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Fall 2021 – 2022

TIME FOR INSPIRATION 
Visiting sites of the Bible

TIME FOR LEARNING
Bible studies will never be the same

TIME FOR FELLOWSHIP
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TIME FOR REFLECTION 
On the importance of Biblical events

TIME FOR RENEWAL 
You will never be the same

TIME FOR RELAXATION 
Shopping in the Bazaars and making new friends

Capernaum Explore Israel Travel with Purpose Maranatha Tours

Capernaum was a fishing village, located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It had a population of about 1,500. Archaeological excavations have revealed two ancient synagogues built one over the other. A house turned into a church by the Byzantines is believed to have been the home of Saint Peter.

Capernaum Explore Israel Travel with Purpose Maranatha Tours

Capernaum Explore Israel Travel with Purpose Maranatha Tours

The Synagogue – The large, ornately carved, white building stones of the synagogue stood out prominently among the smaller, plain blocks of local black basalt used for the town’s other buildings, almost all residential. The synagogue was built almost entirely of white blocks of calcareous stone brought from distant quarries.

The synagogue appears to have been built around the 4th or 5th century. Beneath the foundation of this synagogue lies another foundation made of basalt, and Loffreda suggests that this is the foundation of a synagogue from the 1st century, perhaps the one mentioned in the Gospels.

The building consists of four parts: the praying hall, the western patio, a southern balustrade and a small room at the northwest of the building and Praying hall looking toward Jerusalem. The internal walls were covered with painted plaster and fine stucco work found during the excavations.

In this synagogue, Jesus gave a sermon on the bread of life (John 6:35-59).

Capernaum Explore Israel Travel with Purpose Maranatha Tours

Capernaum Explore Israel Travel with Purpose Maranatha Tours

The most extensive part of the typical house was the courtyard, where there was a circular furnace made of refractory earth, as well as grain mills and a set of stone stairs that led to the roof. The floors of the houses were cobbled. Around the open courtyard, modest cells were arranged which received light through a series of openings or low windows.

A study of the district located between the synagogue and the octagonal church showed that several extended families clustered together, communally using the same courtyards and internal passages. Most objects found were made of clay: pots, plates, amphoras, and lamps. Fish hooks, weights for fish
nets, striker pins, weaving bobbins, and basalt mills for milling grain and pressing olives were also found.

Capernaum Explore Israel Travel with Purpose Maranatha Tours

Capernaum Explore Israel Travel with Purpose Maranatha Tours – The village was inhabited continuously from the 2nd century BC to the 11th century AD, when it was abandoned sometime before the Crusader conquest.

On both sides of an ample north-south main street arose small districts bordered by small cross-sectional streets and no-exit side-streets. The walls were constructed with coarse basalt blocks and reinforced with stone and mud, but the stones (except for the thresholds) were not dressed and mortar was not used.

It was in Capernaum that Jesus healed the centurion’s son (Matthew 8:5–13), the nobleman’s son (John 4:46–53), Simon Peter’s mother-in-law (Mark 1:30–31), and the paralytic (Matthew 9:1–2). In Capernaum, Jesus cast out an unclean spirit (Mark 1:21–25), raised Jairus’s daughter to life, and healed the woman with the bleeding issue (Mark 5:21–42).

Capernaum Explore Israel Travel with Purpose Maranatha Tours

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‘Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.’ Psalms 122:2

A journey to the Holy Land! We want to invite you on an unforgettable journey into the Holy Land which is filled with ancient biblical history, culture and spiritual blessings. Visit
the places that witnessed the events of such decisive and enduring importance in the history of humanity.

This journey will provide you a deeper understanding of scriptures traveling thru the lands of the Bible. You will get a closer look at the life of Jesus Christ and His mission of redemption. When you make this journey in the company of friends and others of like mind, you can look forward to an unforgettable experience. Picture yourself sailing in a boat like the disciples on the Sea of Galilee (“And Jesus said to them, follow me and I will make you become fishers of men” Mark 1:17), floating in the Dead Sea, seeing our Lord Jesus’ birth place in Bethlehem, walking the streets of Jerusalem and having communion at the empty tomb where Jesus rose from the dead (“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay” Matthew 26:6). At the end of this tour two things will most certainly be changed, you, and your understanding of the
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