Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mount Carmel

The next morning we headed to Mount Carmel, where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18:17-46.
The church built on this site belongs to a Carmelite Order.

Beautiful views of the Jezreel Valley from the top of the mountain.

This view shows the mediterranean sea in the far distance.  It is a view from the other side of the mountain.

The yellowish section in the middle of the picture is the place where Elijah brought all of the prophets of Baal from the mountaintop to kill them in verse 40.  I was amazed at how far away that area was from the top of the mountain.  The Wadi Kishon runs in front of that area.

Getting a great Old Testament lesson from one of our professors. 
It was cold on top of the mountain and very windy!

The church built upon the traditional site of Elijah and prophets of Baal narrative.

A closeup of the top of the church

Stone accent


Next, we are headed to Megiddo!!

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