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Israel is truly a modern, developed country where you can find and purchase just about anything you need during your visit to Israel. This includes food, medicine, clothing, cosmetics, and any hygiene products.
Jericho lies on the lowest place on earth down in the Jordan Valley, about 6.2 miles from the Dead Sea and 16.7 miles from Jerusalem. The town is located 250m below sea level. While Jericho is on hot scorching desert sands, it has a very good supply of freshwater from local springs. The Hebrew word for Jericho means “fragrant,” and today is called the “City of Palms.” Jericho is not on our normal holy land Israel tour itineraries, but there are full day tours that are highly recommended as Israel tour extensions and Israel tours upon your arrival.
Ein Gedi is an oasis along the banks of the western side of the Dead Sea. The fresh water springs have supported continuous inhabitants of the area from the Chalcolithic era. The location of Ein Gedi and its general area was given to the tribe of Judah, and was well known in the time of Solomon (Josh 15:62). Today during your holy land tour of Israel you’ll find the En Gedi Kibbutz in this location.
The Cenacle, also better known as the Upper Room is traditionally the site of The Last Supper that you will visit during your Holy Land Israel trip. This two-story room in Jerusalem commemorates the Last Supper shared by Jesus, as well as several other events described in the New Testament took place such as; the Washing of the Feet, the resurrection appearance of Jesus, the gathering of the disciples after the Ascension of Jesus, election of Saint Matthias as apostle, and the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples on Pentecost. The room is also directly above the Tomb of David and near to Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion.
Your Christian tour to Israel with professional guide will include a visit to the site of the Rejection of Jesus described in Luke: 4:29-30 to Mount Precipice, also known as Mount of Precipitation, and Mount of Leap– His own people of Nazareth, not accepting Jesus as the Messiah “mobbed him and forced him to the edge of the hill,” “they intended to push him over the cliff,” but "he passed through the midst of them and went away."
The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem is an alternate location of prayer and reflection, believed by some to be a possible location of the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Here you can also see a rock formation that perhaps is the one mentioned in the bible as Golgotha or also known as "Calvary."