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The Tale of the Tell
You've Never Seen, Heard or Experienced
any Part of the Holy Land This Way Before
Now You Can, because Dr. Charlesworth is at the Helm
Ever since Dr. Charlesworth led his January 2012 "Jesus and His Land" tour , requests have been coming for the Foundation's president to lead another fortunate group of travelers on a unique tour with visits to locations of new finds, expanded to sites in "the OTHER Holy Land," Jordan as an optional extension, and including more engagements with Dr. Charlesworth's select cadre of science, academic, research and publishing colleagues.
Dr. Charlesworth listened to what Foundation friends requested. Click here to download the complete brochure with all details of itinerary, flights, hotels, insurances... all air and land standard and optional features, in both Israel and Jordan.
An overview planning itinerary follows below. Anyone who has travelled with Dr. Charlesworth previously understands these are brief descriptions of what a fortunate group will be able to enjoy and experience for two weeks in November 2014.
Day 2 - Wednesday - November 5th - Arrive Israel - Fortress of Antipatris; Caesarea Maritima (Herod's City, home of Pontius Pilate, Peter, Paul & Philip) Theatre, Praetorium, Hippodrome & Aqueduct); dinner; welcome meeting; Netanya (Private suites overlooking Mediterranean)
Day 3 - Thursday - November 6th - Tel Megiddo in valley of Armageddon - Newly discovered first century ruins of Nazareth & Church of Annunciation; Roman-period highlights at Sepphoris; Cana of Galilee; Roman Road at Golani Junction (longest portion of Roman road discovered in Galilee)
"After Dinner with Professor Charlesworth"; overnight Ramot Nofesh Resort Cabins with view of Sea of Galilee
Day 4 - Friday - November 7th - Sail Sea of Galilee with live background music by Dani Carmel, a local Messianic.
Explore recent findings in city of Tiberias (including 1st century theatre).
Walk in Wadi Hamam, Jesus' passageway to Sea of Galilee. Visit Migdal, thought to be home village of Mary Magdalene. Explore the active archaeological site, pre-70 synagogue with site director and excavator Dina Avshalom-Gorni for personal presentation of why site was found, how it was found and the special Torah Stand found on the synagogue's Bimah, now at the Israel Museum. (You will see a replica.) Next visit first century rescued Galilee "fishing boat" at Ginosar's Yigal Allon Museum. Meet the discovers of the boat. Next, visit and walk about Bethsaida, the birthplace of 5 of the 12 disciples (Professor Charlesworth excavated here) and the ancient Israelite town of Geshur. Enjoy lunch by Sea of Galilee. See (and enter if logistics allow) the 'tomb of the Centurion', a rarely visited site near Capernaum. Delve into archaeological remains at Capernaum, mentioned more times in New Testament than any other city. "After Dinner" with Professor Charlesworth. Overnight Ramot Nofesh Resort on Sea of Galilee.
Day 5 - Saturday - November 8th - Mount of Beatitudes, noting 'natural theater' on the hillside. Visit Tel Hazor and view destruction of the Canaanite city as reported in Joshua 11. Drive through Hulah Valley, possibly the Waters of El Merom. Experience Tel Dan Nature Reserve to see "Arch of Abraham," Jeroboam's temple, and discovery place of the famous and controversial 'House of David' inscription. Explore Temple of Pan at Caesarea Phillipi and Palace of Agrippa. Partake coffee & deserts in Druze village of Ma'sade in Golan Heights. Lookout horizon from Mt. Bental Volcano into Syria and the Road to Damascus. "After Dinner" with Professor Charlesworth. Overnight Ramot Nofesh Resort on Sea of Galilee.
Day 6 - Sunday - November 9th - Drive by Mt. Tabor. Visit site of Naboth's Vineyard at Tel Jezreel. See Gideon's Spring (Mayan Harod) and watch Judges 4 come to life. Dip in Jordan River at Qasr el Yahud, the most likely area where Jesus' was baptized by John. Explore Tel Jericho, paying special attention to Kathleen Kenyon's excavations. Have a lookout over Cypros.
Return to hotel; relax, swim as you like. "After Dinner" with Professor Charlesworth; Overnight Intercontinental Hotel, Jericho
Day 7 - Monday - November 10th - Visit around Herodian Jericho.
