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Tel Aviv-Yafo in Jaffa, Tel Aviv District, Israel
 

The House of Simon the Tanner

Old City of Jaffa

 

—The Gate to the Ancient World —

 
The House of Simon the Tanner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 16, 2019
1. The House of Simon the Tanner Marker
Inscription.  Various Christian traditions tell the story of Simon the Tanner, who lived in this house and hosted Peter the Apostle here. It was here that Peter raised Tabitha fom the dead and saw his famous vision in which he was commanded to eat animals regarded as unclean in Jewish tradition. When he refused, he heard a voice saying "What God has cleansed you must not call common” (Acts 10.15) Peter interpreted his vision as divine permission to forgo the Jewish commandments and to preach Christianity to Jews and pagans alike. This was a historic turning point, in which Christianity evolved from what was considered an esoteric sect of Judaism to a worldwide religion.
 
Location. 32° 3.216′ N, 34° 45.039′ E. Marker is in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, in Jaffa. Marker can be reached from Shim'on Ha'bursekai Street just west of Kikar Kdumim, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Shim'on Ha'bursekai Street 8,, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Jaffa Port (about 90 meters away, measured
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By Dale K. Benington
2. The House of Simon the Tanner Marker
View of the marker just to the left of the closed (and locked) entrance to the traditional site of the house of Simon the Tanner.
in a direct line); The Whale Sculpture (about 150 meters away); The Lion Temple (about 180 meters away); The Egyptian Governor's Residence (approx. 17.9 kilometers away in Central District); Tel Afeq - Antipatris (approx. 17.9 kilometers away in Central District); The Roman Cardo (approx. 17.9 kilometers away in Central District).
 
More about this marker. In 2019, because I traveled to Israel as part of a tour group, taking pictures of historical markers and recording location information for each marker that I photographed was a difficult assignment. Then too, having two bad knees and walking with a cane made keeping up with my tour group, much less recording location information as well, even more difficult. So I am using my Google Map skills, from at home, to provide the needed location information and map coordinates. Anyone that visits these markers is welcomed, and encouraged, to improve on the provided information.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jaffa - Bible Walks. This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Joppa (BiblePlaces.com). This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Simon the Tanner (New Testament) - Wikipedia. This is a link to additional information regarding this marker. (Submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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The House of Simon the Tanner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
3. The House of Simon the Tanner Marker
Distant front view of the marker, just to the left of the doorway entrance to the grounds where the traditional house of Simon the Tanner once stood.
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By Dale K. Benington
4. The House of Simon the Tanner Marker
View looking down the narrow, staired walkway, to the doorway entrance to the grounds where the traditional house of Simon the Tanner once stood.
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By Dale K. Benington
5. The House of Simon the Tanner Marker
A street level view, looking down the narrow staired walkway, that visitors travel to see the location of the traditional house of Simon the Tanner.
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By Dale K. Benington
6. The House of Simon the Tanner Marker
Street level view of the complex of buildings where the traditional house of Simon the Tanner was once located. I believe that the red minaret tower, seen off to the left and behind the complex of buildings, marks the actual site of the traditional house of Simon the Tanner.
The Port city of Jaffa image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 3, 2019
7. The Port city of Jaffa
This marker is located in the old port city of (Biblical) Jaffa.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 17, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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