Israel 2020 Biblical Studies

MINISTRY TOUR

A Journey Through The Holy Land
February 1-16, 2020

A Biblical Study Tour visiting Jerusalem, Galilee, The Great Wilderness, and more!

 

Join The Allens and Evangelist DR Harrison in February 2020 on this fourteen-day Tour of The Holy Land.

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Tour Cost: $4,495 (Payable in 3-Installments)
A deposit of $500 Reserves Your Spot!

Israel 2020 Holy Land Tour Itinerary:

DAY 1: Depart US

DAY 2: Afternoon arrival to Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel Transfer by Bus to Be’er Sheva, Israel

DAY 3: World of Abraham; Wilderness of Zin

DAY 4: Nabatean Spice Route, Wilderness of Paran, Red Sea (optional snorkeling)

DAY 5: Timna Mines, Tabernacle Replica, Dead Sea

DAY 6: Masada; En Gedi; Qumran; Mediterranean Sea

DAY 7: Caesarea Maritima, Carmel, Jezreel, Nazareth, Tzippori

DAY 8: Upper Galilee and Golan

DAY 9: Sea of Galilee

DAY 10: Jordan Valley, Jericho, Jerusalem

DAY 11: Jerusalem the Capital, Bethlehem

DAY 12: Jerusalem the Holy City, Jerusalem that Jesus Knew

DAY 13: Hands-on ministry day in Jerusalem

DAY 14: Environs of Jerusalem

DAY 15: Environs of Jerusalem – Late evening departure Tel Aviv

DAY 16: Arrival in United States

Note: Actual Schedule of Events and Itinerary are subject to change. An actual Itinerary will be sent out to all participants within 60 days of the Holy Land Tour.

What You Will See

THE RED SEA

The Red Sea is a sea water inlet from the Indian Ocean lying between Asia and Africa. This body of water is well known for the Biblical account of the Israelites crossing over from Egypt into the wilderness. You will find that the Red Sea is quite beautiful after traveling south from Be’er Sheva across the Sinai desert to the port cities of Aqaba, Jordan and Eilat, Israel. Egypt lies at the southern edge of the city of Eilat (and west of the Sinai peninsula). Eilat is an Israeli resort city where many Israelies vacation among the international tourists. You will have the options of swimming and snorkeling in the Red Sea during our stay in Eilat.

THE DEAD SEA

The Dead Sea, also called the “Salt Sea”, is a hypersaline lake bordered on the east by Jordan and Israel on the West, which is located in the African Rift. The Dead Sea is 1,388 feet below sea level, which makes it the lowest place on earth. The Dead Sea is approximately 8.6 times as salty as any ocean with about 34% salinity making it one of the saltiest seas on earth. As a result, you can easily float in the water. The Jordan River flows into the Dead Sea and it is about 12 miles wide and 41 miles in length. One of the most unusual features of the Dead Sea is that the sea “spits” up small pieces of asphalt. The sea is subject to health research due to its medicinal waters.

The Dead Sea is one of the most unusual and fascinating vacation spots on earth. Being the oldest natural spa, the area offers some of the most breathtaking landscapes and ancient history. Located along the Dead Sea are the Qumran Caves, Masada National Park, ancient ruins and beautiful nature reserves. This area is a treasure chest of archaeological and historic sites where you can explore nature and so much more!

THE SEA OF GALILEE

The Sea of Galilee is the lowest freshwater lake on earth, and the second-lowest lake in the world (next to the Dead Sea). It is mentioned throughout the Old and New Testaments, and several accounts of the ministry of Jesus take place on, or near, the Sea of Galilee. One of the more notable accounts is that of Jesus walking on the water.

During our Israel tour, we will be staying at a Kibbutz farm next to the Sea of Galilee. You will have opportunities to swim, and we will have a boat ride scheduled on the lake.

THE JORDAN RIVER

The “Jordan” is mentioned several times in the Old Testament and is one of the most unusual rivers in the world. The Jordan River flows from the slopes of Mount Hermon on the border of Lebanon and Syria through northern Israel and into the Sea of Galilee. The river flows out of the Sea of Galilee southward and eventually empties into the Dead Sea. The course of the river meanders about 223 miles through northern Israel, but the actual distance is only about 124 miles. The River lies in disputed territory known as the “West Bank”, however, Israel has controlled that area since 1967. The Jordan River has three principal sources of water, all from Mount Hermon, which runs along the extensive African Rift.

The Jordan River has immense significance to both Judaism and Christianity. It is the site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, and where the Israelites crossed over into the land of Canaan. The Jordan River is mentioned several times in the New Testament. In summary, you will find significant and considerable historic and religious significance about this river.

HEZEKIAH’S WALL AND TUNNEL

Hezekiah was King of Judah (716 – 687 B.C.) and reigned for 29 years. He inherited a disorganized realm and a heavy burden of tribute (money, etc) to Assyria. However, he began his reign with the great reformation of Judah. Two specific things which are noted to this very day pertain to the strengthening of the wall of Jerusalem and the building of a water tunnel along with great military preparations.

Hezekiah repaired and built the walls (certain portions of walls) of Jerusalem, some of which are 23 feet thick and in places preserved to a height of over 10 feet. These walls date back to the 8th century. Another remarkable feat was the tunnel he had built which brought water into the city. The Gihon Spring was situated at the east end of Ophel Hill just outside the wall where his workmen cut a tunnel through solid rock under the hill.

The tunnel runs about 1,700 feet southwest from the spring to the Pool of Siloam inside the wall, thus diverting the water of the spring from its natural flow into the Brook Kidron. The Tunnel has an average height of about six (6’) feet and an average width of about 2-1/2 feet. In essence, it is rather narrow requiring individuals to bend over at times throughout the tunnel. More information may be found about the wall and Hezekiah’s Tunnel in the Old Testament or in Biblical Commentaries.

 

and…
The Path of the Exodus
Cities from the time of the Patriarchs
The old city of Jerusalem
The Temple Mount
The town of Jesus’ Birth
Where Jesus calmed the storms
Tunnels under the city of Jerusalem
And much more!!

Where You Will Go:

The Wilderness
The Sea of Galilee
Capernaum
Ceasarea Philippi
The Dead Sea
Bethlehem
Nazareth
Ceasarea Maritima
Jerusalem

What You Will Experience:

The Word of God come to life
What it is like to walk where Jesus walked
The Land of Promise
History unfold before your eyes
The presence of God like never before
And so much more!

Download The Registration Form

Tour Cost: $4,495 (Payable in 3-Installments)
A deposit of $500 Reserves Your Spot!

” And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

–Genesis 12:3

Contact us for more information about this Extraordinary Trip to The Holy Land!

booking@vohministries.org

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