I am pleased to announce, in conjunction with Tutku Tours, that we will be offering a comprehensive 33-day Bible Study Tour to Israel/Jordan, Turkey, and Greece. You are invited to join this "once in a lifetime" trip. Study the Bible in the lands of the Bible! From April 11 through May 13, 2023. To view a map of the trip, Click Here.
Email Dr. Rasmussen for an Itinerary and Details.
In the Israel/Jordan portion of the trip (April 11–23, 2023 ) we will begin in Jerusalem with a study of the city of Jerusalem. As we head north along the Sharon Plain we will visit Caesarea-on-the-sea and Mount Carmel and Megiddo. We will be staying on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and visit sites associated with the ministry of Jesus. After this, we will cross into Jordan and visit Jerash, Mt. Nebo, and Petra. Crossing back into Israel by Elat on the Red Sea (swim) we will travel north to the Dead Sea, visiting Tamar Biblical Park on the way. The next day we will visit Masada, Arad, and Mamshit before returning to our hotel for the night. Our final day will include floating on the Dead Sea and visits to Ein Gedi, Qumran, and (time permitting) the Jordan River and Jericho. Email me for the complete itinerary.
In the Turkey portion of the trip (April 22-May 6, 2023), we will begin in Istanbul visiting the Hagia Sophia and the world-class Archaeology Museum. From Istanbul we will fly to Antioch-on-the-Orontes River, the third-largest city in Paul's day, where believers were first called "Christians" and where Paul began all three of his missionary journeys. We will visit Seleucia, the port where the first journey set sail (Acts 13:4), Tarsus (the home of Paul), Derbe, Lystra, Iconium, and Pisidian Antioch—places not usually visited by tours but all of which are of biblical importance. After stopping for two nights in the Mediterranean city of Antalya, and visiting Perga, we will travel to Colossae, Laodicea, Miletus, Ephesus, and Smyrna—with many stops along the way (email me for the complete itinerary).
In the Greece portion of the trip (May 5–13, 2023), we will begin in Thessaloniki in northern Greece. We will begin touring with a day trip to Philippi, where the "Good News" was first preached in Europe. As we motor towards Athens we will be stopping along the way at Berea, Vergina, Meteora, and Delphi—with overnights near Meteora and Delphi. In Athens, we will visit the Acropolis, the Areopagus ("Mars Hill"), and the new Acropolis Museum. We will take a day trip to Corinth and Cenchrea. Email Dr. Rasmussen for an Itinerary and Details.