S: My Trip to Israel
1: Israel February 2 - 11, 2010 | Trip begins in Tel Aviv and the ancient city of Jaffa
2: Sjouk & Linda | Jaffa city gate | Narrow Streets | Thursday, Feb. 4 This photo was taken from the balcony of our hotel room in Netanya located on the Mediterranean Sea. It was a windy and rainy morning
3: Caesarea | The ancient Roman seaport where Pontius Pilate had his base. Shimone our guide for the trip
5: The aqueducts in Caesarea | On the left page the Roman theater and a typical coffin of that time
6: The prophet Elijah called upon the Lord to send fire on the altar to conquer the prophets of Baal
7: Typical Tomb
8: Megiddo - Hebrew for Armageddon | 02/04/10
9: Nazareth is where Jesus spent his childhood with Mary and Joseph.
10: Olive Press
11: Bill trying his hand at using a drill from biblical times. It's not as easy as it looks.
13: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SJOUK! On February 5th we celebrated Sjouk's 84th birthday.
15: THERESA & SHIMONE
16: TEL DAN | NOTE THE 4 CORNERS ON THE ALTAR
18: THE CANAANITE GATES
20: THE CAVE OF THE PAGAN GOD PAN
22: MOUNT BENTAL | THE CHILDREN WERE SO EXCITED, THIS WAS THE FIRST SNOW IN APPROXIMATELY 19 YEARS. IT WAS VERY COLD AND WINDY ON THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN.
23: THERESA AND I IN FRONT OF OUR ROOM ON THE KIBBUTZ
24: Kibbutz our home for 2 nights
25: THE KIBBUTZ THAT WE STAYED AT AND WAS LOCATED ON THE SHORES OF THE SEA OF GALILEE
27: BAPTISMAL SITE ON THE JORDAN RIVER. I WENT TO FEEL THE WATER AND DID NOT REALIZE THAT PASTOR WILLIAM WAS BEHIND ME SPRINKLING WATER ON MY HEAD
29: O | LOUISE & THERESA ON THE BOAT ON THE SEA OF GALILEE. THIS PART OF THE TRIP HAD A BIG IMPACT ON ME ESPECIALLY WHEN WE WERE SINGING 'HOW GREAT THOU ART'. I BECAME VERY EMOTIONAL BRINGING TEARS TO MY EYES.
30: MOUNT OF BEATITUDES
31: BOAT DATING BACK TO THE TIME OF JESUS | MOSIAC FLOOR IN CHURCH
32: CAPERNAUM | Feb 5, 2010
33: Site where 7 Israeli girls were killed and memorialized. Picture of Pastor William shows what he referred to as recycled bananas due to the blue bags that cover them to protect them from the sun, insects & disease.
34: Ritual Roman Bath on left | Bet She'an
35: Bet She'an - the largest of Israel's archaeological digs. Bet She'an was one of 10 cities of the Decapolis
36: Theresa riding a camel
38: Dig Sites
39: Brook where David picked his stones to kill the giant Goliath | Feb 6, 2010 | A family tomb
40: Qumran the site of the
41: Monday Feb 8, 2010 | Dead Sea Scrolls
42: Hyrex | Waterfall on hike
43: Hiking at | Ein Gedi | Feb 8, 2010
44: These Israeli children stopped me and asked me to take their picture
46: Bathing in the Dead Sea | Special Council Meeting
47: Jerusalem & the Garden of Gethsemane
49: Jerusalem | Church of the Holy Sepulcher
50: Feb 10 | 2010 | Church of the Nativity | Bethlehem
51: Star | Many believe the star to mark the site of the birth of Jesus
52: Mount of Transfiguration
53: Garden Tomb | We celebrated communion in a chapel in the Garden
54: Holocaust Museum | Children's MUSUEN | Feb 2010
55: Western (wailing) Wall & Lions Gate