Israel 2014 Walking Adventure

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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.

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Israel 2014 Walking Adventure

  1. 1. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Augustine of Hippo
  2. 2. Walking to Joppa from Tel Aviv Day 1: Tel Aviv & Jaffa (Joppa)
  3. 3. The port of Joppa
  4. 4. Day 1: Tel Aviv & Jaffa (Joppa)
  5. 5. Where we stopped to tell the story of Peter’s vision of Gentile acceptance Day 1: Tel Aviv & Jaffa (Joppa)
  6. 6. DAY 2 – CAESAREA/MT CARMEL/NAZARETH • Caesarea Walk – 3 miles • Druze lunch – Mount Carmel • Elijah site - Mount Carmel • Arrive Nazareth – 2 nights
  7. 7. Day 2: Caesarea Byzantine-era aqueduct – start point of walk to Caesarea
  8. 8. Double documentation by Roger and Jana Day 2: Caesarea
  9. 9. Day 2: Caesarea
  10. 10. Day 2: Caesarea
  11. 11. Day 2: Caesarea
  12. 12. Day 2: Caesarea Walking along the Mediterranean through the rubble of the aqueduct
  13. 13. Day 2: Caesarea
  14. 14. Day 2: Caesarea
  15. 15. Day 2: Caesarea Leaving the theater and Caesarea
  16. 16. Plains of Jezreel from Mukraka Monastery – where Elijah dueled the prophets of Baal Day 2: Mount Carmel
  17. 17. Day 2: Mount Carmel Barbara teaching on Elijah’s duel with prophets of Baal
  18. 18. Day 2: Nazareth
  19. 19. DAY 3 – FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS • Tsipori – birthplace of Mary • Walk to Cana – 6 miles • Visit Nazareth Village
  20. 20. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk Ran giving the Tsipori overview
  21. 21. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  22. 22. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk Mosaic Mona Lisa of Galilee - Tsipori
  23. 23. Walking through the cisterns – Tsipori water supply Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  24. 24. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  25. 25. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  26. 26. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  27. 27. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  28. 28. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  29. 29. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  30. 30. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  31. 31. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  32. 32. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  33. 33. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk
  34. 34. Day 3: Tsipori to Cana Walk Franciscan church commemorating the Water into Wine miracle
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. Day 4: Nazareth to Sea of Galilee
  37. 37. Overlooking the Sea of Galilee from Mount Arbel Day 4: Mount Arbel
  38. 38. Day 4: Mount Arbel
  39. 39. Day 4: The Jesus Boat 2000-year-old “Jesus Boat”
  40. 40. Day 4: Mount of Beatitudes
  41. 41. Day 4: Mount of Beatitudes Mount of Beatitudes to Capernaum Walk
  42. 42. Day 4: Mount of Beatitudes Walking towards the Sea of Galilee
  43. 43. Day 4: Mount of Beatitudes Kent sharing about the Sermon on the Mount – Mount of Beatitudes to Capernaum Walk
  44. 44. Day 4: Capernaum
  45. 45. Roger sharing at Capernaum Day 4: Capernaum
  46. 46. Day 4: Capernaum
  47. 47. Day 4: Capernaum
  48. 48. Day 4: Sea of Galilee cruise
  49. 49. Day 4: Sea of Galilee cruise Sea of Galilee cruise
  50. 50. Day 4: Sea of Galilee cruise Fishing demo – good thing dinner doesn’t depend upon this guy!
