THE RELIABILITY OF THE GOSPELS
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 1-3 of The Merged Gospels)
In this story you will visit many sites throughout the Holy Land, and you will quickly discover that the four Gospels describe the geography of this land with incredible accuracy, lending strong credibility to the notion that the original Gospels were authored by men who actually lived here.
THE STORY OF MARY - THE MOTHER OF JESUS
(Based on stories 4-8 of The Merged Gospels)
In this story we will follow the progression of Mary up to the birth of Jesus, and through many sites related to her life, including Nazareth, the Temple Mount, the site of her birth in Jerusalem, and Ein Karem (the birthplace of John the Baptist). You will actually go into the Dome of the Rock, and down into the Cave of Souls, under the stone where the Holy of Holies once stood.
THE BIRTH OF JESUS
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 9-16 of The Merged Gospels)
You've never experienced the Nativity story like this. This exciting pilgrimage is all about the places and events related to the birth of Jesus. In this excursion you will stand in the room where Jesus was born, and you will visit the home where He lived as an infant. You will walk through the caves of the shepherds, and gaze inside their tomb. You will see the graveyard and the bones of the baby boys who died in Bethlehem, and you will spend time in the cave where the Magi hid from King Herod. You will also see the home, most often accepted as the place where Jesus grew up.
THE STORY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 17-22 of The Merged Gospels)
On this expedition you will relive the ministry of John the Baptist, while walking through Qumran, standing beside the Jordan River, and taking a cable car up to the Monastery of the Temptation. You will also visit many sites in the country of Jordan that are related to the Gospel, including the place where Jesus was baptized, and the cave home of John the Baptist.
THE FIRST DISCIPLES
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 23-25 of The Merged Gospels)
According to The Merged Gospels, Jesus first started gathering disciples in Galilee, and that’s where this story is based. The Apostles John and Andrew probably met Jesus on the east side of the Jordan River near Lake Galilee. Many scholars also believe that John baptized here. You will walk on the streets of Bethsaida, the hometown of many of Jesus' Apostles, and you will also visit Cana, where you will see what may be the stone water pots that Jesus used when He turned water into wine. Lastly you will see the church that was built over the traditional home of Nathanael, the Apostle.
JESUS COMES TO JERUSALEM
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 26-29 of The Merged Gospels)
This story is all about Jesus' first recorded journey to Jerusalem after He began His ministry. On this tour, you will walk through the Temple Mount, as well as the ruins of Capernaum and Tiberias. We will also take you to the Gethsemane Grotto, where Jesus probably met with Nicodemus, and then to Ainon near Salim, where John the Baptist was probably arrested.
THE JOURNEY TO NAZARETH
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 30-33 of The Merged Gospels)
Our itinerary for this story will take us through Nablus, where Jesus met the woman at the well, and where you will see what is believed to be a fragment from her skull. You will visit her home of Sychar (modern Tel Balata). Then we'll go to the top of Mount Gerazim, where 700 Samaritans still live. You'll walk through the location of Jesus' boyhood synagogue, and you will look over the hill where an angry mob tried to kill Him.
THE STORY OF CAPERNAUM
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 34-52 of The Merged Gospels)
As soon as Jesus appeared in Capernaum, the miracles started to happen. One-fifth of all the stories in The Merged Gospels took place on the streets of Capernaum, and this is where a wealth of Jesus’ teaching occurred. On this exciting tour, will take you all over this ancient city, as well as several other nearby towns that Jesus visited. You will even walk on the path that Jesus took as He traveled from Nazareth to Lake Galilee.
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 53-79 of The Merged Gospels)
To begin, in this story you will visit the cave that Jesus prayed in the night before He gave the most famous sermon in the history of the world. Then we will ascend to the top of the ridge, where Jesus selected His Apostles from the disciples who were present. Lastly, you will stand in the very same place that Jesus stood when He delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
JESUS' MINISTRY IN GALILEE
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 80-94 of The Merged Gospels)
In this story you will take a chartered boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, where you will get a unique 360-degree perspective of the northern shoreline. Through the miracle of immersive video we will take you to Kursi, where Jesus cast the demons into the swine. You will actually go into the caves where the demoniacs used to live - a place that is still the lair of wild boars. There is so much to see, including Nain, where Jesus raised a widow’s son, the Bay of Parables, and the ancient city of Magdala, the hometown of Mary Magdalene.
THE HEALINGS IN JERUSALEM
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 95-97 of The Merged Gospels)
This story takes you back to Jerusalem, where you will stand in the Pool of Bethesda, where the ruins are all around you. Here a man had been crippled for 38 years. There’s quite a bit to see, including The Temple Mount, and St. Stephen’s Gate, where it is believed that Stephen was stoned. As an extra treat, we are going to take you down into the Grotto of Jerome, one of the most influential men in all of church history, and explore the secrets of his cave.
