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Bible Journeys
Terah took Abram his son, Lot his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law from Ur of the Chaldeans to Haran (Genesis 11:31) Terah died here.(11:32). God repeats His call to Abram (Genesis 12:1-3) which was first given in Ur of the Chaldees (Acts 7:2). He told him to go to a land that God would show him.
After Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him conquered Sodom, they left the vale of Siddim (the salt sea) taking prisoners of war. Lot being one of them. Abram learned what happened and chased Chedorlaomer past Dan and beyond Damascus. He defeated the king and recused the captives, among them was Lot.
Abraham and Isaac travelled from Beersheba to the land of Moriah where God directed Abraham to a specific mountain to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac. The journey lasted 3 days and they travelled over 50 miles. It was a test for Abraham and a picture of the supreme sacrifice of God's son on Calvarys hill.
After Jacob deceived Esau, Rebekah discovered Esau's plot to kill his brother and convinced Isaac that Jacob needed to find a wife among her brother's daughters in Haran, along the way God gave Jacob his first vision.
God told Jacob to return to his homeland. Jacob took his family and crossed the Euphrates River and headed for home. Laban caught up with him there after a seven day pursuit. Jacobs continued his journeyed and sent messengers to Esau. Esau journeyed from Edom to meet him. Esau forgave Jacob then Jacob journeyed to Succoth and built his house.
Jacob asked Joseph to check on his brothers and the flock in Shechem. When Joseph arrived there, he learned that his brothers had gone to Dothan, the caravan route to Egypt. His brothers, jealous over their father's affection, sold Joseph into slavery to a group of Ishmaelite traders on their way to Egypt.
When Jacob received the news that Joseph was alive, he moved his entire family to Egypt. He stopped at Beersheba to offer sacrifices to God. God assured him that He would go down to Egypt with him. Pharaoh allowed them to dwell in the land of Goshen.
These are the journeys of the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt with their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron. And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.
Moses sent his men to spy out the land of Canaan to find out what lay ahead for the Exodus. The men Moses sent returned after 40 days and brought back their report and the fruits from the land.
The city of Ai was the next city after the defeat of Jericho. During the night Joshua sent out 30,000 soldiers to the west of Ai to lie in wait. The next morning he led a second group north of Ai. When the army of Ai attacked the Israelites who were in the North they pretended to scatter, only to turn on the enemy as the men who were lying in ambush to the west destroyed and burnt the city.
Gibeon deceived Joshua into a league with the Israelites. Because Gibeon was a great city, five amorite kings conspired to destroy Gibeon. Israel came to the aid of the Gibeonites. The Israelites attacked the enemy with the help from heaven and the sun.
Joshua was like a mighty tornado ripping through the land. From one victory to another then Joshua returned to Gilgal.
Kings from the north joined together to battle the Israelites who controlled the southern half of Canaan. They gathered by the water near Merom. Joshua attacked suddenly the next day defeating them. Hazor, the largest canaanite city in Galilee, was destroyed.
Judah fights to remove the Canaanites from the land allotted to them by Joshua. Judah accomplished this with the help of his brother Simeon. Both brothers agreed to help each other clear the land.
Because of Israel's disobedience to God. God allowed King Eglon to conquer part of Israel. He set his throne in Jericho. Ehud was chosen to take Israel's tribute there. Ehud killed King Eglon then escaped to gather an army of Israelites to cut off any Moabites trying to escape over the Jordan River.
Deborah left her home near Bethel to go with Bark and the Israelite army to defeat Jabin of Hazor. Sisera, the commander of Hazor's army assembled his men at Haroseth haggoyim. Despite his 900 chariots and large army with God's help Israel was victorious.
Oppressed by the Midianites, Israel was greatly impoverished. The Israelites called on God and he sent Gideon to defeat the Midianites with only 300 showing the Israelites it was God who fought for them.
Jephthah, the tenth judge, is disinherited and flees from his brethren. His brethren call him back to help defeat Ammon. He makes a terrible vow that affects his daughter, his only child. The Emphraimites get angry for not being included in the battle and go to war with him but are defeated at the passage of Jordan at the Jabbok River.
Samson, the 14th judge, grew up in Zorah and went to the Philistines to marry a girl from Timnath. At the wedding feast he was tricked and went to Askelon to kill Philistines and take their clothes to pay the debt. And so began a series of vengeful acts between the Philistines and Samson, but Samson gets the ultimate revenge.
Troops from the tribes of Dan traveled from Zorah and Eshtaol, where they persuaded Micah's priest to come with them. They continued north to Laish where they defeated it's citizens. The city was renamed Dan and Micah's idols became the focus of their worship.
The tribe of Benjamin almost became a lost tribe due to internal war between the tribes because of the brutal death of a Levite's concubine.
Because of famine, Elimelech, Naomi, and their sons traveled from Bethlehem to Moab. After her husband and sons died, Naomi returned to Bethlehem with her daughter-in-law Ruth. Boaz becoming a picture of Jesus Christ by becoming the kinsmen redeemer to Ruth.
