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  • September 2011Dung Gate

    Dung Gate

    The Dung Gate today provides the easiest access to the prayer plaza at the Western Wall. Different theories have been proposed as to how the gate originally acquired its name, […]

  • August 2011Jaffa Gate (Cut)

    Jaffa Gate (Cut)

    In 1898 the Crusader-era moat immediately south (left) of Jaffa Gate was filled in and the Old City wall removed. In the gap a road was constructed in order to […]

  • July 2011Jaffa Gate

    Jaffa Gate

    The only gate on the city's western side, Jaffa Gate is the most popular one today for Jewish residents and tourists. The Arabs call this the "Gate of the Friend," […]

  • June 2011Lions Gate

    Lions Gate

    The Lions Gate gets its name from the four ornamental lions placed midway up the wall by the builder Suleiman the Magnificent. The gate is also known as St. Stephen's […]

  • May 2011Eastern Gate (Back Side)

    Eastern Gate (Back Side)

    The Eastern Gate, also known as the Golden Gate or the Mercy Gate, is a large and beautiful gatehouse built in approximately AD 640. The room inside has been used […]

  • April 2011Tanner's Gate

    Tanner’s Gate

    Built in approximately AD 1200, the Tanner's Gate is older than the present city walls. The Turkish architects who constructed the present Old City fortifications walled up the gate in […]

  • March 2011New Gate

    New Gate

    At only 120 years old, this is the newest of the entrances into the Old City. The gate was cut into the northwestern side of the city in 1887 in […]

  • February 2011Herod's Gate

    Herod’s Gate

    Herod's Gate is known in Hebrew as the "Flowers' Gate." The English name is a misnomer as the gate has no relation to Herod the Great and his kin known […]

  • January 2011Eastern Gate

    Eastern Gate

    The Eastern Gate (Golden Gate) is the only gate that provides direct access to the Temple Mount, and it is the only gate that has been sealed for hundreds of […]

  • Cover 2011 CalendarDamascus Gate

    Damascus Gate

    The central and largest gate on the northern wall of the Old City, the Damascus Gate gets its name from the destination of the road leading north. Israelis call this […]

  • Cover 2012 CalendarChurch of St. Peter's Primacy

    Church of St. Peter’s Primacy

    The Church of St. Peter's Primacy on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee.

    Photo by Todd Bolen of

  • December 2012Sea of Galilee

    Sea of Galilee

    Jesus found His first disciples fishing the waters of the Sea of Galilee. On one of His journeys with them crossing the lake, Jesus calmed a violent storm (Matthew 8). […]

  • November 2012Mary's Well

    Mary’s Well

    Mary's Well marks the location of the main water source of Nazareth for millennia. Jesus' mother likely came to this spring numerous times as she raised her family in this […]

  • October 2012The Church of Annunciation

    The Church of Annunciation

    This Church in Nazareth is built over the traditional location where the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would give birth to the Son of God (Luke 1: 26-37). […]

  • September 2012Mount Tabor

    Mount Tabor

    Growing up in Nazareth, Jesus would have had this view of Mount Tabor from the ridge above His hometown. Mount Tabor was famous for its role in Deborah's defeat of […]

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