Israel Journey with Charles & Charlene Mundy

March 7-18, 2016

Led by Charles Mundy
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Trip Blog Posts

Study Tour Wrap Up

posted on Thursday March 24 2016 at 11:40 pm UTC

Now that we’ve returned from our study tour you’ll hopefully be able to talk to one of us in person about what we saw, heard, learned, and experienced! Below is a wrap up video that serves as a nice summary of the trip and a reminder of all that we did. Leave us a comment below or head over...

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Walking the last mile... on camels!

posted on Thursday March 17 2016 at 5:05 pm UTC

Rabbinical Tunnels We went on a tour of the undergrounds tunnels on the western wall. There were many interesting aspects on this walk. You could easily see the difference between Herod’s work and the later rebuilding. Herod’s temple was truly a magnificent engineering and architectural feat with...

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City of David, Bethlehem and More

posted on Thursday March 17 2016 at 1:18 am UTC

We drove by Rockefeller Plaza, where the Dead Sea scrolls are stored below in bedrock far below the surface in order to keep them dry and well-preserved. City of David David captured the fortified Jebusite city around 1004 BC. Joshua had tried to capture it before but was unsuccessful. David’s...

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posted on Wednesday March 16 2016 at 1:00 am UTC

I have not said anything about the food or lodging but we have had plenty of excellent middle eastern food. I love the hummus, shwarma, falafel, and the many fresh vegetables that are typical of the area. The people are friendly and the food is excellent. Also the last two nights in Ein Gedi, we stayed...

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A hiding place and a stronghold

posted on Tuesday March 15 2016 at 2:35 am UTC

Ein Gedi This magnificent oasis just a short distance from the Dead Sea provided interesting biblical background as well as interesting fauna and history. This is the only oasis in the area and was most assuredly the area where David hid from Saul after he killed Goliath, since it would be the only...

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Ancient Cities

posted on Monday March 14 2016 at 4:31 am UTC

On the way south along the western Sea Galilee border, we passed through beautiful scenery with calm, blue sea on our left (east) and interesting fields of date palms, mangoes, and other tropical fruits interspersed with cliffs with caves, cemeteries, and small villages. Continuing along the southern...

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Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Height

posted on Saturday March 12 2016 at 11:30 pm UTC

We drove north on the west side of the Sea of Galilee, which is 600 ft. below sea level. On the way to Dan, we passed a valley that was a swamp before Israel returned to the land. They were able to drain the swamp by blasting through a path to the Jordan River to help drain the swamp. It is now a beautiful...

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Around Galilee

posted on Saturday March 12 2016 at 1:08 am UTC

Magadla Saw the beautiful modern church with the unique altar and an amazing dig showing. The church was established by a Franciscan congregation in Mexico. They liked the location because of its beauty but during the normal archeological assessment before building the church they found a significant...

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Rejoicing in tribulation

posted on Friday March 11 2016 at 1:14 am UTC

The Dan Panorama Hotel is located right across the boulevard from a beach park on the Mediterranean. It has one of the most extensive buffet breakfasts that we have ever experienced. There are about 150 food choices, not counting condiments. Just some are the 10-15 vegetable salads (yes, breakfast),...

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Travel and First Day

posted on Wednesday March 09 2016 at 7:13 pm UTC

We got in to Tel Aviv around 10:30pm last night with little problems but little sleep on our flights from Houston to Istanbul and on to Tel Aviv. The airport in Istanbul was very busy and we had a long bus ride from the plane to the terminal to catch our connecting flight. The Turks are not very well...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Tuesday February 23 2016 at 10:49 pm UTC

Our trip to Israel will be here before you know it! Once we’re on the ground in Israel, 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,...

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