Israel Study Tour with Ancient Paths Study Tours

Jun 24 - Jul 6, 2022

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Day 12 - Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, St. Anne's Church, Pool of Bethesda, Garden Tomb, Holy Sepulcher, Southern Steps

posted on Wednesday Jul 06 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Last full day in Israel! We woke up early and hiked around the city to the Mount of Olives. Our goal today is to march where Jesus walked during his final day. We started on the Mount of Olives. To get there, we had to cross the Kidron Valley and then walk through a massive Jewish cemetery where Jews...

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Day 11 - Mon Jul 04

posted on Tuesday Jul 05 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Waking up in the middle of a city filled with people made it clear to our team that we were not in Galilee or the desert anymore! We spent the day walking around Jerusalem. Every turn had a story and so much history. We began our day at the Temple Mount, where the temple once stood. We passed the...

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Day 09 - Upper Galilee: Gamla, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Susita

posted on Sunday Jul 03 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Day 7 Today started overlooking Bethsaida with Jesus beginning to open the eyes of His disciples to look outside their Bet’ Av (father’s house), outside their tribe, to show His heart for the world.  GAMLA We hiked 18 “flights” down to Gamla a 1st c Zealot village not...

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Day 08 - Galilee: Mount Arbel, Migdal, Chorazin, Capernaum

posted on Friday Jul 01 2022 at 6:00 pm UTC

Stretching: A theme for our group has been wineskins (Mark 2:21-22), asking ourselves if we have new wineskins to stretch our theology, stretch our understanding of the Church, and stretch our understanding of who we are as Christians and what we can do in Christ.   The Hike: A practical way...

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Day 07 - Coast: Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Precipice, Tabgha

posted on Thursday Jun 30 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

Our day started with Libby's parable regarding where dangers are. We are made to live in God's word. When we journey away from God's word, that is where the dangers lie. We started traveling to the first site and received some news. We have been anticipating the arrival of the rest of our family but...

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Day 06 - Ein Gedi & Qumran

posted on Wednesday Jun 29 2022 at 5:00 pm UTC

Devotion “God writes his Word on your heart not in your heart…” Libby starts out the days devotion. The words fall into your heart when your heart is softened to receive them. Daily devotion to God. We recite Shema. These words center us, focus us, get us ready...

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Day 05 - Mitzpe Ramon, Timna Valley, Solomon's Pillars, Dead Sea

posted on Tuesday Jun 28 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

The sun rose through a slight fog which burned off by the time we had finished breakfast. Mitzpe Ramon, the town where we stayed, is nearly 3000 feet above sea level, and we enjoyed the crisp morning air as we boarded the bus. We went to devotions at the overlook where we had stopped last night. The...

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Day 04 - Life in the Negev

posted on Tuesday Jun 28 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Staying overnight at a hotel along the Dead Sea, a few of us got up early to watch the sunrise over distant peaks. Some even took to the water for an early morning float upon the salty shores. The breakfast buffet was spectacular once again. We have had no complaints about the food we have enjoyed. The...

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Day 03 - Jerusalem Area Tels

posted on Monday Jun 27 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

When we wake up we find ourselves on the top of a small mountain. Since our travel bus arrived last night at 10:45, we had all taken our luggage and gone to our rooms by the light of some street lamps. This morning, in the light of day, it was immediately obvious that the hotel complex where we were...

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Day 02 - WE HAVE ARRIVED IN ISRAEL!

posted on Saturday Jun 25 2022 at 10:00 pm UTC

We have landed! Our crew of forty some adventurers have made our way to the Promised Land. A ten-hour flight from Chicago to Istanbul, followed by a two-hour flight from Istanbul to Tel Aviv, then a short bus ride into Jerusalem for the first evening. The adventures really begin tomorrow, but we did...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Friday Jun 17 2022 at 3:45 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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