Beit HaEmek

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Beit HaEmek
Kibbutz dining room
Kibbutz dining room
Beit HaEmek is located in Israel
Beit HaEmek
Beit HaEmek
Coordinates: 32°58′15.95″N 35°8′41.63″E / 32.9710972°N 35.1448972°E / 32.9710972; 35.1448972Coordinates: 32°58′15.95″N 35°8′41.63″E / 32.9710972°N 35.1448972°E / 32.9710972; 35.1448972
District Northern
Council Mateh Asher
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1949
Population (2015)[1] 511

Beit HaEmek (Hebrew: בֵּית הָעֵמֶק‎, lit. House of the Valley) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the western Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 511.[1]

History[edit]

Beit HaEmek archaeological park

Kibbutz Beit HaEmek was established in 1949. Its name is derived from that of the nearby Yemenite Jewish village of Amqa and the Biblical city of Beth-emek "included in Asher tribal allotment"[2] mentioned in the Book of Joshua 19:27,[3] which was located 5 kilometres north-east of the kibbutz. The kibbutz was built near the village of Kuwaykat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.110, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
  3. ^ Yizhaqi, Arie (ed.): Madrich Israel (Israel Guide: An Encyclopedia for the Study of the Land), Vol 2: Upper Galilee, Huleh Basin and Jordan Source Region, Jerusalem 1978, Keter Press, p.309 (Hebrew)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gur, Yuval; Getzov, Nimrod (2011-09-26). "Bet Ha-‘Emeq" (123). Hadashot Arkheologiyot – Excavations and Surveys in Israel.