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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
Share the experience with other Christians

TIME FOR REFLECTION 
On the importance of Biblical events

TIME FOR RENEWAL 
You will never be the same

TIME FOR RELAXATION 
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Explore Hierapolis-Pamukkale Turkey Travel with Purpose was an ancient Greek city located on hot springs in classical Phrygia in southwestern Anatolia. Its ruins are adjacent to modern Pamukkale in Turkey and currently comprise an archaeological museum. The site has the Tomb of Philip the Apostle.

This is the monumental entrance to the Roman city and leads onto the large plateia which crosses the whole settlement, exiting a gate at the opposite side, to connect with the road that goes to Laodicea on the Lykos and then Colossae. It is worth admiring the well preserved structure with three openings,
in carefully squared travertine blocks, with elegant arches decorated with a simple cornice molding, flanked by two round towers that recall Hellenistic city Gates such as that of the Pamphilian city of Perge, near Antalya.

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Hierapolis Main Streets
The Hellenistic city was built on a grid with streets running parallel or perpendicular to the main thoroughfare. This main street ran from north to south close to a cliff with the travertine terraces and was bordered on both sides by an arcade. At both ends of the main street, there was a monumental gate flanked by square towers built of massive blocks of stone. Another gate, the Domitian Gate, was close to the northern city gate.

The town was repeatedly rebuilt following major earthquakes and improved prior to various imperial visits to the healing springs. In addition, Septimius Severus had a number of new buildings constructed in Hierapolis in gratitude for his secretary Antipater, a native of Hierapolis who also tutored the emperor’s two
sons.

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Hierapolis Theatre
The auditorium consisted of stacked seating with a capacity of 15,000 and was bisected by the main aisle. The lower part originally had twenty rows and the upper part twenty five, but only thirty rows altogether have survived. The auditorium is segmented into nine aisles by means of eight vertical passageways with steps. The proscenium consisted of two stories with ornately decorated niches to the sides.

Hierapolis is mentioned in the Bible, when St. Paul praises Epaphras, a Christian from Colossae, in his letter to the Colossians. Paul writes that Epaphras “has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis” (Colossians 4:12-13). Epaphras was probably the founder of the Christian community at Hierapolis.

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Pamukkale – meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, the area is famous for a carbonate mineral left by the flowing of thermal spring water. It is located in Turkey’s Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.

The ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis was built on top of the travertine formation. It can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli. Known as Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) or ancient Hierapolis (Holy City), this area has been drawing visitors to its thermal springs since the
time of Classical antiquity.

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Pamukkale – The Turkish name refers to the surface of the shimmering, snow-white limestone, shaped over millennia by calcite-rich springs. Dripping slowly down the mountainside, mineral-rich waters collect in and cascade down the mineral terraces, into pools below. Legend has it that the formations are solidified cotton (the area’s principal crop) that giants left out to dry.

Another site you will never forget on your tour of Turkey

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7 Churches of Revelation Tour 

9 Days in Turkey with optional Bosphorus Cruise & More of Turkey & Cappadocia

“Seven Churches of Revelation” Turkey
A journey to the 7 Churches of Revelation! We want to invite you on an unforgettable journey in the footsteps of Paul which is filled with ancient biblical history, culture and spiritual blessings. Join us on a spiritual adventure that will
bring the Bible alive.

This journey will provide you a deeper understanding of scriptures traveling through the lands of the Bible. There are more Biblical Sites in Turkey than in any other country and it is known as the 2nd Holy Land. Not only will you visit the site of each of the Seven Churches, you will visit the actual places that the New Testament letters were penned or received. Imagine being in Ephesus, site of so many teachings that establish our salvation.

You can read your way through the New Testament, or you can bring it to life with an all‐inclusive trip to where it all took place. At the end of this tour two things will most certainly be changed, you, and your understanding of the Bible.

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