A joint study tour to Israel is being lead by Mike Graves, Homiletics professor at St. Paul, and myself on May 28 to June 6, 2014. Central Seminary and St. Paul School of Theology are the co-sponsors of the study tour.
We will visit numerous biblical sites, such as, Nazareth, Caesarea Philippi (I spent a season excavating here; or perhaps better, this is where I played in the dirt), the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. One of the most interesting areas may be Sepphoris, one of the capitals of Galilee during the time of Herod Antipas. This city is located only a few miles from Nazareth. One could probably suggest that this city was a place Jesus might have labored before beginning his public ministry in Galilee.
If interested in joining us on the tour, and we are limiting the group to 24, here is the website with all the information:
You can also contact Wendie Brockhaus who is helping to coordinate the trip. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org