Treasures of the Promised Land

  • Petra
  • Deadsea
  • SeaofGalilee
  • MountNebo
  • Nazareth
  • GardenofGethsemane
  • ViaDolorosa


Israel & Jordan
November 2014 / April 2015 / May 2015 / November 2015

The Bible will never be the same again as you walk on on the very ground that Jesus Christ
and his apostles walked on and visit the places where it all happened including :

Mount Nebo, where Moses saw the Promised Land

Mount Nebo is a 1,000m (3,300ft) high mountain located 10km/6 mi NW of Madaba in Jordan, opposite the northern end of the Dead Sea. According to ancient tradition, this is the mountain from which Moses saw the Promised Land before he died.

Because of its connection to Moses, Mt. Nebo has long been an important place of Christian pilgrimage. Excavations led by the Franciscans, who own the site, have uncovered significant remains of the early church and its magnificent Byzantine mosaics. A simple modern shelter dedicated to Moses has been built over them.

Rising over 700m above the Jordan Valley, Mount Nebo offers spectacular views of the Promised Land as seen by Moses. On the platform at the summit is a modern sculpture by an Italian artist representing Moses’ staff and Jesus’ words in John 3: “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up.”

Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on water

The Sea of Galilee, known to Israelis as Lake Kinneret, is only 13 miles by 7 miles, but is one of the most well-known bodies of water in the world. It was on these beautiful shores that Jesus delivered sermons and performed miracles. Many famous sites are located around the lake, including Capernaum, home to at least five of the twelve disciples. The Church of the Beatitudes is said to be where the Sermon of the Mount was preached and Tabgha, believed to be the site where Jesus fed 5,000 followers from five loaves of bread and two fish, is marked by The Church of Multiplication. The nearby lakeside town of Migdal is the hometown of Mary Magdalene.

Nazareth, where Jesus lived

Nazareth is a town in northern Israel, 88 miles north of Jerusalem. Nazareth has a population of about 60,000, of whom half are Arab Muslim and half are Arab Christian. Nazareth was the hometown of Jesus and thus is one of the most important Christian sites in the Holy Land. Christian pilgrims have been coming to Nazareth ever since the 4th century. Important sights in Nazareth include several churches, traditional biblical sites, Byzantine ruins, and especially the modern Basilica of the Annunciation, which stands over the traditional site of Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would give birth to the savior of the world.

And many other sites where Jesus performed His miracles. Experience His Amazing Grace as you go on His trails from the Garden of Gethsemane where He was betrayed to the Walk of Calvery at Via Dolorosa where He gave up His life for mankind.

See God’s wondrous creations such as the magnificence of Petra – one of the natural wonders of the world, and float on the famous Dead Sea.