Israel Study Tour with Oaks Christian School

Feb 13-22, 2019

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Trip Blog Posts

Go through it out of love

posted on Friday Feb 22 2019 at 1:00 am UTC

We started this morning at the Mount of Olives and essentially were able to walk in Jesus’ footsteps during the last week of his life before he was crucified. Mount of Olives was surreal because we were able to see where Jesus wept over Jerusalem, where he sent his disciples for a donkey to ride...

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Western Wall & Yad Vashem

posted on Thursday Feb 21 2019 at 1:00 am UTC

Western Wall: The Western Wall is an ancient wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. The wall was originally erected as part of the expansion of the Second Jewish Temple by Herod the Great. It was so interesting to see this massive wall with its great historical story behind it. Everyone had so many questions...

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Culture Clash

posted on Wednesday Feb 20 2019 at 1:00 am UTC

Bet She’an: The first stop on Monday was at the archeological site that was Bet She’an or Skytopolis, a once a great Roman city, was left buried under earth from 749 AD until 1949. There are believed to be 19 civilizations that had built their cities on these very grounds, one of those...

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Around Galilee

posted on Tuesday Feb 19 2019 at 1:00 am UTC

Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee: When we crossed the Sea of Galilee we did lots of cool stuff. The first thing we did on the boat was look at scriptures. Then we got some time to reflect on the Lord listening to worship music. Another thing Ronen showed us was some dance moves to a song and one of our...

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Don’t follow the crowd

posted on Monday Feb 18 2019 at 1:30 am UTC

Ein Gedi Today we visited Ein Gedi (Crags of the Wild Goats (Ibex)), desert cliffs divided by a stream lined with lush green trees - David’s cliff cave hiding place from Saul’s pursuit to kill him. David realized that Saul had been anointed by God, and it would be wrong to kill him, even...

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Fortitude and strength

posted on Sunday Feb 17 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

MASADA: Masada is the site of ancient ruins of a fortress city located at the edge of the Dead Sea high atop an isolated plateau. The majority of our group bonded on the 40 minute hike that rose more than 1,000 feet on the Snake Path, while a handful of us enjoyed a ride on the cable car. Once on top,...

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A much bigger story between God and Israel

posted on Friday Feb 15 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Site #1: Beth Shemesh Beth Shemesh means "house of the sun" in Hebrew and was originally named after the pagan Canaanite sun-goddess Shemesh. The ruins of the ancient biblical city are built on a tel, or hill, consisting of civilizations built on top of one other. The city was in the territory of the...

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We Have Arrived!

posted on Wednesday Feb 13 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Hello From Israel! After about 20 hours relatively smooth travel, we have landed and have just settled into our first hotel! We are grateful for safe travels and are eager and excited for our first full day tomorrow. Will be hitting the sites and heading to the Dead Sea. More to come. Goodnight!...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Dec 27 2018 at 8:48 pm UTC

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