The tiny country of Israel offers the single most important stage for understanding the Biblical world in its native culture. Though not a very large country, it is a diverse and beautiful landscape. Travel a few minutes outside of the airport, and you will already encounter a landscape upon which a dozen Biblical stories played out. With an abundance of unearthed archaeological sites, the ancient world has been pulled back from obscurity. You can’t help but be drawn in.

Travelers are excited to encounter the past as they touch ancient stonewalls and walk on streets where prophets, priests and kings once trod. Along with the careful explanation of the sites, most every group expresses that life-changing challenges are a daily part of their learning experience as we travel together.

Whether we are walking along the quiet shores of the Sea of Galilee, or sitting perched above the Plain of Gennesaret looking down on the emerging lanes of ancient Magdala now being excavated, the views are spectacular to help our Bible “spring into life.”

 Four thousand year old Canaanite gate at Tel Dan

Four thousand year old Canaanite gate at Tel Dan

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