The Holy Land

The Old City of Jerusalem

The Old City of Jerusalem

note:  I am currently transferring the content of this page from our company blog so some links may not yet still work.

When one talks about Holy Land the first thing that enters their mind is the land of Israel as is the belief for decades.    Recently however, this encompasses other cities outside Israel. Holy Land stretches from Egypt to Syria. The term Holy Land encompasses the places in the Middle East that are mentioned in the Old and New Testaments. It includes:

  • Israel and the Palestinian Territories (which hold most of the sites sacred to Jews and Christians)
  • Western Jordan (where Moses glimpsed the Promised Land and Christ was baptised).
  • The Sinai Peninsula in Egypt (where Moses and the Israelites wandered for 40 years) Central to the Holy Land is the state of Israel (Wikimedia)
  • Central to the Holy Land is the state of Israel 
  • Southern Syria (where Elijah took refuge and St Paul was converted)

This is the land described by God in Exodus 3:8 as “flowing with milk and honey” (that would have been sheep or goat milk and date honey).

Central to the Holy Land is Israel. The world’s only Jewish state, it occupies just a tiny proportion of the globe. It is the size of New Jersey or Wales, and about a third the size of Sri Lanka or Tasmania.

I will however start this page with the numerous sights in Israel, mostly sacred to the Christians.

Around Israel on three sides are Muslim states, all much larger. And over all of the Holy Land countries are the footprints and landmarks of past conquerors — among them the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Mamluks, Ottoman Turks and British.
There are just too many important places in the Holy Land that one month may not even be enough to see all of them.  Many of the significant and sacred sights are included in our group tours.  However for customized tours, you can include more places and days.  This will inform you of other important sites  through photos and some brief explanation.  Our regular groups go to the most significant sites for the Christians.

For customized tours, you can include other equally interesting sites like Colorful Markets, Historical Places, Archaelogical sites and even digs, as well as Food tours, cooking classes, Gourmet Meals and Agricultural related tours.

Sources:

Our Regular and Excellent Guide Ruthie Geva
Sacred Destinations
Defending the Bride
See the Holy Land
Israel Ministry of Tourism
Map of Israel
Bible Walks

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