Israel

Biblical Journeys Israel Site List

Biblical Journeys is proud to offer access to over 65 areas in Israel. Our guides have spent years learning and perfecting their knowledge of all areas. Look below to discover where you would want to go on a tour. Click the buttons below to jump to that section!

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Jerusalem

  • Temple Mount:
    • Al Aksa Mosque and Dome of the Rock and Original Site of the 1st and 2nd Temple
  • Yad Vashem:
    • Holocaust Museum
  • Israel Museum:
    • History of Israel Museum
  • Shrine of the Book:
    • Dead sea Scrolls Museum
  • Model of the City:
    • 1:50 Scale Model of 1st Century Jerusalem
  • Upper Room:
    • Location of the Last Supper
  • David’s Citadel
  • David’s Tomb:
    • Traditional location of David’s tomb. (not authentic)
  • Mt of Olives:
    • Location of the Ascension of Jesus and garden of Gethsemane
  • Garden of Gethsemane:
    • Location of Jesus Arrest and High Priestly prayer before His crucifixion
  • Pools of Bethesda/St Anne’s Church:
    • Location of the healing of the lame man (miraculous stirring of the waters)
  • Pool of Siloam:
    • Probable location of Nehemiah’s King’s pool where the water from Hezekiah’s Tunnel flowed into, also mentioned in Jn 9:1-7
  • Via Dolorosa:
    • Route Jesus carried His cross to be crucified
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher:
    • Location of Jesus crucifixion and burial
  • Gordon’s Calvary:
    • An alternative location of Jesus’ crucifixion
  • The Garden Tomb:
    • An alternative location of Jesus’ burial
  • Southern Steps:
    • The entrance ot the Temple Mount during the time of Herod and Christ
  • Rabbinical Tunnel:
    • A tunnel, holy to the Jews that brings them to the archeological wall surrounding the 2nd Temple.
  • Western Wall:
    • The point of the Wall surrounding the Temple that the Jewish men can be closest to the actual Temple.
  • Ein Kerem:
    • Birthplace of John the Baptist

Galilee

  • Boat Ride:
    • Ride on a boat similar to the fishing boats in the time of Christ
  • Capernaum:
    • Adopted hometown of Jesus during his ministry. Also location of Peter’s Morther-in-law’s home
  • Golan Heights:
    • Mount Hermon Area north of the Galilee where Saul encountered the risen Christ on the road to Damascus
  • Caesarea Philippi:
    • Location of the great proclamation in Matthew 16
  • Mount of Beatitudes:
    • Location of the Sermon on the Mount
  • Magdala:
    • Hometown of Mary Magdalene
  • Chorazin:
    • one of the three cities condemned by Jesus for their unbelief
  • Bethsaida:
    • Home town of Peter, Andrew and Phillip
  • Mt Arbel:
    • Location of mass suicides and Mass killing by the Romans during the rebellion at the end of the first century AD
  • Tell Dan – Laish/Leshem:
    • Location of the ancient city of Laish and one fo the headwaters of the Jordan River.
  • Hazor:
    • Location of the Sentinal City in the NE of Israel destroyed by fire under Joshua’s invasion.
  • Tabgha:
    • Location of the feeding of the five thousand
  • Church of Peter’s Primacy:
    • Location of Jesus confrontation and subsequent forgiveness of Peter after the resurrection
  • Peace Vista Overlook on the east shore of the Galilee:
    • where pigs might have run into the sea and drowned after being inhabited by demons.

Coastal Plain and Jezreel

  • Nazareth:
    • Hometown of Mary and Joseph and where Jesus grew to manhood
  • Church of the Annunciation:
    • Location where Mary was told by the angel of her pregnancy
  • Megiddo:
    • Ancient sentinel fortress that overlooks the valley of Jezreel, the location of the Battle of Armageddon
  • Carmel Range:
    • Location of the challenge by Elijah against the prophets of Baal
  • Caesarea By The Sea:
    • Place where Paul made his defense before Felix.
    • Also the launch of Missions by Paul and Barnabas
  • Aqueduct at Caesarea:
    • Built by Herod the Great to supply water to Caesarea by the Sea
  • Mount of Precipice:
    • Over look from Nazareth where the people threatened to throw Jesus off after his proclamation in Luke 4.
  • Nazareth Village:
    • Reproduction of a first century near eastern village, showing customs, activities, food and clothing of the time
  • Sepphoris:
    • One of the first planned cities in the world 3 kilometers from Nazareth and likely where Joseph the Tekton and Jesus made a living.

Negev

  • Beersheba:
    • Southernmost Old Testament city in Israel and location of many activities by Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
  • Timna:
    • Southern area in the Negev where ancient copper mines were located.
    • Today there is a replica of the Tabernacle of Moses in that area.
  • Wilderness Tabernacle:
    • A model of Moses Tabernacle that shows the size the style of the “Tent of Meeting” described in the Pentateuch

Jordan Valley

  • Jericho:
    • The oldest known city in the world. Location of the famous battle with the Israelites where the walls fell down without a fight.
  • Beit Shan:
    • A city of the Decapolis, the only one of the western side of the Jordan river, where Saul and his sons’ bodies were decapitated and hung on the walls after their death.
  • Jordan Valley:
    • The lowest strip of land in the world ranging from 600′ to 1400′ below sea level and home of the Jordan River,
  • Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea
  • Gan Hashlosha (Warm Springs):
    • Location of mineral warm springs with natural healing properties.
  • Shechem:
    • Location of Jacob’s Well and the salvation of the Samaritan Woman in John 4

Dead Sea

  • Masada:
    • Holdout fortress that served as a winter home to Herod the Great and was the location of a mass suicide of 900+ soldiers besieged by Romans in 73 AD
  • Wadi Qelt – Roman Road to Jericho:
    • Location of the road from Jericho to Jerusalem and where the story of the Good Samaritan would have taken place
  • Qumran:
    • Where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a beduin young man
  • Ein Gedi:
    • A small oasis in the Judean wilderness where David hid from Saul and also refrained from assassinating Saul when he had the chance
  • Herodium:
    • A man made mountain fortress/palace just a short distance from Bethlehem

Bethlehem and Surrounding Areas

  • Bethlehem:
    • Birthplace of Jesus
  • Church of the Nativity:
    • Location of cave where Jesus was born in the Nativity
  • Jerome’s Cave:
    • The location in the Church of the Nativity where Jerome translated the Bible into Latin commonly known as the Latin Vulgate
  • Shepherd’s Fields:
    • Traditional Overlook of the fields where shepherds would have been watching flocks on the night of Jesus’ birth
  • Shepherd’s Fields:
    • YMCA Overlook of the fields where shepherds would have been watching flocks on the night of Jesus’ birth
  • Valley of Elah:
    • The location of the battle between David and Goliath