Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Who Do Men Say That I am?

Near Caesarea Philipi Jesus asked his disciples who were the people saying that he was?  Today, we visited Dan and the headwaters of the Jordan River -- seemed like we were in north Georgia!  The water springs up from a rock coming out from under Mount Hermon.  Nearby is the remnants of the old city of Caesarea Philipi which was the center of worship for the god, Pan.  Part of the ruins has a cave which they thought led to the underworld -- the gates of Hades.  Thus, when Jesus spoke in this place asking the disciples about who He was, in his response to Peter, He told Peter that the gates of Hades would not stand against the Church.  Interesting place for Him to make this comment!

This afternoon we travelled up on the Golan Heights.  Quite a view.  Not only does the Golan overlook northern Israel and the Sea of Galilee, you can see Lebanon and Syria -- both quite close!

I am thoroughly enjoying the teachings of our guide.  Learning so much about many Hebrew insights into particular passages.

Note:  I can't get Blogger to load any of my pictures from this location.  Check out the Anglican Diocese of the South or Allison Beach Facebook pages for pics.  Blessings and Shalom!

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