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Near Snir in Upper Galilee Regional Council, Northern District, Israel
 

The Temple of Zeus

 
 
The Temple of Zeus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
1. The Temple of Zeus Marker
Inscription. Built around 96 CE in the days of Emperor Trajan, for the city's 100th anniversary. A marble inscription found at the site implies that it was a temple for Pan and for Zeus of Heliopolis (the city of Ba'albek). Only the foundations of the temple survived. Originally it included a columnar portico behind which there stood a "cella" (hall) where rites were conducted. The splendid Corinthian capital seen nearby once crowned one of the four columns of the facade. The Panias city coin above shows the facade of a temple with the statue of Zeus in the hall.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Caesarea Philippi Tour marker series.
 
Location. 33° 14.926′ N, 35° 41.672′ E. Marker is near Snir, Northern District, in Upper Galilee Regional Council. Marker can be reached from National Route 99 just east of Route 999, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. I used google maps to try to obtain directional information, but many of the streets in this area of Israel appear to be un-named. Even using the google map directions feature has the last turn being made on a street referred to as "unknown road." From Tiberias take Route 90 north about 54 km, then turn right onto Route 99 and proceed for 12.9 km, and then finally turn left
The Temple of Zeus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
2. The Temple of Zeus Marker
View of the historical marker, in front of the rock face, some distance to the right of the Grotto of Pan.
onto "unknown road" for about 110 m and the Caesarea Philippi National Park will be on your right.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Court of Nemesis (here, next to this marker); The Sanctuary of Pan (here, next to this marker); The Court of Pan & the Nymphs (here, next to this marker); The Grotto of the God Pan (a few steps from this marker); The Temple of Augustus (a few steps from this marker).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the far side of the Hermon River Springs, near the base of a rather remarkable looking rock cliff, amidst the temple locations on the right side of the Grotto of Pan.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Caesarea Philippi. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 24, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Caesarea Philippi. This is a link to information provided by the Seetheholyland.net website. (Submitted on April 24, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Caesarea Philippi. This is a link to information
The Temple of Zeus image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
3. The Temple of Zeus
View of the area where the Temple to Zeus was located. The "splendid Corinthian capital" mentioned in the text of the marker is seen to the far right of the picture.
provided by the BiblePlaces.com website. (Submitted on April 24, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Banias Temples. This is a link to information provided by the BibleWalks.com website. (Submitted on April 24, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Caesarea Philippi, the Gates of Hades. This is a link to information provided by the Generation Word's web site. (Submitted on April 24, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

6. Banyas: Cult Center of the God Pan. This is a link to information provided by the Jewish Virtual Library. (Submitted on April 24, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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The Grotto of the God Pan image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
4. The Grotto of the God Pan
View of an artist's rendering of what the temples at the Grotto of Pan most probably looked like.
The Grotto of the God Pan image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 7, 2013
5. The Grotto of the God Pan
View of visitors walking along the pathway from the parking area that leads to the Grotto (Cave) of Pan.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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