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Presentation of walking tour of the Holy Land (Israel only) for March 2014 based upon photos from the 2013 edition of the program.

Presentation of walking tour of the Holy Land (Israel only) for March 2014 based upon photos from the 2013 edition of the program.

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Israel 2014 Walking Adventure Israel 2014 Walking Adventure Presentation Transcript

  • “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Augustine of Hippo
  • Walking to Joppa from Tel Aviv Day 1: Tel Aviv & Jaffa (Joppa)
  • The port of Joppa
  • Day 1: Tel Aviv & Jaffa (Joppa)
  • Where we stopped to tell the story of Peter’s vision of Gentile acceptance Day 1: Tel Aviv & Jaffa (Joppa)
  • DAY 2 – CAESAREA/MT CARMEL/NAZARETH • Caesarea Walk – 3 miles • Druze lunch – Mount Carmel • Elijah site - Mount Carmel • Arrive Nazareth – 2 nights
  • Day 2: Caesarea Byzantine-era aqueduct – start point of walk to Caesarea
  • Double documentation by Roger and Jana Day 2: Caesarea
  • Day 2: Caesarea
  • Day 2: Caesarea
  • Day 2: Caesarea
  • Day 2: Caesarea Walking along the Mediterranean through the rubble of the aqueduct
  • Day 2: Caesarea
  • Day 2: Caesarea
  • Day 2: Caesarea Leaving the theater and Caesarea
  • Plains of Jezreel from Mukraka Monastery – where Elijah dueled the prophets of Baal Day 2: Mount Carmel
  • Day 2: Mount Carmel Barbara teaching on Elijah’s duel with prophets of Baal
  • Day 2: Nazareth
  • DAY 3 – FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS • Tsipori – birthplace of Mary • Walk to Cana – 6 miles • Visit Nazareth Village
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk Ran giving the Tsipori overview
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk Mosaic Mona Lisa of Galilee - Tsipori
  • Walking through the cisterns – Tsipori water supply Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  • Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk Franciscan church commemorating the Water into Wine miracle
  • DAY 4 –SEA OF GALILEE • Mount Arbel • Jesus Boat Museum • Mount of Beatitudes Walk to Capernaum – 3 miles • Sea of Galilee cruise • Arrive Sea of Galilee hotel – 2 nights
  • Day 4: Nazareth to Sea of Galilee
  • Overlooking the Sea of Galilee from Mount Arbel Day 4: Mount Arbel
  • Day 4: Mount Arbel
  • Day 4: The Jesus Boat 2000-year-old “Jesus Boat”
  • Day 4: Mount of Beatitudes
  • Day 4: Mount of Beatitudes Mount of Beatitudes to Capernaum Walk
  • Day 4: Mount of Beatitudes Walking towards the Sea of Galilee
  • Day 4: Mount of Beatitudes Kent sharing about the Sermon on the Mount – Mount of Beatitudes to Capernaum Walk
  • Day 4: Capernaum
  • Roger sharing at Capernaum Day 4: Capernaum
  • Day 4: Capernaum
  • Day 4: Capernaum
  • Day 4: Sea of Galilee cruise
  • Day 4: Sea of Galilee cruise Sea of Galilee cruise
  • Day 4: Sea of Galilee cruise Fishing demo – good thing dinner doesn’t depend upon this guy!
  • Day 4: Sea of Galilee cruise
  • Day 4: Sea of Galilee cruise
  • DAY 5 – GOLAN HEIGHTS • Tell Dan – 1 mile walk • Banias – Caesarea Philippi; Jordan Headwaters – 3 mile walk • Gamla (Masada of the North) – 3 mile walk
  • Day 5: Tell Dan archeological site
  • Day 5: Tell Dan archeological site
  • Day 5: Tell Dan archeological site
  • Day 5: Caesarea Philippi – headwaters of the Jordan River
  • Day 5: Caesarea Philippi – headwaters of the Jordan River
  • Day 5: Caesarea Philippi – headwaters of the Jordan River
  • Day 5: Golan Heights
  • Day 5: Mount Bental – looking over into Syria Ran pointing into Syria
  • Day 5: Mount Bental – looking over into Syria SYRIA
  • Day 5: Mount Bental – looking over into Syria Israeli solder behind Debbie – just another customer
  • Day 5: Mount Bental – looking over into Syria Stopping to talk with tank driver in the Golan
  • Day 5: Gamla archeological site and nature preserve Gamla – Masada of the North
  • Day 5: Gamla archeological site and nature preserve Gamla Nature Walk
  • Day 5: Gamla archeological site and nature preserve
  • Day 5: Gamla archeological site and nature preserve
  • Day 5: Gamla archeological site and nature preserve
  • Day 5: Gamla archeological site and nature preserve Scott & Gary, waiting for us to catch up
  • DAY 6 – EN ROUTE TO DEAD SEA • Beit She’an National Park – 2 mile walk • Arrive Dead Sea – 1 night
  • Day 6: Beit She’an National Park
  • Day 6: Beit She’an National Park
  • Day 6: Beit She’an National Park
  • Day 6: Beit She’an National Park King Saul & Jonathan Walk – Beit She’an
  • Day 6: Beit She’an National Park Pre-Roman tell in background
  • Day 6: Dead Sea
  • DAY 7 – ASCENT TO JERUSALEM • Masada – end of First Jewish Roman War • Ein Gedi National Park – 1.5 mile walk • Qumran – Dead Sea Scrolls • Arrive Jerusalem – 4 nights
  • Day 7: Masada National Park Intrepid Snake Path hikers – to Masada!
  • Day 7: Masada National Park
  • Day 7: Masada National Park The other way to reach the top
  • Day 7: Masada National Park
  • Day 7: Masada National Park
  • Day 7: Masada National Park
  • Day 7: Masada National Park Looking north from Masada – to the Dead Sea
  • Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park
  • Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park The seldom-seen 2-headed rock coney
  • Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park
  • Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park
  • Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park
  • Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park
  • Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park
  • Day 7: Qumran
  • Day 7: Qumran
  • Scott & Lee sharing at the Mount of Olives Day 7: Mount of Olives and Jerusalem
