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Khirbet Beit Loya

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


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Points of Interest in the Area

Tel Lachish
  Beit Guvrin


Photos from a visit to Khirbet Beit Loya, Spring 2018.

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