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Introduction to the New Testament Journeys

  1.   The World of the New Testament Journeys                           

introducing The Landscapes of Palestine, The Rulers of Palestine, The Climate of Palestine, Major Jewish Religious Festivals, Who wrote the Gospels? and English Translations of the New Testament.

 

The Birth of Christianity

  1.   John the Baptist's Journeys                                                    

with features on En Kerem, The Judaean Desert, The River Jordan, John’s Baptism and Christian Baptism, Who was the Messiah? Bethany beyond the Jordan, Herod’s Palaces and Was John the new Elijah?

  1.   Jesus's Childhood Journeys                                                    

with features on Nazareth, The Roman Census, Bethlehem, Beit Sahur, Herod’s Jerusalem, The Star of Bethlehem, Egypt in 5BC and Sepphoris.

  1.   Jesus’s Journeys around Galilee                                             

with features on The Temptations, Cana, Samaria, Bethsaida, Capernaum, The Mount of Beatitudes, The Dead Sea, Homes in Jesus’s day, The Decapolis, The Parable of the Sower, The Parable of the Growing Seed, The Parable of the Mustard Seed,  The Jesus Boat at Magdala, Gerasa and Korazin.

  1.   Jesus’s Journeys beyond Galilee                                             

with features on The Lord’s Prayer, Loaves and Fishes, Tyre, Caesarea Philippi, The Transfiguration, The Temple Tax, Burqin, The Pool of Siloam, Wadi Qilt and Bethany.

  1.   Jesus’s Last Journey to Jerusalem                                          

with features on Jericho, Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem, The Temple in 30AD, Tombs in the Kidron Valley, The Upper Room, Vineyards, The Passover Supper, The Mount of Olives, The Praetorium, The Valley of Hinnom, Jesus’s Death, The Tomb of Jesus, When was Jesus crucified? Emmaus, Tiberias, The Ascension and Josephus.

 

The Early Christian Church

  1.   Journeys of Jesus’s Followers                                              

with features on Who were Jesus’s followers? Sebaste, Gaza, Joppa and Antioch in Syria.

  1.   Paul’s Journey to Damascus                                                   

with features on Tarsus and Damascus.

  1.   Paul’s Journey to Cyprus, Pamphylia and Galatia                         

with features on Salamis, Paphos, Perga, Antioch in Pisidia, Iconium, Lystra, Attalia and The Council of Jerusalem.

  1.   Paul’s Journey to Phrygia, Macedonia and Achaia          

with features on Troas, Neapolis and Samothrace, Philippi, Amphipolis and Apollonia, Thessalonica, Berea, Athens and Corinth.

  1.   Paul’s Journey to Ephesus, Philippi and Corinth                       

  with features on Ephesus, Assos, Miletus and Ptolemais.

  1.   Paul’s Journey to Rome                                                               

  with features on Caesarea, Myra, Malta and Rome.

 

Letters taken to the New Churches

  1.   Paul’s letters to the believers in Galatia and Thessalonica

with features on Paul’s letters, Galatians, The Argument over Circumcision, Slavery in Paul’s day, 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians.

  1.   Paul’s letters to the believers in Corinth and Rome           

with features on 1 Corinthians, The Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Worship in the Early Church, 2 Corinthians, Paul’s sufferings, Romans, Justification by Grace through Faith and Aquila and Priscilla and other friends of Paul.

  1.   Paul’s letters to the believers in Ephesus, Colossae and Philippi 

with features on Ephesians, The Body of Christ, The Armour of God, Colossians, New Life in Christ, Philemon and Philippians.

  1.   Paul’s letters to Timothy in Ephesus and Titus in Crete             

with features on Paul’s pastoral letters, Paul’s Fourth Missionary Journey, 1 Timothy, Church Leaders, Titus, Nicopolis, 2 Timothy and Paul’s Final Days.

  1.   The letter to the Jewish believers in Antioch                      

with features on Hebrews, Jesus – the High Priest, The New Covenant, The Gallery of the Faithful and Practical Advice for Christian living.

  1.   Letters from James, Jude and Peter                                             

with features on James, Jude, 1 Peter, Simon Peter, Living Stones, Babylon, 2 Peter and Peter and Paul.

  1.   John’s letters to the believers in Asia Minor                                

with features on John, 1 John, The 'logos' of God, The Last Days, 2 John and 3 John.

  1.   John’s Revelation to the Seven Churches of Asia Minor            

with features on Revelation, Patmos, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea and Hierapolis, The Four Living Creatures, Megiddo and The New Jerusalem.

 

Background to the New Testament Journeys

  1.   The Romano-Jewish World of the New Testament   

with additional background information on Roman Emperors in the New Testament, Jewish Religious Leaders, New Testament Languages, Jewish and Greek Names, Jewish and Roman Currency, Jewish Nationalists, The Romano-Jewish War, Constantine and the Helena Churches and Ecumenical Church Councils.

 

Introduction to the Old Testament Journeys

       22.     The World of the Old Testament Journeys

introducing  Palestine - A Land Bridge, Routes across Palestine, The River Jordan, Ancient Israel, The Message of the Old Testament, Who wrote the Old Testament? and Dating events in the Old Testament.
 

Creation, Destruction and Nomadic Wanderings

       23.     The Journeys of Adam, Enoch, Noah and Abraham

with features on  The Biblical account of Creation, The Garden of Eden, The Rivers of Eden, Trees in the Garden of Eden, Cities in Mesopotamia, The Flood, Mount Ararat, The Tower of Babel, Ur, Haran, Schechem, Sodom and Gomorrah,The Dead Sea, Abraham's Sacrifice, The Hittites and Hebron.

