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In November of 2018, we hosted a 10 day trip to the Holy Land through Educational Opportunities Tours.  It was a fantastic opportunity to see the land where Jesus walked, and the Patriarchs of the Bible lived. The past came alive as we walked in the places from the Bible of both the Old and New Testaments.  Our guide, Mike Libdeh, was absolutely wonderful.  His knowledge and expertise of the land and its history in relationship to the Bible was outstanding.  Also, our bus driver Halil, added so much to this pilgrimages by taking us to some new places that were not even on our intenerary.  If you have been thinking of making a pilgimage to the Holy Land, I would like to invite you to come along with us. We will be making another great Holy Land trip, beginning on September 10th of 2019 and going through September 17th of 2019. This trip will be a customized "Bible Land Discovery" pilgrimage.  This will be an incredibly emlightnimg tour of Israel.  It is a journey that every Christian should make.  Don't miss out on this incredible pilgrimage.  During this pilgrimage, we will journey many of the greatest Biblical sites in Israel from the Galilee in the north to the Dead Sea in the south.  Our guide on this exciting journey will be my long-time friend, and Bible Scholar, Mike Libdeh.  He will make the Bible "come alive" on this Spiritual Journey of a Lifetime.  Be sure to bring your Bible, as well as your camera, and prepare to receive the memories that you will cherish forever!!  The price for this trip, including round-trip airfare between Nashville, Tn, and Tel Aviv, Israel, first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, deluxe motorcoaches, profesional guides, and entrance fees to sites visited is only around $2,996.00.  This is an incredible value!!  DON"T BE FOOLED by many of the so-called discount Holy Land Tours.  You don't want to invest your money to travel over 7,000 miles away only to find yourself in 2nd class accomodations and tiny tour buses, seeing only a smattering of the sites that you could be enjoying.  Educational Opportunities is a first class Chistian Travel agency with over 40 years of experience in Christian Holy Land travel.  I have personally been taking or leading trips with Educational Opportunities for over 15 years, and have found them to be the very best value in the industry.  If you would like to request a complete information packet, you may contact us through e-mail at ronadams419@cafes.net. Please join us on this incredible spiritual journey.


DAY 1 & DAY 2 - USA to the HOLY LAND: Your spiritual pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight. You will be welcomed to Tel Aviv, Israel by our airport representative and transferred to your hotel.  Enjoy dinner before you rest overnight in your hotel in Bethlehem..
DAY 3The Kings of Israel:  Begin your tour in the Holy Land, by visiting Herodian, one of the fortified palces and final resting place of Herod the Great.  In Bethlehem, you will be able to gaze out over Shepherds' fields, view the caves used as sheepfolds, and sing a song in the church there.  After lunch, we will visit the Church of the Nativity, where the cave revered as the birthplace of Jesus resisdes in the world's oldest functioning church (Luke 1). Spend overnight in Bethlehem.
DAY 4 - The Wilderness Experience: Begin your day from Bethlehem by going down the mountain to 1300 feet below sea level in the Judean Desert by the Dead Sea. You will begin your day's activities by visiting Masada, another one of Herod the Great's mountaintop fortresses, and the place of the Jewish Zealots last stand against Rome in 72 AD.  You will see En Gedi, where David hid from King Saul, and visit Qumran, the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery, and discuss the mysterious community of the  Essenes who once lived here by the shores of the Dead Sea.  You will stop briefly by the Dead Sea for a quick dip in the salt and mineral laden waters.  You will visit Kasr el Yehud, the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.  You will close out your day by a stop in Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world.  Visit the ruins of the ancient city, which was conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6: 1-20).  From Jericho you can see the traditional site of the temptation of Jesus (Mathew 4: 1-11). Spend overnight in Bethlehem.
 Day 5 - Jesus' Ministry in the Galilee: Today, will will journey north to the Sea of Galilee. On the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, we will explore the church of the Loaves at Tabgha, the traditional sight of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9: 10-17).  On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplatethe "Sermon on the Mount" (Matthew chapters 5-7).  Visit Capernaum, Center of Jesus' ministry in the Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4: 13,23).  Cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee on a very special boat ride, complete with an onboard worship service. Stop by the Valley of the Wind and Doves, at the base of Mount Arbel and walk on the remains of the old Roman road that linked the Sea of Galilee to the Mediterranian coast and take a moment to contemplate the times that Jesus and his disciples took this very journey.  In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first century synagogue.  Travel to Jerusalem for overnight. 
Day 6  Jesus in Jerusalem:  We begin our day with a visit to Mount Zion and stand in the Upper Roomk (John 13), near the traditional site of the Last Supper (Mark 14).  Visit the City of David and view the archaeolgical excavations revealing the original palace of King David.  View the watercourse that Joab and David's men used to enter the city of Jebus and conquer it.  View Hezekiah's tunnel that was built to supply Jerusalem with water.  Walk through some of the ancient rooms of Caiphas the High Priest's house beneath the Church of St. Peter in Galicantu, where Jesus was brought following his capture in the Garden of Gethsemane, and held overnight before his crucifixion (Luke 22).  Take time to pray at the Western Wall. View the ancient Cardo and see the damage done by the stones thrown down to the street below from the destruction of the temple under Titus in 70 AD.   Meditate as you sit on the Teaching Steps where Jesus once taught. Spend overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7 - The Week That Shook the World:   Stand atop the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a remarkable view of the "Golden City" of Jerusalem.  Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1: 9-12). Take time to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26) among the ancient olive trees there.  Look across the Kidron Valley to the walls of Jerusalem.  Enter the ancient city and view the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5: 1-18). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne, known for its amazing acoustics.  Visit Herod's Antonia Fortress where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23: 1-11).  Walk the Via Dolorosa, "The Way of the Cross" and stand in reverence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  Your final destination allows time for reflection at the Garden Tomb.  Enjoy dinner tonight before transferring to the airport for your return flight.
Day 8 Return Home: Arrive back at home with a new understanding of the Bible the Holy Land, and the life of Jesus.
 

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GROUP AT NIMROD'S CASTLE ON MT HERMON

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 GROTTO OF PAN AT CAESAREA PHILIPPI 

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 GROUP PICTURE OVERLOOKING THE OLD CITY

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   THE WESTERN WALL IN JERUSALEM

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CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY IN BETHLEHEM

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Caves Of Dead Sea Scrolls At Qumran

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THE DEAD SEA SHORELINE

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              ST. STEPHEN'S GATE (LION GATE)

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THE SYNAGOGUE IN CAPERNAUM

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PASTOR MARK HALL READING THE

BIBLE AT THE MT. OF PRECIPICE

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THE JORDAN RIVER YARDENIT BAPTISMAL SITE