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After a restful night sleep we were feeling good and ready for a great day. The morning was spent on work with vendor meetings and welcoming attendees to the hotel. The afternoon was all sightseeing! We started at the Israel Museum and saw the Dead Sea scrolls along with a model of the Old City (it was huge). Afterwards we headed to the Palestinian village of Ein Karem to visit the church where John the Baptist was born. As a side note we saw the place he died when we were in ...
... br> This was the territory of Elijah and Elisha and all the ancient kings of Israel . It was interesting to imagine Elijah storming up this rather high hill, and bursting into the palace, as the Kings record describes.
To the north-west was a valley leading to mount Carmel & to the south was Jerusalem. Later in the book of Acts this was the area of Simon at the magician, Philip the evangelist was up here Peter and John were sent to dispense the Holy Spirit gifts ...
... brought the food, and it was delicious! I wish I had taken a picture of Marty's salad, which was huge and filled with tuna and olives and cucumbers and tomatoes. All salads in this country are huge and wonderful. My sandwich, while less spectacular looking, was delicious. And the "lemonade" was actually a lemonade and sherbet frosty. I thought I would leave some, as I am not used to so much for lunch, but guess what. . . I ...
... by Herod and then expanded into a fortress by the crusaders. In a hill close by is the believed site or Ruth and Jesse. There is still heaps of excavations to be done and they are excited for what they will find.
We watch another audio visual presentation that highlights the importance and history of Macphelah to present time. In 1260 during the Muslim era, Herod's building was declared a 'mosque' and no Jews were allowed in. Jews were allowed into the 7th step up to ...
... trodden on could have caused a riot. A similar scene occurred when I wandered up Via Delorosa to the start of the Walk of the Cross. It's a procession which follows the path taken by Christ carrying the cross to his crucifixion. Now, if you're familiar with old cities, you'll know the streets are rather narrow. Trying to cram several thousand people into tight corners doesn't really work, especially when many have travelled a long way to undertake ...