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Thursday, November 8, 2007

A Holy Land Adventure

On June 9, 2007 Orlando Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world's largest religious broadcaster and America's most-watched faith channel, hopes to do well with the purchase of the "Holy Land Experience" theme park in Orlando, Fl., to the TBN family. The attraction is an adaptation of ancient Jerusalem with a facility that will be used for television production, dramas, musical concerts, special events and movies. The Holy Land Experience could well be considered Orlando's most inspiring destination as visitors experience a full day of discovery that takes them 2,000 years back in time to the world of the Bible. It brings to life ancient Israel as a unique, thriving world filled with fascinating exhibits and venues.Visitors learn about the Wilderness Tabernacle and the Great Temple, discover the amazing history of the Bible; explore the city of Jerusalem in miniature, see re-enactments of Jesus' ministry, His life, death, and resurrection.We first made our way to "The Scriptorium", here we discovered how we got the Bible and travel from Babylon to Egypt and from a Medieval monastery to an English jail cell, then From Martin Luthers Germany to Plymouth Rock, it was very interesting and all the family enjoyed this.Then on to Shuftar Auditorium where there is a fascinating 55ft. model of Jerusalem, showing the route Christ took on his way to the Cross. Also this theatre is where all the shows and dramas are staged.On to the Great Temple soaring six stories high this shining white and gold Temple was the center of life and a place where Jesus ministered, thirty roman columns surround the Temple Plaza. Inside the Temple see The Seed of Promise, an original film shot on location in Israel.Next we went caving. to the Dead Sea Qumrn Caves, the unique replica of the caves where the dead sea scrolls were discovered by a shepherd boy in 1947, they were discovered just west of the dead sea and south of the city of Jericho. These caves may have been the home to Jewish settlers.The children were a little tired so we followed the "Via Dolorosa" the road on which Christ carried the cross to Calgary and the Garden Tomb. We said a few prayers and then moved on.Jerusalem Street Market travel back in time, quite a site, lots of vendors and exotic smells the locals are willing to barter with you. Good deals are on the Goat sacks, only 198 shekels a pair!Be very careful with the food you might catch "Juda’s Revenge" this is very unpleasant dysentery type of infection that will leave you weak and disorientated. Also leave the stuffed vine leaves alone!