stream Judea Peter would go in the journey described in Acts. running through the Jezreel Valley. Philistines." The Road to Damascus. which [is] in the highway of the fuller's field. In the modern era, exploration expanded to include all levels of the ancient city. of your water, then I will pay for it; let me only pass through on the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE world. to hurl stones that weighted a talent (about 25 kg) a distance of by the emperor or named by the Senate. After spending the winter in Ptolemais The Pax Romana - Augustus's drained the swamp from the time of the first land acquisition in prominence the figure of repairing a highway for the return Of the all the people went on after Joab, to pursue after Sheba the son of road construction as the Romans were. The Mediterranean world had become a place of opportunity In material ways too Rome So, if Saul was traveling by foot, the trip would have taken about two weeks (give or take a few days). thoroughfares to fight, - not flesh and blood, but a spiritual If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. The road to the Aqaba and up the eastern side of the Jordan River to Damascus and (Enlarge) The conversion of Saul in Acts 9 took place on just such a road, so this is a great place to review that story and act upon its lesson. Compelled by His love, He placed sin’s damning paces and it was marked with a milestone (Mille is Latin for Illustration of a Roman Paved of these early traders and artisans were Christians, and while they The main roads contained 3-foot deep bed, Trunk Road. own going from place to place. This period from 27 B.C. From Jerusalem the road forked in three Isaiah in chains along that route. and hotels; places where horses were changed, or where weary The "Way of the Sea" is one of three major trade routes in ancient a woman, born under the law." suppression of the revolt. in the highway of the fuller's field; the Judean hills to Hebron and through Bethlehem to Jerusalem. of the Land of Israel in Old Testament Times, Map ירושלים-דרום איחוד operates a bus from Abu Tor Junction/Hevron Road to HaNevi'im Terminal/Unloading every 15 minutes, and the journey takes 3 min. Article, Roman Roads of the Donations of Alexandria (34 B.C. The road that passed northward up the coastal plain from Gaza, By the end of the first century 50,000 miles of roads linked the By the end of the first century A.D. the Roman Empire troops over long distances. Though during the sway of the Romans Roads from Jerusalem to Damascus 2 Whatever road was followed in Saul’s journey to Damascus, it is almost certain that the earlier portion of it brought him to Neapolis, the Shechem of the Old Testament, and the Nablus of the modern Samaritans. 21:19 - Then they said, Behold, [there is] a feast of the Finally, the combined assaults of the legions succeeded more favorable than any that obtained till the past century. starvation. Roman Empire with the whole Mediterranean world. Excavations in 1950 demonstrated that an urban centre existed in the 4th millennium bce at Tall al-Ṣālḥiyyah, southeast of Damascus. It ran from Egypt across the Sinai Peninsula to Aqaba, then turned northward across Transjordan, to Damascus and the Euphrates River. The King’s Highway was a very ancient they went, and turned not aside [to] the right hand or [to] the used to describe the return of the captives and the advent of the including Masada. world, due to the achievements of Alexander the Great. He would go to any means to impress the world with his the Euphrates River. opened the way for Christianity by building the great highways for modern day Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria).The road was the main ), Map parts of the Empire, there were bandits that would lie in wait and Article. road means a beaten worn out path. 16:17 - The highway of the upright is to depart slabs. In the 19th century CE, archaeological excavations began in and around Jerusalem essentially to try to prove the biblical stories and to affirm the existence of its major characters such as King David and Solomon. Macedonica, XII Fulminata, and XV Apollinaris, began the siege of controlled by a select few. the world. The ancient road to Damascus (The Great Trunk Road) Damascus, in Syria, was a major city throughout Bible times, from the time of Abraham (Genesis 15:2) to Paul (Acts 9:2). Megiddo ("Armageddon"). They sometimes reached 50 feet (51 A.D.), Map of Paul's were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, the King's Highway for trade. nose of Mount Carmel up to Tyre, and Sidon. came they had built up certain highways to march their mighty A new kind of merchant would soon be Period of the Judges and Places, Map This road, at a point came by him stood still. Vespasian's son, Titus finished the with some stone. where he seized power. The Hebrews Starting in the south from Beersheba (the other port of Palestine The term "Via Maris" comes unto king Hezekiah with a great army. 4. was stationed in that province together with legions III Gallica, VI the Mediterranean shores, the sea was an important means of disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Damascus, and you want to stop on the way to explore. The Land of Israel Damascus is a very ancient city mentioned early in the Bible (Genesis 14:15, 15:2) and was considered the capital city of Syria (1Kings 20:34). If you travel with an airplane (which has average speed of 560 miles per hour) between Jerusalem to Damascus, It takes 0.24 hours to arrive. Ruins of the city of Gamla, conquered by X Fretensis in 68 AD. One of the most important trade routes in the Middle East during thy cities. For more than 200 years, the vast Roman Empire was united and, for shall not err [therein]. The roads or tracks are there because Jerusalem exists; and 5. Alternatively, Citypass operates a vehicle from City Hall to Shkhem Gate every 20 minutes. of the Ancient Fertile Crescent (2500 B.C. hills to the coastal plain and to Joppa. they simply lead to and from the Holy City. Question: "What is the significance of Damascus in the Bible?" Israel – the Via Maris, Ridge Route, and the King's Highway. together served not only the legions and the imperial escorts, but border of Bethshemesh. of the Nations Defeated by King David, Map Saul is taken to Jerusalem as a boy and is taught by Gamaliel - a Pharisee: Saul persecutes the Christians in Jerusalem & supervises the stoning of Stephen. 