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The Prophet, Elijah, called down fire from heaven to challenge the false prophets of Ba'al at the summit of Mt. Carmel.

The Carmelite Monastery, at the summit of Mt. Carmel, marks the place where Elijah did performed his fiery miracle. From antiquity, this was considered a sacred place—one that you can visit today in Israel. On the south-eastern peak, the actual site of the event is called Muhraka, meaning “the Scorching,” and is marked by a statue of Elijah.
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In AD 70, Roman legions besieged Jerusalem, burning the Holy Temple and destroying the city.

40 years after Christ’s prophesy that Jerusalem would be destroyed by an army led by the future Roman Emperor, Titus, the Temple was destroyed, and is the current site of the Dome of the Rock.
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The Biblical couples Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and Leah, and Isaac and Rebekah were buried in Nazareth.

These Biblical figures were buried in what is now the West Bank city of Hebron, in the Tomb of the Patriarchs, which is considered the second holiest site in Judaism, ranking just below the Western Wall.
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When fleeing from King Saul, one of the places in which David sought refuge was the desert of Ein Gedi.

It was in the caves of Ein Gedi that Saul sought David in 1 Samuel: 24, and was nearly killed by him. David, however, decided to stealthily cut off a piece of Saul's robe instead, sparing the man. Today, Ein Gedi is the site of one of the most important nature reserves in Israel, a lush and beautiful oasis fed by two springs and filled with trails just waiting to be hiked.
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Jesus walked on the waters of the Dead Sea.

Jesus, in Matthew:22-33, actually walks on the waters of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Both bodies of water can be visited, however, and the Dead Sea is known for its therapeutic qualities.
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When the Temple was destroyed in AD 70 by the Romans, the only remnant is the vast plaza upon which the Temple stood.

After the Temple’s destruction, the sole remnant is one section of retaining wall, now known as the Western Wall, a focus of prayer and pilgrimage, and one of the holiest sites in Israel.
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The original inhabitants of Jerusalem lived in what we know today as the the Old City.

The original inhabitants lived on a ridge descending south from the present-day Temple Mount, where King David captured the fortress of a Canaanite tribe 1000 years before Christ. This place, now a national park called the City of David, can be visited.
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The site of Christ's transfiguration was Golgotha

The transfiguration of Christ, the miraculous revelation of His divine glory to the disciples, actually occurred atop Mount Tabor. The solitary mountain rises above the Plain of Jezreel in Lower Galilee, and is shaped like a half-sphere. Upon its summit lies the Church of the Transfiguration, which welcomes visitors, and don't forget to enjoy the beautiful views of Nazareth, the West Bank, and Jordan from the top.
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