Israel Study Tour with Parkway Hills Baptist Church

Jul 11-22, 2022

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Day 09 - Temple Mount, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Ramparts, Southern Steps

posted on Friday Jul 22 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

THE HOUSE! Our group started this final and big day at the Temple Mount, where we were able to learn the history of Mount Moriah. A key takeaway from this spot was to see how God has looked to dwell with his people along our journey with him. When the Israelites dwelled in tents, he made his home...

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Day 08 - Jerusalem / Bethlehem: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, St. Anne's Church, Pool of Bethesda, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Herodium, Church of the Nativity

posted on Thursday Jul 21 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

We finally made it to “The House”…aka Jerusalem. All of our teaching this morning centered around Jesus and His last days before His crucifixion, burial and resurrection. We spent the first part of our day sitting in a site that overlooked the Temple Mount, David’s City, Kidron...

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Day 07 - Coastal Plain: Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima, Rabbinic Tunnels

posted on Tuesday Jul 19 2022 at 6:00 pm UTC

After another wonderful breakfast, our amazing tour guide Ronen (aka Mayor of Ronenville, formerly Tiberius) arranged a tour of the Sea of Galilee Boat Museum. During a drought in the 80’s, two brothers were fishing and found some Roman nails and then the remains of an old wooden structure...

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Day 06 - Decapolis: Mount Gilboa, Beth Shean, Susita, Jordan River

posted on Tuesday Jul 19 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Day six - today was a big day! We started off the day at Beth She'an, which is part of the Decapolis (some think it is the capital.) This place became a Roman city in 3rd century B.C. and was basically "Rome in Israel." Seeing the marble everywhere, the intricacies of the carvings in the columns, the...

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Day 05 - Golan Heights: Gamla, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Omrit

posted on Monday Jul 18 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

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Day 04 - Galilee: Mount Arbel, Tabgha, Mount of Beatitudes, Bethsaida, Capernaum, Chorazin, Galilee Boat Ride

posted on Saturday Jul 16 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

This was a BIG DAY! We spent our day in the Galilee area, walking where Jesus walked and learning about his life and ministry. We started with a challenging climb to a high place. Mount Arbel is a high place on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, and we learned there how Jesus prioritized finding solitary...

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Day 03 - Negev: Ein Gedi, Masada, Qumran

posted on Friday Jul 15 2022 at 6:00 pm UTC

Our day began on the shores of the Dead Sea. Josh led us through a devotional on Psalm 23. Such a great challenge for us to continually remember God is enough and he is our ultimate satisfaction. He provides for us, he sustains us, he restores us, he leads us…ah, The Perfect Shepherd! Shortly...

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Day 02 - Negev: Makhtesh Ramon, Ein Avdat, Camel Ride, Bedouin Hospitality, Dead Sea

posted on Thursday Jul 14 2022 at 6:00 pm UTC

Our day began on the shores of the Dead Sea. Josh led us through a devotional on Psalm 23. Such a great challenge for us to continually remember God is enough and he is our ultimate satisfaction. He provides for us, he sustains us, he restores us, he leads us…ah, The Perfect Shepherd! Shortly...

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Day 01 - Shephelah: Gezer, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Caves of Adullam, Lachish

posted on Wednesday Jul 13 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Today was a BIG day! We began the day Kiriath Jearim and learned with many visuals about the fruit of the land.  God’s promised land to his chosen people was strategically placed at the cross roads of the ancient world, and is filled with wheat, barley, figs, dates, pomegranates, vines,...

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Day 00 - Arrival

posted on Wednesday Jul 13 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

We made it safely to Israel! Keep watching for the post about our first day of the tour......

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Friday Jul 08 2022 at 2:31 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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