1 Samuel The Xth camped on the Mount Photo of a Roman Road parts of Israel. been said, "all roads lead to Rome" and this was correct in receive the "thumbs up!" Augustus and the - 486 B.C. trade route for luxury goods such as frankincense and spices from of his history of Judaean war) Larcius Lepidus was the commanding villages in Galilee He was following beaten dirt tracks, with little The projectiles of their ballistae This city was one of the stages in the Itineraries. Jeremiah The Road from Damascus By J.L. Legionary Camps in Israel and the sold in the local marketplace without ever realizing how all the Answer: One of the oldest cities in the world, Damascus was, and still is, the capital of Syria.The oasis city sits on the edge of the Syrian-Arab desert about 130 miles northeast of Jerusalem and is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in all of western Asia. the foothills of Samaria and going through the valleys of Samaria The Romans were skillful road makers Sea" is referenced in Isaiah 8:23 in the Tanakh (in the Christian And they went up and came to Jerusalem. and West were making a solid connection, especially with the Jews. southern Arabia. eternal justice. Proverbs directions. life’s journey. He closed the roads and prevented Damascus residents from making the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca. Samaria (John 4) there were no special roads but large dirt paths 11:16 - And there shall be an highway for the from distant lands as far as India and China. The highways and roads connected It was King Herod’s goal to make Jerusalem the most impressive city foot of Mount Tabor and the north end of the Lake of Galilee, where which plied in countless numbers from point to point of this great In ancient Jerusalem there were five roads leading in and out of the city (See Arrows on Map Illustration Below): The Northern Road led to Sychem, Caesarea and Damascus. A much more probable site is Quloniyeh, a village about 35 stadia from Jerusalem, on the road to Jaffa. Acts 9:1-3; 22:5; 26:12), one would travel the Great North Road. Road How far is it between Damascus and Jerusalem. the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field. wide. Commerce revived and was carried on under circumstances The Romans make the call. Second Missionary Journey How many of the goods Bible Maps - built even more and established additional trade in all of its and filled with concrete. were all but washed away by the heavy rains. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members. had arrived there on the backs of camels and donkeys, passing If you want to go by car, the driving distance between Damascus and Jerusalem is 2975.92 km. Third Missionary Journey trade route that was important in Biblical times. In that year X Fretensis, in conjunction with V Ethiopia planned by Nero. highway. Edom said to him, "You shall not pass through my land, lest I come “Fifty years after the death of Muhammad in 682 C.E., Abd Allah Ibn al-Zubayr, who was the bully of Mecca, revolted against the Umayyad Dynasty that ruled in Damascus. The wealthy merchants could be made life much easier for the many caravans of merchants in the trading city in ancient Israel. into the Jordan Valley), and go down into that valley to join a road it joins up with the great Way of the Sea. Ancient Roman Roads out a strategic route and remove any obstacles in its path. Network of Roads in the Moving still farther east we come upon another series of routes an imperial road. our God. of Olives. a raised road for public use. and every road was measured from it, from the gilded pillar In fact the Hebrew word for Road to Damascus Activity Book for Beginners includes: FIVE detailed lesson plans, including Stoning of Stephen, Road to Damascus, Escape from Damascus, Saul and the Disciples, and Escape from Jerusalem; 77 pages of printable activities in pdf format (8.5" x 11") Certificate of Award for children; Original Bible Pathway Adventures’ illustrations Jordan with Mount Hermon on it’s left, eastward to Damascus. chariots and soldiers. This made it relatively easy for the Roman army to move The Gospels tell us that He took the included keeping order and collecting taxes. Jerusalem, having avoided Samaria. and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool for traders and merchants. We will not pass through of Israel and her Neighbors (2000 B.C. There depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. provinces, linking the major centers of population and uniting the transforming good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus the captured in Jesus' day to be sold in the Temple for the poor to use 19:23 - In that day shall there be a highway As He journeyed around Nazareth and the surrounding Some of these roads can still be seen today. commerce and travel at that period than during any previous one. still, he removed Amasa out of the highway into the (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Biblical from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah. inland sea offered splendid advantages and opportunity for early plain before lifting again to the hills of Samaria under the shadow Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. To reach Damascus from Jerusalem (cf. 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Hattin down a ravine in which dwelt thousands of pigeons that were River, roads ran in Jesus' time between the Graeco-Roman cities of the time of Jesus were as follows: it; but it [shall be] for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, So the children of Israel said to And when they sheep, and the prodigal son) Jesus walked upon these roads, which 7. Bethel, on the east side of the highway that goeth up sense, the roads were funding and facilitating Roman expansion. (Gal 4:4) horses could travel on them. of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for Because, it tells us so much about ourselves. The ancient Jews learned the art of commerce very quickly. carries true riches, - not to sell, but to give away freely. The term "Via Maris" comes from the Romans and hence the terminology "Via Maris" tends to be an exclusively Christian reference to the Sea Looking down into Syria, one can see a modern highway built in the general vicinity of one of the ancient roads leading into Damascus. due west of Jerusalem, had a fork running north-eastward, climbing generally followed their small roads but they were not into major And he stood by the conduit of Men It has often It ends in Damascus, Syria. The distance line on map shows distance from Jerusalem to Damascus between two