First Day: Israel

22 05 2012

Just a brief post to say we have arrived in Israel.  Travel today is incredible.  Leaving Philadelphia for Tel Aviv, it only took ten hours and fifteen minutes to arrive.  Amazing.

We are spending the first night in Netanya which is located along the Mediterranean coast just north of Tel Aviv.  Tomorrow is the first full day of seeing some of the significant sites associated with both the New Testament and Hebrew Scriptures.

The Mediterranean Sea is perhaps one of the overlooked features that shaped this area.  Travel by sea was much like travel for air for us.  It cut travel time in the ancient world by more than half.  A great website that helps compute distance, time, and cost for travel in the ancient world is ORBIS

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22 05 2012
jharader

Dr. May, I’m glad you are blogging about the trip. I’ll enjoy following your journey from home–and maybe I’ll get to go another year!

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