A Gold Select Journey
The Land of Jesus: Then and Now
Baltimore Washington Annual Conference
Bishop Latrelle Easterling
25 February - 5 March 2020
$3,100 from New York
(we can arange domestic travel to the gateway city or we can arrange for departure from alternative gateway cities. Please inquire if you have any questions.)
A Survey of the Bible
including Israel and the West Bank
with contemporary studies
2 Day Elective
$732, returning 7 March 2020
4 Day Elective
The Wonders of Jordan & Petra
Returning 9 March 2020
This pilgrimage will acquaint participants with the geographical and cultural settings of the New Testament. It is especially interested in exploring Jesus' healing ministry and the contect of healing arts in the world of Jesus. It will relate historical studies to contemporary dynamics in Israel and Palestine.
This 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.
Day 1 Depart Chicago (other gateway cities are available).
Day 2 Arrive Tel Aviv, transfer to Taybeh, touring as time permits, Overnight in Taybeh.
Day 3 1st Century House/House of the Parables,
Jericho, Tel es Sultan, view Ein 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 Taybeh.
Day 4 Nablus/Shechem (John 4), Jezreel Valley (1 Kings 21, John 4: 46-54), Mt. of Precipice, Nazareth (Lk. 4: 16-30), The Basilica of the Annunciation, Sisters of Nazareth Convent (ko ch tombs), Cana (renewal of marriage vows), Sepphoris (time permitting). Overnight in Galilee.
Day 5 Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha, Church of St. Peter's Primacy (John 21), Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves (Mk. 6:30-44), Mt. of the Beatitudes (Luke 13: 10-21, Matt 5- 7, 11: 20- 24, Mark 4- 6, John 21). Overnight in Galilee.
Day 6 Jordan River Valley, Naharayim (Island of Peace), Jordan River Valley, Bethlehem, Old City walking tour, Church of the Nativity (Lk 2; Mt 2), Herodion, Shepherd's Fields. Overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 7 Mt. of Olives overview and orientation to Jerusalem, Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane (celebration of Holy Communion), Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book, 2nd Temple Model, Tent of Nations. Overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 8 Harem esh Sharif/Temple Mount, Old city walking tour including the Western Wall, St. Ann’s Church, Via Dolorosa, Lithostratos, Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Mt. 27-28; John 20). PM forum: Israeli speaker, overnight in Bethlehem
Day 9 Masada, Qumran, The Dead Sea, Wadi
Qelt. Overnight Bethlehem
Day 10 Transfer to Airport, departure and return to USA.