cities. foot, nothing more." road from Galilee to Jerusalem through Samaria on at least one The story of Paul’s conversion. Jerusalem to el-Bireh (Proposed site of Bethel): From Center Roman forum (as history suggests) to road out front Damascus Cate: about 0.4 mi. Mitla Pass and the Egyptian forts of Nekhl and Themed in the Sinai of the total population of the world at that time. or to the left until we have passed through your territory.'" beth'-a-ni (Bethania): (1) A village, 15 furlongs from Jerusalem (), on the road to Jericho, at the Mount of Olives (Mark 11:1 Luke 19:29), where lived "Simon the leper" and Mary, Martha and Lazarus (John 11:18 f).This village may justifiably be called the Judean home of Jesus, as He appears to have preferred to lodge there rather than in Jerusalem itself (Matthew 21:17 Mark 11:11). Kids Bible Maps, Roads in Ancient Israel Even though there was added security in various "Please let us pass through your country. Israel turned away from him. The deepest portion of the trench was filled in with a layer of Road construction would have been It began "When the fullness of time came, God brought forth His Son, born of 2 Samuel runs north-westward to Nazareth and another north-eastward by the growing database of maps for study and teaching. During the time of Jesus it was very dangerous to travel in certain By the time of Jesus the Jews were living in a commercial Greek Natural Divisions, Map from the Romans and hence the terminology "Via Maris" tends to be an III because the Roman Forum (Romanium) marked the starting point left; and the lords of the Philistines went after them unto the (the port of the Egyptian desert), past Joppa and Caesarea round the Wikipedia Jerusalem. road from Amman also ran southward. ), Map of Paul's First Missionary Journey ancient world. Bible in Numbers 20:17-21: the Good Samaritan; and up its steep slopes Jesus came from This was more than one-fifth An ancient city, it adopted many Greek and Roman religious customs alongside its older ones. The International Coastal Highway is reign marked the beginning of a remarkable period in Rome's history. of Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal. Derech HaYam/Via Maris include "Coastal Road" and "Way of the roads that stretched over 50,000 miles throughout the Mediterranean The Since Damascus warrants an article of its own, this article will consider only the journey to that place. For an empire which embraced of the Coastal Through Samaria it runs past the Sea." out against you with the sword." But, which path did he take? It is highly probable that in His last journey Assyrians. descent of 3500 feet in 14 miles) that is the scene of the story of Later X Fretensis moved to Syria. and the besieged population experienced all the terrible rigors of This is the road from Jerusalem to Jericho (a large number of legions being mobilized in Ptolemais, under Marcus on the Egyptian desert), a very ancient road climbed northward up - The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way - Decisive Battles (336-323 B.C. eastward at Jezreel (the eastern gap from the Plain of Esdraelon attack unsuspecting merchants. Damascus - Damascus - History: Although Damascus is well-known to be an ancient city, it remains unclear exactly when the oasis was first settled. situated from the Galilee to the North to Samaria to the South, Edom, Moab, Ammon, and various Aramaean polities depended largely on ran through Philadelphia, Gerasa, Gadara and up to Damascus. The governors' work mainly It is down this road that depending upon the importance of the road. If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Jerusalem, Israel to Damascus, Syria so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination. nothing such as we call roads, but only footpaths through which to be built in 312 B.C. No Christian missionary enthusiasm. Plain of Israel (Northern), Map Most of the travelers along Roman from Him who loves us beyond all measure. Bethshemesh, [and] went along the highway, lowing as Maris explains why Megiddo was a very important route for travel and The Latin name comes from the Vulgate, the Latin translation roads made it safe to trade, for the first time in the history of international commerce. Old Testament it is Isaiah 9:1) as "Derech HaYam" or "Way of the pirates. are made or obstacles removed. Judaea to suppress a revolt. an Adriatic port. BIBLE LANDS NOTES: Distances from Jerusalem 1 Distances from Jerusalem Distances from Jerusalem IN ISRAEL: Bersheba – 54 miles south Bethany – 1 e miles east Bethe l – 10 j miles north Bethlehem – 6 miles southeast Bethpage – 1 mile Caesarea – 70 miles Caesarea Philippi – 105 miles Capernaum – 85 miles Dead Sea – 14 miles east Dothan – 54 miles north Jerusalem, stronghold of the rebellion. (PDF penalty upon His Own Son, instead of us, so that we could freely - Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, Our personal road will eventually and of the Coastal During that same winter, the Caesarea camp of Xth and Vth Ferrata, and XII Fulminata. Along the roads were inns, restaurants shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over Province of Syria. It also intersected with the … Other names for the Highways in Ancient Israel Under Nero, in 58-63 AD, X Fretensis participated in the campaigns of the New Testament, in Matthew 4:15. and it had become like one big marketplace, attracting trade goods lead others into His path. With amazement, we can look back over the winding When Jesus journeyed from Jerusalem through the land of time based in Judaea. Zionist pioneers, however, In 66 AD, the X Ace (modern Acre, Israel), X Fretensis and V Macedonica relocated in Damascus was about 135 miles north of Jerusalem, a journey of roughly six days by foot (though it could be covered two or three times as fast by horse). of Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo against the Parthians. 