Altar to False Gods at Tel Dan

Today, I’ll share a bit about one of Israel’s saddest days. After King Solomon, the land of Israel was divided into two kingdoms. Because the temple in Jerusalem was in the southern kingdom, it seemed like a good idea to build temples and altars in other places in the north. However, that did nothing but encourage idol worship…and it became prevalent in this area. Here are the remains of the temple at Tel Dan, and a metal frame to indicate the size of the altar.

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Though the temple was destroyed, the land remains beautiful. The headwaters of the Dan River are here. The Dan and two other tributaries converge to form the Jordan River…Israel’s main source of water.

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It is truly beautiful in this area!

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