In the Steps of Jesus through Judea, Samaria and Galilee
A Study in New Testament Backgrounds
January 1-15, 2018


Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary invite you to join a unique travel opportunity to the Holy Land. Our journey is a study of the physical, historical and cultural settings of the land of the Bible in the days of the New Testament. We will give particular attention to how these elements influenced and affected the world in which Jesus lived. This study trip is a focus on historical geography, which is an integration of geography, history, archaeology and ancient literature. Preparatory reading assignments and map studies will maximize your learning experience during your travel from Dan to Beersheba and beyond. Relevant archaeological, historical, and biblical information will be presented in our field studies to enhance your learning experience. Special guest lectures by renowned Israeli archaeologists will complement our efforts to provide you a most rewarding trip to the Holy Land. 

January 1:   Depart USA
January 2:   Arrive Israel; Wilderness of Paran
January 3:   Avdat, Wilderness of Zin, Mareshah, Ashkelon
January 4:   Joppa, Gezer, Caesarea, Dor
January 5:   Nazareth, Sepphoris, Jotapata, Mount Arbel 
January 6:   Hazor, Kadesh, Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Omrit
January 7:   Umm el-Kanatir, Gamla, Bethsaida, el-Araj
January 8:   Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, "Galilee Boat", Magdala, Tiberias, Boat Ride
January 9:   Alexandrium, Jericho, Qumran, Masada, Hyrcanium
January 10:   Wohl Museum, Western Wall, Southern Steps, Temple Mount, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam
January 11:   Mount of Olives, Dominus Flavit, Gethsemane, Pools of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulcher, Bethlehem, Church of Nativity, Herodium
January 12:   Shiloh, Mount Gerizim, Shechem, Jacob's Well, Samaria
January 13:   Touring Day. Sites to be determined.
January 14:   Free Day
January 15   Early AM Departure.  Return to USA.



Dr. Steven Notley

Dr. Jeff Garcia

Dr. Cleo Robertson

Global Service-Learning Assistant
(845) 675-4525

Dr. Wink Thompson, Israel Administrator
Emmaus Educational Services
4915 Arendell Street, Suite J-22
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 622-4201

This trip requires a minimum of 15 participants + staff. 

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  • "This trip was totally awesome! It was everything and more than I had hoped and prayed for. Steve and Wink are so knowledgeable and so good at what they do. God has given them gifts and they use them well. They both are excellent teachers/guides/leaders! They both have many contacts in the land and introduced us to several people that enhanced our stay. We went to so many places and saw so many things. I have a much deeper understanding of the land, its people and its culture. Our accommodations were all very nice and our bus driver was great! We were all very well taken care of. Passion for the land and compassion for group members was very evident by our leaders. I am recommending this trip to everyone I know!"
    K.V.H., Israel Trip