Exploring Temple Mount and the Southern Steps

Temple Mount, as seen from the Southeast Corner Welcome back, study friends! I hope you are studying along with us as our tour group prepares for a trip to Israel next month. Today we'll focus on Temple Mount and the Southern steps. Use the picture above to see exactly what we're talking about. Temple Mount …

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Israel is God’s Story, and His Signature is Upon Jerusalem

As our Israel tour is fast approaching, a tour theme has emerged: God's story. You see, God is writing a story and, in a profound way, Israel is that story. Think of it: He chose a Jewish land and Jewish people to bless the entire world (Genesis 12:3), and that blessing emanates from Israel! Our …

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Masada: Herod’s Mountain Palace and the Jews’ Last Fortress

It is impossible to capture the expanse of the sheer-walled cliffs of Masada, and even more difficult to wrap one's mind around exactly what happened there when, in the days leading up to the Roman rampage that ultimately destroyed Jerusalem, Jews fled there to escape. However, Masada is the subject of our newest study guide, …

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En Gedi: Oasis in the Desert

In the harsh Judean desert, near the Dead Sea, lies an enchanting oasis. Cool, refreshing waterfalls tumble from the rocky cliffs, nimble ibexes roam the area, huge date palm groves dot the landscape, and the kibbutz welcomes young people who come looking for adventure! It's one of the sights we will see on our tour …

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