Join REL 476: The Holy Land, as we travel explore major biblical sites throughout Israel and
the West Bank! Explore Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jericho, the Sea of Galilee, Caesarea Philippi, the Negev desert and Qumran…just to name a few! We’ll drive to the south to the Dead Sea where we will swim, or rather float in the Dead Sea before taking a camel ride through the desert. We will walk the streets of Jerusalem and see the stations of the cross and the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was likely buried. Take some time to explore Jerusalem on your own to really experience the city. By taking this course, your eyes will be opened to the Bible in ways you could never re-create in the Midwest. Come and explore the Holy Land!!
Students who join this program will be required to register for the following courses:
REL 476: The Holy Land (3 credits)
This course is listed in the Fall 2017 semester.
For students intending to take the course as a religion elective, you must have passed REL 100: The Bible and REL 110: Christian Doctrine.
For students taking the course as a culture class, you must have passed REL 100.
January 8-20, 2018
Depart for the Holy land
Arrive into Tel Aviv and transfer to the hotel in Netanya. Dinner and overnight.
Caesarea, Megiddo, Mount of Precipice, Nazareth Village, then proceeding North to Kibbutz HAGORSHRIM for two nights. Dinner, meeting and overnight.
Mount Ben Tal (see Damascus Road), Caesarea Philippi, Nimrod’s Castle, Tel Dan then returning to the hotel dinner, meeting, overnight.
Bethsaida, Korazim, Capernaum (the evangelical triangle) Tabgha (John 21) Ginosar, the 2000 year old Jesus Boat then boarding the Ein Gev Boat from Ginosar directly across the sea to dock at Ein Gev Kibbutz Hotel. Dinner, meeting and overnight.
Ein Gev Kibbutz Train Tour to the banana fields and ostrich farm proceeding down the Jordan Valley to Bet Shean, Qumran, Ein Gedi and a Dead Sea hotel for 2 nights. Dinner, meeting and overnight.
Morning free to float in the Dead Sea then departure to the Negev Camel Farm for camel riding. Onto Ein Avdat and the Avdat Nabatean Site (looking for shards) Paying respect to David Ben Gurion at his memorial site overlooking the spectacular Wadi of Avdat. Returning to Dead Sea hotel for dinner, meeting and overnight.
Masada, onto Ramat Rachel and Bethlehem, Herodium then onto Jerusalem Hotel for the next 5 nights. Dinner, meeting, overnight.
Mt of Olives, down the Palm Sunday Path to Gethsemane, crossing over to St. Stephens Gate up to the Via Dolorosa, St. Anne’s Church, Pool of Bethesda, Ecco Homo and through to Jewish Quarter and ending the day at the Western Wall.
The Valley of Elah, Bet Guvrin and Moshav Sde Moshe for lunch and a visit to the local factory.
City of David with Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Mount Zion, Upper Room, Caiaphas House
Israeli Museum, Western Wall and Tunnels, Garden Tomb.
Flight home from Tel Aviv
Pastor and Professor Dan Flynn, based Ann Arbor campus, has lead numerous tour groups of students and church-goers to experience all that the Holy Land has to offer.