Dead Sea to Galilee

Kelli and I flew into Tel Aviv without much bother.  We met our guide Francis and she took us through Philistia to the Dead Sea. 

We went ‘swimming’ the Dead Sea and ran six miles.  It was good to get in some running over here. the ‘swimming’ just involved pulling up the feet and enjoying a sort of weightlessness.

The picture is from Day Two where Kelli and I were at Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were unearthed.  We will be seeing some of them at the Shrine of the Book later this week.

We also went to Masada, and En Gedi.  En Gedi is where David hid from King Saul in the Judean wilderness and cut off the hem of the king’s garment.

Day Two we went past Jericho and via the West Bank to Galilee.  At the Roman ruins of Bet She’an we had a praise and worship session.  After that Kelli and I with the group (‘Naphtali’) that we are leading went to the top of the Tel where King Saul’s decapitated body once hung.

Kelli went swimming in the spring of Sacchne and I paddled my feet.  Then at En Herod I told the story of Gideon because that is where it really happened.

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Finally we went to the top of Mt. Arbel which has a panorama of the Sea of Galilee.  Tomorrow I will be baptising 8 people in the River Jordan.

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About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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