  51. 51. Day 4: Sea of Galilee cruise
  52. 52. Day 4: Sea of Galilee cruise
  53. 53. 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
  54. 54. Day 5: Tell Dan archeological site
  55. 55. Day 5: Tell Dan archeological site
  56. 56. Day 5: Tell Dan archeological site
  57. 57. Day 5: Caesarea Philippi – headwaters of the Jordan River
  58. 58. Day 5: Caesarea Philippi – headwaters of the Jordan River
  59. 59. Day 5: Caesarea Philippi – headwaters of the Jordan River
  60. 60. Day 5: Golan Heights
  61. 61. Day 5: Mount Bental – looking over into Syria Ran pointing into Syria
  62. 62. Day 5: Mount Bental – looking over into Syria SYRIA
  63. 63. Day 5: Mount Bental – looking over into Syria Israeli solder behind Debbie – just another customer
  64. 64. Day 5: Mount Bental – looking over into Syria Stopping to talk with tank driver in the Golan
  65. 65. Day 5: Gamla archeological site and nature preserve Gamla – Masada of the North
  66. 66. Day 5: Gamla archeological site and nature preserve Gamla Nature Walk
  67. 67. Day 5: Gamla archeological site and nature preserve
  68. 68. Day 5: Gamla archeological site and nature preserve
  69. 69. Day 5: Gamla archeological site and nature preserve
  70. 70. Day 5: Gamla archeological site and nature preserve Scott & Gary, waiting for us to catch up
  71. 71. DAY 6 – EN ROUTE TO DEAD SEA • Beit She’an National Park – 2 mile walk • Arrive Dead Sea – 1 night
  72. 72. Day 6: Beit She’an National Park
  73. 73. Day 6: Beit She’an National Park
  74. 74. Day 6: Beit She’an National Park
  75. 75. Day 6: Beit She’an National Park King Saul & Jonathan Walk – Beit She’an
  76. 76. Day 6: Beit She’an National Park Pre-Roman tell in background
  77. 77. Day 6: Dead Sea
  78. 78. 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
  79. 79. Day 7: Masada National Park Intrepid Snake Path hikers – to Masada!
  80. 80. Day 7: Masada National Park
  81. 81. Day 7: Masada National Park The other way to reach the top
  82. 82. Day 7: Masada National Park
  83. 83. Day 7: Masada National Park
  84. 84. Day 7: Masada National Park
  85. 85. Day 7: Masada National Park Looking north from Masada – to the Dead Sea
  86. 86. Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park
  87. 87. Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park The seldom-seen 2-headed rock coney
  88. 88. Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park
  89. 89. Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park
  90. 90. Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park
  91. 91. Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park
  92. 92. Day 6: Ein Gedi National Park
  93. 93. Day 7: Qumran
  94. 94. Day 7: Qumran
  95. 95. Scott & Lee sharing at the Mount of Olives Day 7: Mount of Olives and Jerusalem
  96. 96. Day 7: Mount of Olives and Jerusalem
  97. 97. Day 7: Mount of Olives and Jerusalem
  98. 98. DAY 8 – FIRST DAY IN JERUSALEM • Jerusalem Footsteps of Jesus Walk – 3 miles • Yad Vashem holocaust museum
  99. 99. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  100. 100. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem Inside a 1st century tomb on the Mount of Olives
  101. 101. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem Group photo break on walk down from Mount of Olives
  102. 102. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives – the high rent district!
