Tabor preparing for Holy Land trip in 2015

Tabor College is again sponsoring a trip to the Holy Land Jan. 2-23, 2015. The trip will be led by Douglas Miller, Tabor Bible professor.

Those traveling to the Holy Land will tour a variety of historical sites, including Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethle?hem, Jordan River, Sea of Galilee, Jericho, ancient ruins, Dead Sea and Dead Sea Scrolls, Masada, Mount Nebo, Petra, museums and more.

?We will have personal contact and conversation with a variety of local people,? said Miller, who particularly noted Palestinian Christians as a neglected minority.

The trip has four goals that intertwine daily on the three-week trip. Travelers will be able to better understand the Bible in its context, learn about the three major religions of the area (Judaism, Islam, Eastern Christianity), learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, plus experience times dedicated for worship, reflection and prayer.

?The Holy Land trip during the January interterm was very educational and the most awesome trip one can take,? said Bob Ewert, who took this trip in Jan?uary 2011 with wife Lynette.

?We would highly recommend it to anyone,? Ewert added. ?The multi-generational group was a special part of the experience. The Bible is much more alive today for having been part of that trip.?

Keith and Judy Harder of Hillsboro had a similar experience in 2009.

?The Jerusalem trip was a beautiful blend of biblical archeology, history, contemporary politics, worship and spiritual inspiration,? Judy said. ?The trip is well-planned and expertly guided.?

Miller said accommodations along the way are good. Lodging is comfortable (private rooms) and the food is excellent. Most travel is by tour bus, but moderate walking will be required.

Openings are available. If interested, contact Miller at 620-947-2439 or via email at DougM@tabor.edu. The cost is about $4,500 per person. A deposit of $500 will reserve a spot on the trip.

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