Counting the Omer 5778/2018 #24
Counting the Omer is keeping the commandment to count 50 days (seven Sabbaths plus one day) between the offering of the first fruits of the barley harvest (often called First Fruits) until the feast of Shavuot (Pentecost) (Leviticus 23:15-21). This year The Barking Fox is counting the omer with modern pictures of places named in the Bible.
About this picture: Gibeah, the city of King Saul, is identified as Tell el-Ful (Hill of Beans), north of Jerusalem near the Jewish neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev and the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat. King Hussein of Jordan began building a palace on the site in the 1960s, but the Six Day War brought an abrupt end to the construction.