Khirbet Beit Loya is an archaeological site in the southern Judean “Shefelah”. It was settled between the Israelite and the Byzantine periods, and by Mormon tradition was the home of Prophet Lehi.
In the 1980’s a Byzantine period Basilical church was uncovered at the site, with well preserved mosaic floors, including evidence of Iconocalsm, perhaps caused in the Early Muslim period.
Nearby, at “Khirbet Amudim” a remarkable cave supported by pillars can also be ssen.
By Mormon tradition Beit Loya was the home of Prophet Lehi and his family, before sailing and settling in America.
A video on Bei Loya / Beit Lei and its suggested connection to Mormonism
|Khirbet Beit Loya on Wikipedia|
|Khirbet Beit Loya on Google Maps|
|Khirbet Beit Loya Excavations Website|
Points of Interest in the Area
Photos from a visit to Khirbet Beit Loya, Spring 2018.
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