Holy Land Journey – Day 3

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Holy Land Journey

We were allowed to sleep in on Saturday because it was Shabbat. After breakfast, we took a short ride to our first stop – Tel Dan. This was an incredible archeological site that showed the gateway, walls, and temple area back to the times of 3,000 years ago! 

 

Mom and I at the archeological site

Mom and I at the archeological site

At this same place, we saw a dig that showed the first archway ever built — probably from the time of Abraham.

Archway from the time of Abraham

Archway from the time of Abraham

We then took another short ride to Caesarea Philippi. It was here that Jesus revealed to His disciples Who He was. “On this rock, my church will be built.” Incredible to see the rock that Jesus was referring to literally.

The rock at Caesarea Philippi

The rock at Caesarea Philippi

We ended the day tour at Golan Heights. We could view Israel and the border of Syria. 

Our guide, Rafi, on Mt. Bental

Our guide, Rafi, on Mt. Bental

Highlights

At Tel Dan, the national park and archeological site, the water was so clean and fresh that we could drink from the pool that feeds into the Jordan River.

Mom drinking from the pool

Mom drinking from the pool

We lunched at a little restaurant situated at the top of an old volcano. The volcano was full of water and looked like a little lake.

 

Old Volcano -  now a lake

Old Volcano – now a lake

 

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8 thoughts on “Holy Land Journey – Day 3

  1. Wonderful photos and memories, Kim! We were signed up to go on a trip to Israel in May this year, but not enough people registered so the tour was cancelled (perhaps the unrest in Israel early in the planning gave people cold feet). I’m still hoping to get there someday.

    • Oh, how disappointing Violet! Although there was unrest in surrounding countries, we had no problem in Israel itself. I felt very safe throughout the trip.

    • I was blessed that circumstances were perfect for me and my mom to go together. I’m not sure that we’ll have such an opportunity ever again.

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