Home of the Patriarchs and Gateway to the Negev
As you walk the ancient lanes of biblical Tel Beersheba you'll feel the presence of the patriarchs with every step, while beyond the ancient ruins, flourishing, modern Beersheba is revealed - biblical prophecy come alive. What better combination can there be on an Israel tour!.
Abraham called Beersheba home when he planted a tamarisk tree here and prayed (Gen. 21:33). You'll meet Abraham at the deep well outside the gate, from which he may have drawn water. You'll continue down the path of biblical history to storehouses that served the biblical kings after King Solomon made Beersheba a ruling center (1 Kings 4:25).
You′ll meet Abraham at the deep well outside the gate, from which he may have drawn water.Exploring Beersheba's huge underground water system, you'll gain new respect for the skill of the ancients in collecting every precious drop of water. It is through wise water use that modern Israel has made this vast southland bloom, as the Bible promised (Isa. 35:1).
With Beersheba as your gateway, you'll always remember your exciting tour of the Negev, where the comforting words of the angel who told Hagar in the vast expanses of this very wilderness, "do not be afraid" (Gen. 21:17), will take on new meaning for you.
Photo: Be'er Sheva's Bedouin Market