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Heartland to Holyland Tours

You’ve reached the info page of Heartland to Holyland Tours. We have two tours planned in 2024. Both depart as groups from Kansas City but we welcome guests from anywhere and can ...

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Palestinians attack Church site that protects Jacob’s Well

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A Palestinian mob has attacked and damaged a Christian church that preserves the site of Jacob’s Well. Scripture says it is where Jacob once camped about 3,800 years ago, and where Jesus ...

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Israeli Researchers confirm Goliath’s hometown recorded in II Kings

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Researchers from four universities in Israel said they have validated a disputed event cited in II Kings 2:17 involving a battle in Gath: “About this time, Hazael king of Aram went up ...

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Palestinian mob vandalizes Joshua’s Altar

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Jewish and Christian groups are calling for more protection of archaeological sites after Arab rioters vandalized Joshua’s Altar. The site, located on Mount Ebal, as documented in the Old Testament, is currently ...

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Exciting archaeological discoveries in 2023

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Archaeological finds in the Holy Land continue to attest to the historical accuracy of scripture. When our organization leads tours of Christians to Israel, they return home feeling they have journeyed through ...

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Rare pottery found at possible site of Noah’s Ark

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Researchers have found ancient human activity and peculiar pottery at a remote eastern Turkish site that some believe is the resting place of Noah’s Ark. The Durupinar formation, a unique “boat-shaped” geological ...

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Has the boyhood home of Jesus been confirmed?

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The Biblical Archaeology Society is updating information released in 2020. Scholars and archaeologists have known about the excavation site under the Sisters of Nazareth Convent in Nazareth since 1887. It wasn’t until ...

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Mike Pompeo reminds Christians of deep connections with Israel’s history

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Christianity is deeply connected with the nation of Israel and its history, says Mike Pompeo, former Kansas congressman and U.S. secretary of state. “It is impossible for Christians not to understand the ...

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Steps leading to biblical Pool of Siloam excavated

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When Anita and I host tours to Israel, one of our favorite sites to take guests is the Pool of Siloam. Here is a location we can definitively say, “Jesus walked here.” ...

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Newly discovered Mosaics tell two stories about Samson

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Archaeologists have discovered mosaics featuring Samson and other Old Testament stories in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq, which is located in Israel’s Lower Galilee. Jodi Magness, an archaeologist and professor of ...

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Israel Uncharted! Archaeology Proves the Bible is True

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Don’t miss the 2023 season of Israel Uncharted! This year Aaron Lipkin returns to the Kansas City area with exciting new discoveries from the Holy Land. He’ll be appearing at three free ...

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2,000-year-old receipt sheds new light on life in Jerusalem at time of Christ

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Losing track of receipts is nothing new. The Israel Antiquities Authority recently announced that a 2,000-year-old receipt was discovered along the City of David’s Pilgrimage Road in Jerusalem. The road, which is ...

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Ultraviolet light reveals long-hidden passage in Matthew 12

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Researchers using ultraviolet lights have uncovered a version of a Bible passage that had been hidden for 1,500 years. The long-hidden chapter, an interpretation of Matthew chapter 12 originally was translated as ...

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We found the Apostle Paul on a Mediterranean cruise

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Journey with us as we follow the Apostle Paul on a remarkable experience with Celestyal Cruises, tracing the spread of the Gospel to Europe and beyond. Sometimes a sunset can change your ...

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Oldest known Hebrew Bible may bring as much as $50 million at auction

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The oldest and most-complete Hebrew Bible known to exist soon will go on the market. Experts believe it could be sold for as much as $50 million. The Codex Sassoon, named after ...

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Israel’s Pool of Siloam will be open to visitors for first time

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Veteran travelers to the Holy Land will have something new to see on future trips. The site where Jesus Christ healed a blind man by the Pool of Siloam will be excavated ...

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Top 10 Biblical Archaeological Discoveries of 2022

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What are the biggest biblical archaeological discoveries in 2022? Dozens of extraordinary finds were announced over the last 12 months that reveal insights into scripture and affirm dates, places and events in ...

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Why did early Christianity rise so rapidly?

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New religions appear all the time — nowhere more than in the United States — but very few ever achieve prominence and permanence. Christianity is a rare and dramatic case of a ...

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Prayer notes left at Western Wall collected for burial today

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Today the prayer notes left at the Western Wall in Jerusalem are being collected. They do this twice a year. Each little note, including those left by people on our yearly tours ...

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Maya exhibit at Union Station transports visitors to different time

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Families looking for something both fun and educational to do this fall may want to check out the latest exhibit at Union Station in Kansas City. After an unexpected delay, Maya the ...

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Super rare looted Jewish coin returned to Israel

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JERUSALEM—American authorities have returned a rare, 2,000-year-old Jewish coin to Israel nearly two decades after it was looted, smuggled and put up for auction in the United States, Israel’s antiquities authority announced Tuesday. The quarter shekel ...

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Discovery of Ivory sheds light on Jerusalem during Solomon’s Temple

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An extraordinary discovery was recently unearthed in Jerusalem when Israeli archeologists uncovered an assemblage of ivory plaques dating to the First Temple period (Solomon’s Temple). They are among only a few found ...

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Museum of the Bible returns manuscript that was stolen from monastery during WWI

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The Museum of the Bible has returned a stolen manuscript to the Greek Orthodox Church. Bulgarian troops in 1917 looted the handwritten document, which is more than a thousand years old. Museum ...

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Christian History: Bible backing archaeologist Kenyon

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Seventy years ago this month, Frederick George Kenyon passed away. He was a trailblazer in biblical archaeology. “Both the authenticity and the general integrity of the books of the New Testament may ...

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First known depiction of biblical heroines Jael and Deborah uncovered in Israel

The earliest known depiction of biblical heroines Jael and Deborah was discovered at an ancient synagogue in Israel, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced in July. A rendering of one ...

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