Visit Qumran, where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were copied and hidden;
Experience Masada, Herod the Great's desert fortress; Enjoy rest of the afternoon relaxing and swimming at Dead Sea; "After Dinner" with Professor Charlesworth; Overnight: Intercontinental Hotel, Jericho
Day 8 - Tuesday - November 11th,- Visit Machpelah in Hebron; Climb up artificial hill of Herodium to see Herod's fortress, tomb and tunnels from Great Revolts; Explore Bethlehem (Church of the Nativity and Kando's Shop);
End day in Jerusalem at Israel Museum to see famous model of 2nd Temple and the Shrine of the Book, where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed. Overnight & Dinner at Dan Jerusalem (Deluxe Rooms with Old City View)
Day 9 - Wednesday - November 12th - Visit Tel Ashkelon to see Canaanite and Roman remains; Behold lofty Tel es-Safi; biblical Gath (Goliath's Home);
Gather up 5 smooth stones in the Elah Valley, where David fought Goliath
See current excavations at Khirbet Qeiyfah (the Elah Fortress); Visit IAA warehouses in Beth Shemesh (pending special approval); End the day at Tel Beth Shemesh; Overnight & Dinner: Dan Jerusal em (Deluxe Rooms with Old City View)
Day 10 - Thursday - November 13th - Walk Temple Mount to see site of the former Temple and today's Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque. Visit Southern Wall Excavations (Davidson Center) and walk up 1st century steps of the Temple. See 3D Model. Visit newest excavations in City of David and wade through Hezekiah's tunnel; visit Pool of Siloam. See Tomb of Annas, the high priest, and the cave of the Silver Amulet in Valley of Hinnom. Have late lunch in Jewish Quarter. Visit Jewish Quarter to see Hezekiah's Broad Wall & The Cardo. Go underground to visit 1st century Herodian Quarter. Enjoy rest of day exploring or shopping on your own in Old City. Evening Option: Visit Western Wall Tunnels. Overnight & Dinner: Dan Jerusalem (Deluxe Rooms with Old City View)
Day 11 - Friday - November 14th - Lookout from Mount of Olives. Enjoy time of prayer and devotion in private garden at Gethsemane. Visit Pools of Bethesda. Walk Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, noting key archaeological details. Learn 7 reasons why Jesus was crucified there.
Walk out Damascus Gate, to where Stephen was stoned. Visit the Garden Tomb.
Visit 'other' Iron Age tombs in the Ecole Biblique behind the Garden Tomb area. Follow road to Emmaus through Kiryat Yearim (Abu Ghosh)
See sunset at Jaffa – ancient port and house of Simon the Tanner. Enjoy farewell Middle Eastern style dinner together in Jaffa on Mediterranean.
20:00 - Transfer to Airport.
Optional 5-Star Extension Tour to Jordan begins
Day 12 - Friday - November 14th - Transfer from Tel Aviv (via Ben Gurion Airport) back to Jerusalem - Overnight & Dinner: Dan Jerusalem (Deluxe Rooms with Old City View).
Day 13 - Saturday - November 15th - After breakfast, leave Jerusalem for Sheik Hussein border crossing into Jordan. Visit historic, archaeological and "Holy Land" sites of the Decapolis city of Jerash. Visit Amman and Amman Museum. Explore ruins of Philadelphia. Overnight & Dinner: Marriott, Amman
Day 14 - Saturday - August 16th - Begin day on Mt. Nebo where Moses first viewed the Promised Land, died and on which was buried by God. Visit Madaba and the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, where we will see the oldest existing mosaic map of the Holy Land which dates to the 6th century.
See the wonders of Macherus, a fortress built by Herod the Great where John the Baptist was imprisoned
Travel to Petra; Overnight & Dinner: Movenpick, Petra
Day 15 - Monday - November 17th - Begin with early morning walk through narrow half-mile gorge into the "rose red city" of Petra, carved from solid rose-colored sandstone by the Nabateans nearly 2,500 years ago. Settled as an outpost for the silk and spice trade, Petra was conquered in the first century by the Romans and the seventh century by the Muslims. The city was "lost" for almost 1,000 years and rediscovered in 1812. Will view the magnificent monuments including temples, monastery, treasury and tombs.
