The amazing story of the Oberammergau Passion Play begins in 1633. In the ravages of the Thirty Years’ War, after months of plague, dying, and suffering, the townspeople of Oberammergau made a pledge with God, to act out the suffering, death, and resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ once very ten years in a play.
Situated in the geographical middle zone of Israel, some 55 miles from Jerusalem and 62 miles from Tel Aviv, Beersheba, also known as Be'er Sheva is distinguished as the capital of the Negev. It is the region’s largest city with some 200,000 residents and the gateway to the southern part of Israel. While Beersheba is usually not on a normal Christian tour of Israel itinerary it is none the less an interesting area to learn about.
The Western Galilee is the true essence of a Galilean landscape: Green mountains covered with beautiful Mediterranean forests extending all the way down into the sea, beautiful beaches, ancient towns, and hidden mountain villages.