The Land of Israel is filled with biblical stories of great color and history! Though many visitors to Israel tend to focus on Jerusalem, which is of course, important in and of itself, there is so much more to see and learn elsewhere.

The Jezreel Valley, for example,is a treasure trove of fantastic biblical events. Here, in this area, we will learn from 1 Kings 21, 2 Kings 9 and 10, 1 Samuel 21:3, Judges 6 and 7, 1 Samuel 28:4 and 29:1, 1 Kings 5:3, 2 Kings 4:8, 1 Kings 18, 2 Chronicles 35:22, just to name a handful of biblical sites! Here, in the Jezreel Valley, you will learn about Shunem (Avishag), Ophel (Elisha), Jezreel (Ahab and Jezebel), Gilboa (Saul and Jonathan), Beit She’an (Matthew 4:25), Megiddo (Revelation 16:16). And all this is just a starting point! Come along with me for this second of two parts in our overview journey into biblical and modern history in Israel’s Jezreel Valley.