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In preparation for Christmas the following links will take you to Nazareth where the annunciation took place; to Bethlehem where Jesus was born; to "Shepherds' Field;" to an example of a manger (also, use Search Window); and to the Herodium where Herod the Great had a pleasure palace and where he was buried.

To visit the original home of Saint Nicholas at Myra in Turkey(!), click here!

 

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia (modern Alashehir) is one of the seven churches that John addressed in the book of Revelation (3:7–13).  It is located about 80 mi. east of Smyrna (Izmir) in western Turkey.

In the ancient sources it was known for housing a number of temples and in A.D. 17 it was destroyed by a devastating earthquake. In Revelation 3:12 the believer who "overcomes" is compared to a pillar (stability) in the temple of God, and on him/it three names will be written — compare the names inscribed on the columns of the temple of Zeus at Euromos.

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