February 11-22, 2018
$2,395 + $100 for tips + $Airfare
- Stand where the fire fell and shout, “The Lord! He is God!”
- Walk where Elijah ran from Jezebel.
- Climb Mt. Horeb and enter the cave of “Wind, Quake, and Fire.”
“Dan to Beersheba”
The boulder of Bethshan
Chuckle from behind the boulder of Bethshan while young Elijah faces the king into the ground. Search the Mediterranean for “a cloud the size of a man’s hand.” Run from Jezebel to refuge in Rehov and then huddle in the reeds of the Jordan.
The caves of Qumran
Stick your head inside a Qumran Cave.
“Any scrolls left?”
Don’t just glance up at Masada, like Elijah did. Take the cable car. Just outside Beersheba, lose yourself in the desert, and grab a nap under the nearest juniper tree.
The chariot of fire
After you climb Mt. Sinai, go up to Jerusalem. Knock at the front gate of the royal palace, and deliver a letter to King Jehoram. In Jericho, try — Just you try! — to ditch Elisha before you connect with that Chariot of Fire.
"These are the days of Elijah declaring the word of the Lord!"We move our watch to Jerusalem Time.
Mount of Olives, Jaffa Gate, Old City, Western Wall, Elijah's bad newsOur bus climbs 2,600 feet up into the mountains of Jerusalem.
Palace Gate, City of David, Tombs of the Kings, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Temple Mount, Western Wall Tunnels, the Spirit and Power of ElijahWe search for the palace gate where Elijah sent his letter to King Jehoram.
City of Samaria, Gilgal, BethelBeside a small hill just outside the city of Samaria, we search for fifty piles of soot. Nope. But several hairs by a boulder obviously fell from Elijah's goatskin shirt.
The Garden Tomb, Jericho, Qumran Caves, Ein Gedi, Biblical Tamar Park, SukkahAt the largest oasis along the western shore of the Dead Sea, we stick our toes into a pool where David stopped Abishai’s spear from pinning King Saul to the ground.
Biblical Tamar Park Mini-Tour, Arad Intersection, Climb Masada, Dead Sea Swim, Scorpion’s Pass, Mt. Hor, Miriam’s SpringWe inspect Masada's "synagogue without walls,” look down on Roman encampments, and wander freely on this huge fortress, listening to its stories.
Mt. Yeroham, Har Karkom, Kibbutz of Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, Mitzpe Ramon, Moshav ParanWhere did Elijah go when he hiked to Mt. Horeb? We look at two sites, and along the way we pause to enjoy a kibbutz, a canyon, and a moshav.
Beersheba, Netanya, Caesarea Maritima, Mount Carmel, Elijah's Caves, Megiddo, Tiberias on the Sea of GalileeElijah: “Lord, let people know ....” And the fire fell. The fire of the Lord. We look out over the sea and yell, "A cloud! The size of a man's hand!"
Sea of Galilee, Metula, Caesarea Phillipi, Tel Dan, Hula Basin, Upper Jordan River, Banias River, Mt. Hermon, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Galilee Boat RideIs Mt. Hermon the Mount of Transfiguration, where Peter, James, and John saw Jesus talking with Moses and Elijah?
Jezreel City, Mt. of Transfiguration, Mt. Tabor, Endor, Mt. Gilboa, Beitshan, Tel Rehov, Brook Kerith, Jezreel Valley Railway, Abel Meholah, TishbeAt Tel Jezreel we rub the stones and feel the fort which guards the approach from the sea.