From Dan to Beersheba
New River District
The Rev. Kim Goddard
24 February - 5 March 2020
$3,986 from New York City
2 Day Elective
The Wonders of Petra
Returning 9 March 2020
A biblical survey pilgrimage
in Israel and the West Bank
This pilgrimage will acquaint participants with the geographical and cultural settings of the Old and New Testaments, from Dan to Beersheba. The pilgrimage will include morning and evening fora on historical and contemporary themes and visits with indigenous people. 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. Please see the attached syllabus for more details.
Day 1 Depart U.S.A.
Day 2 Arrive Tel Aviv, oritentations and introductions, overnight in Taybeh.
Day 3 1st Century House/House of the Parables (Matt 2: 23, Luke 1: 26- 38), 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), Jordan River Valley, overnight Taybeh
Day 4 Nablus, Jacob’s Well, Samaria/Sebastia, Megiddo (Rev. 16:16), Caesarea Maritima (Acts:10), overnight Galilee
Day 5 Tel Dan, Banyas/Caesarea Philippi (Mt. 16: 13-20), Migdal Shams, the Golan, overnight in Galilee
Day 6 Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation,
Sisters of Nazareth Convent (1st Century koch tombs), Orthodox Church of the
Annunciation (Matt 2: 23, Luke 1: 26- 38, 4:16- 30), Mt Precipice, Sepphoris,
overnight in Galilee
Day 7 Capernaum, Tabgha, Primacy of Peter (John 21), Mt. of the Beatitudes (Luke 13: 10-21, Matt 5- 7, 11: 20- 24, Mark 4- 6, John 21), boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Wadi Hammam, the Jordan Valley, souvenir shopping
overnight in Bethlehem
Day 8 Mt. of Olives, orientation to Jerusalem,
Palm Sunday walk, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu,
Bethlehem, Old City walking tour, Church of the Nativity (Lk 2; Mt 2), Herodion,
overnight in Bethlehem
Day 9 Hebron, Cave of Macphelah, Beer-sheba, overnight in Bethlehem
Day 10 Old City walking tour, Harem esh
Sherif/Temple Mount, Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, Lithostratos, St. Anne's
Church, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb, overnight in Bethlehem
Day 11 Transfer to Tel Aviv, return to the USA.