Israel Study Tour Photo Essay: Days 7-12

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Overlooking the Sea of Galilee and the town of Magdala (the home of Mary Magdalene) from Mount Arbel.
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Check out this pulpit from a Catholic church in Magdala.
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This is an actual 1st century fishing boat that was discovered when the Sea of Galilee was low by two local fisherman.
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Don enjoying the boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

 

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Steve leads us in a reflection and teaching time on Jn. 21 and the restoration of Peter. We are at a church on the Sea of Galilee.
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A statue depicting the events of Jn. 21. The restoration of Peter.
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This shows how complicated archeology can be. At first glance the building techniques of this wall look older than 1st century. But the white -round column in the middle, actually shows it is from the time of the Crusades. about 600 years after the time of Jesus.
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An Egyptian outpost in the Galilee that dates back to approximately 12th century BCE. The use of bricks is a clear indication of Egyptian architecture. You won’t find anything else made with bricks in this region.
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Standing on the main corridor of Beth Shean. This was the largest city in the Decapolis in the 1st century. It was totally destroyed in 749 AD.
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In the church courtyard of Padre Noster (Our Father), the Lord’s Prayer is written in over 200 languages.
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Larry leading a teaching time on the Lord’s Paryer in the olive grove of Padre Noster.
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The Old City all lit up for a special evening celebration.

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