You will have the option for a free horse ride (customary gratuity of $5, not included) and a late lunch will be served at the modern Basin Restaurant in the monumental ruins. Overnight & Dinner: Movenpick, Aqaba (Red Sea)
Day 16 - Tuesday - November 18th - Morning of leisure in Aqaba - Transfer to Aqaba Border Crossing; Visit Eilat Underwater Observatory; Fly from Eilat to Ben Gurion International Airport; Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for return flight home.
Lecturing during the seminar in a room in the eleventh-century
Camaldoli monastery made famous by Lorenzo de' Medici .
I am back in Israel (editing the Hodayot for the Princeton Project) and am thinking about the Enoch Congress that was held in the high mountains between Rome and Florence. I am pleased I helped Gabriele Boccaccini, Professor of Early Christianity and Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, establish this forum for dialogue among the best scholars and to enjoy the process of learning and growing in ways to comprehend better the complex and creative world that defined thinking in ancient Palestine, especially before 70, when so much changed.
I think the consensus of about 50 scholars from 18 countries evolved to recognize many levels of influences from the BOOKS OF ENOCH upon the Evangelists. The BOOKS OF ENOCH were composed from c. 300 BCE to 70 CE.
One influence that is certain is that mastering these books helps us imagine not only the intentions of an Evangelist, but also how the Gospels may have been read in antiquity, especially by Jews and Jewish converts to the Jesus Movement, and how they should be comprehended by us today.
Dr. James Charlesworth with Iskando Kando,
the Christian Arab who delivered the Dead Sea Scrolls
from their discoverers to scholars and the modern world.
Photo taken in 1990s in Jerusalem.
PTS DEAD SEA SCROLLS PROJECT EDITORIAL TEAM
COMPLETES THE GENESIS APOCRYPHON
The Editorial Team of the PTS Dead Sea Scrolls Project met on February 8, 2013 in the Nassau Club of Princeton to celebrate the completion of the Project's next volume: The Genesis Apocryphon. The original document is composed in Aramaic and was found by Bedouins in Qumran Cave I, which was discovered by Bedouin in the winter of 1947. New methodology and computer enhanced images help the editor significantly improve previous editions.
This document proved critics wrong who claimed no Jew composed in Aramaic in the two centuries before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE. It is now more likely that some portions of the New Testament or its sources could have been composed in Aramaic, Jesus' native language.
This work is edited and translated by Dan Machiela (McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario), who previously published an earlier draft. The new text and translation are vastly improved and expanded.
Here is a section of the new translation, beginning with the speech of Noah's mother (Batenosh), who assures her husband (Lamech) that their son is human:
"I swear to you by the Great Holy One, by the King of He[aven ,...] that this seed is from you, and from you this conception, and from you the planting of [this] fruit [...] and not from any stranger, nor from any of the Watchers, nor from any of the sons of hea[ven ... Why (is) the appearance of] your countenance fallen upon you (and) contorted, and your spirit fallen upon you [... I] am speaking truthfully with you."
(Brackets  are necessary since there are holes in the leather.)
Concerned that his exceptional son was a product of the Watchers (the fallen angels mentioned in Genesis 6 and 1 Enoch), Noah's father was startled at the bright light surrounding Noah (1 Enoch); indeed later the author describes Noah's eyes which shone like the sun.
The medieval Liber de Infantia Salvatoris (Arundel 404) describes the report of the startled midwife when Jesus was born. At first, Jesus is "the intense bright light;" then he gradually took the form of an infant so that Jesus' "whole body was shining." Note the eyes, again described by the midwife: "and suddenly a great light came forth from his eyes like a brilliant flash of lighting" (74). Has the author of this infancy gospel used a topos or was he influenced by an earlier document (perhaps 1 Enoch)?
The editorial team is presently preparing the volume that will contain the Thanksgiving Hymns and related documents. James H. Charlesworth, with the help of Lea Berkuz, Doron Mendels, Hermann Lichtenberger, and Casey D. Elledge, has edited that volume. The Qumran Greek fragments, edited by Eldon J. Epp, and the Copper Scroll, edited by P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., are scheduled for submission to the Princeton editorial team during the summer of 2013.
The Foundation continues to help all focus on the books not included in the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. The definitive translations appeared in 1983 and 1985 and we launched a periodical and two monograph series to emphasize the importance of these Scriptures, according to many Jews and Christians.
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The door remains sealed as it was in the first century.
Bone boxes were found inside.
