Situated in the geographical middle zone of Israel, some 55 miles from Jerusalem and 62 miles from Tel Aviv, Beersheba, also known as Be'er Sheva is distinguished as the capital of the Negev. It is the region’s largest city with some 200,000 residents and the gateway to the southern part of Israel. While Beersheba is usually not on a normal Christian tour of Israel itinerary it is none the less an interesting area to learn about.
The Land of Faith, Land of the Bible, The Holy Land, revered throughout history as the cradle of monotheistic religion. For a person of faith whose beliefs are rooted in the Western religious tradition, there is no place like the Holy Land. Here, in this narrow strip of earth, barely a sliver on the world map, lies the source of religious belief for much of mankind.