ISRAEL PHOTOS III  -- A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS FROM ISRAEL 

WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF SCENES AND SITES PERTINENT TO THE STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY

HIPPOS


January 2006  Hippos as seen from Rte. 98 looking towards the north shore of the lake.
Hippos was a city of the Decapolis.  The Decapolis was an alliance of 10 cities.  Greco-Roman tradition was observed in this area.  The Decapolis extended from Damascus, Syria in the north to the ruins of Philadelphia, Jordan in the south.

Mark 7:31 (American Standard Version)

 31 And again he went out from the borders of Tyre, and came through Sidon unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis.

Mark 5:20 (New International Version)

20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.



Susita National Park January 2006

Hippos was also known as Susita and is an Israeli National Park.  It was on the mesa near the center of the photo.  I took about 55 minutes to walk up from En Gev to the mesa.


January 2006

This was the main street of Hippos.  The ruins were excavated to the Byzantine (c. 325 - 600 AD) layers.  


January 2006

This was a tripartate (three part) church, similar churches were found in cities in the Negev after people converted to Christianity.  There was a white marble carving showing a cross in one of the three churches on the mountain.


Cross and laurel of victory, Hippos, Jan 2006


January 2006

The area was not fully excavated during my visit.


January 2006

The Roman road exited the town down the west end of the mountain; visible along left edge of hill.  It was a rough road with switchbacks.  

Hippos Excavation Web Site:  http://hippos.haifa.ac.il/

Parable of the Mustard Seed
     A Mustard Field Along Highway 87-North Shore of Galilee
     Mustard Seeds in the Palm of a Hand
     A Branching Mustard Plant Near the Jordan River/Bethsaida
     Mustard Field March 1999
     Mustard Flowers
Upper Most Seats of the Synagogue

The Fig Tree
     Mt of Olives Fig Tree April 12-13, 2005
     Fig and Pomegranate trees below Siloam in Jerusalem
     Israel Photos II fig tree page
     Sycomore Fig Tree
The Good Shepherd
The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats
     Goat Herder
Camels
Ritual Cleansing
Shechem
     The Olive Harvest of Samaria
     Mt. Ebal
     Olive Tree
Pearl of Great Price
A First Century Synagogue at Gamala
     View from the Vulture Overlook
     Overview of Gamala
Modern Galilee Fishing Boats
Kursi
     
Caves and/or Tombs
     Steep Slope near the Lake
Hippos
Feeding the 5,000
     On the Mountain
     Walking on Water

     Ramot-Zelon area
     Alternate location
Mt. Hermon
The Pool(s) of Bethesda in Jerusalem

     Healing Pools
     Southern Pool
     Crusader Chapel and St. Ann Church
The Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem
     Gihon Spring
     Hezekiah's Tunnel
     Overlook of  Siloam
Tower of Siloam
A Watch Tower in a Vineyard/Olive Grove
     Grape Vines at Beth Horan
     Towers

Mt. Precipice
     South Face
     Summit
     Over the edge
     Measuring Line
     View of Nazareth from near Megiddo
Nazareth
     The Basilica of the Annunciation
Capernaum
Healing a Paralytic in Capernaum
Bethsaida      
Waterskins and Wineskins
The Fish and the Coin
A Denarius
Casting out a demon
The Road to Jericho
     Old Roman Road
     Wilderness Above Jericho

     Old Jericho
Western Wall
Gethsemane and the Cave of  Gethsemane
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Rolling Stone Tombs - Jerusalem
     Other Rolling Stone Tombs
Tiberias

Solar Power in Israel

Salt of the earth
Chorazin

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