Have you discovered these five must-see Holy Land sites and authentic destinations yet? Visit all of these and many more on our available Christian tours to Israel and Jordan and the surrounding Holy Lands!
#1 | City of David’s Hidden Tunnels
Eli Shukron’s discovery of underground tunnels under the City of David has made this site an exciting location to explore. Mentioned in the second book of Samuel, it is written that King David, using a water shaft to penetrate the city’s defenses, captured Jerusalem which was under Jebusite control. When you add the elements of Dr. Robert Cornuke’s findings in his groundbreaking book Temple – the ancient site is a monumental discovery!
#2 | The Ancient City of Petra
This ancient city is believed to be that which was spoken about in Luke 21:21-22 which says, “Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written.” Petra’s remains include beautiful structures carved in the mountains. The Biblical significance and architectural beauty make Petra a top teaching destination. Luckily for you – Living Passages travels to Petra during our Biblical Egypt tours.
#3 | Magdala’s House of Prayer
A recent discovery revealed an ancient house of prayer in the town of Magdala, a city where Jesus preached extensively. There is a very high probability that Jesus himself actually preached in this very house of prayer in his time at Magdala. Matthew 15:39 tells us how Jesus arrived here as he “he took a boat, and came to the coast of Magdala.” The excavated site is well preserved and provides an excellent place for exploration and teaching!
#4 | The East Bank of the Jordan in Israel
The East Bank in Israel is only highlighted by a few Bible Tours. Its proximity to the Jordan River makes it an ideal location to visit because it hosts the sites of Jesus baptism, Joshua’s crossing, Elijah’s ascension, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, Adam and much more. Check this site out in one of our available Israel Tours.
#5 | Machaerus Prison
This is where John the Baptist was imprisoned and eventually beheaded, believed to have been around 32 AD after the Passover. This significant city overlooks the Dead Sea and provides plenty of interesting Biblical information to uncover and understand with its proximity to Herod and Rome.
There you have it! These are the top 5 must-see sites and authentic destinations in the Holy Land of Israel that we believe you have to visit should you travel to the middle east!