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Israel Principia 2014

                  Thank you Principia for making this trip a wonderful experience. And thank you to Biblos Foundation for inspiring us with Kristy’s talks along the way! We’ve asked the group partcipants to express their gratitude and share what they have learned from …

Our first site of the day was Mt. Carmel on the southern side of the Valley of Jezreel.  We could not  see the Mediterranean Sea in the west about 35 miles away because of the haze, but the entire valley of Jezreel was a glorious view before us, so spectacular …

Kursi was our first place for the day this morning. It’s just down the road from our Hotel in the Golan Heights (on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee). This is the site where Jesus cast the demon (Legion) into the pigs and they went down the side …

One of three sites that, according to tradition, claim to be the site of the Transfiguration, is Mt. Hermon, which is located in far north of Israel, bordering Lebanon and Syria. This morning about 7:30, we left the Hotel to take the drive up to Mt. Hermon.  This is the highest …

This morning our alarms went off at 4:30 am so we could get up for a sunrise “Morning Meal” talk by Kristy. We all groggily piled into the bus and drove to a spot picked out by the guides on the shore of the Galilee. As the water lapped up …

We headed out of Jerusalem this morning, going westward down the hillsides.  One thing we have learned, is that people in this land traveled around constantly. Jesus and his disciples went from Tyre and Sidon in the northwest, to Caesarea Philippi in the northeast and 120 miles down to Jerusalem …

Today was an early day because we had to get in line to go through the heavy security to get up on the Temple Mount. We got there around 7:00 because The Temple Mount is only open until 11:30.  Probably because it was pouring down rain, we stood in line …

Our first site this morning was the City of David, a major archeological site that had been recently excavated and opened to the public. This site is where scholars believe David built his palace and established his capital around 1,000 B.C.E. Located on a narrow ridge, south of the Temple …

 This morning we ate breakfast together in the dining room of the Bedouin tents and then drove for almost 2 hours into the desert until we were on the northern side of Masada. Even though it isn’t in the Bible, Masada is one of the most spectacular sites we will …

Early today we arrived in Tel Aviv after an all-night flight from Newark, New Jersey. We gathered in the baggage claim area, found our bags, and our Israeli guide – Eitan Chamberlein. He took us to our tour bus where we met Mousa, our bus driver.  He will stay with …

              Early this morning our group of 36 travelers took off heading to Tel Aviv, Israel. Most of us will travel together from the St. Louis airport, gathering in Newark, New Jersey. Then we will make the overseas part of the flight together. A …

Our Israel tour with Principia starts this Sunday, March 9th. We are traveling for 10 days with about 37 people through the Holy Land with our favorite guide, Eitan. Follow us and please share this blog with your friends and family! We will be posting every day our itinerary.