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NEW LIFE ISRAEL EXPEDITION

Expedition ID: 23-02.1

11 DAYS

February 9 - 19, 2023
 

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Do you ever feel confused when you read the Bible?  Do you feel like you are missing things the author intended for you to understand? Would you like to gain clarity and confidence reading the Bible? Would you like to encounter God in the lands of the Bible?

 

Accompany Pastors Hunter and Katy Bezet and Pastors Marcus and Brook Brown and New Life Church for this exciting eleven day expedition of Israel. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus as you explore the lands where He and the disciples walked. Explore sites familiar from the Scriptures, such as Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee, and many more.

Join us as we use the world of the Bible to help you understand the words of the Bible.

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Expedition ID: 23-02.1

Jerusalem

Capernaum

Masada

Nazareth

Included
 
  • Hotels (+ breakfast and dinner)

  • All entrances per itinerary

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Biblical Expeditions Expert Instructor

  • AC Luxury Tour Bus

  • Hotel City Taxes

  • All tips (guides, hotels, and drivers)

  • Biblical Expeditions trip devotional and learning resources

$3866
Land Only Starting at:
$6116
Land + Airfare Starting at:

All expeditions include our industry-first unique concierge service. This service ensures your expedition operates at the highest level of service throughout the trip. Forgot something? Have a craving for something sweet? Looking to go into town after a day of touring? Have dietary restrictions? Our concierge is on hand throughout your entire trip ensuring your needs are met every step of the way. Our concierge's work directly for us and there to serve you throughout your expedition.

 
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Accomodations

Expedition Hosts

 
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Hunter and Katy Bezet

Hunter and Katy Bezet serve as the Campus Pastors of New Life Church in Conway. They were married in 2014 and now have two sons, Jack and Beau. As the vision of New Life expands, the Bezet family is continually raising up the next generation of leaders to reach the community God has planted them in. In 2016, after serving at both the Conway and Greater Little Rock campuses, they felt called to move to Greenbrier to plant the campus there. After three and a half years in Greenbrier, they moved back to the Conway campus to pastor.

Marcus and his wife, Brook, pastor New Life Church in Greater Little Rock. Marcus also coaches church planters across the US through the Association of Related Churches (ARC).

He is one of the all-time greatest basketball players at Chuck E. Cheese’s, and Brook and he have three amazing children: Ashlyn, Austin, and Ainsley

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Marcus and Brook Brown

 

Expedition Instructor

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Marc Turnage

Marc Turnage holds an MA in Ancient Judaism and the Origins of Christianity from Jerusalem University College. He is currently finishing his PhD in the Land of Israel Studies Department at Bar Ilan University located in Ramat Gan, Israel, under the supervision of Professor Esther Eshel. Marc has taught graduate and undergraduate students at several universities in the United States and abroad. 

 

Marc moved to Israel to study because he felt that the issues of spatial, historical, cultural, and spiritual settings played a vital role in how we read the Bible. While studying in Israel, he fell in love with the lands of the Bible. He has been guiding groups through Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy for over twenty years. Marc is a highly sought-after guide and teacher and routinely trains and lectures local tour guides about guiding Christian groups. He is passionate about leading biblical tours that deliver the very finest experience and helping people understand how to read the Bible.

 

Marc has published widely for both academic and popular audiences. His most recent book, Windows Into the Bible, was named by Outreach Magazine one of its top 100 Christian living resources. Marc is a widely sought-after speaker, and a gifted teacher. He resides in Springfield, MO with his family.

 

 Expedition Itinerary February 9 - 19, 2023

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Thursday
February 9

 
  • Depart U.S.A

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Friday 
February 10

  •  Arrival Tel Aviv

  •  Travel to Hotel By Bus  

  •  Dinner and Overnight on the   Mediterranean coast

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Saturday 
February 11

  • Port-city of Caesarea  

  • Mount Caramel

  • Valley of Jezreel 

  • Nazareth  

  • Church of the Annunciation 

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Sunday
February 12

  • Ancient Site of Dan

  • Banias (Caesarea Philippi)

  • Golan Heights

  • Mount Hermon

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Monday
February 13

  • Yardenit – Jordan River Baptisim 

  • Almagor overlook of the Beitsaida Valley 

  • Chorazin 

  • Capernaum 

  • Magdala 

  • Museum at Kibbutz Ginnosar 

  • Evening boat ride on the Sea of Galilee 

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Tuesday
February 14

  • Masada – palace-fortress of Herod the Great 

  • Qumran – caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered 

  • Visit and swim in the Dead Sea 

  • Overlook of the Wadi Qilt 

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Wednesday
February 15

  • Israel Museum 

  • City of David – Old Jerusalem 

  • Bethlehem

  • Church of the Nativity

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Thursday
February 16

  • Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial

  • Mahaneh Yehudah market

  • Free time to shop and explore the Old City

  • Visit the Shephelah hill country 

  • Ancient city of Lachish 

  • Elah Valley 

  • Ancient site of Beth Shemesh  

  • Nebi Samwil (overlook of biblical Gibeon) 

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Friday
February 17

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Saturday
February 18

  • Mt. of Olives   

  • Church of Dominius Flevit   

  • Garden of Gethsemane 

  • Kidron Valley    

  • St. Anne’s Church  

  • Pools of Bethesda   

  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher 

  • Temple Mount

  • Western Wall

  • Farewell Dinner 

  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight home

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Sunday
February 19

  • Arrive in the U.S.A 

***Please note Visits, excursions, mentioned in the program are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances