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Expedition ID: 22-10.2

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October 25 - November 4, 2022


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?


Join THREE O'CLOCK SESSION hosted by Dave, Donna and Wes Brooks 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.


Expedition ID: 22-10.2




Tel Aviv

  • 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

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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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Expedition Hosts

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Through worship and speaking in churches, conferences and special gatherings, their passion is leading people into God’s presence—to experience His power, and know His peace.

Songs written by Donna Jaree Brooks are rooted in prophetic worship, also drawing from clinical experience working with hurting individuals as a psychotherapist (LCPC). Her songs have been recorded by Legacy 5, Doug Anderson, Grammy-nominated recording artist Karen Peck & New River and many others. She contributed vocally and played keyboards on Altar Fire, a contemplative worship experience recorded with Kevin Zadai, released in 2020.

For many years, Dave Brooks managed WCIC, a Dove Award-winning Christian music radio station serving Central Illinois. A fourth generation ministry leader/speaker, he has more than 20 years of experience as an on-air personality. Prior to radio, Dave traveled full-time in music ministry across the United States and also in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and China. He enjoys consulting and is trained as a leadership coach.

Wes Brooks desires to express his awe and wonder for life and the glory of God through art. Alongside music, he is involved in filmmaking. He loves his friends, family and being a part of the Body of Christ in ministry.

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Dave, Donna and Wes Brooks


Expedition Instructor

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Tracy Paino

Dr. Tracy Paino is filled with passion, humor, and a sense of adventure which bring life to his speaking and teaching.  Dr. Paino strived to be intentional, relational, and missional in his years as a youth pastor, church planter, pastor, college professor, dean, and motivational speaker.  He has traveled the world inspiring students, teachers, congregations, pastors, schools, and leaders in well-known companies such as 3M, General Mills, IKEA, and Jenny-O.  Fifteen years in pastoral ministry, over twenty years in higher education, a two-year stint as a national ministry representative for a missions organization that helps meet the physical and spiritual needs of children in poverty-stricken areas of the world.

One of his many passions is to challenge people to go deeper in their faith, to make the Bible come alive, and to serve as a teaching guide for trips to the land of the Bible. He enjoys opening up new paths of insight into the Bible and the Christian faith using the context of biblical history, language, culture, and spirituality. High School students, College students, pastors, church leaders, and people from all walks of life benefit from his unique style of combining these elements with a pastoral approach while using the geographical and archeological realities of the biblical setting.


His educational background includes a B.A. from Evangel University (Springfield, MO) in Biblical Studies, a Masters of Divinity from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Ministry from Bethel University (St. Paul, MN), and post-doctoral work in Biblical Languages, Biblical Geography, and Ancient Judaism.  Along with his wife, Debbie, he resides in Apple Valley, MN. They have two daughters, one son, and their families which include seven gorgeous granddaughters.   As a self-diagnosed adrenaline “junkie” he participates in many different outdoor activities like biking, climbing, hiking, skiing, and camping.  He enjoys traveling and continues to be a contributing professor and teacher on trips to Israel, Jordan, and other biblical locations. This unique combination of pastoral, biblical, and recreational acumen gives a sense of adventure to all of his teaching, guiding, and leadership


Expedition Itinerary - October 25 - November 4, 2022

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October 25

  • Depart USA.


October 26


•    Arrival Tel Aviv
•    Travel to Hotel By Bus
•    Dinner and Overnight along        Mediterranean


October 27

  • Caesarea

  • Mount Carmel

  • Valley of Jezreel overlook

  • Nazareth

  • Church of the Annunciation


October 28

  • Dan Nature Reserve

  • Banias (ancient Caesarea Philippi) 

  • Mount Hermon 

  • Israel-Syrian Border in the Golan Heights 

  • Katzrin


October 29

  • Yardenit – Jordan River Baptism

  • Almagor – overlook of Beitsaida Valley

  • Chorazin

  • Magdala

  • Capernaum

  • Evening boat ride on the Sea of Galilee


October 30

  • Masada – palace fortress of Herod the Great

  • En Gedi

  • Qumran – caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found

  • Experience the Dead Sea

  • Wadi Qilt overlook


October 31

  • Israel Museum

  • Shrine of the Book

  • Bethlehem

  • Church of the Nativity

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November 1

  • City of David

  • Yad Vashem - Holocuast Memorial

  • Mahaneh Yehudah Market

  • Free time to shop in the Old City and wander through Jerusalem



November 2

  • Hill country of the Shephelah

  • Lachish

  • Elah Valley

  • Beth Shemesh

  • Nebi Samwil

  • Overview of ancient Gibeon

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November 3

  • Mt. of Olives  

  • Church of Dominius Flevit  

  • Garden of Gethsemane

  • Jaffa Gate

  • Herodian Quarter

  • Gennath Gate

  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher

  • Temple Mount

  • Farewell Dinner

  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight home


November 4

  • Arrive in USA

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