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

The Abraham Gate

 
 
The Abraham Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
1. The Abraham Gate Marker
Inscription.  English Text:

And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them as far as Dan.
Genesis 14:14

Exterior entry archway in the mudbrick gate dated to the Middle Bronze Age (circa 1700 BCE). Beyond this lay a central archway and an interior archway, which opened onto the road to the town below.

Schematic view of the Middle Bronze Age town's layout (circa 1700 BCE).
 
Location. 33° 14.871′ N, 35° 39.299′ E. Marker is near Dan, Northern District, in Upper Galilee Regional Council. Marker can be reached from Israel National Trail just north of Northern District Route 99, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the midst of the archaeological ruins at the Tel Dan Nature Reserve. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Canaanite Gate (here, next to this marker); Entrance Gate (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Temple of Augustus (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); The Court of Pan & the Nymphs
The Abraham Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
2. The Abraham Gate Marker
Close up view of both text and illustration that are displayed on the marker.
(approx. 3.7 kilometers away); The Grotto of the God Pan (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); The Sanctuary of Pan (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); The Temple of Zeus (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); The Court of Nemesis (approx. 3.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dan.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Tel Dan Nature Reserve, in midst of the ruins of the various layers of ancient cultures. It is my impression that these ancient ruins are very significant in both the historical and archaeological record of ancient Israel, because several of the artifacts and structural elements that were found in these particular ruins are now on display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, in particular the Tel Dan Stele.
 
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The Abraham Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
3. The Abraham Gate Marker
Close-up view of both text and a model of the Canaanite town's layout, that are displayed on the marker.
The Abraham Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
4. The Abraham Gate Marker
View of the front side of the model of the Canaanite Gate that is part of the marker's display feature.
The Abraham Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
5. The Abraham Gate Marker
View of the back side of the model of the Canaanite Gate that is part of the marker's display feature.
The Abraham Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
6. The Abraham Gate Marker
A more distant view of the back side of the model of the Canaanite Gate that is part of the marker's display feature.
The Abraham Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
7. The Abraham Gate Marker
View of the Abraham Gate marker in the foreground and the actual "Abraham Gate" in the background.
The Abraham Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
8. The Abraham Gate Marker
A more distant view of the Abraham Gate marker in the foreground and the actual "Abraham Gate" in the background.
The Abraham Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2019
9. The Abraham Gate Marker
View of the "Abraham Gate," also known as the "Canaanite Gate" and the "Gate of the Three Arches."
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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