Israel Study Tour - Ancient Paths

Oct 25 - Nov 7, 2021

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Trip Blog Posts

Day 11 - Jerusalem Part II

posted on Saturday Nov 06 2021 at 2:00 pm UTC

Hello, Friends. It’s day 11, our last day in Israel. We just had a great morning with our rabbis, Rod and Libby. Our first stop was the Mount of Olives, across the Kidron Valley, just East of the Temple Mount. It’s filled with hundreds, if not thousands of tombs, including some tombs of...

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Day 10 - Jerusalem Part I

posted on Saturday Nov 06 2021 at 12:00 am UTC

Hello Friends, Day 10 was our first full day in this glorious, beautiful, chaotic, enchanting and historic city of Jerusalem. Our trip leaders were wise to leave this til the end. As we have walked the paths of our spiritual ancestors through the deserts, the mountains and the wilderness, they all...

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Day 09 - Susita, Bet Shean & Jerusalem

posted on Thursday Nov 04 2021 at 5:00 pm UTC

Hello Friends,   After breakfast this morning we gathered down by the Sea of Galilee, had devotions, and David, our Jewish teacher friend, bid us a very meaningful farewell. He said that most Christian groups come to Israel and tour the land as if the people of the land don’t exist....

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Day 08 - Gamla, Caesarea Philippi & River Jordan

posted on Thursday Nov 04 2021 at 12:00 am UTC

Hello Friends, Apologies for the late post!  As is everyday, yesterday was another for the books. After breakfast, we drove from Galilee up into the Golan Heights. On the way there, Nadav, our Israeli guide, gave us a history lesson about the Six Day War in 1967, and the war in 1973 on Yom...

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Day 07 - Mt. Arbel, Capernaum, Magdala & Chorzain

posted on Tuesday Nov 02 2021 at 4:00 pm UTC

Hey Friends, It seems that each day here in Israel just keeps getting better. Now that we’re in northern Galilee, the focus has shifted from the Old Testament to the New Testament. We started off today on top of a mountain that overlooks the Sea Of Galilee and the “orthodox triangle,”...

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Day 06 - Caesarea, Mt. Carmel & the Galilee

posted on Tuesday Nov 02 2021 at 12:00 am UTC

Hello Friends, Last night, we stayed in a hotel just north of Tel Aviv. Over dinner, we celebrated Mary Beth’s birthday and had a time of open sharing with the whole team. Only being a group of 14, we have the opportunity to really get to know each other. Each of us shared three things: 1) a...

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Day 05 - Ein Gedi and Qumran

posted on Sunday Oct 31 2021 at 4:00 pm UTC

Hello, friends! This morning, after four nights at the Dead Sea, we packed up and headed north to Ein Gedi, where we embarked on a two hour hike into the Judean Desert. We followed a clear water stream that eventually led to a waterfall. It was here that Rabbi Rod taught us about Mayim Chaim, which translated...

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Day 04 - Timna & the Tabernacle Replica

posted on Saturday Oct 30 2021 at 4:00 pm UTC

Hello, Friends and Family! Thanks for tuning in again! Today, we took the trip that was intended for yesterday, but had to be delayed because the road was closed. It was definitely worth the wait!!   This morning, we drove two hours south to Timna, the ancient region of Sinai, where the Ten...

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Day 03 - Shabbat in Israel

posted on Saturday Oct 30 2021 at 12:00 am UTC

Hey Friends and family! Our apologies for not posting yesterday. We had a change of plans. We were on our way into the Negev desert and encountered a roadblock. Apparently there was an accident, and no vehicles were allowed through. So our trip leaders decided to observe the Jewish Shabbat (day of...

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Day 02 - the Negev desert & Masada

posted on Thursday Oct 28 2021 at 4:00 pm UTC

This morning we drove north along the western shore of the Dead Sea to Masada. At the base, in the shade of the mountain, Rabbi Rod gave us a great teaching on the significance of the desert in scripture. Almost every major character throughout the biblical story spent time in the desert— Abraham,...

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Day 01 - Tel-Gezer, Beth Shemesh & Tel-Azekah

posted on Wednesday Oct 27 2021 at 9:00 pm UTC

Hey Friends and Family, It was quite a day today. We left Tel-Aviv early this morning and headed East. We visited three very significant sites in an area called The Shephelah, which means “lowlands,” the Judean foothills between the coastal planes and Judean mountains.    Our...

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posted on Tuesday Oct 26 2021 at 7:00 pm UTC

So thankful to God for a blessed day of travel. Thankful that the Lord brought us all together as a team for the first time. Thankful that after all the paperwork, online firms, COVID testing and restrictions, that we all made our connections without a hitch. Thankful that Trygve Jr. was well enough...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Monday Oct 25 2021 at 4:04 pm UTC

Our trip will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground we'll post periodic updates and photos. Check back often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. We'll be sharing our travel experiences online with you, our friends and family, to not only bring you along...

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