The Ark was taken to the battle front of Ebenezer. The Philistines captured the Ark and moved it to various locations as divine judgments were carried out on each place. It was finally returned to Israel and into the home of Eleazar for twenty years.
Saul was searching for his father's donkeys in Mount Ephraim and the surrounding areas near Benjamin. They went to Ramah to get help from a prophet named Samuel. He did more than help. He appointed Saul as the first King over Israel after they rejected God. God gave Saul another heart.
Nahash wanted to take back the land that Jepthah had claimed in Judges 11. Israel asked Saul for help who then mobilized an army at Bezek. After the victorious battle they returned to Gilgal and all of Israel made him their King.
The Philistines were gathering against Saul after Jonathan smote their garrison. The people were supposed to gather together in Gigal with Saul but they scattered in fear. Saul waited seven days for his appointed time with Samuel but rushed the offering in fear of all the troubles. He didn't keep the commandment God gave him so Samuel told him his kingdom would not continue.
Saul's son Jonathan crept into the Philistine camp at Michmash. Knowing God could even use just a few men to defeat them, he and his armour bearer surprised the Philistines, who panicked and began killing each other. Saul's army chased the Philistines as far as Aijolon.
God commanded Saul to destroy the city of Amalek and everything in it. But, Saul spared the best lambs alive for sacrifice to the Lord. This prompted the Lord to say obedience is better than sacrifice. God then removed Saul as king.
The armies of Israel faced each other in the valley of Elah. David came from Bethlehem and offered to fight Goliath. After the miraculous defeat of Goliath, the Israelite army chased the Philistines back to Ekron and Gath (Goliath's hometown).
David learned that Saul planned to kill him. He fled to Ramah where God protected him. He returned to Gibeath and made a covenant. David then fled to Nob where he received the sword of Goliath from the priest. He then fled to Gath but when the philistines became suspicious he escaped to the cave of Adullam. He went to Mizpeh a prophet told him to go to Judah instead.
David attacked the Philistines and saved the city of Keilah. Saul came from Gibeath to attack David, but David escaped to the wilderness of Ziph. Jonathan went to David to strengthen him. Then he fled into the wilderness of Moan and from there into the strongholds of Engedi.
Saul travels to the wilderness of Engedi to kill David. David hears about his arrival and goes to where Saul is sleeping but refused to go against him. Later, Samuel dies and David wonders in wilderness of Paran. Saul once again tries to kill David at the Hill of Hachilah but David spares his life.
David pretends loyalty to the Philistine Achish. When war broke out with Israel, he went to Gilboa but was sent back to Ziklag. On his return he found the Amalekites had destroyed Ziklag. David pursed and recovered everything taken but the Philistines defeat the Israelites and Saul and Jonathan are killed.
There was a long war between the houses of Saul and David. David was crowned King of Judah in Hebron. Ishbosheth was crowned King of Israel in Mahanaim. The armies of Judah and Israel met at Gideon on the battlefield where the army of Abner was defeated.
Hearing David was made King over Israel, the Philistines camp in the valley of Rephaim. David defeated them and burned their images. They rallied and attacked again. God told David to wait for the sound in the tops of the mulberry trees confusing the Philistines.
The Ammonites knowing David was angry with them, gathered troops with Syria to do battle. David sent Joab and defeated the Ammonite-Syrian league. Joab returned to Jerusalem but the Syrians made a counter attack so David himself leads the next battle.
Absalom killed Amnon, for defiling his sister, then fled to Geshur. When he returned to Jerusalem Absalom caused a rebellion and crowned himself King. David and his men fled from Jerusalem and crossed the Jordan. Absalom and his army pursued them but were defeated in the forest of Ephraim.
After the defeat of Absalom, David returned to Jerusalem from Mahanaim. But Sheba incited a rebellion against David. Because Joab had killed his son, Amasa replaced him to be later killed by Joab. Joab then besieged Abel of Bethmaachah, Sheba's hideout until the people of the city killed Sheba themselves.
Elijah prophesied a drought because of the killing of God's prophets. God led Elijah to a brook and then sent him to a widow who took care of him. God then told him to have a showdown with the false prophets of Baal which proved to King Ahab that the Lord is God. Elijah then killed the prophets and ran from Queen Jezebel ending up in Mount Horeb to talk to God.
Despite Ahab's wickedness, God approached him with love. When Samaria was surrounded by Syrians, God miraculously delivered the city, but Ahad refused to say that God was Lord. A year later, the Syrians attacked again and again God gave Ahab victory, but again Ahad refused to acknowledge God.
It was known by revelation that Elijah was to be translated to heaven that day. Elisha never left his side as he travelled to the sons of the prophets.
The King of Moab rebels against the new King, Jehoram. So Jehoram bands together with the king of Judah and the King of Edom to attack Moab. In the wilderness of Edom, the armies ran out of water, but Elisha promised water and victory.
Elisha often stayed with a kind family in Shunem. Because of this kindness the LORD blessed her with a child. When the son died suddenly, his mother travelled to Mount Carmel to find Elisha. He returned to Mount Carmel to find Elisha. He returned with her and raised the boy from the dead.
