Field Trip To Israel


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Randall Niles and his son, Griffin, take you on a Field Trip to Israel in November/December 2008. With rental car and GPS, the Niles boys go on a trek through ancient Israel, including Joppa, Caesarea, Megiddo, Hazor, the Galilee region, the Dead Sea, Qumran, and Jerusalem. For more on the sites of ancient Israel, please visit

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Field Trip To Israel

  1. 1. Randall & Griffin Nov-Dec 2008
  2. 2. But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. (Jonah 1:3)
  3. 3. “Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor. Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. He is a guest in the home of Simon the tanner, who lives by the sea.” (Acts 10:31-32)
  4. 4. The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa went along. The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. (Acts 10:23-24)
  5. 5. “Pontius Pilate, the Prefect of Judea, has dedicated to the people of Caesarea a temple in honor of Tiberius”
  6. 6. “You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you will go!” (Festus to Paul in Acts 25:12)
  7. 7. Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. (Revelation 16:16)
  8. 8. When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesar. And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. (Matthew 14:34-35)
  9. 9. First-Century Galilee Boat
  10. 10. Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water's edge. He taught them many things by parables… (Mark 4:1-3)
  11. 11. Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:1-10)
  12. 12. Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people. They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority. (Luke 4:31-32) Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon's mother- in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. (Luke 4:38-39)
  13. 13. And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. (Matthew 11:23)
  14. 14. Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: "The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. (Matthew 23:1-3)
  15. 15. Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. (Matthew 11:21)
  16. 16. Here is the account of the forced labor King Solomon conscripted to build the LORD's temple, his own palace, the supporting terraces, the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer. (1 Kings 9:15)
  17. 17. “Hazor will become a haunt of jackals, a desolate place forever. No one will live there; no man will dwell in it.” (Jeremiah 49:33)
  18. 18. The high places, however, were not removed, and the people still had not set their hearts on the God of their fathers. (2 Chronicles 20:23)
  19. 19. When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:13-16)
  20. 20. “Hear this word, you cows of Bashan…” (Amos 4:1)
  21. 21. When the people of Jabesh Gilead heard of what the Philistines had done to Saul, all their valiant men journeyed through the night to Beth Shan. They took down the bodies of Saul and his sons from the wall of Beth Shan… (1 Samuel 31:11-12)
  22. 22. And David went up from there and lived in the strongholds of En Gedi. (1 Samuel 23:29)
  23. 23. “Since we, long ago, my generous friends, resolved never to be servants to the Romans, not to any other than to God himself, who alone is the true and just Lord of mankind, the time is now come that obliges us to make that resolution true in practice.” Eleazar, leader of the Jews on Masada (Josephus, The Jewish War, Book 7, Ch. 8, Par. 6)
  24. 24. “Never again Masada…”
  25. 25. When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Luke 19:37-38)
  26. 26. Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives… (Luke 21:37)
  27. 27. Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” (Matthew 26:36)
  28. 28. This is what the LORD says: “I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.” (Zechariah 8:3) Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion… (Revelation 14:1)