Tel Gezer Dig, Day 1

Tel Gezer Dig, Day 1

Today was Day 1 from me at the Tel Gezer dig. Gezer was a strategically-located city located in the Shephelah (lowlands) of Judah.  It was an OT site, going back over 5,000 years ago (during the Early Bronze) when the site was first inhabited by early...
May 2016 Israel Tour – Trip Summary

May 2016 Israel Tour – Trip Summary

The May, 2016 trip was another great one.  We had almost perfect weather throughout. The group (primarily from the Canyon Hills Church in the Seattle, WA area) were wonderful!  God blessed us in many ways on this tour. Pastor Steve Hill and Dr. Dwaine Braddy served as...
May 2016 Israel Tour – Day 10

May 2016 Israel Tour – Day 10

DAY 10 – MONDAY, MAY 30 Today was our last day here in Jerusalem! With the sun and nice temps greeting us again (low 80s), we left the hotel and headed straight to what today is called Mt. Zion. We first visited the grave of Oscar Schindler, the German who saved 1,200...
May 2016 Israel Tour – Day 9

May 2016 Israel Tour – Day 9

DAY 9 – SUNDAY, MAY 29 Today was another perfect weather day, with sun and temps in the 70s. Our first visit of the day was to the famous Western Wall (also called Wailing Wall). We arrived in time for morning prayers. Many Orthodox and Ultra Orthodox Jews covered...
May 2016 Israel Tour – Day 8

May 2016 Israel Tour – Day 8

DAY 8 – SATURDAY, MAY 28 Today was a “desert day!” Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we drove to through the Judean Desert to the east before turning south along the western coastline of the Dead Sea. Our first destination was Masada. The weather was very nice again,...

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