We dream of angels giving runway clearance to Elijah’s chariot. Our international flight puts us down at a major airport back in our home country.
Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jewish Quarter, Herodian Quarter, Ben Gurion Airport In Jerusalem we stroll along the Way of Sorrows, where Jesus may have walked to his crucifixion.
Jezreel City, Mt. of Transfiguration, Mt. Tabor, Endor, Mt. Gilboa, Beitshan, Tel Rehov, Brook Kerith, Jezreel Valley Railway, Abel Meholah, Tishbe At Tel Jezreel we rub the stones and feel the fort which guards the approach from the sea.
Sea of Galilee, Metula, Caesarea Phillipi, Tel Dan, Hula Basin, Upper Jordan River, Banias River, Mt. Hermon, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Galilee Boat Ride Is Mt. Hermon the Mount of Transfiguration, where Peter, James, and John saw Jesus talking with Moses and Elijah?
Beersheba, Netanya, Caesarea Maritima, Mount Carmel, Elijah’s Caves, Megiddo, Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee Elijah: “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!”
Mt. Yeroham, Har Karkom, Kibbutz of Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, Mitzpe Ramon, Moshav Paran Where 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.
Biblical Tamar Park Mini-Tour, Arad Intersection, Climb Masada, Dead Sea Swim, Scorpion’s Pass, Mt. Hor, Miriam’s Spring We inspect Masada’s “synagogue without walls,” look down on Roman encampments, and wander freely on this huge fortress, listening to its stories.
The Garden Tomb, Jericho, Qumran Caves, Ein Gedi, Biblical Tamar Park, Sukkah At 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.
City of Samaria, Gilgal, Bethel Beside 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.
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 Elijah We search for the palace gate where Elijah sent his letter to King Jehoram.