FHU to Offer Bible Lands Tour

AUGUST 6, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University is offering the opportunity to tour the Bible lands of Israel and Jordan for 11 days. The trip, set for Dec. 27, 2013, through Jan. 7, 2014, promises to be the experience of a lifetime.


The itinerary includes visits to ancient cities such as Jerusalem, Capernaum, Jericho and Caesarea Philippi. Tour participants will feel the salt-saturated water of the Dead Sea, pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and see the Dead Sea Scrolls.

FHU students can earn three hours of academic credit on the Bible lands tour by taking a course entitled Middle Eastern Cultures; these students will attend class meetings and complete assignments upon returning from the tour. While the course is offered to students, learners of all ages are invited to participate in the tour.

Drs. Ron and Edna Butterfield, retired FHU professors, will lead the tour. The couple has traveled to Israel six times, serving as assistants on several trips.

According to the Butterfields, “Once you have sailed on the Sea of Galilee as Jesus did, stood on Mt. Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land and worshiped with Christians of like faith in Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth, studying the Bible will never be the same again.”

Application deadline for going on the tour is Sept. 15. Applicants will be required to adhere to a payment schedule. For more information on the Bible lands tour, visit www.fhu.edu/academics/abroad or contact the FHU Abroad Office at fhuabroad@fhu.edu.