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Day Eight

Harod’s Palace to Church of the Holy Sepulcher to the Garden Tomb A half day of activity today since this is our last day here. We started off at Herod’s palace where Jesus’ [...]

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Day Seven

Archaeological park to Southern stairs to the top of the Mt of Olives to the Pool of Bethesda to Gethsemane to the Western Wall (busy, eh?) I actually woke up at 5:30 am and realized that it was [...]

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Day Six

Mt Carmel to Caesarea to Jerusalem We started out today with a steep hike up Mount Carmel, site of Elijah putting the Baal priests to shame. It’s a tough climb to the top (thankfully the [...]

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Day Five

Capurnaum to Susita to Harod Spring to Nazareth First to Capernaum where Jesus made his home base during his ministry. It is a fantastic archaeological site with a synagogue, homes, all kinds of [...]

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Day Four

Mount Arbel to Bethesdia to Korazim to the Jordan River Started out strong today with what John said is the hardest hike of the trip – especially as the temperature was supposed to reach [...]

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Day Three

Bethlehem to a cave to Jericho to the Sea of Galilee Today we left Palestine to go to the Sea of Galilee. On the way we stopped at a typical cave where shepherds would be able to bring their [...]

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Day Two

En Gedi to Qumran to a Dead sea beach Today we hiked quite a bit and most of it was strenuous (some of our group couldn’t do it), so I loved it. We started off at En Gedi, an oasis in the [...]

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Day One

Newark to Tel Aviv to Bethlehem Our flight was shorter than expected – about 10 hours. Unfortunately I couldn’t sleep a wink, so I ended up watching 4 movies. It’s interesting [...]