Holiday Village Dor
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... being done. It was been built and destroyed 25 times thoughtout history. This time Walt tied our stop into the Bible through Revelations. In Revelations it is called Armageddon. It is the place where all nations will gather to go up against Jerusalem. Our final stop of the day was Mount Arbel. We had ...
... costing about the same as the one we stayed in Ramallah.
The next morning we hiked up to Mount Gerizim, to see the Samaritan Temple. The Samaritans are a really interesting people, they only number 800 today. They consider themselves Bene Yisrael (Children of Israel) but not Jews. The history is that before the Jews were exiled to Babylon, the Israelites were divided into two kingdoms: The kingdom of Judah (in the south) and ...
Today, we leave for home. We are bone tired. Our flight does not leave from Tel Aviv until 10:40 P.M. so we agree to take a tour north to Caesarea, Akko (Acre), and the port of Haifa.
Gratefully, we bid the Mamilla Hotel a not so fond goodbye. We feel used and cheated by this overpriced flea bag. The fewer words wasted on this establishment the better.
Graham sprained his ankle the week before we arrived but has been a real trooper slogging through the ...
... br> Nazareth: As we drove to Nazareth, we were able to see Mt. Tabor where Jesus was transfigured (Mark 9:9-13). The city is 1,300 feet above sea level. At the time of Jesus, the population was 120-150 people. It is possible that Joseph and Mary lived here during the rebuilding of the town of Sepphoris which was about a 50 minute walk from Nazareth. The word for carpenter in Greek is construction worker so ...
This morning, we visited a few sites before leaving Nazareth:
We went to the Synagogue Church, which is a church that was built by the Crusaders in the 12th century AD supposedly on the spot where the synagogue from Jesus's time on earth was located. Just after being baptized and tempted, Jesus began His ministry in Galilee. Jesus came to Nazareth and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath where the weekly Parashah (from the Torah - first ...