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Biblical Tels in Israel

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Biblical tels, or ancient mound settlements, are an important part of Israel’s cultural and historical heritage. These tels offer a glimpse into the daily lives and practices of the ancient peoples who lived in the region thousands of years ago. Here are some of the most significant biblical tels in Israel.

Tel Beit Shean

Biblical Tels in Israel

Tel Hazor – Located in northern Israel, Tel Hazor is the largest biblical tel in Israel and was once an important Canaanite city. It is mentioned several times in the Bible as a major city in the Promised Land, and it was also the site of a significant battle between Joshua and the Canaanite King Jabin.

Hazor National Park

Tel Megiddo

Tel Megiddo – Located in the Jezreel Valley, Tel Megiddo is an ancient mound settlement that was a major center of commerce and trade during biblical times. It is also believed by some to be the site of the final battle of Armageddon, as described in the Book of Revelation.


Tel Beersheba

Tel Beer sheba – Located in the southern Negev desert, Tel Be’er Sheva is an important biblical site that was once a major center of commerce and trade. It is mentioned several times in the Bible, including as the site where Abraham made a covenant with Abimelech.

Must-See UNESCO Sites - Beersheba

Tel Dan – Located in northern Israel near the border with Lebanon, Tel Dan was an important city during biblical times and is mentioned several times in the Bible. It was also the site of a significant archaeological discovery in the 1990s when a stone inscription was found that referenced the “house of David,” providing important evidence of the existence of King David.

Tel Dan in the Bible - Israelite Gate

Tel Arad – Located in the Negev desert, Tel Arad was a major Canaanite and Israelite settlement during biblical times. It is home to an impressive fortress that dates back to the time of King David and is mentioned several times in the Bible.

Israel Archaeological Seven Day Tour - Tel Arad - Lower City

The City of David is an ancient settlement located just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, and is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Israel. This site offers visitors a unique insight into the history of Jerusalem, and is a must-visit for anyone interested in biblical history and archaeology. Here is a link to their website!

Private Touring the City of David

Visitors to Israel can explore these biblical tels through guided tours that offer insights into the daily lives, customs, and practices of the ancient peoples who inhabited these sites. The tels provide a unique perspective on the rich cultural and historical heritage of Israel, and offer visitors a chance to connect with the ancient past in a meaningful way.


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