Photograph by Annie Griffiths Belt
Herod was one of the most imaginative and energetic builders of the ancient world.
Followers of Jesus for nearly 2,000 years, native Christians today are disappearing from the land where their faith was born.
As the Dead Sea—really a giant freshwater lake—dramatically shrinks, Palestinian, Israeli, and Jordanian environmentalists have begun to devise ways to slow the decline.
On on a 12-day journey through Israel and the West Bank, discover Jerusalem through a broad spectrum of narratives, explore the archaeological wonders of Caesarea and Masada, visit Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, and much more.
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