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Dr. Randy Smith
Christian Travel Study Programs, Ltd.
THE LIFE OF JESUS
February 16 – 27, 2010
Day One Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Depart from USA. Overnight: In flight.
Day Two Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Arrive Ben Gurion Airport. The program officially begins with dinner at the hotel near Tel Aviv, but arrivals on the early morning flight will visit Neot Kedumim before going to the hotel in the afternoon. Overnight: By the Mediterranean Sea.
Day Three Thursday, February 18, 2010
Four Conflicts during Jesus’ Ministry
Theme description: Highlighting four example sites, this study focuses on four key conflicts in the background of Jesus’ public ministry.
Sites: Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Nazareth church and excavations, Tiberias. Overnight: Sea of Galilee area.
Day Four Friday, February 19, 2010
Characteristics of the Disciples
Theme description: Using the four gospel accounts, we will investigate the background, education and theology of the disciples.
Sites: Capernaum, Bethsaida Excavations, Boat on Sea (8:30), Tabgha, Mt. Beatitudes, Chorazin. Overnight: Sea of Galilee area.
Day Five Saturday, February 20, 2010
Private Teachings to the Disciples – How Jesus Taught
Theme description: Based on the five sermons in the Gospel according to Matthew, our focus will be on the common teaching style of the ancient rabbis. Sites: Chorazin, Tel Dan, Banias (Caesarea Philippi), Quneitra, Katzrin, Gamla overlook, Golan Heights. Overnight: Sea of Galilee area.
Day Six Sunday, February 21, 2010
The Perean Ministry of Jesus
Theme description: We will address the issues of the Perean Ministry, with particular examination of Luke 10-19, the “special section” of this account.
Sites: Jordan River, Beth Shean, Views of Perea, early arrival to hotel with time at the Dead Sea. Overnight: Dead Sea area.
Day Seven Monday, February 22, 2010
The Wilderness as a Place of Refuge
Theme description: The wilderness has a special place in Jesus’ ministry. John the Baptist preached from the wilderness. The Qumran community helps us see the divided audience that heard Jesus’ original preaching. Today we will seek to understand the impact of this barren region on the life of Jesus.
Sites: Masada, Ein Gedi overlook, Qumran, Jericho (conditions permitting). Overnight: Jerusalem (1).
Day Eight Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Setting of the Birth Narratives (morning)
Theme description: We will investigate what the Biblical accounts tell us of Jesus’ birth, based on both the Matthew and Luke accounts.
Sites: Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Field, Herodion (all sites conditions permitting).
Mountains Around Jerusalem –Psalm 125:2 (afternoon)
Theme description: Viewing the city from high places around the city, we will define the protection of ancient Jerusalem mentioned by the Psalmist.
Sites: Haas Promenade. Overnight: Jerusalem (2).
Day Nine Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Jesus in Jerusalem, Messianic Expectations
Theme description: With a specific view of the history of “other Messiahs” we will discuss the expectations for the Messiah, and their relationship to the record of the preaching of Jesus.
Sites: Mount of Olives walk, Gethsemane, Mt. Zion (Last Supper Room, St. Peter en Gallicantu), Western Wall, Old City walk. Overnight: Jerusalem (3).
Day Ten Thursday, February 25, 2010
Jewish Questionings and Roman Trials of Jesus
Theme description: The issues involved in the arrest, trial and conviction of Jesus will be our subject as we journey through the “salvation geography” of Jerusalem in the Gospel According to John.
Sites: Ancient Temple Mount and South Wall excavations, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb (3:00). Overnight: Jerusalem (4).
Day Eleven Friday, February 26, 2010
Day at Leisure. Final group dinner. Depart for Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) for a late evening flight.
Day Twelve Saturday, February 27, 2010
Arrive USA in the morning.
FULL TOUR PRICE OF $3300 INCLUDES air from the east coast, group transfers, hotels, Israeli buffet breakfast and dinner daily, tips for group services, full sightseeing, the services of an English-speaking lecturer, syllabus, local guide (where required) and all entrance fees to sites as listed in the program. All taxes and surchcarges in effect as of May 1, 2009 are included. If additional surcharges or taxes are imposed by the airlines or governments, any additional amounts will be the responsibility of the passenger.
LAND ONLY PRICE OF $2100 INCLUDES all of the above except airfare and transfers.
NOT INCLUDED are personal items such as laundry; drinks and coffee during or after meals; lunches, tips for personal favors; excess baggage and forwarding of baggage; transfers other than with the group; optional travel insurance.
YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS are based on double occupancy in a twin bedded room with private bath.. You may pay a supplemental charge of $550 to guarantee a single room. Individuals enrolling without a roommate may request to be assigned one. In the event that a roommate is not available, individuals will be subject to the single supplement charge. All single rooms are subject to availability and may be smaller than normal twin rooms.