  103. 103. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  104. 104. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  105. 105. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem Possible site of Garden of Gethsemane
  106. 106. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  107. 107. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  108. 108. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  109. 109. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem Via Dolorosa – Muslim bread vendor eking out a living
  110. 110. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  111. 111. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  112. 112. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  113. 113. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem
  114. 114. Yad Vashem holocaust museum Day 8: Yad Veshem
  115. 115. Day 8: Mount of Olives & Jerusalem Yad Vashem holocaust museum
  116. 116. DAY 9 – TEMPLE MOUNT & BETHLEHEM • Temple Mount • Shepherd’s Field • Bethlehem Manger Walk – 2 miles • Church of the Nativity
  117. 117. Day 9: Temple Mount & Dome of the Rock Approach to Temple Mount
  118. 118. Day 9: Temple Mount & Dome of the Rock
  119. 119. Day 9: Temple Mount & Dome of the Rock Dome of the Rock
  120. 120. Day 9: Temple Mount & Dome of the Rock
  121. 121. Day 9: Bethlehem West Bank barrier at Bethlehem
  122. 122. Day 9: Bethlehem – Shepherd’s Field
  123. 123. A likely place on outskirts of Bethlehem Day 9: Bethlehem – Shepherd’s Field
  124. 124. Day 9: Bethlehem
  125. 125. Day 9: Bethlehem
  126. 126. Day 9: Bethlehem
  127. 127. Day 9: Bethlehem Entering the cave where Jesus was born
  128. 128. Day 9: Bethlehem
  129. 129. Day 9: Bethlehem
  130. 130. 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
  131. 131. Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem Jon joins the Jerusalem Marathon to warm up for ourJerusalem Ramparts Walk
  132. 132. Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem Walls from 16th century – built by Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
  133. 133. View from the ramparts Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  134. 134. Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  135. 135. Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  136. 136. Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  137. 137. Day 10: Jerusalem Archeological Park – Temple Mount
  138. 138. Day 10: Jerusalem Archeological Park – Temple Mount
  139. 139. Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  140. 140. Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  141. 141. Day 10: Ramparts of Old Jerusalem
  142. 142. Day 10: Sound & Light Show
  143. 143. Day 10: Old Jerusalem
  144. 144. DAY 11 – HOMEWARD BOUND • Hezekiah’s Tunnel (optional) • Garden Tomb • Israel Museum and Shrine of the Book • Depart for home
  145. 145. Day 11: City of David & Hezekiah’s Tunnel
  146. 146. Day 11: City of David & Hezekiah’s Tunnel
  147. 147. Day 11: City of David & Hezekiah’s Tunnel
  148. 148. Day 11: City of David & Hezekiah’s Tunnel
  149. 149. Day 11: The Garden Tomb
  150. 150. Day 11: The Garden Tomb
  151. 151. Day 11: The Garden Tomb
  152. 152. Day 11: Israel Museum & Shrine of the Book Israel model from 2nd temple period – Israel Museum
  153. 153. Day 11: Israel Museum & Shrine of the Book
  154. 154. Day 11: Israel Museum & Shrine of the Book
  155. 155. Points to Ponder IMPORTANCE OF WATER
  156. 156. Points to Ponder IMPORTANCE OF WATER • North surprisingly green
  157. 157. Points to Ponder IMPORTANCE OF WATER • North surprisingly green • 10% of Jordan River reaches Dead Sea
  158. 158. Points to Ponder IMPORTANCE OF WATER • North surprisingly green • 10% of Jordan River reaches Dead Sea • Dead Sea waters levels dropping dramatically
  159. 159. 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
  160. 160. Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE ISRAELIS?
  161. 161. Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE ISRAELIS? • Not all Jews – Arabs sizeable minority
  162. 162. Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE ISRAELIS? • Not all Jews – Arabs sizeable minority • Arabs not all Muslims – Christians a sizeable minority
  163. 163. Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE JEWS?
  164. 164. Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE JEWS? • Not all Semitic in appearance of ethnicity
  165. 165. Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE JEWS? • Not all Semitic in appearance of ethnicity • Ashkenazi vs Sephardic
  166. 166. Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE JEWS? • Not all Semitic in appearance of ethnicity • Ashkenazi vs Sephardic • Religious vs Secular
  167. 167. Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE JEWS? • Not all Semitic in appearance of ethnicity • Ashkenazi vs Sephardic • Religious vs Secular • Judaism vs Zionism
  168. 168. Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE PALESTINIANS?
  169. 169. Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE PALESTINIANS? • Controversial! Whose descendants are they?
  170. 170. Points to Ponder WHO ARE THE PALESTINIANS? • Controversial! Whose descendants are they? • Refugee problem – Jordan over 50% Palestinian and most in “camps”
  171. 171. 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?
  172. 172. Points to Ponder OUR DUAL HERITAGE IN ISRAEL
  173. 173. Points to Ponder OUR DUAL HERITAGE IN ISRAEL • Spiritual descendants of Abraham – returning to our Old Covenant homeland
  174. 174. 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

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