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Holy Land Trip Planned for Tabor College Students in 2015

March 05, 2014

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Tabor College is again sponsoring a trip to the Holy Land January 2-23, 2015. The trip will be led by Tabor Bible professor Dr. Douglas Miller.

Those traveling to the Holy Land will get to tour a variety of historical places. Travelers will visit two dozen biblical sites, including Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee, Jericho, ancient ruins, the Dead Sea and Dead Sea Scrolls, Masada, Mt. Nebo, Petra, plus museums and much more.

“We will have personal contact and conversation with a variety of local people,” says Miller, who particularly noted Palestinian Christians as a neglected minority.

The trip has four primary goals that intertwine daily on the three-week trip. Travelers will be able to better understand the Bible in its context, learn about the three major religions of the area (Judaism, Islam, Eastern Christianity), learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, plus find specific times dedicated for worship, reflection and prayer.

“The Holy Land trip during the January interterm was very educational and the most awesome trip one can take,” said Bob Ewert, who took this trip in January of 2011 with his wife Lynette.

“We would highly recommend it to anyone. The multi-generational group was a special part of the experience. The Bible is much more alive today for having been part of that trip,” added Bob.

Keith and Judy Harder had a similar experience in 2009. “The Jerusalem trip was a beautiful blend of biblical archeology, history, contemporary politics, worship and spiritual inspiration,” said Judy. “The trip is well planned and expertly guided.”

Miller noted that the accommodations along the way are very good. Lodging is comfortable (private rooms) and the food is excellent. Most travel is by tour bus, but there is also moderate walking.

There is currently room for additional people to go on this trip. If interested, please contact Dr. Douglas Miller at (620)-947-2439 or via email at dougm@tabor.edu. The cost is approximately $4,500 per person. A deposit of $500 will reserve your spot on the trip.