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I love to travel, but it comes with a variety of hardships. The feeling of being herded like cattle at the airport, long flights in cramped seats, long lines at passport control, jet lag … all can take a toll. Adjusting to different foods is an adventure in...

The last supper, among other lasts

An unseasonably hot day in Jerusalem greeted participants in the 2015 Campbell Divinity School Bible Lands Study Tour as they closed out their experience of pilgrimage, education, and friendship in Israel and the West Bank. We drove first to the Davidson Center at the...

Two holy cities

The penultimate day of the Campbell University Divinity School’s 2015 Bible Lands Study Tour was spent in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. We began the day with a photo op atop the Mount Olives, then made our way down the Palm Sunday Road, where we stopped to examine an...

Old city, long day, much excitement

Participants in the 2015 Campbell Divinity School Bible Lands Study Tour got more than they bargained for on Sunday, as our full day in the Old City happened to coincide with “Jerusalem Day.” The pictures below tell the story. Clearly, this was hurriedly...

Picture This …

Today’s blog will be told in pictures and captions (the part people really want to see anyway, I know), as the Campbell Divinity School 2015 Bible Lands Study Tour ventured south to the Dead Sea … Some of us ventured to Ben Yehuda Street for some evening...

Bucket worthy

One of the highlights of Campbell Divinity School’s 2015 study tour involves a place that’s low and dark: a “Dig for a Day” experience at Tel Mareshah in the Beth Guvrim National Park. Tel Mareshah is located just south of the Valley of Elah,...

On the road again …

It started cool, warmed up, rained for a bit, got toasty, then turned downright chilly — that’s what happens when you travel from Capernaum on the north side of the Sea of Galilee to Beth Shean, then on down to Jericho (1,000 feet below sea level), and end...

By the beautiful sea …

The sea was gorgeous, the food was fine, and nobody got sick. How’s that for a good day? The third full day of touring for participants in the 2015 Campbell Divinity School Bible Lands Study Tour got under way with a visit to Beth Shearim, where a number of...

A drier start, a wetter finish

  Day Two for the Campbell Divinity School study tour of Israel and the West Bank was typical in terms of time — on the bus before 8:00 a.m., past 6:30 p.m. before returning. We didn’t see any rain today, but many of us got wet nonetheless. Along the...