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Holy Land, Vintage Images circa 1900 (2018 Calendar)

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The Holy Land is an ancient place, celebrated as the wellspring of religious thought for Christian, Jews and Muslims. Holy Land takes us back to a time before the modern era when this land looked much as it likely did in those early times when angels spoke to men. Images include: Mount Hermon, the birthplace of Mary, the well of David, Jerusalem, Mt. Carmel and more.

Published by Tide-mark, the 2018 calendar opens to 13.75 by 20.5 inches.

Places featured in the Holy Land, Vintage images circa 1900 calendar include:

January

The headwaters of the Jordan River collect from the springs and melting snow on Mount Hermon. The mountain is actually a cluster of three summits, and the borders between Israel, Lebanon and Syria run along its spine.

February

This is the place the Talmud calls Magdala Nunayya, traditionally believed to be the home of Mary Magdalene. Located on the Sea of Galilee, this is also the place where the disciple Matthew reports that Jesus fed a multitude.

March

Nazareth, seen here from the road to Cana, is believed to have been the birthplace of Jesus.

April

The River Jordan flowing near the location believed to have been the site of Dan, the northernmost city of the Kingdom of Israel. Dan may be the place where the Israelites crossed into the Promised Land and also where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.

May

Mount Gerizim rises beyond the town of Napulus (Nablus) located on the West Bank of the Jordan River.

June

The ancient port city of Jaffa is the oldest part of Tel Aviv-Yafo. Jaffa is connected to the biblical stories of Jonah, Saint Peter and Solomon.

July

Bethlehem is identified in the Torah as the town were David was crowned king of Israel, while the New Testament says that Jesus was born here.

August

Tiberius was founded it about 20 A.D. as a Roman spa town, taking advantage of 17 mineral hot springs. It was built by one of the sons of Herod the Great and named for the Emperor Tiberius.

September

This image of Ramla was taken from the Tower of the Forty Martyrs. Ramla is located at the intersection of the Via Maris, the road between Cairo and Damascus, and the road connecting the port of Jaffa and Jerusalem. The tower commemorates the martyrdom of 40 Roman soldiers who professed their Christian faith and were condemned to death by freezing.

October

On the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, Tiberias has important connections to Jewish history. During the era of the Second Temple, the Jewish high court court was relocated to Tiberias. The city became an important spiritual center, and the Mishna, a compilation of Jewish oral law, was written here in 200A.D. The Talmud, rabbinical commentaries on the Mishna, was compiled in Tiberias in about 400 A.D.

November

Haifa was established as a port city in the late Bronze Age, about the 14th century B.C. The city is situated on the Bay of Haifa and has grown up along the base of Mount Carmel.

December

One of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem, seen here from Mount Scopus, became the religious and administrative center of the Kingdom of Judah in the 8th century. Jerusalem is the place where King Solomon built Israel’s First Temple, the place where Jesus was crucified, and the place from which Muhammad ascended to heaven to speak with God.

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