A Gold Select Journey

The Holy Land, the Holy People

15-25 March 2019
11 Days, $3,199 from Washington, D.C.

A Survey of the Bible
including Israel and the West Bank

Sponsored by
1st Baptist Church of Winchester
The Rev. Dr. Kristin Whitesides
Dr. John Lewis

4 Day Elective
The Wonders of Jordan & Petra
Returning 29 March 2019

This pilgrimage will acquaint participants with the geographical and cultural settings of the New Testament. The pilgrimage is designed to introduce particpants to the state of the art of biblical studies in the Holy Land. The learning process will be contextual and experiential. We will endeavor especially to examine the moral dimensions of biblical learning and teaching. We are particularly interested in understanding how biblical studies and the biblical faith relates to the context of the Holy Land.

Please see the attached syllabus for more details.

Daily Itinerary
(Subject to change. For the most recent modifications,
please call 781.641.4453

Registration Form
(Just click the link to open this pdf registration form , print a copy,
fill it out, sign it and mail it to S.B.S.)

Day 1 Depart Washington, D.C..

Day 2 Arrive Tel Aviv, transfer to Bethlehem, touring as time permits, overnight in Taybeh.

Day 3 walking tour of old Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity (Lk 2; Mt 2),
Herodian, Hebron, Harem Ibrahim Cave of Macphelah/Tombs of the Matriarchs and Patriarchs (Gen. 23). Overnight in Bethlehem

Day 4 Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book, 2nd Temple Model, Mt. of Olives overview and orientation to Jerusalem, Palm Sunday walk, Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane. Overnight in Bethlehem

Day 5 Jericho, Tel es Sultan, (Joshua 5-7, Judges 1: 27- 36), Baptismal site— Qasr al Yehud (Mk. 1:1-12; Mt. 3: 1-4:17; Lk. 3: 1-22; 4: 1-13; Jn. 1: 1-42, (Matt 2: 23, Luke 1: 26-38). Overnight in Jericho

Day 6 optional hike to Masada in time for sunrise OR ascend by cable car, The Dead Sea, Ein Gedi (1 Samuel 24, Song of Solomon 1:14), Qumran. Overnight in Jerusalem/Jericho

Day 7 8:00 AM Harem esh Sharif/ Temple Mount, Old City walking tour including St. Ann’s Church, Via Dolorosa, Lithostratos, the Damascus Gate, Solomon's Quarries, Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Mt. 27-28; John 20), the Garden Tomb
Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 8 the Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, Southern Wall Excavations, City of David/Hezekiah's tunnel, PM forum: TBD. Overnight in Jerusalem/Galilee

Day 9 Caesarea Maritima (Acts 10, 25), Megiddo (1 Kings 21), , Jezreel Valley, Nazareth (Lk. 4: 16-30), The Basilica of the Annunciation (Luke 1: 26-38), Sisters of Nazareth Convent (koch tombs). Overnight in Galilee

Day 10 Capernaum, Tabgha, Church of St. Peter’s Primacy (John 21), Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves (Mk. 6:30-44), boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Mt. of the Beatitudes (Luke 13: 10-21, Matt 5- 7, 11: 20- 24, Mark 4- 6, John 21), Jordan River Valley, Beit Shean--time permitting (1 Samuel 31). Overnight in Galilee

Day 11
Transfer to Airport, departure and return to USA.

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