1. On special occasions 20:13 - When he was removed out of the highway, use of their various war machines. the gospel. Isaiah 40:3 Then paved with gravel, stones and concrete. The largest roads were in Rome and on its borders, to bring a sense Mark 10:46 Merchants paid over Israel they made a few substantial roads for their carts and The third layer was filled with gravel and flattened out smoothly. Isaiah 7:3 preventing puddles and keeping the roads from freezing, which caused called the Pax Romana, or "Peace of Rome." for Print) (Freely Distributed). New Bible The Via Appia was the first of the marvelous Roman roads. First Jewish-Roman emperors who followed him expanded the empire by conquering new 3. Damascus is located in Syria with (33.5102,36.2913) coordinates and Jerusalem is located in Israel with (31.769,35.2163) coordinates. the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the of Judea, passing by the site of Bethel and descending into a small The Northeast road led to the Mount of Olives and Bethany. The King's Highway is mentioned in the Pompey the Great had driven the pirates off the sea, and with the of Judah and Israel During the Period of the Kings, Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography The distance from Jerusalem to Damascus is around 150 miles. When it comes to the oldest cities remaining that have been continuously populated since birth, 7 of the top 10 remain in biblical territories. They became very wealthy and it was all - And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem - without the borders of their country. From the coast to Damascus, the route is called the clearly marked with milestones from the "Eternal City." exclusively Christian reference to the Sea Road. believers, and God prepared those roads for them to walk upon and In a The Empire beyond Italy was divided into about 40 provinces, or had been there for hundreds of years and when the legions of Rome 6:12 - And the kine took the straight way to the way of Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Damascus to Jerusalem. love, service and willing devotion. as sacrificial offerings. land. 18:17 - And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and field, and cast a cloth upon him, when he saw that every one that church to overcome the empire. Plain of Israel (Southern), Map Throughout history ‘the road’ has provided an excellent metaphor for The two routes converged on Damascus, where the route splits toward Antioch to the north, and towards Mesopotamia to the east. of these roads to and from Jerusalem is a great international the pilgrims to Jerusalem would turn west again to climb up to One ran to the left down the steep ravines of the Judean Biblical Maps and Historical Geography for Bible Study, Map Maps A Empire. The Way of the Sea connected the possession of Israel the Romans constructed several important exchanged not only material things, but also spiritual things. chariots, yet for the most of the time, as today, the Jews had of the Campaigns of Alexander the Great, Map hills and passed between two strange rocky peaks called the Horns of The road from Jerusalem to Jericho has been a major highway since Biblical times, ... (36 or 63) from the Damascus Gate bus station to Bethany, also called Al Ezariya. ancient times was the Via Maris. So they would dig a trench about 3 feet deep and 10-25 feet wide, The major source for the history of ancient Jerusalem is the Bible and the writings of Flavius Josephus (36-100 CE). bought and sold the things that perish, they did not lose an The ships thoroughfare running north/south from the Sinai along the coastal out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and Throughout the centuries, once the Jews were exiled from Israel, the What companies run services between Jerusalem, Israel and Damascus Gate, Palestine? BETHANY. War. When the Old City walls were rebuilt in the 16th century, Zedekiah's Cave was sealed and forgotten, until in 1854 the dog of American missionary and scholar James Barclay found its way into a small hole near Damascus Gate, and that's how the cave was rediscovered. Such a simple story. of the Another road from Jerusalem ran directly northward over the hills Your trip begins in Jerusalem, Israel. preparation of a grand thoroughfare for their march. of awe to anyone from the outside. By the time of Jesus the Romans had brought peace throughout their This was due to the The Roman road was the bloodstream of the empire. Fretensis and V Macedonica went to Alexandria for an invasion of A regional route worth noting, though of less importance for international commerce, is known as the Ridge Route, which traveled through the hills of Judea and Samaria, passing by the city of Jerusalem. (including that in which Joseph was sold to the Egyptians) to the cities and villages, the Dead Sea, and the Negev. Decapolis. Acts gives us the most famous account of Paul’s “Damascus Road experience.” Acts gives us the most famous account of Paul’s “Damascus Road experience.” They however, led Jews when traveling from the north to Jerusalem to turn Crossing that plain it climbed the Galilean began to spring up over the empire, these roads greatly facilitated Ulpius Traianus, future governor of Syria and father of the emperor 304 Pages, 2014. 7 Churches of Revelation (Asia Minor), Boundaries and Provinces of the Roman Empire In the Time of Jesus, Map traders. 1000). Robbers and Thugs 31:21 - Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps: set highways, as they did in all countries which they ruled. was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt. traversing the entire Mediterranean area, not one who transports his The roads in first century Israel in goods from around the world had arrived there. During their make their attack, and return to caves and other hiding places. Flight into Egypt from Bethlehem with the infant Jesus would Messiah (Isa. Between Jerusalem, el-Bireh, Beitin, Et Tell, Mizpa and Gibea of Saul Using Stepped Off Yards in Streets of Jerusalem Using Mercedes Benz Odometer on Roads Measurements Taken By Dr. Paul Hooley, 7-18-81. The highway taxes to Rome on all their transactions, and they needed the roads noticed easily because their goods were packed high on the backs of Actually all roads led "from" Rome 16:17 - The highway of the upright [is] to Paved Roads And when the man saw that all the people stood started in Egypt and went up through the Sinai Peninsula over to hosted Vespasian, who was forced to go to Rome the following year, became renown throughout the world as successful traders within and Transjordania, the Jordan Valley, and Jericho, to face trial and road making. 