Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Twelve Tribes of Israel

the Twelve Tribes of Israel depicted in stained glass. An Israelite is a member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of the Biblical patriarch Jacob who was renamed Israel by God in the book of Genesis, 32:28. the Twelve Tribes were the descendants of the children of Jacob, later known as Israel. His twelve male children were: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Gad, Naphtali, Asher, Joseph, and Benjamin. Twelve tribes of Israel are listed in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible, Old Testament).

Twelve Tribes of Israel - Images by photostock-israel .

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Acre (Holyland) Stock Photography

Acre (Also Akko, Akka, Aco) is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the country and historically, was regarded as a strategic coastal link to the Levant. Acre is the holiest city of the Bahá'í Faith

The city’s fascinating historical heritage, a rare blend of East and West, authentic sights from the past, a unique meeting place of art and religion alongside the remains of various cultures – all these have made Acre one of the most important cities of the ancient world.

The walls of the city, its fortresses and citadels, its churches and mosques and the other buildings within its boundaries, tell the history of the many rulers who governed it and fought for it, who built the city and glorified it.

Acre’s most prominent sites include ruins from the Hellenistic-Roman period and buildings from the Crusader and Ottoman periods: Al Jazar Mosque, the buildings of the Order of Saint John, the subterranean Crusader city, Khan Al Omdan, the Turkish Baths (which now house the municipal museum), the Bahai Temple and more.

In Acre you will be able to see the fingerprints of many peoples and religious movements: the Canaanites, the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Mamelukes, the Turks and the British.

Acre’s colorful Oriental markets, the city walls, the museums the beaches and the sea-sports sites, Fisherman’s Port, the marina, the restaurants, the hotels and the colorful festivals that are held in Acre annually – are a few more of the city’s tourist attractions.

A visit to Acre is one-of-a-kind experience and an exciting trip to the splendid past.

During your next visit to Israel we will be happy to welcome you to an exciting visit to an old city with a young soul.

Acre Stock Photography - Images by photostock-israel .