A Day of Biblical Sites – and Relaxing Along the Sea of Galilee

After a weekend at the Dead Sea, we began our final morning there with worship at 6:45am. We then began our trek north to Galilee and visited great sites along the way.

We stopped at Qumran, the site linked to the Dead Sea Scrolls, then went to Jericho and its ancient spring. We continued north to the Harod Valley and visited the Harod Spring (Gideon’s 300 men) and Tel Jezreel, an area linked to King Saul, David, Ahab, Jezebel, Jehu, and Elisha. We finished with a drive around Mount Tabor (Deborah and Barak) and went into Tiberias to eat a well-deserved dinner.

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Gideon’s battlefield as viewed from above the Harod spring cave. (Photo by Luke Chandler)

Our evening has ended gently at our nice hostel along Galilee’s shore. This establishment has a private beach on the Sea of Galilee and several in our group enjoyed a swim.

Timothy Chandler, Todd Chandler, and JT Ray relaxing in the Sea of Galilee at sunset. Tiberias is in the background. (Photo by Luke Chandler)

Timothy Chandler, Todd Chandler, and JT Ray relaxing in the Sea of Galilee at sunset. The city of Tiberias is in the background. (Photo by Luke Chandler)

Wayne and Dave Galloway sit along the Sea of Galilee after enjoying a swim. (Photo by Luke Chandler)

Wayne and Dave Galloway sit along the Sea of Galilee after enjoying a swim. (Photo by Luke Chandler)

This gentle evening will be followed by a full day of sightseeing tomorrow. Until then!

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About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister in English and Spanish with the North Terrace Church of Christ and participates annually in archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke also leads tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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