We are delighted that you are considering our Israel Study Tours, "Come and Learn to Walk." Based on the passage in 1 John 2:6, our trips are much more than your average Holy Land Tour.
The land of Israel allows us to read the Bible in 3D, stepping into a full scale relief map of the Biblical story, to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of the Bible. Bargil Pixner describes it this way,
"In the unfolding relationship between God and man there exists not only a progressive History of Salvation but also a Geography of Salvation. God has revealed himself to mankind not only in specific periods of time, but also in very particular places in his creation." - Bargil Pixner, With Jesus Through Galilee According to the Fifth Gospel. (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1992), 7.
Through our geographical exploration, we will span the Biblical history of the Israelites, from Abraham to David to Jesus. Our tour will provide you with the ability to forever place the Biblical events back into their historical, geographical, and cultural context.
God could have chosen any place and any people to tell His story. Together, may we discover His wisdom in choosing Israel -- both the Land and the people -- to bring about His covenant of love to the nations.
"Walk about Zion, go around her, count her towers, consider well her ramparts, view her citadels, that you may tell of them to the next generation. For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end." - Psalm 48:12-14
As we explore the ancient paths and travel throughout the Land of the Bible, from as far south as the Negev to Galilee in the north, we will experience the Text anew in an honest and holy wrestling with our Creator. This trip is designed to be a remarkable journey providing you with sights, smells, and sounds that will forever inhabit your reading of the Biblical Text.
An ancient Bedouin saying states, “The way to keep a trail alive is to walk on it.” The historical, cultural, and geographical study of the Biblical context draws us close to Jesus’ steps so that we may keep His trail alive for those who come after us.
Come and join us as we learn to walk as Jesus walked!