By Torrance Grey on May 24, 2018
One of the chief sources of income in Middle Eastern countries, especially Israel, is religious tourism -- people who come from all over the world to visit the sites mentioned in the Bible. They come to see the places where heroes of the Bible were born, died, suffered doubts, found their faith, and performed great acts. The Garden of Gethsemane, for example, was where Jesus prayed before his arrest and crucifixion. And where was the town where Simon Peter, Jesus' disciple, apparently grew up, and where Jesus performed several miracles mentioned in the Gospels?
The events of the Bible don't just fall within the geographic boundaries of Israel. Assyria (present-day Syria), the one-time kingdom of Babylon, Egypt, and Greece and Rome all had parts to play. The early Hebrews lived as slaves in both Egypt and Babylon, and captured heathen cities in what would become Israel. After Christ's day, the apostles would travel to cities in Greece and Rome, spreading the gospels to the Gentiles.
How well do you know the Biblical cities of Bethlehem and Nazareth, Jerusalem and Jericho, or Damascus and Rome? Do you really remember the events that transpired in these cities? Find out now with our quiz! Good luck! We have faith in you!