       24.     The Journeys of Isaac, Jacab and Joseph

with features on  Beersheba, Bethel, Mahanaim, Peniel, Rachel's Tomb, The Twelve Sons of Jacob, On / Heliopolis, Joseph's Egypt in c.1660BC and The Nile Floods.


The Birth of a Nation

       25.     The Israelites' Journey from Egypt to Mount Sinai

with features on Avaris / Piramesse, Midian, Mount Sinai, The Ten Plagues, The Passover Festival, Crossing the Sea of Reeds, Dating the Exodus from Egypt, The Ten Commandments, Jewish Religious Festivals, The Ark of the Covenant and The First Census.

       26.     The Journey continues from Sinai to Moab

with features on The Spies in Canaan, Kadesh Barnea, Mount Hor, Arad, Moab, The Moabites, The Seven Fruits and Mount Nebo.

      27.      The Israelites move into Canaan

with features on Gilgal, Jericho, Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, Gibeon, The Conquest of Canaan, Hazor, The Division of Canaan and The Cities of Refuge.

      28.     The Israelites face continuing opposition 

with features on The Judges, Mount Tabor, The Vale of Jezreel, Abimeleck - the first Israelite king, The Philistines, Ashkelon, Gaza, Dan and Gibeah.
 

The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah

      29.     The Journeys of Ruth and Samuel 

with features on Bethlehem, Shiloh, Aphek, Ashdod, Ekron, Kiriath Jearim and Ramah.

      30.      Israel becomes a kingdom under Saul and David 

with features on Michmash and Geba, Goliath of Gath, En Gedi, Samuel's Tomb / Mizpah, Beth Shean, The City of David, David's victories, Rabbath Ammon, Absalom's Rebellion and the Battle of Ephraim and Land for the Temple.

      31.      The Golden Age of Israel under King Solomon

with features on Solomon's Egyptian Queen, Tyre, Solomon's Temple, King Solomon's Mines, The Glory of the Lord, Gezer, Ships of Tarshish, The Queen of Sheba, Megiddo, Ashtoreth, Molech & Chemosh and The Treaty of Kadesh.

      32.      The Divided Kingdom & Journey into Exile 

with features on Pharaoh Shishak, Tirzah, Samaria, Mount Carmel & Elijah's flight to Beersheba, Damascus, Jezreel, Elijah's Hill and The Assyrians.

      33.       Judah after the Fall of Israel 

with features on The Samaritans, Hezekiah's Jerusalem, Lachish, Josiah's Reforms, The Battles of Megiddo and Carchemish, The Babylonians and The Fall of Jerusalem.

      34.       Judah in exile in Babylonia

with features on Babylon, The Persians, The Downfall of the Persian Empire and The Abomination of Desolation.

      35.       The Exiles return to Judah

with features on The Second Temple, Rebuilding the Walls of Jerusalem, The Renewal of the Law, The Dedication of Jerusalem's City Walls and Susa.
 

Poetry and the Prophets

       36.      Songs, Prayers & Memorable Sayings 

with features on Psalm 23, Pilgrim Psalms, Psalm 90, Honesty in the Market Place and The Ways of the LORD.

       37.      The Philosopher, the Lover & the Mourner 

with features on A Time for Everything, The Song of Songs and The Book of Lamentations.

       38.      Amos, Hosea & Micah pan Israel & Judah

with features on The World of the Old Testament Prophets, Amos, Hosea and Micah.

       39.      Isaiah predicts the fall of Israel and Judah

 with features on Isaiah, The Vineyard, Immanuel, The New Israel and The Six Woes.

       40.      Isaiah offers comfort to those in exile

 with features on Words of Comfort, The Suffering Servant and The Restoration of Jerusalem.

       41.      Jonah goes to Nineveh & Nahum condemns it

 with features on Jonah, Nineveh and Nahum.

       42.      Jeremiah warns of the destruction of Jerusalem

 with features on Jeremiah, The historical context of Jeremiah's prophesies, The Valley of Hinnom, The Fall of Jerusalem and The Lost Ark of the Covenant.

       43.      Zephaniah & Habakkuk foretell Judah's fall

 with features on Zephaniah and Habakkuk.

       44.      Ezekiel warns of the conquest of Jerusalem

 with features on Ezekiel, The Parables of Ezekiel, Gog and Magog and Ezekiel's Vision of the New Jerusalem.

       45.      Obadiah foretells the punishment of Edom

 with features on Obadiah and Edom.

       46.      Haggai & Zechariah encourage re-building

 with features on Haggai and Zechariah.

       47.      Malachi & Joel await the Day of the LORD

 with features on Malachi, The Day of the LORD and Joel.
 

Background to the Old Testament Journeys

      48.      The Jewish World of the Old Testament

with additional background information on The Names of the God of Israel, Foreign Gods, Pharaohs of the Old Testament, The Old Testament and the Jewish Tanakh, Sources of the History of Israel and Judah, The Dead Sea Scrolls and Between the Old and the New Testaments.


Comparative religion

      49.      Judaism and Christianity compared

with information on The Old Covenant and the New Covenant, Who is my neighbour?, Seeking revenge or Offering forgiveness?, The Commandments - impossible to keep? and Was Jesus the Jewish Messiah?

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