NOTE: Due to the popularity of this trip, it is recommended you submit your application and deposit as soon as your personal circumstances allow. Upon reaching our maximum capacity of 50, a Waiting List will be implemented.
Wink and Cris Thompson invite you to join them on an unforgettable trip to the Holy Land.
Visit the Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and so much more. We anticipate a great time as we explore the historical places and roots of our Judaic and Christian heritage. Dr. Wink Thompson will be our primary guide. With geography, history, archaeology and culture as our resources, the land and people of ancient and modern Israel will become more meaningful, and even provide life applications for us who live a world far, far removed from Old Testament and New Testament Israel.
To travel the land of the Bible, to read, and to discuss the events of the Bible where they took place is an unforgettable experience. Historical insights and inspirational fellowship will encourage your heart, strengthen your faith and deepen your walk with our Lord.
Enjoy the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the Sea of Galilee where so much of Jesus’ ministry took place. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes and float effortlessly in the Dead Sea. Walk up the steps leading to the area of the ancient Jewish Temple and learn how those in the New Testament took care to be ritually pure before entering. See the area of shops that probably experienced the disfavor of Jesus as they were accused of turning that area from a “place of prayer” into a “den of thieves.” Experience the sights, sounds and fragrances of Jerusalem’s Old City market places and walk down from the Mount of Olives to the area of the Garden of Gethsemane as you gaze across to the walled city of Jerusalem. A recent pilgrim on a prior trip said, “This is like experiencing your faith in 3D.” I think all of us who have visited the Holy Land would agree and we might also add, you will never read your Bible the same again. It will come alive as never before.
Cris and I look forward to a wonderful and exciting time in Israel. Mark your calendar and join us if you can. It will be great to have you along.
YOUR PRIMARY CONTACT FOR THIS TRIP IS ...
Darby McBeath, Emmaus Assistant Administrator
(513) 336-6558 (Eastern Time)
Dr. Wink Thompson lives in Morehead City, North Carolina with his wife Cris. Wink first visited the Middle East in 1971 and completed an MA at The American Institute of Holy Land Studies (Jerusalem) in 1977. He continued his studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA) receiving an MA in 1980 and his Ph.D. in 1993. Returning to Israel in 1995 he served as guest lecturer and instructor of The Physical Setting of the Bible at several institutions in Jerusalem. From 1999-2001 he held the position of Instructor and Director of Short Term Studies at Jerusalem University College. Wink has been involved with instructing and directing travel and field study for students and laity in Israel, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Egypt, and Jordan since 1976 and is the senior administrator of all Emmaus tours to biblical lands.