Raging river from a spring at Tel Dan. Water is the essence is settlement world wide and no different here at Dan
Freshwater pool at Tel Dan
Dan was founded because of the abundance of fresh spring fed water.
Wadding pool of clean fresh spring fed water.
Linda samples the spring the easy way.
Dan in the spring wadding pool of Dan.
3,000+ year old wall still stands protecting the city of Dan.
3000+ year old wall of Tel Dan
For over 3000 years this wall has stood in Tel Dan
Judgment seat at the entrance of the city. Elders of the city would sit here and promote justice according to the Torah Law, which they promptly perverted.
Entrance gate to Tel Dan
Entry into Tel Dan was a maze to allow for better defense
Beyond the entry gate, Dan unfolds into a ,much larger city than we expected.
Chiseled stone still remains inside an ancient house.
Path way leading to the cultic site where Jeroboam, king of Israel (northern tribes), placed one of the two sacred calves that lead to the future captivity of Israel by Assyria.
Jeroboam changing times and places
Jeroboam changes God's calendar.
Ancient Mikveh (bathing pool) used to carry out ritual cleansing of the priests of Ba'al
Tel Dan Alter
close up of the alter in Tel Dan
Tel Dan Alter view
Side view of the Alter used by the priests appointed by Jeroboam.
Interesting that the large white fortress is a bunker for Hezbollah just across the valley from Dan. That is Lebanon, controlled by the Hezbollah terrorists.
View from the high place of Dan showing Israel surrounded by Lebanon and Syria.
Sven and Tina Brown
Sven and Tina Brown give a customary blast on the shofar, a traditional instrument carved from a horn of the Greater Kudu.
Stone stacking, a common symbol in Zen buddhism, is found at many ancient places of Ba'al worship even today. This stone stacking was found at the entrance to Tel Dan.
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