Israel Study Tour with Harbor Churches

May 8-19, 2022

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Trip Blog Posts

Day 09 - Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb

posted on Wednesday May 18 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC

Shalom, Shalom!   Endings are always bittersweet.     So, let’s start with the sweet… We all tested negative for Covid, meaning the entire group is coming home tomorrow!  You’ll get to see your moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas and friends soon… ...

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Day 08 - Temple Mount, Rabbinic Tunnels, Western Wall, Yad Vashem

posted on Tuesday May 17 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC

Shalom, Shalom!   So much of the Biblical story and history take place in a few short miles of the place we call Jerusalem. Today was an emotionally intense day.    We visited the Temple Mount.    Sitting on top of the massive platform Harod the Great built,...

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Day 07 - City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Herodium, Bethlehem, Johnny's (shopping)

posted on Monday May 16 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Shalom, Shalom!   Today was our first day in Jerusalem … kind of.  (Technically TOMORROW will be our first day in the heart of the city. Today we spent our time all AROUND the city).    There is a story that is developing here … ·        ...

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Day 06 - Galilee-Jerusalem: Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

posted on Sunday May 15 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

Shalom, Shalom!   No matter how well plans are laid out beforehand, sometimes God has different ideas. All of us got a first-hand experience of a violent wind storm on the Sea of Galilee. A normally calm and unintimidating lake was transformed into chaotic and dangerous waters. We were hit...

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Day 05 - Galilee: Mount Arbel, Chorazin, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Galilee Boat Ride

posted on Saturday May 14 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Shalom, Shalom!   Today was a BIG DAY on our trip. Why? Today we explored the land where Jesus lived, taught, and performed the overwhelming majority of his miracles.    Our day started with an option.  For some, the option was to hike one of the most rigorous hikes...

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Day 04 - Galilee: Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan

posted on Friday May 13 2022 at 11:00 pm UTC

Shalom, Shalom!   Day 4!   To fully appreciate the world of Jesus requires an understanding of culture, geography, language, architecture (etc. etc. etc.).  In other words, it requires an incredible imagination to picture the world that Jesus saw.    And …   That’s...

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Day 03 - Negev: Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Lower Jordan, Jericho

posted on Thursday May 12 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC

Shalom, Shalom!   On Day 3 in Israel we explored … THE DESERT, PART DEUX!   Today was even hotter than yesterday … which was fitting seeing as we spent a great deal of time contrasting stagnant versus living water.    First, we went to Masada –...

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Day 02 - Negev: Wilderness of Zin, Bedouin Hospitality, Tel Arad, Dead Sea

posted on Wednesday May 11 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Shalom, Shalom!   Today we explored … THE DESERT!   We woke up early to a warm (i.e. HOT) day at the Dead Sea.  We ate breakfast, shared devotions and then immediately loaded the bus to drive deep into the heart of the desert. So much of the Bible takes place in the...

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Day 01 - Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Caves of Adullam, Beth Guvrin (Maresha)

posted on Tuesday May 10 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

After a late night arrival in Israel Monday night, we were able to spend today touring the land of Israel!   We spent the day in the Shephelah (the place between the mountains where the Israelites lived) and the coast (where the Philistines lived). The Shephelah is where the people of God...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Friday Apr 22 2022 at 6:35 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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