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Jaffa Tel Aviv District Historical Markers

 
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By Dale K. Benington
The House of Simon the Tanner Marker
Israel, Tel Aviv District (Jaffa), Tel Aviv-Yafo — The House of Simon the Tanner — Old City of Jaffa — The Gate to the Ancient World
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 . . . — Map (db m132302) HM
Israel, Tel Aviv District (Jaffa), Tel Aviv-Yafo — The Jaffa Port — Old City of Jaffa — The Gate to the Ancient World
The Jaffa port is one of the oldest ports in the world, in almost continuous operation for the past 4,000 years. The port takes advantage of calcareous sandstone (kurkar) reefs that create a natural breakwater and safe haven. Beginning in the . . . — Map (db m132314) HM
Israel, Tel Aviv District (Jaffa), Tel Aviv-Yafo — The Lion Temple — Old City of Jaffa — The Gate to the Ancient World
The temple got its name from a lioness' skull that was found within it, which was apparently used in a ritual performed here at the time of the Canaanites, and from an altar that served in the worship of the Canaanite goddess Ashtoreth, who is . . . — Map (db m132315) HM
Israel, Tel Aviv District (Jaffa), Tel Aviv-Yafo — The Whale Sculpture — Old City of Jaffa — The Gate to the Ancient World
According to the biblical book of Jonah. God told Jonah to go to Nineveh and tell its inhabitants that they had sinned. But Jonah refused and instead, boarded a ship in the Jaffa port bound for Tarshish. During the voyage a storm broke out. Jonah . . . — Map (db m132301) HM

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