Israel Student 2015

Day 10 – Monday, March 16, 2015

Caesarea Maritima, Jaffa,  Departure from Tel Aviv On our last day,  we drove to Caesarea Maritima, the site of Herod the Great’s massive Roman port city. Excavations have uncovered a hippodrome, a theater (restored for use of performances today), and the ruins of Herod’s seaside palace (where he installed a fresh water swimming pool in […]

DAY 3 – Monday, March 9, 2015

Temple Mount, Southern Wall with Virtual Model, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, JEWISH QUARTER, BURNT HOUSE,  Christa Bryant speaking 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 […]

DAY 4 – March 10, 2015

MOUNT OF OLIVES LOOKOUT,  GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, POOL OF BETHESDA, LITHOSTRATOS, ST. PETER EN GALLICANTU, GOLGOTHA, GARDEN TOMB We drove early this morning to a location east of the Temple Mount up on the Mount of Olives. It allowed us to look up to the Temple Mount and see the Dome of the Rock in […]

DAY 5 – Wednesday, March 11

EMMAUS – ABU GHOSH; VALLEY OF ELAH; TEL JEZREEL; Ramot Nofesh Resort We headed out of Jerusalem, going westward down the hillsides. Eitan pointed out that a village that we went through was the probable place where John the Baptist was born. It is called “Ein Kerem”. It seems like it is very far from […]

Day 6 – Thursday, March 12

Galilee Boat; Safed – small Galilee town; Nazareth Village, Brow of the Hill We are spending five days in the Ramot Hotel and it is a gorgeous place nestled up into the hills of the Golan Heights. Just east behind us over the hills about 20 miles, is the Syrian border. It amazes all of […]

Day 7 – Friday, March 13, 2015

Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Bethsaida, Galilee Boat Ride, Arbel Pass, Magdala Today we wanted to be the first to arrive at Capernaum before the crowds. We drove this morning to the site where more of Jesus’ healings took place than any other site. Immediately off the bus we started out tour of the site before […]

Day 8 – Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tel Dan, Banias Falls, Caesarea Philippi, lunch at a Druze restaurant, Jeep Ride in the Golan Heights Our first stop was a nature walk through the Dan Reserve Park that segues right into the ancient archaeological site of Tel Dan. This site is one of our favorite locations. We casually strolled through the wild forested […]

Day 9 – Sunday, March 15, 2015

Morning Meal on the Sea of Galiee, Mount Tabor, Tel Megiddo, Mount Carmel, Natanya Hotel Today began in the wee early hours of the morning with a 4:45 am wake-up call! Our purpose was to witness the dawn over the shores of Galilee. We gradually relaxed into a quiet, prayerful state, listening to the gentle […]

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