An ancient highway between Egypt and Assyria (parts of modern-day Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey) hold many hidden treasures. Some of those treasures, though, have been uncovered in the past few years! The Via Maris runs north-south along the Mediterranean Coast of Israel and cuts through a mountain pass in the Carmel range. The highway cuts through the fertile Jezreel Valley, and the area is fertile ground for amazing discoveries!
Two such finds are at a 1st century synagogue in Magdala in which Jesus almost certainly read from the Torah, and a large prayer hall where Jewish and gentile followers of Jesus gathered together to pray and worship Jesus as God! Here is an interesting article detailing the finds and their significance:
Dear friends, we will travel the Via Maris and will visit Magdala on our 2023 EXPERIENCE ISRAEL TOUR. It is at sites like that in which archaeological discoveries verify what God’s Word has said all along! Your Bible comes to life in instances such as that, and God reaches deep into our hearts to ensure His sovereignty.
The header photo above is our 2019 tour guide, Aly, sharing the history of the Magdala Stone! The ancient synagogue is in the background.
We still have a limited number of seats available on our February 17 – March 1, 2023 tour and we would love for you to join us! Check out the website for details of the tour. Feel free to email us at Looking4theBlessedHope@gmail.com if you have questions, or register by clicking the registration button found on the website.
For those of you in the Phoenix area, join us for a live Information Meeting on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 1:30 pm at Jesus Church (area of 29th Ave and Greenway). Join us there!