The Holy Land Devotional: Inspirational Reflections from the Land Where Jesus Walked

The Holy Land Devotional: Inspirational Reflections from the Land Where Jesus Walked

by John A. Beck
The Holy Land Devotional: Inspirational Reflections from the Land Where Jesus Walked

The Holy Land Devotional: Inspirational Reflections from the Land Where Jesus Walked

by John A. Beck

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Overview

God has chosen to reveal himself to humankind in various ways at various times. Each of these encounters occurred in real, physical locations. Even visions—such as Jacob's ladder or John's Apocalypse—came to people in a particular place. Place is inextricably woven into the story of Scripture, and it's one of the most meaningful ways in which we can encounter God today.

Linking these locations with Scripture, reflection questions, prayer, and life-changing insight drawn from more than a quarter century of leading travelers through the Holy Land, John A. Beck offers you a devotional like no other. Illustrated with beautiful full-color photos, The Holy Land Devotional features the sites that Christian pilgrims most often visit, allowing you to walk in the footsteps of people like Jacob, Joshua, Gideon, Ruth, David, Martha, Peter, and, of course, Jesus.

Whether you've been to the Holy Land, are planning a trip, or just want to know more about the land where Jesus walked, this devotional invites you to grow closer to God as you hear him speaking in and through the Holy Land.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540901811
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/15/2022
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John A. Beck (PhD, Trinity International University) has taught courses in Hebrew and Old Testament for more than 25 years, many of those years teaching field studies in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. Beck spends most of his year writing and is a permanent adjunct faculty member at Jerusalem University College in Israel. He is the author of twelve books, including The Holy Land for Christian Travelers and The Basic Bible Atlas. Learn more at JohnABeckAuthor.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Promised Land 13

Ashkelon (Ashkelon National Park) 17

Azekah (Tel Azekah) 21

Beersheba (Tel Beersheba National Park) 25

Beth Shean/Scythopolis (Beth Shean National Park) 29

Beth Shemesh (Tel Beth Shemesh) 33

Bethany (Church of Saint Lazarus) 37

Bethany (Tomb of Lazarus) 41

Bethlehem (Church of the Nativity) 45

Bethlehem (Manger Square) 49

Bethlehem (Shepherds' Fields) 53

Bethphage (Church of Bethphage) 57

Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea National Park) 61

Caesarea Philippi (Banias Nature Reserve) 65

Capernaum (Archaeology) 69

Capernaum (Lakeshore) 73

Capernaum (Mount of Beatitudes) 77

Capernaum (Synagogue) 80

Chorazin (Korazim National Park) 83

Dan (Tel Dan Nature Reserve) 87

Dead Sea 91

Elah Valley (Roman Road) 94

Gideon's Spring (Ma'ayan Harod National Park) 98

Har Bental (The Road to Damascus) 102

Hazor (Tel Hazor National Park) 106

Hebron (Machpelah) 110

Herodium (Herodion National Park) 114

Jericho (Tel es-Sultan) 118

Jerusalem 122

Jerusalem (Bethesda Pools) 126

Jerusalem (Broad Wall) 130

Jerusalem (Church of the Holy Sepulchre) 134

Jerusalem (City of David Observation Tower) 138

Jerusalem (City of David Royal Palace) 142

Jerusalem (Herod's Palace) 146

Jerusalem (Jerusalem Archaeological Park, Southern Steps) 149

Jerusalem (Jerusalem Archaeological Park, Southern Steps) 153

Jerusalem (Kidron Valley Overlook) 157

Jerusalem (Nebi Samuel National Park) 160

Jerusalem (Old City Walls) 164

Jerusalem (Pool of Siloam) 168

Jerusalem (Temple Mount) 171

Jerusalem (Tower of Siloam) 175

Jerusalem (Upper Room) 179

Jerusalem (Western Wall) 182

Jerusalem (Wohl Archaeological Museum) 185

Jezreel (Tel Jezreel) 189

Joppa (Modern Joffa) 193

Jordan River (Qasr al-Yahud) 197

Judah's Hill Country (The Jerusalem Forest) 201

Judean Wilderness (En Gedi Nature Reserve) 205

Judean Wilderness (Masada) 208

Kursi (Kursi National Park) 212

Lachish (Tel Lachish National Park) 216

Magdala (Magdala Tourist Center) 220

Megiddo (Tel Megiddo National Park) 223

Mount Arbel (Mount Arbel National Park) 227

Mount Carmel (Monastery of Mukhraqa) 231

Mount Hermon (Har Bental) 234

Mount of Olives (Church of All Nations) 238

Mount of Olives (Church of the Pater Noster) 241

Mount of Olives (Dominus Flevit Church) 244

Mount Tabor (Jezreel Valley) 247

Nablus (Church of Jacob's Well) 250

Nazareth (Church of the Annunciation) 254

Nazareth (Church of Saint Joseph) 258

Nazareth (Mount Precipice) 262

Qumran (Qumran National Park) 265

Samaria/Sebaste (Tel Shomron) 268

Sea of Galilee (Ginnosar Boat Museum) 272

Shechem (Tel Balata) 275

Shiloh (Seer's Tower) 279

Shiloh (Tabernacle Plateau) 283

Southern Wilderness (En Avdat National Park) 286

Southern Wilderness (Makhtesh Ramon) 290

Israel 293

Image Credits 297

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