Israel Study Tour with Scott Heare

Jun 27 - Jul 11, 2022

Subscription options are no longer available for this tour.

Trip Blog Posts

Day 12 - City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Southern Steps, Western Wall, Sifting Project

posted on Monday Jul 11 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

City of David – Hezekiah’s Tunnel Our last day in Israel began with exploring Hezekiah’s tunnel. In 701 BC, King Hezekiah realized that getting water outside the city gates made the Israelites more susceptible to siege. So, he built a tunnel to bring water into the city. They built...

View Full Post

Day 11 - Jerusalem: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, St. Anne's Church, Pool of Bethesda, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Herodium

posted on Saturday Jul 09 2022 at 5:00 pm UTC

We started our day overlooking Jerusalem and reading Luke 19:29-44 which describes Jesus riding into the city on a donkey as the crowd cheers with palm branches. Then Jesus weeps over the city because they still don’t understand. He isn’t entering as a conquering King but as a sacrificial...

View Full Post

Day 10 - Galilee - Jerusalem: Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

posted on Friday Jul 08 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

Mount Carmel We climbed ruggedly beautiful Mount Carmel this morning. There were moments we scrambled up large boulders on our hands and feet and others where the uphill slopes took the wind right out of us. Our effort was rewarded with a great view and the retelling of a powerful Bible story....

View Full Post

Day 09 - Galilee: Jordan River, Beth Shean, Susita

posted on Thursday Jul 07 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC

Jordan River This morning we gathered on the bank of the Jordan River and discussed how water was a place of chaos for the ancient Israelites. Once again, we encountered Jesus’ willingness to go to the most chaotic places and meet people there. Scott shared his vision of Jesus wading into...

View Full Post

Day 08 - Golan Heights: Gamla, Caesarea Philippi, Omrit

posted on Wednesday Jul 06 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC

Gamla Our morning began in Gamla, which was the main city of the Zealots. This Jewish sect adhered closely to the Torah and was known for acts of violence against any opposition. Simon and Judas were both Zealots. Gamla is situated on top of a mountain overlooking a valley with two waterfalls....

View Full Post

Day 07 - Mount Arbel, Zippori & Rock Quarry

posted on Tuesday Jul 05 2022 at 5:00 pm UTC

Mount Arbel Our day began with a steep hike up a stone mountain. We stopped to catch our breath by a series of caves and then Scott invited us all to walk in one. It had fresh evidence of sheep and cows recently staying there. Despite what we’ve always seen. Mary likely gave birth in a cave...

View Full Post

Day 06 - Mon Jul 04

posted on Monday Jul 04 2022 at 6:00 pm UTC

“Follow me and I’ll make you fishers of men.” – Matthew 4:19   Today we walked where Jesus did 80% of his ministry: the triangle between Capernaum, Bethsaida, and Chorazin.   On the way to Capernaum, we stopped in the “desolate place” or “solitary...

View Full Post

Day 05 - Negev - Galilee: Qumran, Mount of Beatitudes, Galilee Boat Ride

posted on Sunday Jul 03 2022 at 5:00 pm UTC

Day 5 “Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.” Psalm 27:7   Qumran   Today we sought God’s face in a remote part of the desert....

View Full Post

Day 04 - Negev Desert: Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea

posted on Saturday Jul 02 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC

“I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer.” Psalm 18:1-2 After repeating these verses for our morning devotional, we went to a literal rock fortress. Masada is the Hebrew word for fortress. It is also the name of Herod’s...

View Full Post

Day 03 - Negev Desert, Part 2

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

“This is what the Lord says, ‘I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the desert, through a land not sown.’” – Jeremiah 2:2 Today we followed God through the desert, pressing into the theme of obedience. Instead of seeing...

View Full Post

Day 02 - Negev Desert

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

Today, we wandered in the Negev desert. The rocky soil, beating sun, and lack of water were the backdrop of our day.   Wadi Zohar After we had hiked quite a ways and were sweating, baking, and exhausted from the sun, we stumbled upon an acacia tree. Everyone crowded under it to enjoy...

View Full Post

Day 01 - Gezer, Elah Valley, Bet Guvrin, Lachish

posted on Thursday Jun 30 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” – Jeremiah 6:16   This verse was highlighted in our morning devotional and guided our steps today....

View Full Post

Preparing for Israel

posted on Tuesday Jun 07 2022 at 3:25 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...

View Full Post