ADVENTURES IN DISCIPLESHIP
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 98-107 of The Merged Gospels)
In this story you will stand on the very spot where Jesus probably fed the 5000, and you will walk on the boat dock where He moored near the Gennesaret valley. You will not only walk through the ancient crypt at the Church of St. John the Baptist, but you will enter the ancient tomb where John was buried next to the prophet Elisha. You will enter the Treasure Room at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where you will see the skullcap of John, and wood that is believed to be from the cross of Jesus.
JESUS' MINISTRY TO THE GENTILES
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 108-119 of The Merged Gospels)
This story will take you into some regions less familiar to Israel travelers. We will travel through the Golan Heights to visit Caesarea Philipi, where you actually enter the ancient temple of Pan. You will walk through the streets of Bethsaida, ruins relatively untouched for over 1000 years. You will also ascend Mount Tabor, the traditional site of the Transfiguration. You will walk through Nimrod's majestic fortress in the Golan Heights. Lastly you will walk into the Church of the Multiplication, and stand on the site where some believe that Jesus fed the 4000.
LESSONS ON DISCIPLESHIP
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 120-134 of The Merged Gospels)
One of the most beautiful places on earth is Ein Fawar. This was Jesus’ walking path to Jericho, and it was the site of His Good Samaritan parable. This is one of the places where you can actually stand in Jesus’ three-foot circle. And you will experience the breathtaking sights from the Monastery of St. George, perched high on the cliff of this canyon. Lastly, you will walk through the ruins of Korazim, a city that Jesus cursed. As a side trip, we're going to take you back to the Golan Heights to ruins of Tel Dan.
THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 135-139 of The Merged Gospels)
Today you will stand on both the east and west sides of the Mount of Olives. You will walk through the cave where Jesus taught the Lord’s prayer, and where He warned His followers about the end of the world. Other highlights will include a visit through Bethany, the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus, and to Beit She’an (Israel’s largest archeological site).
JESUS AND THE JEWS
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 140-145 of The Merged Gospels)
This story will take you through the original city of Jerusalem, the City of David, where you will see the palace of David, and you will walk through the entire wet tunnel of Hezekiah in the City of David, as well as the dry Canaanite tunnel. You will visit the pool of Siloam, where a man born blind received his sight, and you stand in the synagogue where this man was questioned by Jews.
THE STORY OF BETHANY
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 146-150 of The Merged Gospels)
In this story you will visit the Orthodox Church in Bethany, where there is a pedestal, traditionally believed to be the one where Jesus sat as He met with Mary and Martha after the death of Lazarus. You will also go down into the Tomb of Lazarus. Lastly, you will have the very rare privilege of walking through the Hulda tunnels under the Temple Mount, in a place traditionally called Solomon's Stables, and today known as the El-Marwani Mosque. As a bonus, we're going to take you to the famous city of Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley, the most embattled city in all of Israel.
THE CAPERNAUM LESSONS
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 151-175 of The Merged Gospels)
Most of your time today will be spent exploring the un-restored ruins at the village of Capernaum, Jesus’ ministry home base. Here you will visit the very colorful Church of the 12 Apostles. You will also visit the remote cliffs of Gamla, where thousands of Jews jumped to their death against the advance of the Roman army. We will also take you on a brief visit to the site of the Tower of Siloam, near the City of David. Lastly, as an extra treat, we will show you around two other locations - Mount Carmel, where Elijah fought the priests of Baal, and Hippos, the Roman City overlooking the eastern shore of Galilee - a place that many people believe Jesus visited.
JESUS' FINAL PATH TO JERUSALEM
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 176-198 of The Merged Gospels)
Tour 19 contains many of Jesus’ most important lessons. This pilgrimage follows His walking path down through the middle of Galilee as He made His last journey to Jerusalem. Here our time will be spent mostly in Tiberias, but we will also take you up to the cliffs of Arbel, with its dramatic view of Lake Galilee. You will walk through 17th-century dwellings built by the Druze, as well as caves from which King Herod plucked Hasomean rebels, sending them to their deaths on the crags below. But there are other sites that we will visit - Caesarea by the Sea, a city built by Herod the Great; Masada, the site of the Jew's last stand against the Romans, and En Gedi, where David hid from King Saul.
JESUS' JOURNEY THROUGH SAMARIA
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 199-202 of The Merged Gospels)
This is rare adventure, because in this story you will visit Burqin, a town deep in the West Bank, where you will walk into the cave of the 10 Lepers. But there’s more. We have several fascinating side trips for you, such as a trip through Zedekiah’s Cave, and Herod’s spectacular fortress – the Herodium. We will also take you under the Damascus Gate, into Hadrian's Forum, built around 135 AD.
