Save the date: 1-10 April 2019
What you are planning to do?
Desi and Heather Maxwell are leading a study tour in Israel ‘xploring’ Jesus in his Jewish world. The first half of the tour introduces the culture, politics, history and daily life of the Galilee that Jesus would have known. After that we go up to Jerusalem to walk the streets of the ancient city.
How about adding colour to your Bible reading.
– eating your way into the world of Jesus
– learning about 1st century DIY
– savouring the silence on the Sea of Galilee
– celebrating at the Western Wall
Xplorations strives to offer a different type of visit to Israel. We don’t visit church buildings but walk ancient routes to rediscover the roots of our faith.
We strive to offer the best possible value for money. The price of will be confirmed closer to the time – all inclusive, covering all food (including daily packed lunches); all entrance fees, all gratuities, a study notebook, high quality accommodation and 24/7 teaching if you are up for it!!!
You can find the itinerary at www.xplorations.org or phone
Joyce/Suzanne at Aldor (02890222240) or Desi/Heather (02892670310)
This trip is not a holiday – it is an investment in your spiritual life that will change so much of your thinking.
1-10 April 2019 | Price to be confirmed soon.
Day 1 – Travel
Day 2 – Everyday life and work in the time of Jesus.
Experience life in a 1st century village and visit Sepphoris where Jesus and his friends may have worked.
Day 3 – The political atmosphere
Arbel, Mount of Beatitudes, Chorazim, Gamla. Learn something of the turbulent times in which Jesus lived and his call for a radically different lifestyle
Day 4 – On the sea
Sail on Galilee and visit Capernaum to learn about the role of the sea and fishing in the life and teaching of Jesus
Day 5 – Who do people say that I am?
Banias, Golan Heights, Dan, Katzrim. Reflect on Jesus’ self understanding at a pagan shrine and against the backdrop of the altar of Jeroboam at Dan study the nature of true kingship.
Day 6 – Going up to Jerusalem
Walk up the ‘broad way’ of a Greco-Roman city, Beth Shean and take in the view from the Mount of Transfiguration on our way ‘up’ to Jerusalem
Day 7 – City of David to Son of David
Take in the sweep of this city from the past to the present.
Day 8 – Jesus, the Temple and the sectarians
Climb the steps that Jesus would have used to enter the Temple and walk on a pavement laid down by Herod. Experience the world of the Dead Sea Sect.
Day 9 – The Suffering Servant
The Garden Tomb and Yad VaShem are both scenes at which we can explore the role of suffering in the purposes of God
Day 10 – Travel home