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June 27    Scripture

Sites - Israel: Kiryat Yearim
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Kiriath-Jearim or Kiryat Yearim Kiryat Yearim is the place where the Ark of the Covenant was left when the Philistines returned it before being taken up to the Temple Mount. It is also the site of an important Solomonic fortress, recently excavated, that guarded the way up from the coast to Jerusalem as Castel, the crusader castle opposite, did two thousand years later. 1 Samuel Chapter 7:1-2 1 And the men of Kiriath-jearim came and took up the ark of the Lord, and brought it to the house of Abinadab on the hill; and they consecrated his son, Eleazar, to have charge of the ark of the Lord. 2 From the day that the ark was lodged at Kiriath-jearim, a long time passed, some twenty years, and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord. 1 Samuel Chapter 7:20-21 20 Then the men of Beth-shemesh said, “Who is able to stand before the Lord, this holy God? And to whom shall he go up away from us?” 21 So they sent messengers to the inhabitants of Kiriath-jearim, saying, “The Philistines have returned the ark of the Lord. Come down and take it up to you.” (Israel Minister of Tourism)
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Kiryat Yearim in Wikipedia Kiryat Ye'arim (Hebrew: קִרְיַת יְעָרִים‎), also known as Telz- Stone, is a town (local council) in the Jerusalem District of Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), at the end of 2005 Kiryat Ye'arim had a popultation of 3,100, predominantly Jewish, with a growth rate of 1.2%. It is an almost exclusively Haredi town, with a very high percentage of immigrants from North America and Europe. Geography - Kiryat Ye'arim is located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of Jerusalem, just north of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway. Neighboring Kiryat Ye'arim to the northeast is the Arab town of Abu Ghosh. Kiryat Ye'arim is between 661.8 and 749.5 meters above sea level.[1] History - Kiryat Ye'arim (Town of Forests) is named for a town of the same name mentioned in the Bible in relation to King David's transport of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. Here the Ark was said to have rested for 20 years. David then removed it to Jerusalem (I Chron 13, 5-8). There are those who believe that a nearby tell is the remains of the biblical town. Another theory is that the biblical town is the present Abu Ghosh.
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