Pastor Mike & Elisa Nedelko - Israel 2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
We spent the evening in a Galilean Village where we
milked goats, ground wheat, made unleavened bread
- and ate Hyssop.
I got to carry a lamb on my shoulders like the Good Shepherd carries us.
Despite a little jet-lag we are enjoying our first day in Israel.
We also visited Caesarea earlier
in the day and saw the site where Paul was imprisoned. After that we were on
Mt Carmel where Elijah faced off against the prophets of Baal. What a view!
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
We visited the Ancient site of Megiddo this morning. A strategic city in the Old Testament there are 26 layers of civilization they have uncovered here. Behind me in the picture is the valley called Armageddon where the book of Revelation says there will be a major and final battle in the end of time.
We ended the tour by walking down 200 steps into a tunnel that had been excavated into the bedrock to bring water into the ancient City so that it could withstand lengthy sieges by foreign armies. Within the city there was also a large grainery which held food for the city to live off during times of war and conflict. All in all a fascinating site.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Panorama of the Sea of Galilee
Korazim - I am seated on the seat where the sermon would be given in the synagogue in Korazim. Jesus cursed this town for their lack of faith for evidently Jesus had performed many miracles here. Our tour guide informed us that an earthquake occurred here in the 3rd century damaging this synagogue. There is a remarkable assortment of houses and foundations they have discovered on this site including ritual baths and a olive press.
Picture of fish from breakfast.
Friday, February 9, 2018
We drove down a windy road to
this lookout point which is the
likely route that pilgrims took from
Jericho to Jerusalem. It would
also have been the route which
the merchant took in the parable
of the Good Samaritan.