"The Land of Prophets, Priests and Kings"
A Study in Old and New Testament Backgrounds
March 2-13, 2022


Ross and Patti Halbersma and New Hope Church invite you to join a unique journey to the Holy Land. This journey to Israel with Dr. Steven Notley 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 is of special interest. Our aim is 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)



March 2:   Depart USA
March 3:   Arrive Israel
March 4:   Arad, Beersheva, Elah Valley, Gezer
March 5:   Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Sepphoris, Nazareth
March 6:   Hazor, Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights
March 7:   Bethsaida, Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, First Century Boat, Boat Ride
March 8:   Ein Harod, Beth Alpha, Beth Shean, Jericho Area
March 9:   Temple Mount, Ben Zvi Old Testament Model, Wohl Museum, Davidson Center, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam
March 10:   Herodium, Bethlehem, Nativity Church, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, St. Anne's, Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulcher 
March 11:   Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Dead Sea Swim
March 12:   Free Day
March 13:   Departure from Israel, Return USA


TRIP PRICE + AIRFARE:  The trip price will be published in Spring 2021.  It includes all Israel touring related expenses, lodging, two meals a day, all service charges, tips, etc. Subject to change based on final hotel confirmations.
Airfare is a personal expense.


Sunya Notley, Administrator


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  • "I enjoyed the program tremendously!!! I cannot think of any ways to improve it at this point. I think Steve did an outstanding job in many respects. He was extremely knowledgeable, but what I enjoyed even more than that was the faith that shown through in all his presentations. Dr. Notley was very hospitable in seeking to satisfy all, and adaptable to the varying needs of our group. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone having a bit of curiosity. I'm sure I will be reaping benefits from this indefinitely as I now have a much greater background for my daily walk. I'm sure each time I read the Bible my ability to place myself in the setting to understand will be much improved. I wish the two of you extreme success with your programs...and I hope to be venturing with you again in a couple of years!"
    P.N., Israel Trip