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Program Type: External Providers' Program
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Course

HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL SETTINGS
Three Weeks. 150 Miles.
One Changed Perspective.
What You Will Learn

This intensive three-week course will introduce you to the geography, history, and archaeology of Israel. You will begin to feel at home on the playing field of biblical history after traveling through the land of the Bible. We visit biblical sites in nearly every corner of Israel and engage the biblical text in the field using custom maps, reference material, and lectures.

What You Will Do

You will walk the streets of Jerusalem to understand aspects of the biblical and modern city. Explore archaeological ruins from the time of Hezekiah. Visit Jesus’ backyard to understand his life and ministry. Hike through the canyon of a desert oasis. Learn how the biblical writers were influenced by the land of the Bible. And much, much more.


THE DETAILS
Sample Itinerary*

On this short term program, students typically visit the following sites:

1. Jerusalem Walks

The Four Quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem
Mount Zion
City of David
Western Wall
Southern Steps of the Temple Mount
Pool of Bethezda
Church of the Holy Sepulchre

2. Jerusalem Approaches Field Study

Mount of Olives and its churches
Herodium
Bethlehem

3. Benjamin Field Study

Judean Wilderness / Wadi Qilt
Jericho
Nebi Samwil
Gezer

4. Judah, Shephelah, Philistine Coast Field Study

Beth Shemesh
Valley of Elah
Bet Guvrin
Lachish
Ashkelon

5. Negev and Great Wilderness Field Study

Beersheba
Arad
Ein Avdat
Avdat
Makhtesh Ramon

6. The Dead Sea Area Field Study

Masada
Ein Gedi
Qumran
Dead Sea beach for swimming

7. Sharon Plain and Jezreel Valley Field Study

Caesarea
Mount Carmel
Megiddo
Nazareth

8. Galilee Field Study

Sepphoris
Arbel
Hazor
Dan
Banias / Caesarea Philippi
Golan Heights
Capernaum
Magdala
Tabgha / Primacy of Peter
Chorazim
Mount of Beatitudes
Kursi
Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
Swimming in the Sea of Galilee

9. Jordan Field Study (Optional)**

Jerash
Jabbok River
Moabite capital of Dibon
Arnon gorge
Petra
Edomite capital of Bozrah
Ammonite capital of Rabbah
Amman
Madaba
Mount Nebo

*All Itineraries are subject to change due to logistical
reasons or the preference of the instructor or group leader.

**The Jordan Extension requires a minimum of seven
participants.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Interim/J-Term 2021 09/17/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.