Palestine
Palestine

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  • Day8

    Walking through the old city on Shabbat

    December 23, 2017 in Palestine

    First stop was the Hezekiah wall and the Cardo in the middle of Jerusalem - a section of wall dating back to 800BC when houses were pulled apart for stones and the wall strengthened against the Asyrians. Then via the Western Wall and the pool of Bethesda we walked up up up past the garden of Gethsemane to the mount of Olives.

  • Day10

    Days 5 & 6

    November 18, 2017 in Palestine

    We're finally in Jerusalem after a long couple of days. We've been up in the Sea of Galilee Region, Golan Heights, Caesarea Phillipi. Yesterday we went through Bet Shean (Schyothopolois), Mt. Carmel and over the Caesarea Maritima on the coast.

    I haven't been posting too much here because I haven't found the time to sit down and hammer it out. I'm taking photographs for the team, so getting those up is my priority.

    Please make sure you check out our team blog at http://gtitours.org/online-tour-journal/almanor-171162. You'll see my photos and be able to hear from several people on the team

    I hope I can post more in the days to come, but I'm not sure I'll be able to.
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  • Day11

    Herodian

    December 26, 2017 in Palestine

    Jumping back on the bus this morning with two things we had missed.. Sunshine and EFFI!
    We drove south by about 30mins passing by Bethlehem and a bunch of Palestinian villages with big red signs stating “do not enter... Israel civilians enter at your own risk... your life is at danger” so we were happy when we pulled up at HERODIAN.... Herods summer palace on top of a hill and a lovely place to have his tomb Looking over the judean desert.
    We crammed into a little room watched a short movie about this man made mountain which herod decided he wanted to build on. And then we headed up to see the panoramic views and important landmarks for us on this bluebird of a day! (Amy Hislop)
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  • Day7

    Shiloh

    December 22, 2017 in Palestine

    First thing in the morning we stopped on the Sea of Galilee for 10 minutes of personal meditation. Sad to say goodbye to this area we took a long bus drive along the amazing Alon Road through and across the stunning hills and we came to Shiloh. We watched an interesting movie about the time of Samuel and the tabernacle and saw what could likely be the place where the tabernacle was, which is still currently being uncovered (Steph Weller).Read more

  • Day7

    Latrun Amoured Corps Museum

    December 22, 2017 in Palestine

    After a delicious burger lunch, we walked up to Yad La-Shiryon. Officially: The Armored Corps Memorial Site and Museum at Latrun; which is Israel’s official memorial site for fallen soldiers from the armoured corps, as well as one of the most diverse tank museums in the world.

    When Britain left the Middle East in 1948 they transferred ownership to whoever had the larger majority in the area, in this case the Jordanians however the fort was overtaken by Israel during the 6 day war.
    After an introduction video the group moved outside to clamber over and look at the array of tanks throughout the ages and had the chance to climb over them.

    Effie took the opportunity to show off his expertise and his countries prowess in warfare technology. The new Merkava tank (v4) is the latest of the batch which featured its own anti missile system, a world first.

    It was a great opportunity for the young people to speak to a few of the posted young soldiers and hear of their experience and learn more about their role. It was a fascinating experience and a great stop off to compliment and add to the mental pictures building from the Golan Heights trip (Justin Teeney).
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  • Day10

    Temple Mount Herodian Quarter

    December 25, 2017 in Palestine

    Due to scheduling conflicts the visit to the Temple Mount was rescheduled for this morning. It was optional. It was 6 degrees and raining! A brave few made the trip and surprisingly on Christmas morning in the freezing cold rain there was not a soul around. After an hour or so we met the sensible ones at the Herodian Quarter where we saw a preserved Priestly Home that may well have been the place of one of the Jewish trials of our Lord.Read more

  • Day9

    City of David / Davidson Centre

    December 24, 2017 in Palestine

    We visited the city of David, today located on the outside of the Ottoman walls of Jerusalem. The highlight was definitely Hezekiah's tunnel, an engineering masterpiece winding beneath the old city to provide a source of water into the city. It was also very interesting to see other archeological finds along the way such as the seal of Baruch the scribe and the walls that supported David's palace, finds which indicate that this location was definitely the city of Jerusalem around the time of David and the kings.
    Isaiah 22:11 "You made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you did not look to him who did it, or see him who planned it long ago." (Joshua Dangerfield)
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  • Day17

    Bethany beyond Jordan

    January 1 in Palestine

    Tradition or legend since the 4th century has this as place that Christ was baptised. We can’t be sure but Churches and other artifacts dating back to the Byzantine Empire are here in abundance. We recounted the story of the baptism of Christ, the message of John the baptiser from Isaiah 40 and we read Isaiah 42, the servant who delighted God in whom the spirit would rest (Tirzah Jansen).

    Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.
    But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
    Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
    As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
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  • Day7

    Jordan River

    November 15, 2017 in Palestine

    I’m typing in the morning after a full day’s journey up the Jordan river valley along the west shoreline of the Dead Sea and along the west bank of the Jordan River. Of course, that name might ring familiar because it’s in the news quite a bit. The West Bank is an area of Israel that is under Palestinian authority for “civil affairs, internal security and public order,” but is, according to Israel, part of the state of Israel. The Palestinians would argue that wording of course, but that is the way it stands. Much of the unrest in the area in years past is experiencing a lull right now, but one gets the feeling that everyone is simply regaining energy to take up the fight again. Lord, may it not be so. Psalm 122:6 says, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you! Peace be within your walls and security within your towers!” For my brothers and companions’ sake I will say, “Peace be within you!” For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.”

    We should take that seriously.

    The Israeli/Arab divide was made clear as we made our way down to a famous site on the Jordan River. This site is at least close to the place where Jesus was baptized, where Joshua crossed the Jordan as they entered the promised land and where Elijah passed the mantle to Elisha. On one side of this site is where Israeli tourists come to be baptized in the Jordan and on the other side is where Jordanian tourists come to be baptized.

    Even with all the hustle and bustle and chaos of the moment (think hundreds of tourists off dozens of tour busses coming down to the river for baptisms), there was something tremendously powerful about it. The power came from seeing Israelis, blacks, Asians, Russians, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, denominational and non-denominational followers of Jesus Christ submerging themselves in water as hundreds of thousands of Christians before them have done.

    We are part of something so much bigger than ourselves and our church. We are part of a worldwide movement to see the power of the gospel transform lives.
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  • Day7

    First glimpse of Jerusalem.

    December 22, 2017 in Palestine

    Excitement rose as we came over the hill, everyone eager to be the first to see the old city. We stopped at the Mt Scopus lookout before going to the hotel.

You might also know this place by the following names:

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