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Traveling the Holy Land: Caesarea Maritima

October’s offering is from that stunning seaside location: Caesarea Maritima. With two Caesarea’s mentioned in the New Tesatment, it’s helpful to know this is right on the sea, thus the ‘Maritima’ name. Herod built a palace there, Paul was imprisoned here, Roman chariot races took place and today it’s being thoroughly excavated and preserved, as you’ll discover in the film.

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below. And, if you know of anyone that has wanted to travel the Holy Land, please share this post.

33 Responses to Traveling the Holy Land: Caesarea Maritima

  1. Cathy Bayer October 8, 2016 at 8:03 am #

    Maddie this is a wonderful idea. I have been there and learned even more about the place from your talk. Also I will share it with others. Thanks for all your work.

  2. Cathy Bayer October 8, 2016 at 8:04 am #

    Great idea! I will share it with others. Thanks for all your work.

  3. SUSAN WHITTLESEY October 8, 2016 at 8:07 am #

    LOVED THE VIDEO

  4. mary bistline October 8, 2016 at 8:16 am #

    Thanks Madelon for sharing! Looking forward to nest segment!

  5. Sue October 8, 2016 at 8:19 am #

    Thank you so much for this beautiful video and insight into the locations of historical Biblical events. It is so nice and helpful to see the areas where Paul, Simon the tanner, Herod the great and others were. Knowing some of the details of the city adds to this colorful picture and Bible events. I will now think of this video when reading Paul’s writings. Thanks for the mini lecture tying this all together! Love it!!

  6. Ruth Doering October 8, 2016 at 8:38 am #

    thank you, thank you, Madelon. for your scholarship;
    We are blessed by your work and enthusiasm.

  7. Tricia October 8, 2016 at 8:39 am #

    I really loved this! I’ve wanted to travel to the Holy Land for years and this has put that burn back in my heart! Thanks for sharing and I’d love to be included in emails advertising another guided trip.

  8. Terry Birdsong October 8, 2016 at 8:39 am #

    Awesome viewing and commentary. Wish I had been there!

  9. Karenlee October 8, 2016 at 9:01 am #

    Wow! Sign me up for your next trip! I will share this with many.

  10. Lucielle Brownell October 8, 2016 at 10:09 am #

    Thank you, I enjoyed this very much and would like to see more clips of your trip.

  11. Leslie Martindale October 8, 2016 at 11:30 am #

    Appreciate knowing more about your travels! Fresh views of important places written about in the Bible are always helpful.

  12. Charlotte October 8, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    Madelon, How well I remember your enlightening lectures in the Bible Study Seminars! Congratulations on all your new endeavors! This short video offers a valuable dynamic to our New Testament study, almost like walking hand-in-hand with the early Christians. Thanks, again.

    • Madelon October 11, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

      Hi Charlotte and thanks so much for taking the time to provide feedback. Delighted you and others found the video helpful and we will indeed be sharing more. Very best, Madelon

  13. Robbie October 8, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

    Bravo! Thanks.

  14. Yvette Gardner October 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    Thank you Madelon… it really brings things alive … and forges a connection between the early Christians and us today….

    • Madelon October 11, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

      Thanks Yvette. And looks like I’ll be seeing you all next year. So appreciate John’s gracious invitation to visit Arden Wood…

  15. Nancy Martin October 8, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

    Maddie,thank you, this is delightful and I learned several things from it! I’ve been on the Turkish side where Paul left in his little boat Tekla, fearing an unfair trial in Ephesis, but this video completes his journey for me.

    • Madelon October 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

      Thank you Nancy and to each of you who took the time to let us know if you like these video blogs, a big thanks! It is a treat to share in this fresh way and will enjoy posting more in coming months.

  16. Marilee October 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm #

    This is great! Thanks for including this.

  17. Sherry October 8, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

    Do I like it? Oh YES!
    This really makes the story come alive.
    Thank you for sharing your trip with us this way.
    I’m looking forward to more.

    • Madelon October 11, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

      Thanks so much, Sherry. We got such a lovely response. There will indeed be more! Appreciate you writing and feel free to forward to your friends as we love to share with anyone interested! Madelon

  18. Kathy October 8, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

    Loved the post. I really enjoyed visiting here last September, but your post brought it back to life for me — AND I learned new things. I had forgotten that this is where Paul had been awaiting his trip to Rome. Thank you for doing this. I look forward to more.

    • Madelon October 11, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

      Hi Kathy,
      So glad you enjoyed it. Yes, very happy memories I can imagine for you. Forgot to share at Cedars that time with Mishi was very special. Hope you got to visit with him as well. Very best, Madelon

  19. Eva October 9, 2016 at 4:23 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing this story….I learned much, and look forward to hearing more.

  20. Dr. Ron Higgins October 9, 2016 at 10:45 am #

    What a kind idea of yours to share in such a vivid manner… Please KNOW my gratitude!
    Your knowledgeable commentary brings the video to life and is much valued, also. I highly anticipate the forth-coming videos! I may gain the ‘courage'(?) to visit the area during such a dangerous period… If I may make a small suggestion: NO Offense intended! Perhaps more video of the site and less of the commentator would be more enlightening as to the physical area:see more of what the commentator is describing and less of the commentator… This is a common mistake made by the news media, e.g., the olympics: we see the talking heads and not the athletes in action about whom they speak… Since we subscribe to your excellent course books and have seen you on numerous videos, the site would be a newer view…

    • Madelon October 9, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

      Thank you for a great suggestion. I agree that nothing exceeds the actual site!

  21. Carol Keeney October 9, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

    This video took me to places I’ve longed to see. Brilliantly done. I never thought that Paul was sent out to sea when severe storms were common, and he was not expected to survive. A small, but significant observation. Paul in his time and place seem more real after viewing this video. Thank you very much.
    Carol

  22. Ryan October 11, 2016 at 10:39 am #

    Beautiful, and enlightening! Thanks so much for sharing!

  23. Barbara October 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

    Thank you for the video, Madelon!
    I look forward to more of them and adding to my foundational understanding of the Bible. I remember standing in that sun-washed stadium when I was there.

  24. David Hale October 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this video. I look forward to other installments. I have never been even close to these areas so this makes It much more alive for me. Inspiring and amazing. I hope to visit some day should the opportunity arise.
    Thanks again!

  25. Lesley November 14, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    Loved the video and look forward to more. It did make me want to pinpoint the location on a map as I wasn’t as familiar with where this was. Just a thought for other videos.

    • Madelon November 16, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

      Hi Lesley,
      What a great idea! We’ll definitely add maps going forward. Thanks so much and great to hear from you. Madelon

  26. Barbara Houston December 11, 2016 at 9:26 pm #

    I love it! Thank you! (I’m catching up on emails!)

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