April 16, 2012
Categories: General News
Are you interested in traveling to the land of Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus, and the disciples? Are you open to having your faith inspired, your view of the world broadened, and your understanding of the Bible deepened? If yes, mark January 3-23, 2013, on your calendar and make plans now to join a group of Tabor students and others on an exciting tour of the Holy Land.
The trip will be led by Tabor Bible professor Dr. Douglas Miller, and will include two dozen biblical sites, including Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, the Jordan River, Sea of Galilee (boat ride), Jericho, ancient ruins, Dead Sea and Dead Sea Scrolls, Masada, Mt. Nebo, Petra, Christian churches, a mosque, a synagogue service, encounters and conversation with local peoples, regular times of worship, instructive presentations, museums, and much more.
The trip has four primary goals that intertwine daily on the three-week trip: (1) understanding the Bible in its context, (2) learning about the three major religions of the area (Judaism, Islam, Eastern Christianity), (3) understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and (4) times for worship, reflection, and prayer.
“We will have personal contact and conversation with a variety of local people,” added Miller who particularly noted Palestinian Christians as a neglected minority.
Lodging is comfortable (private rooms) and the food is excellent. Most travel is by tour bus; there is moderate walking. Ten spots are being reserved for Tabor alumni. Beyond that number, persons will be put on a wait list. If interested, contact Dr. Douglas Miller immediately: 620 947-2439 and DougM@tabor.edu. Cost is approx. $4,500 per person. A $500 deposit (mostly refundable) will reserve your space on the trip.