Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Trailing Along, Throughout the Land

I read this

Minister of Tourism Stas Misezhnikov inaugurated on Tuesday the new Gospel Trail pilgrimage route which has been created by the Ministry of Tourism along with the Jewish National Fund.

The trail, which cost NIS 3 million to develop over three years, is designed to further increase the already large numbers of Christian tourists and pilgrims who visit Israel each year...

Miszensikov said that he expects the Gospel Trail to attract an additional 200,000 tourists every year above the current figures.

The route of the Gospel Trail follows the path which Jesus walked at age 30 after he was evicted from Nazareth, as related by the New Testament.

The trail, which runs for 63 kilometers, starts at Mount Precipice just outside Nazareth and continues eastwards down to Capernaum, taking in a number of important Christian holy sites.

These include the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount; Magdala (Migdal today) the home of Mary Magadelene; Tabgha, the site of the Feeding of the Five Thousand; and Capernaum, where Jesus established his ministry and met his first disciple Peter.

And searched around and found this -

Here's the Tourism Ministry site and here's their map.

If you'll recall, I hosted a BBC reporter three years ago on his journey from Nazereth to Bethlehem and he traversed Samaria and Judea on his journey.  See here I, here II, here III, and here IV.

The New Testament notes, in Acts 8:1, that the Apostles were dispersed througout Judea and Samaria.

Christian pilgrims and all others, you are welcomed to trek throughout the Land of Israel and soon the Ministry of Tourism will assist in that too.


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