Inside the tomb were found an inscription and some drawings. The inscription seems to refer to a Jewish belief in resurrection.
The meaning of the drawings will need to be debated among specialists. Did a Jew draw an amphora or a fish? If so, what did they symbolize?
THIRD AND FOURTH
We were advised April 20, the Third and Fourth runs of “The Resurrection Tomb Mystery” (US title) and “The Jesus Discovery” (Canadian title) were shifted to a later schedule (not yet publicly announced) for the Discovery Channel in the U.S.A. and Vision Television in Canada simulcast. We will post those new dates and times when we are advised.
TO BE ANNOUNCED
TO BE ANNOUNCED
This article in Haaretz about the second Talpiot tomb robotic project reports that the IAA has noted the importance of the research. IAA Jerusalem District Head, Yuval Baruch, judges the discovery to be significant. He adds that he believes the tomb is linked somehow to Jesus' earliest followers. (Haaretz article URL: http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/naked-archaeologist-finds-signs-jerusalem-cave-was-used-to-bury-jesus-s-disciples-1.415231)
What is the Foundation on Judaism and Christian Origins?
The Foundation on Judaism and Christian Origins originated in 1975 to support the publication of the first complete edition of the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. Two volumes were published in 1983 and 1985; these contain introductions and translations of many "Scriptures" not canonized as the "Old Testament."
These documents were judged ancient (and not later), since copies of many of them were recovered from the Qumran Caves which preserved the Dead Sea Scrolls.
After the publication of this corpus, the Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project was launched in 1985 to make available critical texts, translations, and introductions of all the scrolls that are not simply a copy of the Bible. This massive Project which brings together over 50 Jewish and Christian scholars is approximately 85% completed. Finalizing this Project and presenting a one-volume English edition of all the Dead Sea Scrolls is the focal point of the Foundation.
The Foundation is exceptional for the success it has enjoyed with international symposiafeaturing luminaries who are Jews and Christians (and some who feel comfortable with either category). These symposia have been held in Jerusalem, Princeton, St. Petersburg, Prague, and Boca Raton, Florida.
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Some of the proceedings are the following: The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls (3 vols.), Hillel and Jesus, The Messiah, and Resurrection.
The research and publications sponsored by the FJCO utilize all methodologies (anthropology, sociology, psychology, philology, numismatics, and theology) and all dimensions of archaeology.
The Foundation seeks to help clarify the world of Second Temple Judaism and the Palestinian Jesus Movement. The Foundation seeks to share with all interested a better grasp of Early Judaism and the Jewish context of Jesus from Nazareth.
Together, Jews and Christians join to better comprehend the thoughts of Early Judaism and Jesus' life and message. We contend that knowledge is important for a world being destroyed morally and losing its values.
James H. Charlesworth, President
Foundation on Christian Origins
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TESTIMONIALS TO THE BEAUTY AND ENLIGHTENMENT
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In "In Search of Christian Origins", Professor James H. Charlesworth presents a thorough overview of the history of Early Christianity from its beginnings as an obscure Jewish sect in first-century CE Israel-Palestine to its dramatic ascension as the religion of the Roman Empire in the fourth century. Here above are a few brief testimonials from people who attended his lecture sessions.
In addition to "elite" (in accommodations and transportation), Dr. Charlesworth brings his world renowned associates and colleagues to make personal presentation at the sites on the tour itinerary. Many of those sites are not on the typical "holy land" tour; many are not yet open to the public but only to academia; the archaeologists who meet the FJCO tour group frequently present their most recent finds, which have not yet been shared in publication or news media releases.
These selected groups are distinguished on our tours by involvement in active excavations and discussions with archaeologists. Often these scholars share with the tour group discoveries and insights not yet published.
The group photo above is a view at Qumran with Cave IV in the background.
However, for the unusual and "elite" experience that FJCO Elite Tours deliver, the following group photo shows the Roman Temple ruins on the acropolis of Horvath Omrit, a relatively newly found and uncovered site, discovered by accident when fire-fighters were working to extinguish a wildfire in what was thought to be "just more of the wilderness".
FJCO Holy Land Trips are intended for people with a serious interest in the history and archaeology of the Holy Land, beyond a pilgrimage or vacation "trip to Israel".
