"The Life and Land of Jesus"
A Study in Old and New Testament Backgrounds
February 14-26, 2018

Dr. Judy Paulsen of Wycliffe College invites you to join her and Dr. Steven Notley on a unique study program to Israel. This program centers upon the lives and ministries of familiar Old Testament and New Testament personalities. With the land as our classroom, with archaeology, history, geography, language and culture as our resources, we will journey back into the religious, political, cultural and geographical environment of prophets, priests and kings. Jesus’ ministry within a complex religious environment will be of special interest. We seek to better understand the influences and the impact of the biblical record within its various contexts. We anticipate a rich and rewarding program. Our goal is to search the Scriptures, break bread together and fellowship in travel, that we also might proclaim, “Did not our hearts burn within us as He spoke to us on the way?” (Luke 24:32)


February 14:   Depart Toronto
February 15:   Arrive Israel; Transfer to Arad
February 16:   Arad, Nahal Zin, Beersheva, Khirbet Qeiyafa, Gezer
February 17:   Caesarea, Nazareth Village, Church of Annunciation, Nazareth Overlook, Mt. Arbel
February 18:   Hippos, Gamla, Dan, Omrit
February 19:   Bethsaida, Chorazin, Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Magdala, 1st Century Boat, Boat Ride
February 20:   Ein Harod, Beth Alpha, Beth Shean, Gan Hashlosha, Jericho area
February 21:   Temple Mount, Old City Walk, Ben Zvi Museum, Shorashim, Western Wall Tunnels
February 22:   Jewish Quarter Excavations, Davidson Center, Southern Steps, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam
February 23:   Ein Gedi, Chalcolithic Temple, Qumran, Dead Sea
February 24:   Mt. of Olives, Dominus Flavit, Gethsemane, Bethesda Pools, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulcher, Herodium, Bethlehem, Nativity Church
February 25:   Shiloh, Mount Gerizim, Tel Balata (Shechem), Samaria/Sebaste
February 26:   Depart Israel, Return Toronto

$2550 US DOLLARS     ISRAEL ONLY    Airfare is not included in this price. You are responsible for the purchase of your own airline tickets to and from Israel. A bursary fund is available to assist students with the cost of this trip. The price includes all Israel program related expenses, lodging, two meals a day, service charges, group transfers, tips, etc. 

Dr. Judy Paulsen

Dr. Wink Thompson, Administrator
(252) 622-4201


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  • "The Israel trip was my first outside of the U.S. (not counting Mexico and Canada ). It is hard to imagine a higher quality experience than the one you and Steve put together for us. I feel deeply grateful for the effort you and Steve put into the whole program. Talk about an easy trip ... I didn't have to do anything logistically. This fact made it very relaxing and allowed me to reflect and be inquisitive which is how I learn best. Steve's knowledge, discussions, and speculations made the experience rich for all of us on the trip. An element of the program that I particularly enjoyed was the flexibility of schedule. Several diversions were well worth the time. The accommodations were incredible – especially in light of the trip cost."
    T.F, Israel Trip