It was a full day for alumni and friends today. We started by touring the remains of Caesarea – the “Crusader City” and also the site of Herod the Great’s Palace. We then went to Mount Carmel where the Prophet Elijah debated the 450 Prophets of Baal. It was then in to Tel-Megiddo – or Armageddon – to visit the excavated remains of that Biblical city. We ended our day touring the model of first-century village in Nazareth.
Tomorrow, we will drive north through the Golan Heights to Caesarea Phillipi and the Banias, one of the water resources of the Jordan River.
Then we continue on to Tel Dan for a visit to the archeological finds and beautiful nature preserve. We will then head back to the Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum, the “Town of Jesus,” walk along the ruins of the Bibilical Village, and see the Synagogue where Jesus preached and the house of the Peter’s mother-in-law.
We then drive up to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. We will also stop at Corazin for a quick visit and have the famous St. Peter’s fish for lunch in a restaurant on the lake shore. Our day will end with a visit to a 2,000 year old fisherman boat – the Jesus Boat – and sail the boat across the Sea of Galilee.