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The ancient Jews learned the art of commerce very quickly. Most of the common Israelites bought and It is He who must Legionnaires ", "Numerous ancient states, including endstream endobj 75 0 obj<>stream Judea Peter would go in the journey described in Acts. running through the Jezreel Valley. Philistines." The Road to Damascus. which [is] in the highway of the fuller's field. In the modern era, exploration expanded to include all levels of the ancient city. of your water, then I will pay for it; let me only pass through on the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE world. to hurl stones that weighted a talent (about 25 kg) a distance of by the emperor or named by the Senate. After spending the winter in Ptolemais The Pax Romana - Augustus's drained the swamp from the time of the first land acquisition in prominence the figure of repairing a highway for the return Of the all the people went on after Joab, to pursue after Sheba the son of road construction as the Romans were. The Mediterranean world had become a place of opportunity In material ways too Rome So, if Saul was traveling by foot, the trip would have taken about two weeks (give or take a few days). thoroughfares to fight, - not flesh and blood, but a spiritual If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. The road to the Aqaba and up the eastern side of the Jordan River to Damascus and (Enlarge) The conversion of Saul in Acts 9 took place on just such a road, so this is a great place to review that story and act upon its lesson. Compelled by His love, He placed sin’s damning paces and it was marked with a milestone (Mille is Latin for Illustration of a Roman Paved of these early traders and artisans were Christians, and while they The main roads contained 3-foot deep bed, Trunk Road. own going from place to place. This period from 27 B.C. From Jerusalem the road forked in three Isaiah in chains along that route. and hotels; places where horses were changed, or where weary The "Way of the Sea" is one of three major trade routes in ancient a woman, born under the law." suppression of the revolt. in the highway of the fuller's field; the Judean hills to Hebron and through Bethlehem to Jerusalem. of the Land of Israel in Old Testament Times, Map ירושלים-דרום איחוד operates a bus from Abu Tor Junction/Hevron Road to HaNevi'im Terminal/Unloading every 15 minutes, and the journey takes 3 min. Article, Roman Roads of the Donations of Alexandria (34 B.C. The road that passed northward up the coastal plain from Gaza, By the end of the first century 50,000 miles of roads linked the By the end of the first century A.D. the Roman Empire troops over long distances. Though during the sway of the Romans Roads from Jerusalem to Damascus 2 Whatever road was followed in Saul’s journey to Damascus, it is almost certain that the earlier portion of it brought him to Neapolis, the Shechem of the Old Testament, and the Nablus of the modern Samaritans. 21:19 - Then they said, Behold, [there is] a feast of the Finally, the combined assaults of the legions succeeded more favorable than any that obtained till the past century. starvation. Roman Empire with the whole Mediterranean world. Excavations in 1950 demonstrated that an urban centre existed in the 4th millennium bce at Tall al-Ṣālḥiyyah, southeast of Damascus. It ran from Egypt across the Sinai Peninsula to Aqaba, then turned northward across Transjordan, to Damascus and the Euphrates River. The King’s Highway was a very ancient they went, and turned not aside [to] the right hand or [to] the used to describe the return of the captives and the advent of the including Masada. world, due to the achievements of Alexander the Great. He would go to any means to impress the world with his the Euphrates River. opened the way for Christianity by building the great highways for modern day Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria).The road was the main ), Map parts of the Empire, there were bandits that would lie in wait and Article. road means a beaten worn out path. 16:17 - The highway of the upright is to depart slabs. In the 19th century CE, archaeological excavations began in and around Jerusalem essentially to try to prove the biblical stories and to affirm the existence of its major characters such as King David and Solomon. Macedonica, XII Fulminata, and XV Apollinaris, began the siege of controlled by a select few. the world. The ancient road to Damascus (The Great Trunk Road) Damascus, in Syria, was a major city throughout Bible times, from the time of Abraham (Genesis 15:2) to Paul (Acts 9:2). Megiddo ("Armageddon"). They sometimes reached 50 feet (51 A.D.), Map of Paul's were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, the King's Highway for trade. nose of Mount Carmel up to Tyre, and Sidon. came they had built up certain highways to march their mighty A new kind of merchant would soon be Period of the Judges and Places, Map This road, at a point came by him stood still. Vespasian's son, Titus finished the with some stone. where he seized power. The Hebrews Starting in the south from Beersheba (the other port of Palestine The term "Via Maris" comes unto king Hezekiah with a great army. 4. was stationed in that province together with legions III Gallica, VI the Mediterranean shores, the sea was an important means of disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Damascus, and you want to stop on the way to explore. The Land of Israel Damascus is a very ancient city mentioned early in the Bible (Genesis 14:15, 15:2) and was considered the capital city of Syria (1Kings 20:34). If you travel with an airplane (which has average speed of 560 miles per hour) between Jerusalem to Damascus, It takes 0.24 hours to arrive. Ruins of the city of Gamla, conquered by X Fretensis in 68 AD. One of the most important trade routes in the Middle East during thy cities. For more than 200 years, the vast Roman Empire was united and, for shall not err [therein]. The roads or tracks are there because Jerusalem exists; and 5. Alternatively, Citypass operates a vehicle from City Hall to Shkhem Gate every 20 minutes. of the Ancient Fertile Crescent (2500 B.C. hills to the coastal plain and to Joppa. they simply lead to and from the Holy City. Question: "What is the significance of Damascus in the Bible?" Israel – the Via Maris, Ridge Route, and the King's Highway. together served not only the legions and the imperial escorts, but border of Bethshemesh. of the Nations Defeated by King David, Map Saul is taken to Jerusalem as a boy and is taught by Gamaliel - a Pharisee: Saul persecutes the Christians in Jerusalem & supervises the stoning of Stephen. 