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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.
On this short term program, students typically visit the following sites:
1. Jerusalem Walks
The Four Quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem
City of David
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
3. Benjamin Field Study
Judean Wilderness / Wadi Qilt
4. Judah, Shephelah, Philistine Coast Field Study
Valley of Elah
5. Negev and Great Wilderness Field Study
6. The Dead Sea Area Field Study
Dead Sea beach for swimming
7. Sharon Plain and Jezreel Valley Field Study
8. Galilee Field Study
Banias / Caesarea Philippi
Tabgha / Primacy of Peter
Mount of Beatitudes
Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
Swimming in the Sea of Galilee
9. Jordan Field Study (Optional)**
Moabite capital of Dibon
Edomite capital of Bozrah
Ammonite capital of Rabbah
*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