Day two

The weather this morning was very pleasant with clouds and a nice breeze going through. As we gathered outside our hotel, we felt a few sprinkles of rain! (For Israel that’s like getting snow in Ohio in June!) The weather throughout the day was an unusual cooler temperature for this time of the year.

We did some great hiking, so spectacular views, & and the Bible once again became alive in new ways.

Come, follow our day in the following pictures.

 

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Solomon's Gate
Solomon’s Gate
Archealogy Dig of the Water System
Archealogy Dig of the Water System
Sifting through their diggings to ensure not is left unturned.
Sifting through their diggings to ensure nothing is left unturned.

The next area we visited was Beit Shemesh, which is the area that Samson would have lived. This is also the area where the Israelites saw the return of the ark.

A lot of pig bones have been found in this area, due to the sacrifices made to the Baal god.

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Father & Son

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Tel Azeka

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”Locust” What did John eat in the wilderness? ”Locust” and honey.
Locust
Locust
A shepherd leading his flock. (A special for the day)
A shepherd leading his flock. (A special for the day)
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A lending hand

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Wayne thought it was quite a pull.
Wayne though it was quite a pull.

 

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Judean Mountains in the distance. This is the are where the David & Goliath story took place.
Judean Mountains in the distance. This is the valley where the David & Goliath story took place.

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 Tel Maresha

Olive Press Entrance
Olive Press Entrance

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This is where the olives would get pressed and the olive oil collected.
This is where the olives would get pressed and the olive oil collected.

Into the Negev Desert

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Solar Panel Experiment.
First camel sighting.
First camel sighting.

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Shepherds
Shepherds
Joe Mullet, our teacher
Joe Mullet, our teacher

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Our guide
Our guide

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