Tour Rewind: Temple Mount, Pools of Bethesda, Southern Steps, City of David

Replica of what Temple Mount looked like in Jesus' day (This view is from the southeastern corner.) Once in Jerusalem, the pace picks up and there is much more walking and less bus time. The city and the sites are much more crowded, and the skills of bus drivers in traffic are put to the …

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Tour Rewind: Entering the Holy City

Temple Mount at night There is something special about entering Jerusalem for the first time. Often, tour groups arrive in the late afternoon or early evening, following a tour day en route. In that case, Temple Mount is lit up and the golden-capped Dome of the Rock glistens. Though that dome is a Muslim icon, …

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Day 2 in Jerusalem

Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down. ~Matthew 24:2b Our first stop of the day was the Davidson Center and the Temple ruins that remain visible today following the fulfillment of the prophecy in Matthew 24:2 (above). Jesus accurately predicted the Temple would …

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A Day in Jerusalem

Shalom from the City of God! (I love saying that!) After entering Jerusalem last night, we spent our first day touring there today. Time after time we see the Lord's blessing and favor (though we are all so unworthy of such!) Israel is packed with tourists, yet often the Lord has given us a favorable …

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