Hold on to your proverbial Indiana Jones hat….we are about to enter a place that evokes faith, facts, myths and mysteries! The Western Wall Tunnel or Rabbi’s Tunnel, a sort of “time tunnel” to ancient Jerusalem, sweeps us back 2000 years. In fact, the Western Wall Tunnels are really a microcosm of Jerusalem itself…from the … More Zoom Back To Ancient Jerusalem Via the Western Wall Tunnel
What did Jesus mean when He said “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” Many think it is about the reality of non-believers singing Christmas Carols and others feeling the urge to attend church on Christmas and Easter….reminding us that no matter how hard the world tries, … More The Garden Tomb…The Very Stones Will Cry Out!
One trip to Masada is never enough! Witness the number of people who go back time and time again….seemingly to observe the same scenery yet hearing new voices from history on each visit. Golden Age of Jewish History Masada’s big moment, part of the Second Temple period, 166 BC to 70 AD, is often considered … More Masada, Echoes In Time
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?
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
Bet She’an, “house of rest” or “place of quiet,” is located four miles west of the Jordan River, fifteen miles south of the Sea of Galilee, and about forty-five miles north of Jericho. Tel Bet She’an lies where two fertile valleys, the Harod Valley and Jordan Valley, meet. The Harod Valley and the Harod River … More Bet She’an, Where Archaeology Meets The Bible