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Pathways Through the Bible

This Trip Visits:

  Israel (Holy Land)

Trip Includes:

+ ALL INCLUSIVE PRICING + Deluxe Motorcoaches
+ Guided Sightseeing + Buffet Breakfast & Dinner Daily
+ Lecture Series + Entrance, Admin & Program Fees
+ Gratuities + Fuel Surcharges & Gov't Taxes
+ International Airfare from NY

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  1. Day 1 - Depart USA

  2. Day 2 - Arrive in Bethlehem

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  3. Day 3 - Kings of Israel-Bethlehem, the Herodion, Shepherds’ Field, City of David Excavations, & The Pool of Siloam

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    Visit the Church of the Nativity, the oldest continuously functioning church in the world. See the cave where tradition holds Jesus was born. Look out on the Shepherds’ Field, where angels spread the Good News. Visit the Herodion, the fortified palace and final resting place of Herod the Great. Wander the excavations of the City of David. Peer down Warren's Shaft, thought to have served as a fresh water drawing point for the city and could have been how Joab entered the city and opened it to David's forces (2 Samuel 5:6-8). Explore Hezekiah's Tunnel, an amazing engineering feat that was dug from either end and met in the middle! Walk the steps to the Pool of Siloam, recently uncovered at the foot of the City.

  4. Day 4 - The Wilderness Experience-Qumran, Dead Sea, Jordan River Baptismal Site, Tel Jericho , & Wadi Kelt

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    Travel to Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery, to discuss the mysterious community of the Essenes who once lived on the shores of the Dead Sea. Stop at the shores of the Dead Sea, lowest spot on earth, where those who desire may take a quick dip. Travel to the Jordan River and remember Jesus’ baptism at the Kasr el Yehud Baptismal Site. Journey to Tel Jericho (Joshua 5-7; Luke 19), which marks the site of ancient Jericho. From Jericho, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4: 1-11). Even today, the road from Jericho to Jerusalem twists for miles as it climbs from below sea level into the Judean mountains. Jesus traveled the nearby Roman road, the setting of His parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 30-36). View the Wadi Kelt, a deep gorge in the Judean Wilderness that may be the “valley of the shadow of death,” referred to in Psalm 23.

  5. Day 5 - The Coastal Plain and the Via Maris-Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Tabgha, Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee, & Wadi Hammam

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    Visit the peaceful Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5-7) that overlooks the Sea of Galilee. On this hill, Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Enjoy your ride across the Galilee on a Kinnereth Sailing Company Boat. Travel to Capernaum (Matthew 4:13, 11:23-24), the center of Jesus' ministry in the Galilee. Visit the synagogue that stands on the site where Jesus taught. Recall His teaching and preaching the gospel of the kingdom (Matt. 4:13, 23). Stop at Tabgha (Mark 6, John 21), where the feeding of the 5,000 is remembered at the Church of the Fish and Loaves (Luke 9). Venture to Wadi Hammam, a Bedouin village at the foot of Mount Arbel.

  6. Day 6 - Jewish Presence in the Golan & Upper Galilee- Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, & The Golan Heights

    Visit Caesarea Philippi, Hike the Banias Nature Preserve and Travel through the Golan Heights

  7. Day 7 - The Lower Galilee and the Via Maris-Sepphoris, Nazareth, the Jezreel Valley, & Caesarea Maritima

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    Journey to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter proclaimed' "You are the Christ" (Matthew 16). Walk along the beautiful Banias Nature Reserve past gorgeous waterfalls as you make your way to Tel Dan. At Tel Dan, see the ancient remains and the altar built by King Jeroboam I (I Kings 12:25-30). Travel through the rocky plateau of the Golan Heights.

  8. Day 8 - Jesus’ Ministry in Jerusalem-Bethphage, Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Mt. Zion, Upper Room, St. Peter’s-in-Gallicantu

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    Visit Bethphage (Matthew 21), where Jesus began his descent of the Mount of Olives on Palm Sunday. Stand atop the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a remarkable view of the "Golden City" of Jerusalem. Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1: 9-12). Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26) among olive trees in the Kidron Valley across from the walls of Jerusalem. Visit Mt. Zion and stand in the Upper Room (John 13), near the traditional site of the Last Supper (Mark 14). Walk through some of the ancient rooms of Caiaphas' the High Priest's house beneath the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. Here Jesus was held overnight before His crucifixion (Luke 22).

  9. Day 9 - Way of the Cross-Temple Mount (Harem esh-Sharif), Pool of Bethesda, The Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall, Teaching Steps & The Jerusalem Archaeological Park

    Visit the Temple Mount, once the site of the Temple of Solomon. Visit the Pool of Bethesda described as a healing pool in John 5. Walk the Via Dolorosa, the way of the cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Built over the traditional sites of the crucifixion and burial sites of Jesus, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (John 20) operates under both Catholic and Orthodox supervision. Pray at the Western Wall. Visit the Jerusalem Archaeological Park, Israel’s most important antiquity site. Your Pathways through the Bible concludes on the Teaching Steps where Jesus closed his public ministry.

  10. Day 10 - Return to the USA