Notre-Dame de l’arche d’Alliance church seats on a hilltop above the village of Abu-Gosh, an Arab village wet of Jerusalem.
By Christian tradition this is the site of “Kiryat Yearim”, where the Ark of the Covenant resided for 20 years after being in Philistine captivity (I Sam. 7:2).
In 2019 an expedition of Tel-Aviv university launched and archaeological expedition to excavate at the site in search of potential finds from the time of the Book of Samuel.
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Notre-Dame de l’Arche d’Alliance church is on a hilltop above Abu Gosh, some 15 minutes drive west of Jerusalem.
Points of Interest in the Area
|Abu-Gosh Crusaders period church|
| ||Abu-Gosh grand mosque|
|Day Tour of Jerusalem|
Kiryat Ye’arim is mentioned in the Bible as a Judahite town situated near Jerusalem during the period of the judges and King David (11th and 10th centuries BCE) According to the first Book of Samuel (ch. 7), the Ark of the Covenant was stored at Kiryat Ye’arim for 20 years after it was returned from the Philistines, who had captured it in a battle at Eben-haezer, yet later were smitten with disease. The text says the ark was stored “in the house of Avinadab in the hill” before King David conveyed it to his new capital of Jerusalem after uniting