BIBLICAL TOURS

Led by Dr. Mark Wilson​

I have had the privilege of leading a number of study tours of the Biblical lands for a variety of groups. Some of these were sponsored by the Biblical Archaeology Society, others by denominational leaders, churches and organizations, as well as familiarization trips for professors and pastors. Additionally, I have been pleased to offer several study tours of the Holy Lands to my students. These trips have been enriching not only to the participants, but also to me. I have made many friends over the years as a consequence of these trips.

You are invited to join any of these study tours.

Listed below are future trips that I will be leading in the days to come. If you have an interest in joining one of these trips, click on the PDF file that gives a detailed explanation of the trip. You can contact me if you have additional questions.

Further below are group shots of several of these trips from the past.

TURKEY STUDY TRIP

December 28, 2020 – January 6, 2021

Visit the sites of the Seven Churches of Revelation along with key sites where the Apostle Paul traveled during his missionary journeys in western Asia Minor. This trip is in cooperation with The Master’s College and The Master’s Seminary.

BIBLICAL ITALY

January 15-23, 2021

“And so we came to Rome!” Twice Luke announces this in the final chapter of Acts. Our tour will begin with Paul’s arrival at the port of Puteoli. Along the way we’ll see Herculaneum, a city destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius and the archaeological treasures of the Naples Museum. We will then trace the Via Appia to the imperial city, actually walking on this “Queen of Roads” in several places. In Rome we will visit all the major monuments, especially those related to Peter and Paul. The Pio Christian Museum features special Jewish and Christian artifacts in the Vatican Museum. Lastly, we will visit the port of Ostia, whose well-preserved ruins include an early synagogue. Join me as we too come to Rome in the footsteps of the apostles!

BIBLICAL TURKEY

March 5-13, 2021

Dear Professor,
On behalf of Tutku it will be my pleasure to travel with you during the March 2021 Fam Trip in Turkey. Our itinerary includes a mixture of sites related to Paul’s journeys as well as the seven churches of revelation. This whirlwind tour will give you a preview of Turkey’s rich biblical heritage. You will also be amazed at all the history, geography, archaeology, and culture you will experience in just seven days. Please contact me if you have any questions related to the trip.

IN PAUL’S FOOTSTEPS IN TURKEY

September 18 – October 3, 2021

The apostle Paul is believed to be the second-most influential figure in the formation of Christianity after Jesus himself. Asia Minor, or Anatolia, is where many of the events associated with Paul’s life and ministry took place. Paul was a native of Tarsus in Cilicia, one of our stops. From Antioch to Troas we will follow the routes traveled during his journeys by land and sea. We will even see some of the Roman roads upon which he walked. At each site we will explore the archaeological realia still remaining; in museums we will encounter the artefacts that the apostle saw and touched. Please join me for this exciting two-week adventure as we trace the footsteps of Paul in Turkey.