Sunday began with a visit to the Biblical town of Shiloh, where the ark of the covenant was kept for 369 years.
There are the ruins of a Byzantine church nearby, with remnants of its beautiful mosaic floor still visible.
We drove through Samaria and the Jordan valley to arrive at the Jordan river baptismal site, where we had baptised our friends Tom and Cathy last year.
After a lunch of St Peter’s fish in Tiberias, we drove to Capernaum, where we visited the ruins of an old synagogue and then the ruins of St Peter’s house, on which there is now built a modern church.
We took time to stop by the Sea of Galilee where we reflected on some of the many stories in the New Testament which talk about Jesus by the Sea of Galilee.
And so we arrived back where we had started our week – at Tel Aviv, where we said ‘Au revoir’ to our friends and to Israel –
until the next time!