My call...

Romans 10:13-14 (NLT)
For “EVERYONE who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Israel - Day 9


The word for “mountain” in Hebrew is “har”. Thus Megiddo could be spoken of as “har-megiddo” or Mount Megiddo. The Greek form of “har-megiddo” is “Armageddon”.

People were living at the site of Megiddo as early as the fourth millennium B.C. and the site continued to be occupied, off and on, until the fourth century B.C.

Megiddo was fortified city during the Bronze and Iron Ages, and great battles took place in there leaded by King Josiah, King Salomon and Alexander the Great.

According to Scripture, (see Revelation 16:15-16) the last battle on earth would take place in here.

Caesarea Maritima....The Mediterranean Sea

Herod the Great had a dream (and accomplished) to build the major Roman-style city which include: a water seaport, city wall, aqueduct, royal palace, administrative center, theater, race track and a temple dedicated to Caesar Augustus.

Paul was imprisoned at Caesarea before being sent to Rome (see Acts 23:23-26; also 9:30; 10:1,24; 11:11; 12:19-23; 21:8)

Caesarea in a glimpse:
*Built by Herod in 31B.C.
*Witness of the Jewish Revolt in A.D. 66
*Expand at its maximum during the Byzantine Period (4th to 7th century)
*It surrender to the Arabs in A.D. 640.
*Was conquered by the Crusaders in 1101.
*Fell to the Muslims in 1265.

Now....on the journey to Jerusalem....

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