Gallelujah will be hosting a wide range of Activities that you can experience throughout the Festival, from rafting down the Jordan River, to jeep rides in the Golan, to nature hikes and hands-on workshops.

This month, we’re highlighting an Archaeological Dig that festival attendees can join at the ancient city of Korazim (Chorazin/Chorazim), which is nestled in the hills near the ancient cities of Bethsaida and Capernaum.

The excavation is being led by expert archaeologist Achiya Cohen-Tavor. The goal of the excavation is to remove more recent layers to gradually expose the 1st-century ancient city.

You will rise early in the morning for an early breakfast, and then by 08:00 make your way to the site by bus to have a tour of the site and begin your hands-on archaeological training from Achiya’s excavation team.

During your approximate 3 hour visit, members will get to dig, sift, and discover actual, ancient artifacts. You’ll be a part of history, uncovering one of the ancient biblical cities where Jesus’ ‘miracles had been performed’ as recorded in Matthew 11:20-21!

Achiya’s team and many of the volunteers (you) are discovering amazing artifacts all the time.

After the dig, everyone will get to see some of the best artifacts that came out of the dig’s session and understand the discoveries’ impact on the historical record.

Extra activities like the Archaeological Dig will go on sale approximately 6 months prior to departure, and if you’ve Subscribed to our Newsletter you’ll get one of the first opportunities to book.

What’s the Bible really have to say about Korazim?

Matthew 11:20-21:

Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.”

Luke 10:13:

“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.”

And indeed, as you will witness on your journey, all three of the ancient towns still lie in ruins unto this day!

Check out some of the recent artifacts discovered by volunteers and the excavation team:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Achiya Cohen-Tavor, the lead archaeologist at biblical Chorazin (Korazim).