What Did the Temple Look Like in Jesus’ Day?

Herod's Temple, as seen at the Model City of Jerusalem Have you ever wondered what the temple looked like in Jesus' day? Today, when you visit Israel, you see another structure, the Dome of the Rock, built where the temple once stood. Though millions of photos are shot of it, what stands there now is …

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Amazing Masada

Let's take a break from the chaos in the world today to explore an awesome spot in Israel! In November, our tour group had the blessed privilege of visiting the steep cliffs of Masada, the mighty Roman fortress built by King Herod. We heard the story of brave Jewish people who captured the vast mesa …

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Tour Rewind: Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran and Dead Sea

The beauty of Ein Gedi with great friends The diversity of Israel is astounding! Five different climate zones are found in this tiny country the size of New Jersey. Unbelievable! Lush, fertile soil found along the upper Jordan River Valley gives way to arid, barren desert south of Jericho. The Dead Sea comes into view, …

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Masada, En Gedi, Qumran and the Dead Sea

We left the beloved Galilee and headed south today, passing through the Jordan River Valley, running alongside Israel's border with Jordan. Passing Jericho, we continued south all the way to Herod's mountain fortress, Masada. A towering plateau, this was the sight of the Jews last stand, after the Romans drove them from Jerusalem in 70 …

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