Israel – A Few Highlights

We have been running from early morning to late evening…so I haven’t had much time to put together posts. So…here are a few highlights from the trip.

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing, in more detail, about each of the sites we had the privilege of visiting this past week.

Coming out of the Damascus Gate

Coming out of the Damascus Gate

Israeli home celebrating the 70th year anniversary.

Israeli Home Celebrating 70th Year Anniversary

Judean Wilderness

Judean Wilderness

Aqueduct from Caesarea

Ancient Aqueduct art Caesarea Maritima

Mediterranean Sea

Mediterranean Sea

Theater at Caesarea

Theater at Caesarea Maritima

Caesarea

Caesarea Maritima

Mark trying out the Ancient Toilets

Mark trying out the ancient toilets

Capernaum Synagogue where Jesus taught.

Capernaum Synagogue where Jesus would have taught

Synagogue at Capernaum

Synagogue at Capernaum

Games Kids would have played while waiting for parents at the Synagogue.

Game for the kids at Capernaum Synagogue

Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee

4000 year old Clay Gate at Tel Dan - Abraham could have walked through.

4000 year old clay gate at Tel Dan – Abraham likely walked through this gate.

City on a Hill

City on a hill.

Sunrise over Jerusalem

Sunrise over Jerusalem

Better than Starbucks

Pool of Bethesda

Pool of Bethesda

Pool of Bethesda

Pool of Bethesda

Nubian Ibex @ En Geri

Ibex @ En Gedi

The Crew

The Crew

Kedron Valley

Kedron Valley

Game of the Praetorium Guard.

Game the Praetorium Guard would have played.

Floor at the Praetorium - where Jesus was beaten

Floor of the Praetorium where Jesus was slapped and spit upon and they put a crown of thorns on his head.

Masada - King Herod’s Palace

Herod’s Palace at Masada

Roman Siege Ramp at Masada

Roman siege ramp built to take Masada

En Gedi waterfall...probable place David and his men hid from King Saul

En Gedi waterfall where David and his men hid from King Saul

Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Lamp Stand created by the Temple Institute for the 3rd Temple

Candle stand built for the third temple

Western Wall of Temple Mount

Western Wall of Temple Mount

Bar Mitzvah

Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall

Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount

Scribe at the Synagogue on Masada

Scribe at Masada

“Behold the Man” Arch where Jesus was presented to the crowds

Behold the Man – Under that arch is where Jesus would have been presented to the crowd.

Ancient Alter

Ancient Alter

Caesarea Maritima

Caesarea Maritima

Ancient Street stone along the Via Dolorosa

Stones along the Via Dolorosa.

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