Israel’s Route 60 features so many famous biblical sites that it is known as the Biblical Highway. Former U.S. Ambassador David Friedman and former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will bring it to life in a new movie, “Route 60: The Biblical Highway,” in theaters on September 18 and 19.
“We are excited for the upcoming premiere of `Route 60’ in theaters across America,” said President Matt Crouch, which produced the film. “The powerful story of this legendary highway is unforgettable. During the shooting, we were given incredible access to locations throughout Israel that aren’t open to travelers on a traditional tour of the land. It was a unique and memorable experience, and we can’t wait to share it with viewers.”
This 146-mile road of asphalt and concrete begins in Nazareth, Israel’s largest Arab city, weaves its way through Samaria south to Jerusalem, then through Judea and ends in Beersheba, one of Israel’s high-tech centers. Running north and south, Route 60 connects ancient with modern Israel, Jews with Christians and Muslims, and Israeli citizens with Arabs living under Palestinian Authority control.
But far more than a mere two-lane highway, Route 60 offers a historic and sacred link to the roots of Judaism and Christianity and the stories of the Old and New Testaments. Friedman and Pompeo travel this ancient thoroughfare, treading the ground that once felt the footsteps of Abraham, Jacob, King David and Jesus.
“Our hope is that audiences are left inspired and encouraged to continue their walk-in faith,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “Reading about places rich in history is one thing, but `Route 60’ will allow audiences to get a firsthand look at what these places and cultures were like.”
For more information or to purchase advance tickets, visit Route 60: The Biblical Highway | Fathom Events.
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice