If roads could talk, the Wadi Qelt would tell some spellbinding tales. Stretching 17 miles between Jericho and Jerusalem, every important character in Biblical history walked or ran over its rocky path. David ran from Jerusalem via the Wadi Qelt after his son Absalom declared himself king (2 Samuel 15:23 – 16:14) and in Psalm 23, he … More The Wadi Qelt, If Roads Could Talk!
For important Israel News Updates To read about Safety In The Holy Land, click here. A well or a monument…which is the better legacy? The Holy Land is filled with both and the Bible is replete with passages about digging wells and erecting monuments that were suppose to jog memories and keep the past alive. … More A Well Or A Monument…Which Are You Leaving?
No matter where you stand in the Jezreel Valley, located in northern Israel and also known as the Valley of Armageddon, you can see the rounded visage of Mount Tabor. Located at the nexus of many ancient travel routes that crisscrossed Palestine, Mount Tabor served as a strategic sentinel during Biblical times and a symbol … More At Mount Tabor, Close Encounters of the Divine Kind
Not everything explosive in the Golan Heights is related to warfare! The Avital Volcanic Park is located there on the site of a dormant volcano that last erupted about 100,000 years ago. Confirming this ancient volcanic activity, the hills and fields throughout Israel are chock full of basalt rocks that poke through the earth. The … More A Rocky Walk to Capernaum
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
When You Can’t See The Forest For The Trees Spilling down a slope overlooking Jerusalem, the Peace Forest symbolizes the unity of Jerusalem after the Six-Day War, harmony between Arab and Jewish people and the hope for peace in a land birthed and raised in turmoil. Here, the city plants a tree for EVERY child … More Caiaphas, The High Priest and The Forest
It is absolutely imperative at the outset that you come to terms with this simple yet life-changing truth: God is for you. If you don’t believe that, then you’ll pray small timid prayers; if you do believe it, then you’ll pray big audacious prayers. Mark Batterson. The Philistines aggravated the Israelites, waging war and causing … More Giants, Both Biblical and Proverbial, Are Real
For Israel News Updates To read about Safety In Israel, click here Truth or Fiction? Most attacks on the historicity and the veracity of the Bible in the early 1900’s began with the premise that there were no secular records that contained evidence verifying Biblical accounts about the flood, the life of King David, or even the numerous … More Pools of Bethesda Puzzle Archaeologists
photo: Roman Kriman, JerusalemShots.com First View of The Temple Mount Entering Jerusalem, a highlight of any tour to Israel, stirs your soul, brings tears to your eyes and connects you to countless other sojourners who have traveled UP to Jerusalem through the ages. Viewing the Temple Mount, the dazzling white stones of the city, and the Mount of Olives for the … More Jerusalem, God’s City Through Time