Today we drive north towards Mount Gilboa (1 Samuel 28:4), and the adjoining Ein Harod spring (Judges 7:1-7). The latter was the site of Gideon’s victory over the Midianites, and the former the site of Saul’s defeat at the hands of the Philistines. Continue to Mount Tabor (Matthew 17:1-2), and the Church of the Transfiguration (Luke 9:29) at the top of the mountain. Weather permitting; we will take a nature walk on the trail which leads around the mountain. We then travel to Sepphoris, the remains of the town which was the capital of the Galilee in the time of Jesus and traditionally regarded as the home town of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Excavations at Sepphoris have uncovered streets, bathhouses, two churches, a synagogue, a Roman theater, aqueducts, and a water reservoir. Continue to Tiberias for the evening.
-Overnight in Tiberias