Bryan College Jordan & Israel Study Tour (12/30/12 – 1/13/13)

During our Christmas 2012 break, Bryan College offered a Jordan & Israel study tour that was an enriching experience for our Bryan College students, alumni, and friends.  Those on the tour had the option to register to earn college credit for the BIB 222 Old Testament class, which allowed students' studies to come alive as they visited areas where Moses, David, and Isaiah traveled and lived. 

The pace was fast and the scenery was memorable. We visited Mt. Carmel where Elijah petitioned YHWH to display himself before the Baal prophets and also traveled to Nazareth where Jesus honed his skills with wood and stone. In addition we visited the Sea of Galilee where the disciples ministered and the Dead Sea where those at Qumran and Masada revolted against Rome.

Two weeks visiting the exotic places and experiencing the beautiful cultures of these countries was a superb way to spend part of the winter break. Students were exposed to the history, art, food, politics, geography, and culture of this area of the Mediterranean, and all under the guise of an Old Testament class! 

View photos from our study tour here

Jordan & Israel Tour Itinerary

  DEPART Sun, Dec 30 Depart from Atlanta.       
  DAY 1 Mon, Dec 31 Arrive to London for a half day
Flight to Amman airport and transfer to Amman hotel for dinner and overnight
  DAY 2 Tue, Jan 1 Amman city tour, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, transfer to Petra, dinner and overnight at Petra    
  DAY 3 Wed, Jan 2 Petra city tour, transfer to Arava border, cross the border to Israel, dinner and overnight in Eilat    
  DAY 4 Thur, Jan 3 Timna Park (Solomon's Pillars) and Tabernacle Tent, Ramon Crater, Kfar Hanokdim Bedouin village, camel ride, and Bedouin hospitality
Dinner and overnight at the Bedouin tent or cabin
  DAY 5 Fri, Jan 4 Swim & "float" at the Dead Sea , Masada, En-Gedi, Qumran

Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem
  DAY 6 Sat, Jan 5 Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit Chapel, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations, Old City; Via Stephen’s Gate to the Western Wall, Pool of Bethesda, Ecco Homo, Stations of the Cross
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem
  DAY 7 Sun, Jan 6 Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial Museum, Israel Museum, shrine of the book and the model, Mt. Zion: King’s David tomb, and room of last supper, Garden tomb.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem
  DAY 8 Mon, Jan 7 City of David new Archaeological Excavations include Emek Zurm, Southern Wall Steps (Davidson center), Jewish quarter, Bethlehem.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem
  DAY 9 Tue, Jan 8 Traditional Baptism site north of Jericho, Visit Gilboa mountain, Harod spring, Megiddo and Jenin
Dinner and overnight at the Sea of Galilee
  DAY 10 Wed, Jan 9 Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Kibbutz tour, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. Beatitudes, Corazim, Yardenit 
Dinner and overnight at the Sea of Galilee
  DAY 11 Thu, Jan 10 Hatzor, Tel Dan - Caesarea Philippi (Banias) - Golan Heights, Mt. Bental – Olive oil mill
Dinner and overnight at the Sea of Galilee
  DAY 12 Fri, Jan 11 Nazareth, via Cana, Mt Carmel, Caesarea , Tel Aviv and Jaffa
Dinner and overnight at Tel Aviv
  DAY 13 Sat, Jan 12 Day of leisure
Dinner and overnight at Tel Aviv
  DAY 14 Sun, Jan 13 Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for flight back home      

Tour Pricing*

Tour Price: $3400 (15-20 students) or $3200 (20+ students)

  • April 15 - $250 deposit
  • June 15 - $1,200 payment due
  • August 1 - Students: trip balance due with fall tuition (program fee)
  • August 1 - Non-students: trip balance due
E-mail your questions to Dr. Jud Davis.
  Make checks payable to Bryan College with memo line JI Study Tour and mail to:
Bryan College
Attn: Dr. Jud Davis
Box 7809
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321

*Includes: Airfare, Meals, Entrance Fees, Tour Guides, Tips, Taxes, Lodging
*Not Included: Passport, Personal Items, Free Time Excursions, Class Tuition