We visited Joppa/Jaffa/Tel-Aviv, where Jonah fled, Peter raised Dorcas from dead, and Peter had a vision at Simon’s house.
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At Caesarea Peter ministered in house of Cornelius, Philip preached there, and Paul spent 2 years in prison there.  Below Suzanna is standing by the Caesarea aquaducts, which brought water to Caesarea from the north during Jesus’ lifetime.
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In Nazareth we visited the Church of the Annunciation, which was built at the site where the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary
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While in the Golon Heights we had lunch at a Kibbutz and viewed the Sea of Galilee and Syria on the far shore from the hilltop
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While taking a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee, Suzanna led the tour group in singing “Amazing Grace,” within sight of the Mount  of Beatitudes
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One of our next stops was the headwaters of the Jordan River, where Christ was baptized110706 Jordan River2

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While in Capernaum over the home of Peter’s mother-in-law,  Richard spoke to the tour group about some of the miracles Jesus performed
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From the fortress of Masada (winter palace of Herod the Great, where Jewish patriots took final stand against Rome in 73 AD) you can look down at the remains of the Roman army camps and see the Dead Sea in the distance.
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In the Dead Sea (lowest place on earth), it is impossible to sink (water is 34% salt) and the sea floor is covered with several inches of salt crystals.  It looks and feels almost like fine white sand.
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View of Jerusalem and Temple from Mount of Olives
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Who could resist a camel ride on the Mount of Olives?
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The Star of Bethlehem in the Church of the Nativity marks the location where it is believed that Jesus was born
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While at the Dead Sea Scrolls Museum we were able to view sections of the Dead Sea scrolls and view a scaled model of the city of Jerusalem
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Inside the Garden Tomb where it is believed Jesus was buried
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This is a typical business street in old Jerusalem.   The streets are very narrow, the shops are quite small and normally the streets are crowded with people.
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There are many meat markets in old Jerusalem.   Every part of the sheep and goats are sold, including heads, and all is hung up on display in easy view on the side of the street.
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Here is a picture of the narrow canyon entrance to Petra.  It is nearly a mile long and it is this narrow all the way to the city.
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Here is the Treasury Tomb in Petra.   All the burial tombs, amphitheater and public buildings are carved directly out of the rock walls.
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While in the country of Jordan, Suzanna blended right in with her Jordanian head scarf.
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While in Eliat, we took a half day cruise on the Red Sea.  Across the bay is the country of Jordan.   Israel has a very small Red Sea coastline, so we could see both Jordan and Egypt from Eliat.

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On this trip we got to spend time in the waters of the Med Sea, Dead Sea and Red Sea, in addition to the Sea of Galilee.   Israel may be a small country, but we still got to experience deserts, mountains, river valleys and coastal plains.

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