Holy Land Gold Select Journey
30 April 2018 - 9 May 2018
$3,798 From Atlanta
A Biblical Survey in Israel
2 Day Elective
The Wonders of Jordan & Petra
Returning 11 May 2018
Sponsored by the
Southwest District South Georgia Annual Conference
The Rev. Dr. Nita Crump
This pilgrimage will acquaint participants with the geographical and cultural settings of the New Testament and relate historical studies to contemporary dynamics in Israel, Palestine. The pilgrimage will include morning and evening fora on historical and contemporary themes and visits with indigenous people. You will learn about the work of the United Methodist Church in the Holy Land. You will visit church supported mission sites. You will meet and have conversations with Israelis and Palestinians, Christians, Muslims and Jews who are involved in various types of peacemaking work. 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 Atlanta.
Day 2 Arrive Tel Aviv, transfer to hotel, orientation and introductions. Overnight in Galilee.
Day 3 Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation,
Orthodox Church of St. Gabriel, Sepphoris, Megiddo, Mishmar ha Emek (Lydia
Eisenburg), overnight Galilee
Day 4 Tel Dan, Banyas/Caesarea Philippi, Migdal Shams, view Gamla, overnight in Galilee.
Day 5 boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. of the Beatitudes, Mt. Arbel, the Jordan Valley, overnight Dead Sea (Jericho)
Day 6 Qasr
el Yehud (baptismal site), Jericho, Tel es Sultan (OT Jericho), Tel Abu al
Alaiq (NT Jericho), Qumran, overnight Dead Sea (Jericho)
Day 7 Masada, the Dead Sea, En Gedi, Wadi Qelt, St. George's Monastery overview, overnight Bethlehem
Day 8 Mt.
of Olives overview, Palm Sunday walk, Garden of Gethsemane, Bethlehem, Old
City walking tour, Church of the Nativity, Herodion, Shepherd’s Fields,
Day 9 Old city walking tour, Western Wall, Temple Mount/Harem esh Sharif (if possible), Lithostratos, Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Mt. 27-28; John 20)
Day 10 Transfer to Airport, departure and return to USA.