THE JERICHO THAT JESUS KNEW
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 203-213 of The Merged Gospels)
Today is more like an expedition than a tour! You are going to go deep into the wilderness to see the Jericho that Jesus knew – ruins that have been untouched since the first century. You will also see Herod’s winter palace, as well as Old Testament Jericho, where Joshua fought his famous battle. You will also enter the monastery built over the traditional home of Zacchaeus, the short man in the tree (See Luke 19:1).
JESUS' TRIUMPHAL RIDE
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 214-219 of The Merged Gospels)
In this story, we will retrace the steps of Jesus as He walked from Bethany to the place where He acquired the donkey at Bethphage. Then you will head down Palm Sunday Road toward Jerusalem, with a stop at Dominus Flevit, where it is said that Jesus wept over the Holy City. Your Journey will end at the Golden Gate on the eastern wall of the Old City. You will experience all of this in 360° full-spherical video.
JESUS' TEMPLE HOMILY
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 220-233 of The Merged Gospels)
Today we will go deep underground into the mysterious Rabbinic tunnels, leading to the spot closest to the ancient Holy of Holies that one can be outside the Temple Mount. On this trip we will also walk through both the Ophel Archeological Park, and the Temple Mount. You will also stand at the famous Western Wall, the holiest site in all of Judaism.
THE OLIVET DISCOURSE
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 234-242 of The Merged Gospels)
This story will take you through the largest Jewish cemetery in the world, containing over 150 thousand graves. Then we will take you through the dark caverns of the Tomb of the Prophets, where you will actually crawl into the traditional graves of Zechariah, Malachi and Haggai. You will also visit the Pater Noster Convent, where Jesus preached His famous Olivet Discourse, where He predicted the fall of Jerusalem, and the end of the world. We will also take you inside the Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene, which displays the bones of Mary Magdalene herself.
THE LAST PASSOVER
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 243-264 of The Merged Gospels)
This story will put you on Mount Zion, where you will visit the traditional Upper Room, and an alternative to the Upper Room in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City. You will also see the location of the home and final resting place of Mary. You will stand in the traditional home of Caiaphas, and you will walk on the forbidden stairs that Jesus both descended and ascended on the night that He was arrested.
THE AGONY OF JESUS
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 265-270 of The Merged Gospels)
In this story we will spend time retracing all of the events that occurred on the night that Jesus was arrested, in the very place where those events took place. This will include touring the Gethsemane Grotto, where Jesus often taught His disciples, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Church of All Nations with the Rock of Agony where Jesus prayed. We will also follow Jesus’ footsteps through the Kidron Valley as He was escorted by the prison guards. We will also take you to the site of the traditional home of Annas, the High Priest.
THE TRIAL OF JESUS
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 271-278 of The Merged Gospels)
In this dramatic story you will walk down the entire Via Dolorosa, where we will make a stop at most of the Stations of the Cross. You will also walk into the traditional Prison of Christ and Barabbas, the Courtyard of Flagellation, the Lithostratos, and you will see the Judgement Gate through which it is said that Jesus carried the cross. There will be a visit to the Kishle, a new excavation which may contain the pavement on which Jesus was tried by Pilate. You will stand at the altar where the head of the Apostle James is buried, and you will inspect the tombs at Akeldama, the Field of Blood where Judas killed himself. Lastly you will walk through an Ethiopian Monastery on the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
THE DEATH OF JESUS
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 279-285 of The Merged Gospels)
Our live tours through the Holy Sepulcher are said to be one of the most complete tours to this sacred shrine, and this 360° tour is no different. We will take you on an exclusive midnight journey through this church, with stops at almost every chapel. And we will escort you through many of the forbidden treasures that very few people ever get a chance to see. But there’s a lot more, including the Garden Tomb, the Monastery of the Cross (the traditional site where the wood from Jesus’ cross was harvested) and the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.
THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 286-295 of The Merged Gospels)
After Jesus rose from the dead, He was reportedly seen on several occasions, and you will visit all of these sites through The Octagon Project. Several of these sightings took place at the location of The Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Then you will go to the ancient site of Emmaus (probably modern Imwas). Afterward you will once again visit The Upper Room and the Church of St. Mark.
THE FINAL DAYS OF JESUS
(Currently in post-production. Based on stories 296-299 of The Merged Gospels)
There is much to see in this story – the place where Jesus had breakfast with His Apostles, the Mount of Beatitudes, and the place where He ascended into Heaven (The Ascension Chapel). We will also visit some of the sites that came to be during the early church age, such as the Forum of Hadrian directly underneath the Damascus Gate. You will walk around the majestic Monastery of Mar Saba, and we will take you on a tour through Masada – the Jew’s last stand against the Roman army.
THE EASTER STORY
(Based on stories 265-295 of The Merged Gospels)
This is a compilation of the four video intros from The Agony of Jesus, The Trial of Jesus, The Death of Jesus, and the Resurrection of Jesus - all comprising The Easter Story.