March 2010 tour

  • Epilogue

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    My wife Terrie and I have had the privilege to lead several tours through the land of the bible. Each tour brings with it new experiences and a deeper understanding of this land and its people. Unlike any other journey you will make, Israel will transform you. We have come to appreciate that God has something special to show each ...

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  • 03.19.2010

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    Today’s journey was a bittersweet one. Not only was it our last day of touring the Holy Land, but it was also the day we visited some very emotionally charged sites, namely Golgotha and the Garden Tomb. We started the day off, however, with a trip to the excavations at the Temple Mount. This is a fascinating site — there ...

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  • 03.18.2010

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    Today started off with a very blustery morning atop the Mount of Olives. Standing on the peak gives you an excellent view of the Old City and the graveyard at the base of the mountain. The Mount of Olives is also home to Kojak, who is probably the world least smelly camel. Of course, we could not miss the opportunity ...

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  • 03.17.2010

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    After breakfast, we waved goodbye to Jerusalem – but only for the day. Today’s tour started with Masada, the desert fortress of Herod the Great. This fortress became a refuge for a band of Jewish rebels during the great Jewish Revolt that began around 66 AD. As we wandered through old storerooms, Herod’s spa, and various courtyards, Yuval told us ...

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  • 03.16.2010

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    Today marks our first full day of touring in Jerusalem. We boarded the bus and started off to our first destination – the Shrine of the Book. This place hosts not only the Dead Sea scrolls found in Qumran, but also a large scale model of Jerusalem as it would have been in Jesus’ day. While I am not usually ...

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  • 03.15.2010

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    Today’s tour started off with a stop at Tabgha, the place where Jesus appeared for the final time after His resurrection to Peter & the disciples. The disciples were fishing nearby. They were astonished to see Jesus waiting for them on the shore. He had prepared a breakfast for them; cooked over hot coals just like the hot coals that ...

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  • 03.14.2010

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    Today’s tour started off with a stop at Tabgha, the place where Jesus appeared for the final time after His resurrection to Peter & the disciples. The disciples were fishing nearby. They were astonished to see Jesus waiting for them on the shore. He had prepared a breakfast for them; cooked over hot coals just like the hot coals that ...

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  • 03.13.2010

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    Our first full day of touring was an exciting one. We left our hotel in Tel Aviv this morning after breakfast and headed straight for the ruins of Caesarea Martima, or Caesarea by the sea. Caesarea is the location of the Roman amphitheater in which Paul gave testimony. It is still an impressive site, even in ruins. Two tall sections ...

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  • 03.12.2010

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    We have arrived! Around 3pm local time on March 12th, our flight from Frankfurt touched down in Ben Guiron Airport in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Our first-time pilgrims & veterans alike were thrilled to hear the sound of wheels on the tarmac – especially after travelling straight through the night! God was definitely watching over our little group & blessed us with ...

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