Day 4: Thursday, February 9
Our day was spent exploring Northern Israel, one of the most beautiful regions of the country. We began by climbing up to the magnificent Golan Heights and visiting a reconstructed Talmudic village at Katzrin, where we will took a closer look at life in New Testament times and the use of everyday imagery in Scripture. We then traveled along the lower slopes of Mount Hermon – Israel’s highest mountain, and the most likely site of the Transfiguration. Our next stop was Caesarea Philippi, in the region where Peter made his famous confession that Jesus is the Messiah. Along the way, we passed Druze Villages before coming to Mt. Bental, a lookout spot near the border with Syria and the area of the road to Damascus where the Apostle Paul met the Lord. Our final stop was the Dan Nature Reserve, where we saw the incredible archaeological remains of the OT city of Dan, including the city gate from the time of Abraham, and considered ancient Israel’s apostasy.
2/9/2023 07:40:59 pm
Many lovely stops on Thursday, including the first century village at Katzrin, the Golan Heights winery, the Olea Essence olive oil company, the overlook of Syria where we offered our prayers for peace and recalled Paul’s encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus, lunch in the Druze village with a view of the crater lake, enjoyed snow on Golan Heights and views of Mount Hebron in the distance, Caesarea Philippi and gained perspective on the Transfiguration of Jesus, and ended our day with a trip to Dan Nature Preserve to see springs of living water. Amazing to see the difference in climate as we rose from below sea level up to 4000’ (but top of Mount Hermon was still high above us at 9000+).
2/10/2023 08:29:23 am
Again… Wow. Yesterday the Sea of Galilee and today the Golan Heights. What a magnificent trip you are all on. Amazing. Enjoy! God bless. Bruce
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