This picture shows the ancient hill of Samaria which was located in the lands alloted to Manasseh. Many arch. and Bible scholars believe the area did not have many people living in it until the time of King Omri, the father of the more familiar King Ahab. Samaria became the capital for the Northern Kingdom (also referred to as Israel). Though you cannot tell anymore the town eventually grew to be the size of Jerusalem during Hezekiah’s time which was 150 acres. It was a well fortified town and its geography seemed to help. Samaria survived sieges by the Arameans (2 Kings 6), Assyrians (2 Kings 17), as well as the Hasmoaneans. Eventually Samaria came to refer not just to the city but to entire Northern Kingdom.My 13 list for this week will be about King Omri and how he seized power along with more pictures and a couple of links.
Beautiful shot, so peaceful.
This is a wide open space. Just goes to show that nothing lasts forever.
It's amazing how time erased the city from the landscape.
Sounds like an interesting place to visit. I'll await your TT this week to learn more. Have a great WW. :)
looking forward to your TT too!
I love peaceful place like this i wish i was there
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