In the Steps of Jesus through Judea, Samaria and Galilee
A Study in New Testament Backgrounds
January 4-17, 2020


Nyack College and ATS invite you to join the 2020 Winterim study course to the Holy Land. Our journey is a study of the physical, historical and cultural setting of the land of the Bible in days of the New Testament. We will give particular attention to how these elements influenced and affected the world in which Jesus lived. The study trip is a focus on historical geography, which is an integration of geography, history, archaeology and ancient literature. Preparatory assigned readings and map studies will maximize the student's learning experience during their travel from Dan to Beersheba and beyond. Relevant archaeological, historical, and biblical information will be presented in our field study to integrate the student's learning experience.

Nyack credits available: BIB/HIS/ANT 384, OT 504, NT 504, ARC 501.


January 4:   Depart USA
January 5:   Arrive Israel; Wilderness of Paran
January 6:   Avdat, Wilderness of Zin, Mareshah, Ashkelon
January 7:   Gezer, Caesarea, Dor
January 8:   Nazareth, Sepphoris, Jotapata, Mount Arbel 
January 9:   Hazor, Kadesh, Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Omrit
January 10:   Umm el-Kanatir, Gamla, Bethsaida, el-Araj
January 11:   Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, 1st Century Boat, Magdala, Tiberias, Boat Ride
January 12:   Jericho, Qumran, Ein Gedi, Hyrcanium
January 13:   Wohl Museum, Western Wall, Southern Steps, Temple Mount, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam
January 14:   Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit, Gethsemane, Pools of Bethesda, Holy Sepulcher, Bethlehem, Church of Nativity, Herodium
January 15:   Shiloh, Mt. Gerizim, Shechem, Jacob's Well, Samaria
January 16:   Free Day. Late evening Departure.
January 17:   Return to USA


PRICE $2725 Plus Airfare

The price includes all Israel touring related expenses, lodging, two meals a day, service charges, tips, etc.

This trip requires a minimum of 20 participants at the published price.
If 15-19 participants, a $150 surcharge is required.

Dr. Steven Notley

Dr. Chris Dost

Dr. Jeff Garcia

Global Service-Learning Assistant
(845) 675-4525

Sunya Notley, Administrator
Emmaus Educational Services
1 Terrace Ave.
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-2090


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    R.W, Turkey Trip