Syrians were secretly planning a surprise attack. They carefully planned where they would camp. God told Elisha the Syrians plans and gave the information to the King of Samaria. Furious, Benhadad surrounded Elisha's house in Dotham. God saved him blinding the soldiers then led them to the king of Samaria.
Elisha sent one of the children of the prophets to anoint Jehu as Israel's new King. He was to fulfil God's vengeance on entire house of wicked King Ahab.
The consequences of Israel's sins against God finally catch up with them. God allowed Israel to be taken away captive into Assyria at the hand of Shalmaneser.
After the Israelites were taken away from Samaria, foreigners were brought in and so began the New Testament Samaritans. They were considered foreigners by the Jews (Eph. 2:12).
Idol worship and evil were everywhere in Judah. Many prophets and messengers were sent until God's wrath flared against this rebellious people. He allowed Babylon to conquer Assyria and become a new world power. They marched into Jerusalem and destroyed it carrying many into captivity.
Pharaoh Necho of Egypt began a journey for the city of Carchemish to join the Assyrians in an attempt to defeat the Babylonians who were rising to great power. While passing through Judah, King Josiah tried to stop him at Megiddo but was killed. Years later the battle began and the Egyptians and Assyrians were defeated. Babylon became the next world power.
Ezra led a second group of exiles back to Jerusalem. He travelled the dangerous route without a military escort (Ezra 8:22) but the people prayed and under Ezra's Godly leadership arrived safely in Jerusalem several months later.
Nehemiah was a cupbearer in the Kings palace. When he heard that the rebuilding projects were in need, he asked the King if he could go there and help his people complete the task of rebuilding the city walls.
God told Jonah to go to Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian Empire. Many of Jonah's countrymen had experienced the horror these fierce people wrought and this was the last place he wanted to go on a missionary journey. Instead, Jonah went the opposite direction. But Jonah could not run from God.
Jesus is born of a virgin in Bethlehem after his Mother and Joseph had made the journey to pay their taxes. After Mary's purification they went to Jerusalem to present Jesus before the Lord and offer sacrifices.
Mary and Joseph then went back to Nazareth after which they received a warning that Herod sought to kill Jesus, so they fled to Egypt. Mary and Joseph returned with Jesus to Nazareth only after Herod's death.
Jesus begins his earthly ministry. He was baptised by John the Baptist in the Jordan River, tempted by Satan in the wilderness. After his move to Capernaum he preached his first message to many; REPENT!
After being baptised Jesus returned to Galilee with his disciples. He attends a wedding where the miracles begin. Jesus then travelled to Jerusalem for Passover and then headed north with his disciples where he met a Samaritan woman near Jacob's well.
Jesus moves to Capernaum, starts to preach and performs more miracles of healing. Jesus then sails back to Capernaum and sends out the 12 apostles to preach. Jesus sailed across the Sea of Galilee and fed the five thousand who came to hear his sermon. The miracles continue as Jesus walks on water.
Jesus again leaves Capernaum for the coastal cities before returning to the Sea of Galilee. Jesus heads into upper Galilee where Peter confesses Jesus is Christ. The disciples see Jesus transfigured in the presence of Elijah and Moses. Jesus then turns toward Jerusalem for the feast of Tabernacles.
Jesus stays in Bethabara then raises Lazarus from the dead but after threats on his life he moves to Ephraim. Jesus is anointed by Mary in the house of Lazarus, Mary and Martha. Before Passover Jesus visits Jerusalem every day and returns to Bethany at night.
This map shows many of the cities and towns visited by Jesus in Israel. The places mentioned are all in the New Testament Gospels, or were important during the biblical times of the New Testament. Most of these places are mentioned throughout all the gospels.
Philip the Apostle was one of the original twelve apostles. Philip became the sixth disciple of Jesus. As an evangelist Philip was one of the seven appointed by the apostles to take care of the growing Christian community and to look after their widows and the needy (Acts 6:1-6). He went to Samaria where he preached and performed miracles (Acts 8:4-6).
Many Christians fled Jerusalem during the persecution after Stephen's death. Saul tracked them down. But God had a different plan for him. After 3 years Saul returned but the apostles were reluctant to believe he was a Christian (see Galatians 1:16-18).
Peter travelled to Lydda, where he healed crippled Aeneas. Believers in Joppa sent for Him after Tabitha died. Peter went and brought her back to life. Peter had a vision that led him to take the Gospel to Cornelius, a gentile in Caesarea. Peter went to Jerusalem where he was accused of wrong-doing in preaching to Gentiles.
Persecution over Stephen scattered believers as far as Phenice, Cyprus, Antioch. Those believers preached the Gospel to the Jews only. The church at Jerusalem sent Barnabas to investigate. He was pleased with what he saw then went back to Tarsus to bring Saul back to Antioch.
So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.
And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do. And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.
And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples. And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band. And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. And the next day we touched at Sidon.
The Seven Churches of Revelation are the seven major churches of Early Christianity mentioned in the Book of Revelation. All seven sites are located in modern-day Turkey. The word church in this context refers to the community of Christians living in each city, and not merely to the buildings in which they gathered for worship.


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