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Khirbet Beit Loya

khirbet beit loya churchKhirbet 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.

tour to khirbet beit loyaIn 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.

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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. 



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Points of Interest in the Area

Tel Lachish
  Beit Guvrin