Beit Hilkia

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Beit Hilkia
Beit Hilkia Aerial View.jpg
Beit Hilkia is located in Israel
Beit Hilkia
Beit Hilkia
Coordinates: 31°47′26.88″N 34°48′43.91″E / 31.7908000°N 34.8121972°E / 31.7908000; 34.8121972Coordinates: 31°47′26.88″N 34°48′43.91″E / 31.7908000°N 34.8121972°E / 31.7908000; 34.8121972
District Central
Council Nahal Sorek
Affiliation Poalei Agudat Yisrael
Founded 1953
Founded by Former Jerusalem and ma'abarot residents
Population (2015)[1] 888

Beit Hilkia (Hebrew: בֵּית חִלְקִיָּה‎, lit. House of Hilkia) is a Haredi moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah near Gedera, it falls under the jurisdiction of Nahal Sorek Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 888.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1953 by former residents of Jerusalem and ma'abarot who wanted to combine an ultra-orthodox and agricultural lifestyle. It is named after Hilkia, the father of the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:1).[2]

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.111 , ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
    Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources. Translated from Hebrew, Jerusalem 1962 (Israel Prime Minister’s Office. The Israeli Program for Scientific Translations) p.256 (Location of the book: Ben Zvi Institute Library, 12 Abarbanel St., Jerusalem; in the online-catalogue: [1])
    Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.10, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (Hebrew)