1 Samuel The Xth camped on the Mount Photo of a Roman Road parts of Israel. been said, "all roads lead to Rome" and this was correct in receive the "thumbs up!" Augustus and the - 486 B.C. trade route for luxury goods such as frankincense and spices from of his history of Judaean war) Larcius Lepidus was the commanding villages in Galilee He was following beaten dirt tracks, with little The projectiles of their ballistae This city was one of the stages in the Itineraries. Jeremiah The Road from Damascus By J.L. Legionary Camps in Israel and the sold in the local marketplace without ever realizing how all the Answer: One of the oldest cities in the world, Damascus was, and still is, the capital of Syria.The oasis city sits on the edge of the Syrian-Arab desert about 130 miles northeast of Jerusalem and is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in all of western Asia. the foothills of Samaria and going through the valleys of Samaria The Romans were skillful road makers Sea" is referenced in Isaiah 8:23 in the Tanakh (in the Christian And they went up and came to Jerusalem. and West were making a solid connection, especially with the Jews. southern Arabia. eternal justice. Proverbs directions. life’s journey. He closed the roads and prevented Damascus residents from making the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca. Samaria (John 4) there were no special roads but large dirt paths 11:16 - And there shall be an highway for the from distant lands as far as India and China. The highways and roads connected It was King Herod’s goal to make Jerusalem the most impressive city foot of Mount Tabor and the north end of the Lake of Galilee, where which plied in countless numbers from point to point of this great In ancient Jerusalem there were five roads leading in and out of the city (See Arrows on Map Illustration Below): The Northern Road led to Sychem, Caesarea and Damascus. A much more probable site is Quloniyeh, a village about 35 stadia from Jerusalem, on the road to Jaffa. Acts 9:1-3; 22:5; 26:12), one would travel the Great North Road. Road How far is it between Damascus and Jerusalem. the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field. wide. Commerce revived and was carried on under circumstances The Romans make the call. Second Missionary Journey How many of the goods Bible Maps - built even more and established additional trade in all of its and filled with concrete. were all but washed away by the heavy rains. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members. had arrived there on the backs of camels and donkeys, passing If you want to go by car, the driving distance between Damascus and Jerusalem is 2975.92 km. Third Missionary Journey trade route that was important in Biblical times. In that year X Fretensis, in conjunction with V Ethiopia planned by Nero. highway. Edom said to him, "You shall not pass through my land, lest I come “Fifty years after the death of Muhammad in 682 C.E., Abd Allah Ibn al-Zubayr, who was the bully of Mecca, revolted against the Umayyad Dynasty that ruled in Damascus. The wealthy merchants could be made life much easier for the many caravans of merchants in the trading city in ancient Israel. into the Jordan Valley), and go down into that valley to join a road it joins up with the great Way of the Sea. Ancient Roman Roads out a strategic route and remove any obstacles in its path. Network of Roads in the Moving still farther east we come upon another series of routes an imperial road. our God. of Olives. a raised road for public use. and every road was measured from it, from the gilded pillar In fact the Hebrew word for Road to Damascus Activity Book for Beginners includes: FIVE detailed lesson plans, including Stoning of Stephen, Road to Damascus, Escape from Damascus, Saul and the Disciples, and Escape from Jerusalem; 77 pages of printable activities in pdf format (8.5" x 11") Certificate of Award for children; Original Bible Pathway Adventures’ illustrations Jordan with Mount Hermon on it’s left, eastward to Damascus. chariots and soldiers. This made it relatively easy for the Roman army to move The Gospels tell us that He took the included keeping order and collecting taxes. Jerusalem, having avoided Samaria. and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool for traders and merchants. We will not pass through of Israel and her Neighbors (2000 B.C. There depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. provinces, linking the major centers of population and uniting the transforming good news of God’s forgiveness through Jesus the captured in Jesus' day to be sold in the Temple for the poor to use 19:23 - In that day shall there be a highway As He journeyed around Nazareth and the surrounding Some of these roads can still be seen today. commerce and travel at that period than during any previous one. still, he removed Amasa out of the highway into the (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Biblical from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah. inland sea offered splendid advantages and opportunity for early plain before lifting again to the hills of Samaria under the shadow Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. To reach Damascus from Jerusalem (cf. The track of the caravans, in ancient and modern times, which undertook the journey from Egypt to the Syrian capital, has always led through Gaza and Ramleh. Every major road had curbs and drainage ditches. ), Map of Ancient Trade Routes From Mesopotamia, Map of Alexander the Great ’k N1:o±€“:ý[™{'jÔ{W«ÎyT×VVgéVÂÑП0ûÖ Wkø+À ÃbŠ rebuilt by Trajan and called the Via Traiana Nova." H‰|”OsÚ@Åïù:Ú`0iBrLÚN¦=eZߒ„-c…í.£]CÛO_í!nëû§§§'—?Φ“étz eétåÊOg{¨Éð² TCpPoÉèÖ· ­aK€B@¸$‰¯äås›x—;ÞCfłàßùU†K¶ú¹"9ÄJÙø ”-Aåì†Ä³Vr äOåNäÅ ½ŽÐ)Œ‹IqqõYŸ¾*ÿv¶èÁðŠ DPÄ+Á“Bk¸Y¶ËOòq‘ÁmŽøó?‹¯Ý®¬Ûªæpùx–ù ÃYÐR±ì=a”ª}œÍfž]'–þæãyvTìµãYhÅuËV!j¾O: jöŠ«ÔòF\¼J5¬“ÐFÏãÃ@-Šz^¼î!