"The Life and Land of Jesus"
A Study in Old and New Testament Backgrounds
February 12-24, 2020


Dr. Wanda Malcolm 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. As students and laypersons, 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 12   Depart Toronto
February 13   Arrive Israel; Transfer to Arad
February 14   Arad, Nahal Zin, Beersheva, Khirbet Qeiyafa, Gezer
February 15   Caesarea, Mount Carmel, Sepphoris, Nazareth 
February 16   Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Gamla
February 17   Bethsaida, Chorazin, Mt. of Beatitudes, Primacy of Peter, Capernaum, 1st Century Boat, Sea of Galilee Boat Ride
February 18   Ein Harod, Beth Alpha, Beth Shean, Jericho area
February 19   Temple Mount, Old City Walk, Ben Zvi Museum, Shorashim, Afternoon Free
February 20   Jewish Quarter Excavations, Davidson Center, Southern Steps, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam
February 21   Mt. of Olives, Dominus Flavit, Gethsemane, Bethesda Pools, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulcher, Bethlehem, Church of Nativity 
February 22   Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Dead Sea
February 23   Free Day
February 24   Depart Israel, Return Toronto

$2700 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. Wanda Malcolm
(416) 946-3551

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


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  • "This was a great program and if I had a chance to do it over again I wouldn’t hesitate. I think your team put in an outstanding effort and deserve more than a pat on the back. I can’t stop thanking you for your commitment to teach us God’s word and open up a knowledge of the land in the life and time of Jesus. Had we done what we had earlier planned to do and tour on our own we would not have learnt a fraction of what you taught us. Even though many people struggled with the climate, I think that that in itself taught us the harshness of the land, and was a good lesson."
    R.A., Israel Trip