Israel-Day Ten
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City of David excavations The City of David is surrounded on 2 sides by valleys.  David took use of this as a stronghold of Zion.  The Palace of David has been found, with large terraced retaining walls holding it up … Read More

Israel-Day Nine
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Southern/Western Wall Excavations The southern wall of the temple mount has been largely uncovered, it has been found out that the original retaining wall of the mount was 1/3 higher and 1/3 lower than today.  The wall has been repaired … Read More

Israel-Day Eight
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Mount of Olives & Temple Mount History Abraham came here, specifically to Mount Moriah (temple mount) from Hebron.  At the time, the area Jerusalem is in today was a Jebusite city.  Where the old city is today, there was no … Read More

Israel-Day Seven
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We left our fancy resort on the Dead Sea and headed to Masada.  At the end of the day we traveled to Jerusalem, with a few stops in between. Masada First of all, the cable car we were going to … Read More

Israel-Day Six
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We left our hotel at the Sea of Galilee and headed South towards the dead sea, along the Jordan Riv Beit Shean Beit Shean is located on the drive down the Jordan River from Galilee to Jerusalem.  It was quite … Read More

Israel-Day Five
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*Until now I have neglected to mention the “Ramot Resort” we stayed at the Sea of Galilee* There is nothing like eating breakfast overlooking the Sea of Galilee–it was absolutely wonderful Kursi Kursi was our first stop of the morning. … Read More

Israel-Day Four
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Jordan River We started out the day at the North of the Sea of Galilee seeing the Jordan River.  It is fed by three springs, including the Dan and Banias springs which come from the snowfall on Mt. Hermon.  Namaan … Read More

Israel-Day Three
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Caesarea History Named after Caesar Augustus, in the land of Samaria, which meant the Romans didn’t have to “please” the God of Judah.  The greatest threat to the Roman empire, the Parthians, attacked Jerusalem in 42 B.C.  Herod went to … Read More

Israel-Day Two
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The Flight:  We left the church somewhere around 12:30 pm and drove to O’Hare airport.  We waited a little while and then took our 4:30 flight.  About 6 hours into the flight someone had me look out the window to … Read More

Israel-Day One
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March 2, 2010, I embarked on what was a very life-changing trip.  This is the first in the series of blog posts about my Israel trip. March 2 we left the church shortly after noon…other than that, there’s not much … Read More

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