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Joppa – Holy Land Tour

Tel Aviv/Jaffa

Joppa (Jaffa; Tel Aviv-Jaffa) – is Tel Aviv. That is town seaport that Jonah fled to when operating from God. Within the Hebrew “Joppa” means – Yapho -fo’ or יפוא Yaphow’ (Ezr 3:7) yaw-fo’= “stunning.”

Within the Greek Ιοππη means the identical, “stunning.” Clearly, as you see this metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea it’s fairly stunning.

Historic Ruins

“Tel” – Hebrew, or “Inform” – Arabic – means “a ruined heap” – is in reference to archeological websites the place completely different cultures have constructed on high of earlier cultures and depart a hill like mound. That is what known as a Tel. Once you see “Tel” within the identify of a metropolis it’s telling you that it has historic ruins. (Discuss with your chart)

Bible References


This metropolis of “Japho” is identical as Jappa. The town is talked about as a part of the tribe of Dan’s inheritance of land given by Joshua. Nonetheless, because the biblical report exhibits in Judges 18, the entire tribe migrated to the very most northern a part of Israel, on the border with the Zidonians, who would vastly affect them and the northern tribes later throughout Ahab’s reign.

Joshua 19:46–48—46 And Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, with the border earlier than Japho. 47 And the coast of the youngsters of Dan went out too little for them: due to this fact the youngsters of Dan went as much as combat in opposition to Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the sting of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and referred to as Leshem, Dan, after the identify of Dan their father. 48 That is the inheritance of the tribe of the youngsters of Dan in accordance with their households, these cities with their villages.


This grew to become the first port for Jerusalem throughout reign of Solomon. That is the place they shipped within the cedar from Lebanon that was used for the constructing of the Temple.

2 Chronicles 2:16—And we’ll reduce wooden out of Lebanon, as a lot as thou shalt want: and we’ll convey it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa; and thou shalt carry it as much as Jerusalem.


Jonah 1:1–3—1 Now the phrase of the Lord got here unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 Come up, go to Nineveh, that nice metropolis, and cry in opposition to it; for his or her wickedness is come up earlier than me. 3 However Jonah rose as much as flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went right down to Joppa; and he discovered a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go together with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.”


The place Tabitha lived, that died and was restored by Peter. From Joppa Peter went to Cornelius’ home in Caesarea to evangelise the Gospel, (Acts 10), thirty miles north on the coast from Joppa.

Acts 9:36–43—36 Now there was at Joppa a sure disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation known as Dorcas: this girl was full of fine works and almsdeeds which she did. 37 And it got here to move in these days, that she was sick, and died: whom once they had washed, they laid her in an higher chamber. 38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they despatched unto him two males, wanting him that he wouldn’t delay to return to them. 39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they introduced him into the higher chamber: and all of the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and clothes which Dorcas made, whereas she was with them. 40 However Peter put all of them forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the physique mentioned, Tabitha, come up. And he or she opened her eyes: and when she noticed Peter, she sat up. 41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had referred to as the saints and widows, offered her alive. 42 And it was recognized all through all Joppa; and plenty of believed within the Lord. 43 And it got here to move, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.


Acts 10:1–24—1 There was a sure man in Caesarea referred to as Cornelius, a centurion of the band referred to as the Italian band, 2 A religious man, and one which feared God with all his home, which gave a lot alms to the individuals, and prayed to God alway. 3 He noticed in a imaginative and prescient evidently in regards to the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. 4 And when he regarded on him, he was afraid, and mentioned, What’s it, Lord? And he mentioned unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial earlier than God. 5 And now ship males to Joppa, and name for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: 6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose home is by the ocean aspect: he shall inform thee what thou oughtest to do. 7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he referred to as two of his family servants, and a religious soldier of them that waited on him regularly; 8 And when he had declared all these items unto them, he despatched them to Joppa. 9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto town, Peter went up upon the housetop to wish in regards to the sixth hour: 10 And he grew to become very hungry, and would have eaten: however whereas they made prepared, he fell right into a trance, 11 And noticed heaven opened, and a sure vessel descending unto him, because it had been an incredible sheet knit on the 4 corners, and let right down to the earth: 12 Whereby had been all method of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping issues, and fowls of the air. 13 And there got here a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 14 However Peter mentioned, Not so, Lord; for I’ve by no means eaten any factor that’s frequent or unclean. 15 And the voice spake unto him once more the second time, What God hath cleansed, that decision not thou frequent. 16 This was executed thrice: and the vessel was acquired up once more into heaven. 17 Now whereas Peter doubted in himself what this imaginative and prescient which he had seen ought to imply, behold, the lads which had been despatched from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon’s home, and stood earlier than the gate, 18 And referred to as, and requested whether or not Simon, which was surnamed Peter, had been lodged there. 19 Whereas Peter thought on the imaginative and prescient, the Spirit mentioned unto him, Behold, three males search thee. 20 Come up due to this fact, and get thee down, and go together with them, doubting nothing: for I’ve despatched them. 21 Then Peter went right down to the lads which had been despatched unto him from Cornelius; and mentioned, Behold, I’m he whom ye search: what’s the trigger wherefore ye are come? 22 And so they mentioned, Cornelius the centurion, a simply man, and one which feareth God, and of fine report amongst all of the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to ship for thee into his home, and to listen to phrases of thee. 23 Then referred to as he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and sure brethren from Joppa accompanied him. 24 And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had referred to as collectively his kinsmen and close to mates.

Zionist Pioneers of the nineteenth Century

The primary Zionist pioneers of the nineteenth century entered the Promised Land by Joppa harbor. The Jews from Joppa moved a number of miles north and based town of Tel-Aviv in 1909. That is now Israel’s largest business metropolis below the municipality of “Jaffa-Tel-Aviv.”

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