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Jordan / Israel Signature Study Tour

September 2-14, 2023

Led by Randy Alonso, joey webb
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Trip Blog Posts

Day 10 - God’s Plan Revealed: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Pool of Bethesda, Saint Anne's, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Southern Steps, Farewell Dinner

posted on Wednesday September 13 2023 at 7:00 pm UTC

Shalom, shalom! We woke up to a bit of an overcast morning in Jerusalem and the coolest day we’ve had since we’ve been here.   We arrived, bright and early, on the Mount of Olives. From here, so many of the most pivotal events in our faith unfold before us.   To...

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Day 09 - City Of David : City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Yad Vashem

posted on Tuesday September 12 2023 at 5:00 pm UTC

Shalom, once again, from Jerusalem! We spent our morning in the City of David. The City of David refers to a hill south of the Temple Mount where the original inhabits of Jerusalem lived. When David conquered the Jebusites around a thousand years before the birth of Jesus, this is where he settled,...

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Day 08 - A Holy City : Temple Mount, Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels, Herodium, Shepherds Field, Bethlehem, Johnny's (shopping)

posted on Tuesday September 12 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

    Shalom from our first day in Jerusalem! We began our day ascending the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount is where the Temple once stood until it was destroyed in 70 AD. Today, the Temple Mount is controlled by the Jordanians and the Dome of the Rock – a Muslim holy site –...

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Day 07 - Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

posted on Sunday September 10 2023 at 8:00 pm UTC

      Shalom from Jerusalem!   We woke up for the last time this morning on the Sea of Galilee.   Our journey today took us through the Jezreel Valley, starting at Beth Shean. Beth Shean was first mentioned in the Old Testament book of Joshua, when the tribes were...

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Day 06 - Jesus the Master Teacher : Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount Arbel, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Galilee Boat Ride

posted on Sunday September 10 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

  Shalom! We woke up to a humid, 90-something-degree day in Galilee and enjoyed our morning devotional on the beach.   We then took a short drive to Mount Arbel. Mount Arbel is located on the western side of the Sea of Galilee and, from the top, provides an incredible view of the region.   At...

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Day 05 - “Who Do You Say that I Am”: Katzrin, Mount Bental, Tel Dan

posted on Friday September 08 2023 at 9:00 pm UTC

  Shalom from Galilee! We started our morning on the western shore of the Sea and, from there, headed northeast to Katzrin. Katzrin isn’t mentioned in the Bible, but provides us with an incredible visual of a typical village in first-century Israel.   Katzrin, though, is unique...

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Day 04 - Lessons from the Desert : Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran

posted on Thursday September 07 2023 at 5:00 pm UTC

  We woke up to a beautiful view of the Dead Sea and did our morning devotional on the shore. We‘ve truly had an incredible experience in the land so far, but given that many of our group, as I mentioned yesterday, have been battling uncomfortable stomach issues and exhaustion due to...

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Day 03 - God Among Us: Arava border crossing, Tabernacle replica, Dead Sea Swim

posted on Wednesday September 06 2023 at 7:00 pm UTC

Shalom, shalom from Israel! We woke up this morning to a beautiful sunrise over Wadi Rum in Jordan, spent a brief time in devotional and then headed towards the border to cross into Israel. The southernmost border crossing is near the gulf of Aqaba at Elat and, for a brief moment, you...

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Day 02 - Into the Wilderness : Petra, Wadi Rum

posted on Tuesday September 05 2023 at 4:00 pm UTC

  Our day began with breakfast at the beautiful Old Village Hotel in Wadi Musa. Wadi Musa is situated in the desert of southwest Jordan and, in ancient times, was the land of the Edomites.   The desert, as we talked about in our morning devotional, is a harsh, inhospitable, desolate...

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Day 01 - Plains of Moab: Mount Nebo, Madaba, Mosaic Shop

posted on Monday September 04 2023 at 7:00 am UTC

We woke up this morning in the city of Amman and began our morning still a bit jet-lagged, but energized and excited to see what God is going to allow us to see and experience in the coming days.   We gathered together after breakfast before setting off for the day for a bit of orientation....

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Preparing for Jordan, Israel

posted on Friday October 21 2022 at 8:27 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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