Bringing Hebron, Israel to life through the Artza Holy Land blog
Published April 26, 2023.
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Location: Hebron, West Bank
Our journey continues in Hebron, a city famous for its cultural heritage and religious history.
Hebron's location in the Judean Mountains provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape which visitors hike to the top of nearby hills and mountains, such as Abu Snan Mountain, to take in panoramic views of the city and surrounding hillsides.
Top things to do in Hebron, Israel.
1. Tomb of the Patriarchs: The Tomb of the Patriarchs is considered the resting place of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Leah, and is one of the holiest sites in Judaism. Christians consider it to be the site where Abraham, the father of faith, is buried.
2. Abraham's Oak: Abraham's Oak is a large, centuries-old tree believed by many to have been planted by Abraham himself.
3. St. John the Baptist Church: St. John the Baptist Church is a historic church in the heart of Hebron, dedicated to John the Baptist, and known for its striking architecture and rich history.
4. Visit the Hebron Glass Factory: A glass-blowing factory that creates unique, hand-made glass products. It is a fascinating place to see the traditional craftsmanship of Hebron.
5. Visit the archaeological site at Tel Rumeida: A hilltop archaeological site with remains from various historical periods, it provides a fascinating look into the history of the region.
Rich history: Hebron, Israel has a fascinating history, steeped in biblical and cultural significance, that has made it an essential destination for visitors from all over the world.
Hebron is one of the oldest cities in the region. Because of its association with the biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and with King David, it is considered to be one of the four holy cities of Judaism.
Distance from Jerusalem: Hebron to Jerusalem is approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles).
As we come to the close of our fourth Holy Land Artza Blog which takes you on a journey through Israel with us, we want to express our deepest gratitude for your participation. It has been a privilege to share with you the beauty, culture and traditions of this land that holds such a special place in our hearts thus far, and we are so excited for what is to come!
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