May 11 – Spring of Harod, Bet Alfa National Park, Mt. Arbel (Israel)

THE SPRING OF HAROD

We began our day with a beautiful walk to the Spring of Harod
The Spring of Harod – this is the place where Gideon gathered his men before fighting the Midianites
The Spring of Harod flows from Gideon’s Cave
The Spring of Harod – Gideon’s 22,000 men were tested, and in the end, the small loyal group that would give God the victory numbered only 300
The Spring of Harod Bible talk
The Spring of Harod
The Spring of Harod

 

BET ALFA NATIONAL PARK

We made an unscheduled stop this afternoon to Bet Alfa National Park where we visited an ancient synagogue and viewed its restored mosaic floor
Bet Alfa National Park. In this model’s rooftop view of the synagogue’s mosaic, you can see the mixing of traditional Jewish symbols with the zodiac
Bet Alfa National Park. Model of ancient synagogue

 

MT. ARBEL

We completed our shorter touring day with a hike up Mt. Arbel
Standing atop Mt. Arbel
Fantastic views of the Galilee region, and beyond, from Mt. Arbel
Standing atop Mt. Arbel
Several group members hiked down Mt. Arbel
Hiking down Mt. Arbel. There were several caves along the way
Hiking down Mt. Arbel
Hiking down Mt. Arbel
Hiking down Mt. Arbel Rest Stop
Hiking down Mt. Arbel

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