GAINING UNDERSTANDING THROUGH EXPERIENCES
I enjoy studying Biblical Geography. I read books. I study atlases. I rarely get my Bible out without getting a map out as well. Even though I knew where the mountains, rivers and cities were located, I did not understand the land.
For me, I needed to walk on the land itself and see it with my own eyes. That is when I had true understanding.
I enjoy watching people traveling in Israel and having an “a-ha” moment. You can see it in their eyes and hear it in their voice. It is the exact moment in which true understanding takes hold and grabs them.
In June 2014, I was leading a tour group and we visited the ruins of the ancient city of Samaria. It is a historically significant site with ruins from the first century AD all the way back to the time of King Omri when this city was the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel. The dirt path around the site is about a