Our group of recently ordained clergy and a few of their spouses left Atlanta around midnight last night and touched down in Tel Aviv at 6:30 p.m. It was a grueling flight for people in coach!
When we arrived in Israel, the tour group took us by bus to our hotel in Tiberias, a couple of hours away. It’s located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Tiberias, I just learned, was a city founded by Herod Antipas, the son of Herod the Great. Antipas is responsible for beheading John the Baptist in the gospels.
In the video, you’ll see “Jimmy.” He’s our tour guide for the trip. He is an Israeli Arab Christian. Tomorrow’s tour will include Nazareth and other places around the Sea of Galilee.
This short video will give you a sense of the past 18 hours or so. Very uneventful. Mostly I wanted to test the hotel’s wi-fi. It’s slow but it works.