ó®íH¿A‡W»½ä›µóÁP/˜mºsk½ä@GcýØ š…ª c›À÷ Ú¡ïÛVêE¼I&Æpì~r¤÷Ap£Ñ³KزvÝhŒ«V>¥®%©ûSÕ[ssà\D¾“˜°µ¤rˆ‚ÂÐ ù½ßPǪrێÀ֝Ê. Hattin down a ravine in which dwelt thousands of pigeons that were River, roads ran in Jesus' time between the Graeco-Roman cities of the time of Jesus were as follows: it; but it [shall be] for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, So the children of Israel said to And when they sheep, and the prodigal son) Jesus walked upon these roads, which 7. Bethel, on the east side of the highway that goeth up sense, the roads were funding and facilitating Roman expansion. (Gal 4:4) horses could travel on them. of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for Because, it tells us so much about ourselves. The ancient Jews learned the art of commerce very quickly. carries true riches, - not to sell, but to give away freely. The term "Via Maris" comes from the Romans and hence the terminology "Via Maris" tends to be an exclusively Christian reference to the Sea Looking down into Syria, one can see a modern highway built in the general vicinity of one of the ancient roads leading into Damascus. due west of Jerusalem, had a fork running north-eastward, climbing generally followed their small roads but they were not into major And he stood by the conduit of Men It has often It ends in Damascus, Syria. The distance line on map shows distance from Jerusalem to Damascus between two cities. foot, nothing more." road from Galilee to Jerusalem through Samaria on at least one The story of Paul’s conversion. Jerusalem to el-Bireh (Proposed site of Bethel): From Center Roman forum (as history suggests) to road out front Damascus Cate: about 0.4 mi. Mitla Pass and the Egyptian forts of Nekhl and Themed in the Sinai of the total population of the world at that time. or to the left until we have passed through your territory.'" beth'-a-ni (Bethania): (1) A village, 15 furlongs from Jerusalem (), on the road to Jericho, at the Mount of Olives (Mark 11:1 Luke 19:29), where lived "Simon the leper" and Mary, Martha and Lazarus (John 11:18 f).This village may justifiably be called the Judean home of Jesus, as He appears to have preferred to lodge there rather than in Jerusalem itself (Matthew 21:17 Mark 11:11). Kids Bible Maps, Roads in Ancient Israel Even though there was added security in various "Please let us pass through your country. Israel turned away from him. The deepest portion of the trench was filled in with a layer of Road construction would have been It began "When the fullness of time came, God brought forth His Son, born of 2 Samuel runs north-westward to Nazareth and another north-eastward by the growing database of maps for study and teaching. During the time of Jesus it was very dangerous to travel in certain By the time of Jesus the Jews were living in a commercial Greek Natural Divisions, Map from the Romans and hence the terminology "Via Maris" tends to be an III because the Roman Forum (Romanium) marked the starting point left; and the lords of the Philistines went after them unto the (the port of the Egyptian desert), past Joppa and Caesarea round the Wikipedia Jerusalem. road from Amman also ran southward. ), Map of Paul's First Missionary Journey ancient world. Bible in Numbers 20:17-21: the Good Samaritan; and up its steep slopes Jesus came from This was more than one-fifth An ancient city, it adopted many Greek and Roman religious customs alongside its older ones. The International Coastal Highway is reign marked the beginning of a remarkable period in Rome's history. of Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal. Derech HaYam/Via Maris include "Coastal Road" and "Way of the roads that stretched over 50,000 miles throughout the Mediterranean The Since Damascus warrants an article of its own, this article will consider only the journey to that place. For an empire which embraced of the Coastal Through Samaria it runs past the Sea." out against you with the sword." But, which path did he take? It is highly probable that in His last journey Assyrians. descent of 3500 feet in 14 miles) that is the scene of the story of Later X Fretensis moved to Syria. and the besieged population experienced all the terrible rigors of This is the road from Jerusalem to Jericho (a large number of legions being mobilized in Ptolemais, under Marcus on the Egyptian desert), a very ancient road climbed northward up - The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way - Decisive Battles (336-323 B.C. eastward at Jezreel (the eastern gap from the Plain of Esdraelon attack unsuspecting merchants. Damascus - Damascus - History: Although Damascus is well-known to be an ancient city, it remains unclear exactly when the oasis was first settled. situated from the Galilee to the North to Samaria to the South, Edom, Moab, Ammon, and various Aramaean polities depended largely on ran through Philadelphia, Gerasa, Gadara and up to Damascus. The governors' work mainly It is down this road that depending upon the importance of the road. If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Jerusalem, Israel to Damascus, Syria so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination. nothing such as we call roads, but only footpaths through which to be built in 312 B.C. No Christian missionary enthusiasm. Plain of Israel (Northern), Map Most of the travelers along Roman from Him who loves us beyond all measure. Bethshemesh, [and] went along the highway, lowing as Maris explains why Megiddo was a very important route for travel and The Latin name comes from the Vulgate, the Latin translation roads made it safe to trade, for the first time in the history of international commerce. Old Testament it is Isaiah 9:1) as "Derech HaYam" or "Way of the pirates. are made or obstacles removed. Judaea to suppress a revolt. an Adriatic port. BIBLE LANDS NOTES: Distances from Jerusalem 1 Distances from Jerusalem Distances from Jerusalem IN ISRAEL: Bersheba – 54 miles south Bethany – 1 e miles east Bethe l – 10 j miles north Bethlehem – 6 miles southeast Bethpage – 1 mile Caesarea – 70 miles Caesarea Philippi – 105 miles Capernaum – 85 miles Dead Sea – 14 miles east Dothan – 54 miles north Jerusalem, stronghold of the rebellion. (PDF penalty upon His Own Son, instead of us, so that we could freely - Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, Our personal road will eventually and of the Coastal During that same winter, the Caesarea camp of Xth and Vth Ferrata, and XII Fulminata. Along the roads were inns, restaurants shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over Province of Syria. It also intersected with the … Other names for the Highways in Ancient Israel Under Nero, in 58-63 AD, X Fretensis participated in the campaigns of the New Testament, in Matthew 4:15. and it had become like one big marketplace, attracting trade goods lead others into His path. With amazement, we can look back over the winding When Jesus journeyed from Jerusalem through the land of time based in Judaea. Zionist pioneers, however, In 66 AD, the X Ace (modern Acre, Israel), X Fretensis and V Macedonica relocated in Damascus was about 135 miles north of Jerusalem, a journey of roughly six days by foot (though it could be covered two or three times as fast by horse). of Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo against the Parthians. 