A Gold Select Journey

The Holy Land, the Holy People

Sponsored by
LifePoint Giles Church
The Rev. Dr. Robert Stockburger

9-18 March 2020

$3,161 from New York
(domestic travel to the gateway city is available,
please inquire)

A Survey of the Bible
including Israel and the West Bank
with contemporary studies

Plus Electives:

2 Day Elective
Explore Jerusalem
$732, returning 20 March 2020

4 Day Elective
The Wonders of Jordan & Petra
Returning 22 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.

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.)

Daily Itinerary
(tentative and subject to local circumstances):
individual preferences will be accomodated when possible

Day 1 Depart New York (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 (koch tombs), Sepphoris (time permitting). Overnight in Galilee

Day 5 Beit Shean, 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) Overnight in Galilee

Day 6 Jordan River Valley, Bethlehem, Old City walking tour, Church of the Nativity (Lk 2; Mt 2), Herodion, Shepherd’s Fields, Solomon’s Pools (time
permitting), scheduled shopping in Bethlehem. Overnight in Bethlehem

Day 7 Mt. of Olives overview and orientation to Jerusalem, Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane, Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book, 2nd Temple Model. PM forum: Israeli speaker, 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, New Testament Jericho/Herod's Winter Palace, (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), Wadi Qelt. Overnight Bethlehem

Day 10 Transfer to Airport, departure and return to USA.

Continue reading about the 2 and 4 day electives