Near Dan in Upper Galilee Regional Council, Northern District, Israel
The Abraham Gate
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.
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 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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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.