Aelia 3147′N 3513′E now and then
Thu Feb 9, 2017 14:10


Gibeon is 40 stadia from Jerusalem
Bethlehem is 20 stadia from Jerusalem
Gibeon sits in the valley that extends to Bethlehem
Jerusalem is next to Masada

All four of these claims are made by Josephus. Look on any modern map and Josephus is either stupid and all four claims are wrong, or Aelia is not the Jerusalem he was born and raised in and the places now called Jerusalem, Gibeon, and Bethlehem are misidentified because of Roman and Christian renaming.


  • 3147′N 3513′E now and thenJoe Baker, Wed Feb 8 20:56
    • Aelia 3147′N 3513′E now and then — Tory, Thu Feb 9 14:10
      • Josephus on Gibeah: Versions of a Toponym Rich McQuillen, Thu Feb 9 20:10
        An interesting topic, I wish I could read the rest of the article. Josephus on Gibeah: Versions of a Toponym
        • Rich The author does not talk about our issue. He is concerned with Gibeah not Gibeon. And he thinks Josephus is confused about the former's identity and location. No mention is made of the fact that ... more
          • GibeonTory, Thu Feb 9 23:52
            The jar-handles found at Al Jib in the 1950s have GB'N stamped on them. This is supposedly proof that Al Jib is the site of biblical Gibeon. Yet no one has asked the elementary questions: did the... more
Click here to receive daily updates