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Israel Study Blog :: Jesus & Gentiles

We have spent 4 days in the Galilee (about 60 miles north of Jerusalem). In those 4 days we have seen the places Jesus would have spent his years growing up and learning his trade, the Roman theater in Sepphoris where he may have learned what an actor was (before he called the religious leaders actors / hypocrites), and the fields he…

Israel Study Tour :: Come & See

We are heading into the mid part of our study tour, and have journeyed north to Galilee. This is the region Jesus grew up, learned to be a craftsman with his father (Joseph), memorized and read the scriptures in synagogue, and eventually called his first disciples.  One morning we had some extra time built into our schedule to simply sit by the…

Israel Study Tour :: Making Connections

We have been in Israel for three days now on our study tour. In that time, we have seen: The Mount of Olives, the Western Wall, walked the Old City walls, went to En Gedi (where David hid from Saul), toured the Temple Mount (Dome of the Rock), walked the Via doloRosa, visited the Israel Museum, gone to Herodium, Masada, the Dead…