  • Day 7: Mount of Olives and Jerusalem
  • Day 7: Mount of Olives and Jerusalem
  • DAY 8 – FIRST DAY IN JERUSALEM • Jerusalem Footsteps of Jesus Walk – 3 miles • Yad Vashem holocaust museum
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem Inside a 1st century tomb on the Mount of Olives
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem Group photo break on walk down from Mount of Olives
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives – the high rent district!
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem Possible site of Garden of Gethsemane
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem Via Dolorosa – Muslim bread vendor eking out a living
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  • Yad Vashem holocaust museum Day 8: Yad Veshem
  • Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem Yad Vashem holocaust museum
  • DAY 9 – TEMPLE MOUNT & BETHLEHEM • Temple Mount • Shepherd’s Field • Bethlehem Manger Walk – 2 miles • Church of the Nativity
  • Day 9: Temple Mount & Dome of the Rock Approach to Temple Mount
  • Day 9: Temple Mount & Dome of the Rock
  • Day 9: Temple Mount & Dome of the Rock Dome of the Rock
  • Day 9: Temple Mount & Dome of the Rock
  • Day 9: Bethlehem West Bank barrier at Bethlehem
  • Day 9: Bethlehem – Shepherd’s Field
  • A likely place on outskirts of Bethlehem Day 9: Bethlehem – Shepherd’s Field
  • Day 9: Bethlehem
  • Day 9: Bethlehem
  • Day 9: Bethlehem
  • Day 9: Bethlehem Entering the cave where Jesus was born
  • Day 9: Bethlehem
  • Day 9: Bethlehem
  • DAY 10 – SECOND DAY IN JERUSALEM • Jerusalem Ramparts Walk – 3 miles • Jerusalem Archeological Park (devoted to Herod’s temple) • Western Wall and Western Wall Tunnel
  • Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem Jon joins the Jerusalem Marathon to warm up for ourJerusalem Ramparts Walk
  • Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem Walls from 16th century – built by Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
  • View from the ramparts Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  • Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  • Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  • Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  • Day 10: Jerusalem Archeological Park – Temple Mount
  • Day 10: Jerusalem Archeological Park – Temple Mount
  • Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  • Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  • Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  • Day 10: Sound & Light Show
  • Day 10: Old Jerusalem
  • DAY 11 – HOMEWARD BOUND • Hezekiah’s Tunnel (optional) • Garden Tomb • Israel Museum and Shrine of the Book • Depart for home
  • Day 11: City of David & Hezekiah’s Tunnel
  • Day 11: City of David & Hezekiah’s Tunnel
  • Day 11: City of David & Hezekiah’s Tunnel
  • Day 11: City of David & Hezekiah’s Tunnel
  • Day 11: The Garden Tomb
  • Day 11: The Garden Tomb
  • Day 11: The Garden Tomb
  • Day 11: Israel Museum & Shrine of the Book Israel model from 2nd temple period – Israel Museum
  • Day 11: Israel Museum & Shrine of the Book
  • Day 11: Israel Museum & Shrine of the Book
  • Points to Ponder IMPORTANCE OF WATER
  • Points to Ponder IMPORTANCE OF WATER • North surprisingly green
  • Points to Ponder IMPORTANCE OF WATER • North surprisingly green • 10% of Jordan River reaches Dead Sea
  • Points to Ponder IMPORTANCE OF WATER • North surprisingly green • 10% of Jordan River reaches Dead Sea • Dead Sea waters levels dropping dramatically
  • Points to Ponder IMPORTANCE OF WATER • North surprisingly green • 10% of Jordan River reaches Dead Sea • Dead Sea waters levels dropping dramatically • Controversy over control of Jordan River with Jordan
  • Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE ISRAELIS?
  • Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE ISRAELIS? • Not all Jews – Arabs sizeable minority
  • Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE ISRAELIS? • Not all Jews – Arabs sizeable minority • Arabs not all Muslims – Christians a sizeable minority
  • Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE JEWS?
  • Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE JEWS? • Not all Semitic in appearance of ethnicity
  • Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE JEWS? • Not all Semitic in appearance of ethnicity • Ashkenazi vs Sephardic
  • Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE JEWS? • Not all Semitic in appearance of ethnicity • Ashkenazi vs Sephardic • Religious vs Secular
  • Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE JEWS? • Not all Semitic in appearance of ethnicity • Ashkenazi vs Sephardic • Religious vs Secular • Judaism vs Zionism
  • Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE PALESTINIANS?
  • Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE PALESTINIANS? • Controversial! Whose descendants are they?
  • Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE PALESTINIANS? • Controversial! Whose descendants are they? • Refugee problem – Jordan over 50% Palestinian and most in “camps”
  • Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE PALESTINIANS? • Controversial! Whose descendants are they? • Refugee problem – Jordan over 50% Palestinian and most in “camps” • Why have non-Arab Muslims taken up cause of Arab Palestinians?
  • Points to Ponder OUR DUAL HERITAGE IN ISRAEL
  • Points to Ponder OUR DUAL HERITAGE IN ISRAEL • Spiritual descendants of Abraham – returning to our Old Covenant homeland
  • Points to Ponder OUR DUAL HERITAGE IN ISRAEL • Spiritual descendants of Abraham – returning to our Old Covenant homeland • Christian heritage - family interest as children of God and joint-heirs with Christ to see our homeland