Located 302 meters above sea level and some 500 meters above the valley of Beith-Shean, “Saul’s hill” at the edge of the Gilboa mountains presented a majestic view of the Jezreel and the Jordan valley.
The Arabic name of the hilltop was “Tel Kuleilah”, which sounded to the Jewish pioneers like “Tel Klalah” – mount of the curse, an appropriate name for a mountain cursed by David for being the site where King Saul died (I Sam. 31).
But actually the Arabic name of the sites means “Mountain of perfect beauty”, as indeed it is!
|Mount Saul on Google Maps|
Points of Interest in the Area