Tour Rewind: Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, Bethlehem, US Embassy

US flag standing proud over the US Embassy in Jerusalem Jerusalem and the surrounding areas are filled with meaningful sites beyond the major sites related to Christianity. We visited some of them one day in Jerusalem. We began that day with a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, highlighted by a guided tour through …

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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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Finding the Dead Sea Scrolls

One of the most profound and important discoveries of all time was made by a teenage Bedouin shepherd in 1947. That discovery was the Dead Sea Scrolls, found in the caves of Qumran. What makes that discovery so special? God had preserved His Word for centuries until a time it became important to confirm the …

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