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Join us as we travel to Jordan and Israel to explore the ancient lands of the New and Old Testaments.

Visit ancient sites in both Jordan and Israel like Petra, one of the new seven wonders of the world and the Garden Tomb, the site believed by most to be the tomb where Christ was buried.

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Jordan

Petra

  • One of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Capital of the Nabataen Kingdom at the time of Christ. Place where Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade was filmed. Accessed by a narrow canyon called Al Sig, it contains tombs and other structures carved into the pink sandstone.

Wadi Rum

  • Desert wilderness with prehistoric carvings. Expereince a jeep ride and a camel ride if you desire.

Jerash

  • Jordan’s largest and interesting Roman site. Lined with colonnaded avenues, theatres, and temples even the most casual fan of archaeology will enjoy.

Mount Nebo

  • The traditional Site where Moses viewed the Promised Land. You will be able to view the Promised Land as did Moses 3300 years ago.

 

Israel & Jerusalem

Caesarea

  • Harbor and city built by Herod the Great.

Mt. Carmel

  • Breathtaking view of the Jezreel Valley from the place where Elijah Challenged the priests of Baal.

Aqueduct

  • Built byh Herod to provide fresh water to Caesarea

Megiddo

  • A strategic city in biblical history. A fortress city to King Solomon

Nazareth Village

  • Open air museum that reconstructs and reenacts the village life in Galilee in the time of Jesus.

Church of Annunciation

  • This church stands over the cave that tradition holds to be the home of Mary as well as the place where the angel told Mary she would become the mother of the Son of God

Boat Ride

  • Experience a peaceful boat ride on the Sea of Galilee

Capernaum

  • Where Jesus based about 18 months of His ministry. Stand within the foundations of the synagogue where he preached. The town where He recruited His first disciples.

Mt. of Beattitudes

  • Experience the word from the Seromon on the Mount. Visit the church with an octagonal dome that represents the 8 Beattitudes

Tabgha

  • Tradition site of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes.

Sepphoris

  • Chosen by Herod Antipus as he provincial capital. Most likely Joseph and Jesus helped build the city – located near Nazareth.

Banias

  • A pagan city dedicated to the god Pan. Reconstructed by Philip a son of Herod. Where Jesus declared Peter the rock upon which He would build His church.

Yarden It

  • Located on the Jordan River

Masada

  • Fortress city built by Herod the Great overlooking the Dead Sea. Zealot Jews resisted Rome here after the destruction of the temple.

Dead Sea

  • Float in the salty waters

Qumran

  • Site where The Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Inhabited by the Essenes at the time of Christ.

Bethlehem

  • The place of the birth of Christ. The Church of the Nativity is the oldest continually functioning church in the world.

Caiphas’ Palace

  • Place where Jesus was held after Gethsemane and before Roman trial.

Upper Room

  • Site believed by many to be the site of the Last Supper.

Mt. Moriah

  • Visit the exterior of the famous shrine called the Dome of the Rock.

St. Anne

  • Crusader Church located beside the Pools of Bethesda.

Pools of Bethesda

  • A site of a miracle performed by Jesus

Western Wall Tunnels

  • Located beneath the present city visit the layers of Jerusalem’s past.

City of David

  • Special tour with famed archealogist who discovered special historical sites.

BYU Jerusalem Center

  • Attend church services located near the Mt. of Olives (Mt. Scopus) overlooking the east side of the old city.

Garden Tomb

  • The site believed by most to be the tomb where Christ was buried where the stone was rolled back.

Bethany

  • Explore the home where the miracle of Lazarus took place.

Hyde Park

  • Located on the Mt. of Olives near Gethsemane. Feel the peace as you ponder the events that took place here nearly 2000 years ago.

Valley of Elah

  • David, while fighting for the God of Israel, fought Goliath here.

Golgotha, Calvary

  • Up the hillside out of the Damascus gate lies the stone cliff called the place of the Skull. Where Jesus was crucified.

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