Our world is filled with objects that have special cultural significance. As we look at the Islamic world, we think of the veils worn by many Muslim women. Things such as Coca-Cola and McDonald’s have come to symbolize the United States.

The writers of the Text mentioned many “things,” each with a particular use and meaning in biblical culture. Unfortunately, many of these objects disappeared over time. Other objects remained, but took on a different meaning in new cultures.

Biblical scholars and archaeologists have learned a great deal about the many things that filled ancient culture. This section shares some of their discoveries, and helps us see each object the same way that it was viewed by the writers of the Text.

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Upcoming Tours

We would love to walk with you in the Holy Land. Here are upcoming opportunities:

Jun 28 — Jul 12, 2020
Out of Egypt, Into a Good Land
Led by George DeJong
Sep 19 — Oct 02, 2020
Israel & Turkey in Depth
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Nov 01 — Nov 15, 2020
Walking with the Patriarchs
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Spring 2021
Israel in Depth
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Summer 2021
Ancient Paths to Modern Leadership
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Fall 2021
Through the Roof
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