Survey of the Bible

June 4, 2018 - June 15, 2018

A Gold Select Journey

Survey of the Bible

4-15 June 2018
$3,796 from Dallas/Fort Worth

A 12 Day Survey of the Bible
including Israel and the West Bank

Sponsored by
Dr. Stephoni Case
Southern Nazarene University

This pilgrimage will acquaint participants with the geographical and cultural settings of the Bible and relate historical studies to contemporary dynamics in Israel, Palestine and Jordan. 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. 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
(tentative and subject to local circumstances):
individual preferences will be accomodated when possible

Day 1 Depart Dallas/Fort Worth.

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, 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, Qumran, Overnight Galilee

Day 4 Field trip: Jezreel Valley, Caesarea Maritima (Acts 10), Megiddo, (1 Kings 21, John 4: 46-54), Nazareth (Lk. 4: 16-30), Nazareth Village, The Basilica of the Annunciation, Sisters of Nazareth Convent (koch tombs-subject to confirmation) Overnight 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), Wadi Hammam, Mt. Arbel (time permitting), the Jordan River Valley. Overnight Jerusalem

Day 6 Mt. of Olives overview and orientation to Jerusalem, Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane, Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book, 2nd Temple Model, Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 7 Old city walking tour including the Western Wall, Temple Mount/Harem esh Sharif, St. Ann’s Church, Via Dolorosa, Lithostratos, Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Mt. 27-28; John 20), free time at your leisure, optional visit to the so-called Garden Tomb Overnight Jerusalem

Day 8 Bethlehem, Old City walking tour, Church of the Nativity (Lk 2; Mt 2), Herodion, Shepherd’s Fields, Solomon’s Pools (time permitting) Overnight Bethlehem

Day 9 SNU Discretionary Day, overnight in Bethlehem

Day 10 SNU Discretionary Day, overnight in Bethlehem

Day 11 Masada, The Dead Sea, Qumran, Wadi Qelt, St. George’s Monastery overview, Overnight in Bethlehem

Day 12 Transfer to Airport, departure and return to USA.