Author: Judith Isaacson
Judy Isaacson is the founder of, a unique travel planning service for self-drive trips in Israel. Her passion for sourcing Israel's best accommodations to suit specific client requirements, as well as treats for foodies from Israel's famed open-air markets: olive oil, goat cheese, spices, and wines to include in Holy Land tours, delivers a very special experience to visitors. Co-founder and publisher of the online magazine, @The Source Israel, her hobby is finding unexpected Israeli delights. As travel planners for visitors to Israel who prefer private self-drive tours instead of group travel, we include intriguing places to stay, adventure expeditions, meet the artist sessions, tours of ethnic communities, ocean kayaking, cave crawling, star gazing, hot air ballooning, and literary tours.

Capernaum on Sea of Galilee

Ancient synagogue at Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee, Israel

Capernaum was an ancient fishing village on the Sea of Galilee, and the site of two ancient synagogues as revealed by archaeological expeditions. The church located a short distance away is said to have been built by Saint Peter. The

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Jaffa (Joppa)

Simon the Tanner, Old Jaffa, Israel

“He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, saying unto him, “Cornelius”. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, Lord”?

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Sea of Galilee

Map of Ancient Galilee

And they came to Him, and awoke Him, saying, “Master, master, we perish.” Then He arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they  ceased, and there was a calm. And he said unto them, “Where

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Megiddo – Armageddon

“And He gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue, Armageddon. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne,

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Mount Tabor, Galilee, Israel

Mount Tabor, Galilee, Israel

“After six days, Jesus took with him Peter, James and John, the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became

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Mary's Well, Nazareth, Israel

“And the angel said unto her, “Fear not, Mary for thou has found favor with God. And behold, thou shalt conceive in they womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name Jesus. He shall be great and

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Nain, Galilee, Israel

“And He came and touched the bier: and they that bear him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.” and he that was dead, sat up, and began to speak. And He delivered him to

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Jordan River Baptism

River Jordan, Israel

“As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. At that moment, heaven was opened, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting unto Him. And a voice from heaven said,

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Cana: Miracle of Wine

Cana / Kafr Kana

“Jesus saith unto them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled  them up to the brim. And He saith unto them, “Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast.” And they bore it. When the ruler

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Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

“And they stripped Him, and put on Him a scarlet robe. And when they had plaited a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand: and they bowed the knee before Him, and

Posted in Holy Land Scripture, Jerusalem, New Testament