Suggestions Before Coming to the Land of the Bible
So, you are coming to visit the Land of the Bible. What are some ways in which you can prepare? Here we have included some helpful suggestions, recommendations, and tips to follow in preparation for your journey to the Holy Land. Whenever your trip may be, we hope that all will find each of these points valuable in obtaining an enlightening and transformative experience in Israel!
- Pray for the logistics (travel, flights, etc.), the group, the learning process, and for our hearts and minds to be open to for this time in the Land of the Bible.
- Read Deuteronomy, Matthew, and Acts noting locations and geographical features as well as noting Hebraic linguistic features and cultural data.
- Exercise and walk a lot, which will help better connect us with Jesus and the Heroes of the Faith as we walk throughout the Land of the Bible.
- Watch the introductory Satellite Bible Atlas (SBA) videos which help visualize the Land of the Bible. We typically provide copies of the Satellite Bible Atlas months ahead of your journey in the Land so that you can familiarize yourself with the SBA resources, especially the SBA Study Questions.
- Take a dynamic life-changing online course on the Bible and the Land with Jerusalem Seminary’s online courses – here.
- Consider learning Hebrew – a great starting place is the Jerusalem Seminary’s online Biblical Hebrew courses – here. Even if you’re accustomed to reading, you’ll benefit from hearing the language before being in the Land where Hebrew is spoken profusely; about 80% of Biblical Hebrew crosses over to Modern Hebrew!