Historical hikes in the Judean Plains

Visitors to JNF’s France Adullam Park can follow easy hiking trails to amazing archeological sites dating back well over 2,000 years.

June 13, 2013 11:13
Hiking in the Judean Valley521

hiking green landscape521. (photo credit: Shmuel Bar-Am)


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In the year 586 BCE, Solomon’s glorious Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians and thousands of Jews were sent into exile. Incredibly, only a few decades later, Babylonian’s newest ruler allowed them to go home. Many – although not all – took advantage of the opportunity to return.

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