Journey Through the Bible – May 16-28, 2013 (#130501)
May 16 Depart from east coast (USA) gateway.
May 17 Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Transfer to hotel via Jaffa. Arrive at our hotel in Tel Aviv in time to enjoy the Mediterranean beach and a swim before dinner. (1 night)
May 18 Four Conflicts during Jesus’ Ministry: Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Tzippori, Nazareth (cave homes); overnight at a kibbutz on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. (3 nights)
May 19 Characteristics of the Disciples: Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Ancient boat video (at Nof Ginosar), Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Chorazin, climb Arbel (cliffs that overlook the Gospel Triangle)
May 20 Rabbinic Style and Private Teachings of the Disciples: Gamla overlook, Katzrin (reconstructed Talmudic village; also Achnai’s Oven video), Quneitra overlook into Syria, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan (hike through the beautiful nature reserve with its rushing waters flowing out of Mt. Hermon; see the representative altar of Jeroboam; overlook into Lebanon; and then see the nearby Abrahamic mud-brick gate)
May 21 Perean Ministry: Jordan Valley (Perean Ministry discussion), Bet Shean (magnificent Roman excavations), Jezreel Valley, highway buying generic cialis south to the Negev, arrive bedouin camp by late afternoon … camel trek, bedouin hospitality, bedouin meal, desert tent accommodations with modern facilities (1 night)
May 22 Wilderness Places: Massada (walk up the stairs next to the Roman Ramp; descend by cable car), hike to Ein Gedi waterfall, Qumran, swim in the Dead Sea, Jericho tel, up to Jerusalem (5+ nights)
May 23 Messianic Expectations: Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, Galicantu (House of Caiaphas), Upper Room, walk through the Jewish Quarter (eat lunch in one of the many food options), South Wall excavations (Davidson Center), including the South Wall steps & the Hallel psalms.
May 24 Hebrew Backgrounds and the Shephelah: Yad Vashen, Sorek Valley (Sampson), Azekah & Elah Valley (David & Goliath), Bet Guvrin (Bell caves), Lachish (Assyrian & Babylonian invasions)
May 25 Setting of the Birth of Jesus … and Psalm 125:2: Bethlehem, Shepherds fields, Herodion, Haas Promenade
May 26 Free day
May 27 Journey to Calvary: Temple Mount, Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb, (keep hotel rooms until dinner) … night flight
May 28 Arrive home late in the morning.