A Round Israelite City

Biblical Israel Ministries & Tours (BIMT) is all about teaching the Bible in the context of the land of Israel and other biblical countries (Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy). There are over 100 biblical sites in Israel alone that have been excavated. Beersheba  is one of them.

Below you will see one of our latest YouTube Bible teachings. I want to take you there to Beersheba and show you the site. We will first walk through the city gate area, most likely built by King Solomon. In fact, most of the ruins at the site are from the Israelite Period. While we have references to Abraham (Gen. 21), Isaac (Gen 26), and Jacob (Gen. 48), being here, there are not any ruins dating from this Middle Bronze Period. We will pass by a water well outside the city walls. This well reminds us of what Beersheba means (“well of the oath” or “well of seven”). By the way, Elijah also stopped by this city on his way to Horeb (1 Kings 19).

Entering into the ancient city through the gate, we will also see storerooms, the rounded street, and typical “four-room houses” used in the Iron Age/Israelite Period. We will also walk down through the most-impressive water system complete with cisterns. We will descend down large stone steps (original by the way) to see these.

Archaeologists also found a four-horned altar here. It was discovered in secondary use in the late 1973 by Yohanan Aharoni. A replica of this altar is displayed on the site, while the real one is housed in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Today, the modern city of Beersheba is the largest in the Negev, with a population about 225,000.

 
Beersheba is a small but interesting site. Located in the Negev (southern region of Israel), the city did not get a lot of rain. Because of this, a most-impressive water system was eventually built. It was quite the engineering feat!”
Beersheba Well
This video teaching (and the next few dozen or so) will take you to actual biblical sites. You will walk through these sites with me. I hope that this teaching will help you learn about the Bible in the context of the land of Israel. Go HERE to see all our YouTube teachings and videos.
 
By the way, while this teaching video below does not include any drone footage of this site, we have produce a resource that does. It is called Biblical Israel By Air. It is now available to purchase from our web site: www.biblicalisraeltours.com. This drone video is 1 hour 6 minute in length. It features 55 biblical sites from Israel and other sites of interest. It even includes four sites in Jordan! This unique one-of-a-kind resource connects you to actual biblical sites where stories of the Bible took place!
 
It is available in a DVD format (720 resolution), Thumb Drive (1920 x 1080 resolution), and by digital download. Also available for download is drone video of the individual sites covered in Biblical Israel By Air video. You can purchase all of these products HERE
 
We also invite you to join one of our upcoming trips as well! Stay tuned for updates too!
 
In the meantime, enjoy this teaching video.

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