Biblical Places: Locations of the Old Testament Settings found in the scripture of the old testament

From top to bottom, left to right, Ancient carvings, Ankh Cross, tomb figurine, the Sphinx, Sattelite image of Egypt

One of the main settings of the Old Testament of the Bible was Egypt. Egypt was home to many enslaved isrealites before God spoke to Moses on Mount Siani saying "The cry of Isrealites has now come to come, I will send you to the Pharaoh to bring my people...out of Egypt." Moses would not, at first, but eventually returned to his homeland of Egypt and saved the Isrealites. (Exodus 3: 10f, 4: 18-20)

From top to bottom, right to left, the Bell Tower at the Church of the Nativity, feeding baby Jesus, a representation of the Star or Bethlehem, Home Casa Das 11 Windows

Another key location in the Old Testament, and throughout the Bible, is Bethlehem. Bethlehem, in the Old Testament, was where David was anointed King by Samuel. The Lord commanded Samuel to go to Bethlehem with his horn full of oil, where he would anoint David King, in the prescence of his brothers. (1 Samuel 16: 1-13)

From top to bottom, right to left, The Sculpture Garden, A shpinx, and the Gilgal Garden

One of the lesser known, but equally important locations in the bible, is Gilgal. Gilgal was where Elisha purified the pot of stew and fed 100 men. "A man came...bringing....twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain. [Elisha's] servent said 'How can I set this before 100 people?' 'Give it to the people and let them eat, for thus says the Lord 'They shall eat and have some left' and they ate, and had some left." (2 Kings 4: 38-44)

From right to left, top to bottom, a cave in the Valley of Elah, an overview of the valley, the old road running through the valley, a Cistern in the valley

Another important place that isn't well known is the Valley of Elah. In this valley, the Isrealites, under King Saul's command, campped in this valley during the 40 day battle with the Philistines. This is the famous battle in which David defeated Goliath by throwing a stone into his forehead. "Saul and the Isrealites encamped in the valley of Elah, and formed ranks against the Philistines." (1 Samuel 17: 1-3, 48-51)

From right to left, top to bottom, The Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene, The palace of Justice, Jerusalem Church of Christ

Our final destination in the Old Testament is Jerusalem. Although it played a larger role in the New Testament, Jerusalem still appeared in the Old Testament. After David was appointed King of all Isreal, he made Jerusalem the capital of the United Kingdom. (2 Samuel 5: 6-11)

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