Friday, October 06, 2006

Israel Awaits

In just a few short weeks (November 1) my wife and I will leave for Israel where we will be able to visit:

Caesarea by the Sea (Acts 9 & 25)
• Mt Carmel where God, thru Elijah, killed the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18)
• Megiddo where the battle of Armageddon will be fought (Rev 16:16)
• Nazareth which was Jesus’ hometown (Luke 1 & 2)
• Cana, where Jesus turned the water into wine (John 2)
• Caesarea Philippi where Peter made his confession of Christ (Mt 16:13-17)
• Road to Damascus where Paul was converted (Acts 9)
• Mt Hermon (Deut 3:8)
• Border of Lebanon (Joshua 11:17)
• Hazor (Joshua 11:10; I Kings 9:15)
• A boat ride in a wooden “Jesus replica boat” in the Sea of Galilee
• Capernaum (Mt 4:13)
• The Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus gave His Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5)
• Tabgha where Jesus fed the 5000 (Mark 6)
• Church of Peter’s of Primacy (John 21)
• Magdala (Matthew 15:39; Luke 8:2)
• Jericho
• Mt Tabor (Judges 4)
• Ein Harod (Judges 7:1)
• Beth Shean (I Samuel 31:10)
• The Rose Red City of Petra, in the mountains of Edom
• Mt Nebo where God took Moses to see into the Promised Land
• The Jordan River where Jesus was baptized by John
• The Dead Sea
• Ein Gedi, the oasis where David hid from King Saul
• Qumran, settlement of the Essenes who authored the Dead Sea Scrolls
• Jerusalem, the holy city of God’s people
• Jericho
• The holiest site in the whole Jewish world…The Western (Wailing) Wall
• The35 acre temple area purchased by King David (2 Samuel 24:18-25)
• The Dome of the Rock (the 3rd holiest shrine in all of Islam)
• The Pool of Bethesda
• Sister of Zion Convent (pavement where Jesus stood on trial before Pilate)
• The Via Dolorosa where Jesus carried His cross
• Church of the Holy Sepulchre
• Rachel’s tomb on the outskirts of Bethlehem
• The Church of the Nativity and the Shepherd’s field in Bethlehem
• The Herodium (the palace where Herod overlooked Bethlehem)
• Ein Karem Village, which is the birthplace of John the Baptist
• The Church of the Visitation and The Church of the Ascension
• Mt Zion
• King David’s tomb
• The Upper Room where Jesus and the disciples had the last supper
• The Mt of Olives
• The Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed in agony
• Communion at the garden tomb

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