Rise and Walk the Land:
In the Footsteps of Jesus
January 4-15, 2021


Nyack College and ATS invite you to join the 2021 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
January 6:   Ashkelon, Beersheva, Gezer, Caesarea
January 7:   Nazareth, Sepphoris, Jotapata, Mount Arbel 
January 8:   Hazor, Kadesh, Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Omrit
January 9:   Umm el-Kanatir, Gamla, Et-Tell, El-Araj
January 10:   Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, 1st Century Boat, Magdala, Tiberias, Boat Ride
January 11:   Qumran, Ein Gedi, Masada, St. George's Monastery, Cypros
January 12:   Temple Mount, Wohl Museum, Western Wall, Southern Steps, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam
January 13:   Bethlehem, Church of Nativity, Herodium, Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit, Gethsemane, Pools of Bethesda, Holy Sepulcher 
January 14:   Free Day. Late evening Departure.
January 15:   Arrive USA


PRICE $2850 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 25 participants at the published price.
If 20-24 participants, a $100 surcharge is required.

Dr. Steven Notley

Dr. Jeff Garcia

Global Service-Learning Office
(845) 675-4525

Sunya Notley, Administrator
Emmaus Educational Services
74 Lafayette Ave., Suite 202-123
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-2090


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  • "Our trip to the Holy Land is one that I will always remember. It was the most beautiful place that I have ever seen. Dr. Emanuel was our Moses and he actually made the Bible come to life. Before we would tour a site he would give us the scriptures relating to that site which made our tour even more enlightening. His teaching was informal. During our tour Dr. Emanuel made us feel like a big family, and he was one of us. We were truly blessed to have Dr. Emanuel as our Emmaus instructor."
    L.J., Israel Trip