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Saturday May 03 2014
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Day 8: Israeli museum, Holocaust museum, Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, and free time in Jerusalem.
Just a few moments before our farewell dinner to recap today’s activities:
Sights at the Israeli museum: Scale model of 1st century Jerusalem and Dead Sea scrolls
Reflective time at the Holocaust...
Day 7: Rabbinical tunnels, City of David, Hezekiah Tunnels, Via Dolorosa, Pool of Bethesda and St. Anne Church, and Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Some of today’s memories…
Walking through the Rabbinical tunnels that run underground along the West wall of the temple.
Stepping on stone underground...
Day 6: Beth She’an (Scythopolis), Mt. Carmel, Mediterranean Sea, and Caesarea
Several stops today, but just highlighting a couple…
Beth She-an: Our roundabout route to Jerusalem from the Sea of Galilee began at Beth She’an, first seeing remains of an Egyptian’s governor’s house dating...
Day 5: Sea of Galilee Boat ride, Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Bental, Qatzrin
Sea of Galilee (Boat ride) We started our day singing the national anthem aboard a boat on the Sea of Galilee, and that was just the beginning of boat activities: Praise music, Israeli dancing, and observing the actions of...
Day 4: Mt. Arabel. Areamos Topos (Mount of the Beatitudes), Chorazin, Tabgha, Capernaum, and Yardenit
Something said today that I believe will resonate with many of us after we return home from this trip “I have so much more to study now…” To take in sights of probable roads upon which Jesus...
Day 3: Masada, Ein Gedi, and Qumran, From the Dead Sea to the Sea of Galilee…all in one day.
Masada: A long, winding path led us on a hike up to the top of Masada first thing this morning. A 20 acre isolated plateau (this time, not a tel!), remains of Herod’s fortified palace sit on top of the...
Day 2: Wadi Zin, Camel Ride & Bedouin Hospitality, Tel Arad and more swimming in the Dead Sea
Today’s entry with just a few quick highlights of the events of the day:
A trip to the Wilderness of Zin, including a hike up a canyon to the Bedouin camp
Two by two...
Day 1: Kiriah Jearim, Bet Shemesh/Cistern, Azekah, Bet Guvrin/Maresha, and Lachish
Incredible start to the trip! Some may be feeling the jet lag, but it did not stop us from a full day!
“The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness” Psalm 103:8
We've arrived and successfully claimed all luggage. Headed to the hotel and some sleep as we have an early start in the morning for a full day.
Check back tomorrow night for details of our first day!
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