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Rod and Seta Green invite you to visit the place where God entered into history, tabernacled among us and started His kingdom. Dr. Randall Smith will take us to the places where biblical events took place and guide us into a deeper understanding of the roots of our faith and a closer walk with God. Go to the registration page to see the itinerary, get more information and sign up for the trip.

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Day One: Tuesday, Oct 19, 2020

Depart Miami International (via bus from VCN) for Israel. Meals and overnight: In flight.

Day Two: Wednesday, Oct 20, 2020

Arrive Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. Transfer to the hotel near the Mediterranean beach for dinner and a good night’s rest! Dinner and overnight: Tel Aviv area. D

Day Three: Thursday, Oct 21, 2020

Four Conflicts in the Background of the Gospels: Highlighting example sites, this study focuses on four key conflicts in the background of Jesus’ public ministry. Sites: Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Valley of Armageddon, Zippori, Nazareth (cave homes).  Overnight: Sea of Galilee area.  B, D

Day Four: Friday, Oct 22, 2020

Characteristics of the Disciples: Using the four gospel accounts, we will investigate the hints on the background, education and theology of the disciples. Sites: Mt. Arbel, Magdella, Mt. Beatitudes, Capernaum, Ancient Boat exhibit, boat ride. Overnight: By the Sea of Galilee. B, D

Day Five: Saturday, Oct 23, 2020

Private Teachings for the Disciples: Based on the five sermons in the Gospel according to Matthew, our focus will be on the common teaching style of the ancient rabbis. Sites: Tel Dan, Banias (Caesarea Philippi), overlook into Syria, Qatzrin (Talmudic Village). Overnight: By the Sea of Galilee. B, D

Day Six: Sunday, Oct 24, 2020

The Perean Ministry of Jesus: We will address the issues of the Perean Ministry, with particular examination of Luke 10-19, the “special section” of this account. Sites: Beth Shean, Jordan Valley, Jericho overlook, Dead Sea. Anticipated arrival at the hotel about 3:00p. Overnight: Dead Sea spa hotel. B, D

Day Seven: Monday, Oct 25, 2020

Hebrew Themes of the Wilderness: From the desert storm of Habakkuk, to the salt covenant of David, various Biblical wilderness themes will be highlighted, and then “Up to Jerusalem”. Sites: Masada, En Gedi, Qumran. Overnight: Jerusalem. B,D

Day Eight: Tuesday, Oct 26, 2020

Messianic Expectations and Disappointments: With a specific view of the history of “other Messiahs” we will discuss the expectations for the Messiah, and their relationship to the record of the preaching of Jesus.

Setting of the Birth Narrative: We will investigate what the Biblical accounts tell us of Jesus’ birth, based on both the Matthew and Luke accounts. Sites: Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Field. Overnight: Jerusalem. B,D

Day Nine: Wednesday, Oct 27, 2020

A Living People: Visit to Yad Vashem (Holocaust Memorial). Jewish Quarter (Cardo, Broad Wall, Herodian mansions), Western Wall plaza. Overnight: Jerusalem. B, D 

Day Ten: Thursday, Oct 28, 2020

Jewish Questionings and Roman Trials of Jesus: The arrest, trial and conviction of Jesus will be our subject as we journey through the “salvation geography” of Jerusalem in the Gospel according to John. Sites: Temple Mount, Pools of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb (with communion). Overnight: Jerusalem. B, D

Day Eleven: Friday, Oct 29, 2020

Return flight from Tel Aviv to Miami, arriving later the same day.

Every effort will be made to complete the full itinerary. Yet, because conditions are often unpredictable in travel, we reserve the right to make changes during the tour.192920