From Med to Dead

Larry and I saw the Mediterranean Sea (the Great Sea of the Bible, Numbers 34:6; Joshua 1:4) at Ashkelon, and the Dead Sea in the distance from the Herodion (Herodium).

The photo below was made from the Herodium. The view is south toward the modern Arab town of Tekoah (Tekoa). The biblical tel of Tekoah is visible in the distance beyond the city, a little to the left of center.

View south from the Herodium to Tekoah. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

View south from the Herodium to Tekoah. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Joab called a wise woman of Tekoah (Tekoa) to help him convince David to send for the banished Absalom who was in Geshur. This interesting story is recorded in 2 Samuel 14.

Rehoboam built a fortified city at Tekoah (2 Chronicles 11:5-12).

There is a reference to the desert (wilderness) of Tekoah (2 Chronicles 20:20).

Amos the prophet lived at Tekoah (Amos 1:1) on the edge of the Judean wilderness. He spoke of working as a herdsman and taking care of the sycamore trees.

Amos replied to Amaziah, “I was not a prophet by profession. No, I was a herdsman who also took care of sycamore fig trees. (Amos 7:14, NET Bible).

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