Around The Holy City, Between Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Jericho
Publication Year: 2000
The purpose of this guide book is to suggest seven routes to lesser-known sites in the surroundings of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Jericho. Most of them are located in almost biblical scenery away from the crowded city centers. It shows mainly the different sites and their importance to Christianity since the tours are intended for the Christian tourist and pilgrim. It also provides the traveler with the latest research in archaeology and history regarding the various sites.
Taking the Road Less Traveled
Since the tours are intended for the Christian tourist and pilgrim we will concentrate mainly on the history of the different sites and their importance to Christianity.
A special effort has been made to provide the traveler with the fruits of the latest research in archaeology and history regarding the various sites. Each route is accompanied by a map which allows the traveler to orient himself easily and navigate the routes. We have made an effort notto burden the user with excessive directions in the body of the text, assuming that he can find his way easily with the help of the maps and the direction signs on the spot. The numerous photographs included in the guide will also make it easier to follow the routes. It is our intention that this book will serve both as a useful guide as well as a souvenir of a tour of unknown areas in the Holy Land.