According to Biblical accounts, the Dead Sea region was a place of refuge for David after he was anointed king and Saul, unhappy with that turn of events, plotted to kill him. It was also the world’s first health spa as Herod the Great, the Queen of Sheba, Cleopatra, King Solomon and many others dallied … More The Dead Sea, Unique, Matchless and Mesmerizing
Israel is many things to many people … A land claimed by the world’s three great religions as their place of origin; a challenging melting pot of contemporary world politics, intrigue and conflicts; a surprising land of diverse and astonishing natural beauty, complete with ethnic complexities, historical consequence and Biblical significance; an archaeologist’s treasure chest, … More Israel: Myth Buster, Treasure Chest, Surprise
If the world were to experience a modern Pompeii-like disaster and you met your demise with your new IPhone in hand, archaeologists in future centuries could reconstruct your existence, time and story in full detail….your IPhone would spill the proverbial beans. Coins and pottery are the IPhones of the past. Pottery fragments fairly shout out … More Tel Dan Stele Spills The Beans
No News Is Good News You can put this in the “believe it or not” category….on Tuesday, February 7th 2017, not one single news item about a hostile act in Israel could be found in any global news outlet. A rare day to say the least! Of course, this 24 hour respite quickly came to … More Is It Safe To Travel To Israel?
Why? Ask anyone who wants to travel to Israel, why, and the usual answer is….to walk where Jesus walked. Nothing wrong with that answer, in fact, it’s a great answer, but the Holy Land isn’t just about the New Testament, Israel fully engages you with the Old Testament! Constancy Location, location, location . … More Megiddo, Fought Over And Prophesied About
Capernaum By the Sea In existence from the 150 B.C. to 750. A.D., Capernaum lies along the western shore of the Sea of Galilee about 3 miles from where the upper Jordan River, fed by the snow pack on Mount Hermon, empties into the lake. Situated on the Via Maris, an ancient trade route also … More Capernaum, A Stop On The Via Maris
Fact Checking Everyone loves to “fact check,” and it is usually done for good reasons. God is expressly specific throughout the Bible, He includes dates, places, people and customs. He has fleshed out inspired passages with facts that can be historically checked. Doesn’t it peak your interest when you read in John’s Gospel that the disciples netted 153 fish? That is … More Not Your Ordinary Shepherds, These Guys Were Special
One of Seven Ancient Wonders Petra, named one of the seven ancient wonders of the world in 2007, lies in a remote valley basin south of Amman and north of Aqaba in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Wreathed in mystery and sheltered from view by soaring, impenetrable rock cliffs, Petra’s story is the stuff of … More Petra Part One: Legend, Myth, Apocalypse
A “Tel” is not short for telephone, nor is it a habit that gives you away….a Tel is the site of an ancient city and most are Biblical. In the Old Testament, God instructs the Israelites to destroy pagan cities, leave them in ashes and walk away from the rubble. Sometimes they did and sometimes they didn’t….we know, … More What Is A Tel?
In 2014, the British newspaper, The Telegraph, included the Holy Land among the top 25 destinations on their Ultimate Travel Bucket List. Surprisingly, the article did not use the name “Israel,” only naming the Holy Land. The HOLY LAND…. the nation-state of Israel IS Holy Land to millions who have traveled to this Biblical land … More Five Faith Reasons To Go To The Holy Land