18

Tel Hazor National Park

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The 'House of Pillars' at the ruins of Hazor
The countryside around Tel Hazor
Access to the water system at Hazor
Looking up from the bottom of the well
A view of the ruins at Tel Hazor (360 Panorama)
The descent into the water system at Hazor (360 Panorama)

‘Hazor will become a haunt of jackals, a desolate place for ever. No one will live there; no people will dwell in it.’ Jeremiah 49:33

Tel Dan Nature Reserve

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Fast flowing spring water at Tel Dan Nature Reserve
Tel Dan Information Sign
Winnie the Pooh's Tree at Tel Dan
The main spring "En Dan" that has the highest flow rate in the middle-east at 240 million cubic metres per year

When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. Genesis 14:14

Spring Water at Tel Dan (360 Panorama)
Beautiful waterside walk at Tel Dan (360 Panorama)
The main spring "En Dan" (360 Panorama)

After seeking advice, the king made two golden calves. He said to the people, ‘It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’ One he set up in Bethel, and the other in Dan. And this thing became a sin; the people came to worship the one at Bethel and went as far as Dan to worship the other. 1 Kings 12:28-30

Reading our Bibles at the ruins of the site of the golden calf at Dan
The lookout post into Lebanon from Tel Dan, surrounded by the remains of the 1967 six day war
Beautiful views into Lebanon and of the surrounding Golan Heights from Tel Dan
The view from the lookout post (360 Panorama)

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ Matthew 16:13-16

Caesarea Philippi or Banias or Hermon Stream Nature Reserve

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Part of the ruined settlement at Caesarea Philippi
Part of the ruined Temple of Pan
Alcoves where idols were displayed
Sign and impression of the "Sanctuary of Pan"
Hermon Stream at Caesarea Philippi
A view of the ruins of the Sanctuary of Pan at Banias (360 Panorama)
Hermon Stream at Banias or Caesarea Philippi (360 Panorama)

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life for evermore. Psalm 133

Mount Hermon

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Nimrod's Fortress
Lake Ram, a flooded volcano and our lunch stop!
IDF Observation point on Mount Hermon
Tanks left over from past Israel/Syria conflicts
The border between Israel and Syria
A view into Syria
The view into Syria from the Mount Hermon range (360 Panorama)