International Travel, Tours
Holy Land Study Tour
Hosted by Dr. Mark Meehl, Professor of Theology
Dates: June 11 – 25, 2015
Our Holy Land Study Tour 2015 has been designed to be a pilgrimage in many senses of the word, uniquely tailored to the needs of Concordia’s students, alumni and friends.
During our Holy Land Study Tour 2015 you will encounter the land of the Bible on three levels. First, you will see the traditional sites associated with the Bible and visit archaeological excavations that will flesh out your picture of the ancient history of the region. Second, you will meet and talk with the people of the land – Palestinians and Israelis; Christians, Jews and Muslims - in a variety of settings to provide context and relevance to the events that occur in this land today. Finally, you will embark on a devotional journey that will add depth to your spiritual life for years to come.
The tour includes free time for you to explore and savor the atmosphere of Jerusalem at your own pace as well as experiencing a worship service in the thirteenth-century Crusader Chapel in the Old City. Come to the Holy Land with us, enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship of the tour, and return with a wealth of new insights into the Bible and its world.
Dr. Mark Meehl has participated in excavations in Israel, Jordan, and Syria. He lived in Jerusalem for two and a half years, serving as Program Director for the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, before coming to Concordia University in 1991. This will be the fourth study tour he has led to the Holy Land.