Israel Study Tour with The Church at Rocky Peak

Mar 20-31, 2022

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Day 09 - Jerusalem: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Ramparts, Israel Museum, Yad Vashem

posted on Wednesday Mar 30 2022 at 10:00 pm UTC

Our last day. It’s bittersweet knowing that we’ll be leaving in a matter of hours, but what we’ve experienced has changed us forever.  I know that I’m glossing over many of the things we saw today and that’s not to downplay the significance of any of it. Walking through the old city...

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Day 08 - Jerusalem: Temple Mount, Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Bethlehem

posted on Tuesday Mar 29 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

It was a busy day for the Rocky Peak pilgrims as we spent our first day in Jerusalem. Our intrepid driver Meir wound his way thru the packed and narrow streets of Jerusalem. We arrived at the Dung Gate where once upon a time the trash of the city was dumped. Not long after we entered, the audible...

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Day 07 - Megiddo, Mount Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

posted on Monday Mar 28 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

What an amazing day! First we went to Megiddo, and saw in very visible ways the wealth of Solomon. We walked the length of one of his stables and saw the ingenuity of using the spring’s water pressure to pump water up to the stable yards. Megiddo overlooks the very fertile Jezreel Valley and...

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Day 06 - Galillee: Galilee Boat Ride, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Beth Shean, Mount Gilboa, Ein Harod

posted on Sunday Mar 27 2022 at 11:00 pm UTC

We started our day with worship together on a beautiful morning overlooking the Sea of Galilee at the beach. The theme this morning, “God is with you”. So we hopped on the bus and headed off to Bet She’an. After a short hike overlooking the mountains in several directions, we arrived...

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Day 05 - Galilee: Mount of Beatitudes, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Jordan River

posted on Sunday Mar 27 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Today our group adventured out to the wilderness of Tel Dan to see the ancient ruins, Caesarea Philippi to get a glimpse of how the old world worshipped their gods, and Mount Bental to experience the remains of war in our present world. Israel is a land full of stories and they are really a story...

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Day 04 - Galilee: Mount Arbel, Magdala, Capernaum, Chorazin, Tabgha

posted on Friday Mar 25 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

Friday, a day of rain and ruins ending with sunshine in the sky and certainty in our hearts. We are now in the Galilee where Jesus walked taught and performed miracles. We started in Chorazin then to Capernaum. As it says in Matt 4:23-24, Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,...

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Day 03 - Negev-Galilee: Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran

posted on Thursday Mar 24 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

The fortress of Masada was built by Herod the Great around 31 BC. The fortress boasts ingenious architectural advancements to capture the mere 3 inches of annual rainfall. Half our group braved the 700+ steps of steep switchbacks while the rest took the gondola and cheered us on from the top. The...

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Day 02 - Negev: Wilderness of Zin, Bedouin Hospitality, Camel Ride, Salt Sea

posted on Wednesday Mar 23 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC

Today we left at 7:30am from our hotel at The Dead Sea. This body of water, which is actually fresh water, is the lowest point on earth at 1200 ft below sea level. We ended up at the Wilderness of Zin, in a beautiful canyon with a creek running through it. This is one of the places where the...

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Day 01 - Shephelah Region: Yad Hashmonah, Gezer, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Caves of Adullam

posted on Tuesday Mar 22 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

After roughly five hours to catch up on our sleep, the adventure began today with a whirlwind. The Bible is coming alive for us in a way that is incredibly impactful, changing the way many of us will read the Word moving forward. Michael has impressed on us during his teachings today that we are discovering...

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Day 00 - We have arrived in Israel!

posted on Monday Mar 21 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Our travels went very smoothly. It was over a 12 hour flight to Istanbul, Turkey. Then we switched planes and took a 2 hour flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Next stop is our hotel where we hope to get about 6 hours of sleep before starting Day 1 of “Adventure Israel” bright and early in the morning!...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Mar 10 2022 at 8:05 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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