|The Holy Land|
Are you been looking for the right vacation spot? If so, why not consider taking a tour to where Jesus walked? The Holy land of Israel. A city deep in Christianity. No where on earth is there land more sacred, than the place where God led and formed a relationship with his people.
Here you will find some of the oldest civilization in the Middle East as mentioned in the old and new Testaments. For Christians, it is where, Jesus lived, taught, performed miracles, and rose from the dead. It's also the land described by God in Exodus 3:8 as "flowing with milk and honey"
Israel has a long and complex history stretching back thousands of years to the beginning of civilization. Today, it's a beacon for visitors and day-to-day issues facing its residents. And the city is filled with its astounding historic relics, impressive religious sites, and natural beauty.
It's also home to:
- Israel and the Palestinians Territories(Where the sites of the sacred scroll to Jesus and Christians
- Western Jordan (Where Moses glimpsed the promise land and Jesus was baptized
- The Sinai Peninsula in Egypt (Where Moses and the Israelites wandered for 40 years)
- Southern Syria (Where Elijah took refuge and St. Paul was coverted)
Visitors will also be drawn to Jerusalem's stunning bee-line, with its beautiful bell towers, synagogues, and the dome of Al Aqsa Mosque. The religious culture melting pot is sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Israel landscapes are just as welcoming. Mountains, deserts and fertile valleys can be found in the East, tourists can enjoy the Dead Sea, Red Sea, Sea of Galilee, and Mediterranean Sea coastline awaits you.
If you can look beyond the political unrest in Israel you will find sacred land unlike no other in the world.
Some of the best places in the Holy Land:
|Sea of Galilee|
Sea Of Galilee
Known as the sea of wonders, this is the location of Jesus' ministry. It is here where he taught, performed miracles and spent time with his disciples. This is also where, Jesus calmed the storm waters, asked Simon to put out his nets again after fishing all night, where he walked on water, and where he asked, Peter, Andrew, James, and John to become his disciples.
Jesus spent much of his childhood here, and the city has been closely associated with Christianity and attracts tourists from around the world. The most significant is the Basilica of Annunciation, the largest Christian church in the Middle East, it was dedicated in 1964 by Pope Paul VI. It is also the location where the Angel Gabriel spoke to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive Jesus.
Located near the Judean Desert and considered one of the most important sites in Christianity, is the Baptism site of the Jordan River. This is also where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Many Christians believe the Jordan River is sacred and many come to immerse themselves in the waters.
|The Mount of Beatitudes|
The Mount of Beatitudes
The Mount of Beatitudes is the location, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount "Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven"
|The Church of The Nativity|
The Church of The Nativity
A basillica located in Bethlehem, Palestine. It was commissioned in 327 AD by Constantine and his mother, and built over the site where the Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus
|The Garden Tomb|
The Garden Tomb
Located in Jerusalem is the garden and sepulchre of Joseph of Arimathea. Many believed he was the man who donated his own tomb and prepared for Jesus' burial after he was crucified.
The Garden of Gethsemane
A garden located at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. It is the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before his crucifixion.
|Mount of Olives|
Mount of Olives
Jesus often traveled over the mount of olives on his way to the Temple of Bethany to pray. He prayed there with his disciples the night he was arrested. This is also believed to be the location where he ascended into heaven
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