Home : Complete Site List : Search : What's New? : Permission to Use : Contact Us

Sorek Valley 1

< Prev | 1 of 14 | Next >
Sorek Valley 1
Click Photo for Larger Version

Photo Comments

View from the top of Beth Shemesh looking west at the Sorek Valley.  Down the valley (away from viewer) is where Timnah (4.5 mi. [7 km.]) is located—Samson married a woman from there (Judges 14:1–3).  Beyond the distant left horizon is where Ekron (7.5 mi. [12 km.]) is located—from which the Philistines returned the Ark of the Covenant (1 Samuel 4–6).

The valley was known for grapes (Judges 14:5; 15:5, olives (Judges 15:5), wheat (Judges 15:1; 1 Sam 13:13), lions (Judges 14), and foxes (Judges 15:4-5)!

For a brief description of Beth Shemesh and its biblical significance and a map Click Here.