The Foundation helps support the production and publication of the critical editions of the Dead Sea Scrolls that are not copies of the Hebrew Bible. It joined with others, notably the Edith C. Blum Foundation and Princeton Theological Seminary, to support the following critical editions of the Dead Sea Scrolls:
• The Rule of the Community (1994)
• The Damascus Document and the War Scroll (1995)
• The Pseudepigraphic and Non-Masoretic Psalms and Prayers (1997)
• The Angelic Liturgy: Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifices 1999
• Pesharim, Other Commentaries (2002)
• Damascus Document Fragments, Some Works of the Torah, and Related Documents (2006)
The Foundation covers the costs of numerous series, including the T & T Clark volumes in the series "Jewish and Christian Texts in Contexts and Related Studies," the Faith and Scholarship Colloquies, and the proceedings of the Princeton-Prague Symposia on the Historical Jesus.
For 30 years, the Foundation has been the lone sponsor of the Syrus Sinaiticus Project which focuses on the oldest and best copy of the New Testament in a language similar to Jesus' own speech. He spoke Aramaic; the early manuscript of the New Testament Gospels in St. Katherine's Monastery is in Old Syriac (a language which developed from Aramaic).
The Foundation is helping Dr. Mordechai Aviam with his Institute for Galilean Archaeology. The Foundation and Institute opened up the excavations at Khirbet Beza, a ruin near the site of biblical Cabul and southwest of Acco where the Roman armies landed in 66 and 67 to quell the Great Revolt (66-70, 74).
Foundation President Dr. James H. Charlesworth and "Motti" Aviam discovered the remains of a Jewish village and numerous massive olive presses. They found on the surface parts of a stone vessel and a stone lamp. Both items, made from stone in accordance with Jewish purity laws, reveal the purity regulations that antedate 70 CE.
It is possible that the Foundation may find the first Galilean synagogue from Jesus' time in this most western section of Jewish Galilee.
OUR 2011 SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS
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In addition to the research it pursues based on its own curiosity and schedule, the Foundation receives questions of many types from academics, the news media, clerics in all religions and some of the public at large from around the world. Frequently, these questions relate to as-yet disputed conclusions or items of "excitement" or "controversy"presented --even "hyped as true" -- in the general news media.
Here's a perfect example: The Talpiot II so-called "Tomb of Jesus".
PLEASE NOTE: THIS INFORMATION ABOUT TALPIOT I AND II TOMBS IS PRESENTED IN REPLY TO READERS WHO HAVE ASKED FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIES IN ONE OF BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY'S NEWEST ISSUES. PROFESSOR CHARLESWORTH AND THE FOUNDATION CONTEND THAT NO CONVINCING EVIDENCE SO FAR PROVES THAT THE TALPIOT TOMB CONTAINED THE BONES OF JESUS.
In April 2012, the Discovery Channel will run a special program on the Talpiot II "Tomb of Jesus",again produced by investigative journalist Simcha Jacobovici. Click here for the Discovery Channel schedule, which will list the program date and time as broadcast time nears.
PURPOSE OF THE FOUNDATION
The purpose of the Foundation is to explore the life and thought of all early Jews, especially those who claimed Jesus was the Messiah, in antiquity and to clarify the origins of Christianity.
Among its accomplishments,celebrated internationally, are the scholarly demonstrations that Jesus was a faithful Jew, that Christianity originated as a small but identifiable group of Jews within First‐century Judaism, that the Gospels of Matthew and John are Jewish compositions (which is in marked contrast to the claims of German scholars who were widely influential during the first half of the 20th century), and that the canon of Jewish scripture was not closed during Jesus’ time.
WORK OF THE FOUNDATION:
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION
The Foundation has tended to focus its work on two areas:
1) studying, analyzing and publishing the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Jewish “sacred” documents celebrated as Scripture by Jesus’ contemporaries, and
2) incorporating within biblical research the archaeological discoveries and insights obtained by scientific excavations in the Holy Land.
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FJCO has depended on the support of individuals, corporations and other foundations that recognize and appreciate the achievements of FJCO in furthering understanding of the common origins of Christianity and Judaism.
Most importantly, FJCO's documents, archaeological and Scrolls research has clarified and corrected many of the historical beliefs of the centuries that accounted for not just misunderstandings, at best, but hatreds, discrimination and violence that resulted in the death of millions and destruction of civilizations.
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