Israel Biblical Study Program 2020




Join the C.S. Lewis Institute’s Study Program of Israel as we explore the biblical world of Abraham, King David, the Prophets, and Jesus. This 13-day pilgrimage will traverse the land of Israel and provide participants with the opportunity for spiritual enrichment through on-site biblical backgrounds teaching, devotional reflection, worship, and Christian fellowship.  

Dr. Jim Martin, founder of Bible Worlds Seminars, author of A Visual Guide to Bible Events, and experienced biblical study travel leader for over 25 years will provide expert historical and cultural background commentary.  Dr. Joel Woodruff, President of the C.S. Lewis Institute, who did post-graduate work in Israel will provide devotional insights and lead the group in times of worship on location.

We will explore on-site the land, culture, geography, and archaeology of the biblical world in Israel with an aim toward personal spiritual growth in the areas of biblical study and discipleship.  This will be a study program and will provide enriching commentary and teaching on biblical events and culture as we see first-hand the history, beauty and ruggedness of Israel where our Lord Jesus lived, died and rose again.

James C. Martin (MDiv and DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) founded Bible World Seminars in 1989. He currently offers biblical study travel programs on location in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Greece. Over the past twenty-five years, Martin and his wife, Stacey, have been involved in aerial, land, and museum photography and video filming throughout the Middle East and Europe. Their photos appear in works such as the NIV Archaeological Study Bible, Halley's Bible Handbook, and A Visual Guide to Bible Events, among others. 

Study Package: Israel Biblical Study Program includes lodging, 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner), taxes, tips, entrance fees, study materials, and guided study program of the land of Israel by world-class biblical backgrounds scholar and writer, Dr. Jim Martin, and C.S. Lewis staff.  The program begins on Sunday, October 11, 2020 with dinner at the Olive Tree Hotel at 6 pm followed by an Orientation at 7:15 pm.  Transportation throughout the program will be provided by bus as participants explore Jerusalem and Southern Israel before going north to the Galilee region. 

Flights Not included:  Participants will arrange their own flights to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and transportation to the Olive Tree Hotel where the program begins. (See Frequently Asked Questions for more information).  
Also not included: personal items, lunches, beverages at meals (with the exception of juice, tea and coffee at breakfast), medical and travel insurance; fees due to delays, cancellations, emergencies or any unforeseen expense outside of this program.

Dates:  Sunday, October 11, 2020 – Friday, October 23, 2020*
$3,600/Person – Double Occupancy (Two people per room)
$4,550/Person – Single Occupancy (One person per room)



Registration is closed, however, if you would like to place your name on a wait-list please email us at






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