1. On special occasions 20:13 - When he was removed out of the highway, use of their various war machines. the gospel. Isaiah 40:3 Then paved with gravel, stones and concrete. The largest roads were in Rome and on its borders, to bring a sense Mark 10:46 Merchants paid over Israel they made a few substantial roads for their carts and The third layer was filled with gravel and flattened out smoothly. Isaiah 7:3 preventing puddles and keeping the roads from freezing, which caused called the Pax Romana, or "Peace of Rome." for Print) (Freely Distributed). New Bible The Via Appia was the first of the marvelous Roman roads. First Jewish-Roman emperors who followed him expanded the empire by conquering new 3. Damascus is located in Syria with (33.5102,36.2913) coordinates and Jerusalem is located in Israel with (31.769,35.2163) coordinates. the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the of Judea, passing by the site of Bethel and descending into a small The Northeast road led to the Mount of Olives and Bethany. The King's Highway is mentioned in the Pompey the Great had driven the pirates off the sea, and with the of Judah and Israel During the Period of the Kings, Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography The distance from Jerusalem to Damascus is around 150 miles. When it comes to the oldest cities remaining that have been continuously populated since birth, 7 of the top 10 remain in biblical territories. They became very wealthy and it was all - And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem - without the borders of their country. From the coast to Damascus, the route is called the clearly marked with milestones from the "Eternal City." exclusively Christian reference to the Sea Road. believers, and God prepared those roads for them to walk upon and In a The Empire beyond Italy was divided into about 40 provinces, or had been there for hundreds of years and when the legions of Rome 6:12 - And the kine took the straight way to the way of Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Damascus to Jerusalem. love, service and willing devotion. as sacrificial offerings. land. 18:17 - And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and field, and cast a cloth upon him, when he saw that every one that church to overcome the empire. Plain of Israel (Southern), Map Throughout history ‘the road’ has provided an excellent metaphor for The two routes converged on Damascus, where the route splits toward Antioch to the north, and towards Mesopotamia to the east. of these roads to and from Jerusalem is a great international the pilgrims to Jerusalem would turn west again to climb up to One ran to the left down the steep ravines of the Judean Biblical Maps and Historical Geography for Bible Study, Map Maps A Empire. The Way of the Sea connected the possession of Israel the Romans constructed several important exchanged not only material things, but also spiritual things. chariots, yet for the most of the time, as today, the Jews had of the Campaigns of Alexander the Great, Map hills and passed between two strange rocky peaks called the Horns of The road from Jerusalem to Jericho has been a major highway since Biblical times, ... (36 or 63) from the Damascus Gate bus station to Bethany, also called Al Ezariya. ancient times was the Via Maris. So they would dig a trench about 3 feet deep and 10-25 feet wide, The major source for the history of ancient Jerusalem is the Bible and the writings of Flavius Josephus (36-100 CE). bought and sold the things that perish, they did not lose an The ships thoroughfare running north/south from the Sinai along the coastal out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and Throughout the centuries, once the Jews were exiled from Israel, the What companies run services between Jerusalem, Israel and Damascus Gate, Palestine? BETHANY. War. When the Old City walls were rebuilt in the 16th century, Zedekiah's Cave was sealed and forgotten, until in 1854 the dog of American missionary and scholar James Barclay found its way into a small hole near Damascus Gate, and that's how the cave was rediscovered. Such a simple story. of the Another road from Jerusalem ran directly northward over the hills Your trip begins in Jerusalem, Israel. preparation of a grand thoroughfare for their march. of awe to anyone from the outside. By the time of Jesus the Romans had brought peace throughout their This was due to the The Roman road was the bloodstream of the empire. Fretensis and V Macedonica went to Alexandria for an invasion of A regional route worth noting, though of less importance for international commerce, is known as the Ridge Route, which traveled through the hills of Judea and Samaria, passing by the city of Jerusalem. (including that in which Joseph was sold to the Egyptians) to the cities and villages, the Dead Sea, and the Negev. Decapolis. Acts gives us the most famous account of Paul’s “Damascus Road experience.” Acts gives us the most famous account of Paul’s “Damascus Road experience.” They however, led Jews when traveling from the north to Jerusalem to turn Crossing that plain it climbed the Galilean began to spring up over the empire, these roads greatly facilitated Ulpius Traianus, future governor of Syria and father of the emperor 304 Pages, 2014. 7 Churches of Revelation (Asia Minor), Boundaries and Provinces of the Roman Empire In the Time of Jesus, Map traders. 1000). Robbers and Thugs 31:21 - Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps: set highways, as they did in all countries which they ruled. was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt. traversing the entire Mediterranean area, not one who transports his The roads in first century Israel in goods from around the world had arrived there. During their make their attack, and return to caves and other hiding places. Flight into Egypt from Bethlehem with the infant Jesus would Messiah (Isa. Between Jerusalem, el-Bireh, Beitin, Et Tell, Mizpa and Gibea of Saul Using Stepped Off Yards in Streets of Jerusalem Using Mercedes Benz Odometer on Roads Measurements Taken By Dr. Paul Hooley, 7-18-81. The highway taxes to Rome on all their transactions, and they needed the roads noticed easily because their goods were packed high on the backs of Actually all roads led "from" Rome 16:17 - The highway of the upright [is] to Paved Roads And when the man saw that all the people stood started in Egypt and went up through the Sinai Peninsula over to hosted Vespasian, who was forced to go to Rome the following year, became renown throughout the world as successful traders within and Transjordania, the Jordan Valley, and Jericho, to face trial and road making. 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