DISCOVER THE BIBLE LANDS! Mission
Bible Lands! Tours
Education: Visual & Practical Application
Biblical Israel / Holy Land & Paul’s Journeys
- Biblical Tours: Hands-on Design
- Step-by-Step Audio/Visual Pre-Tour Education
- Personal Copy of DTBL! Study Manual (1 per couple)
- Table of Contents:
DTBL Study Manual – 2015 Edition (TOC)
- Life Applications & Purpose!
- Limited number of Tour Participants (comfortable – 1 bus)
- DTBL! TOUR – Israel 5-30-2018 – sign up soon!
- Wisdom to have:
Travel Insurance – Quality Co. @ a low price
Comprehensive Group Travel Insurance
After the online “introduction” we begin with PRE-TOUR Classes online. We prepare for our life-changing adventure in the Land using our 5 senses + Scriptures & Culture.
We learn the Scriptural framework of the Land & Biblical Culture. Then, when we arrive in THE LAND… abstract becomes “real life.”
Discover The Bible Lands! mission is to provide biblical tours to the Holy Land / Bible Lands. We prepare with spiritual and educational excellence. We accomplish that goal via in-depth pre-tour classes and the highest quality scholar / master guides living in the Land!
We are dedicated to scholarship, thus promoting:
1) Biblical understanding
2) Life applications within the framework in which the Scriptures were written.
Kay Ritzman Money:
- Founder, Director, Teacher, Tour Host
- Developer: DTBL! Studies (ACSI credits) & Tour Development
- Author: Discover The Bible Lands! Study Manual
- Christian School Teachers + receive: 21 ACSI credits
HOW IT ALL BEGAN…
My first visits to Israel, in the 1970s, changed my life forever! Having read the Bible many times through, I found a whole new frame-of-reference. But because those early tours were the typical “touristy” tours, many questions remained.
In 1992, I co-hosted a short scholar-guided tour. This tour specialized in strong scholarship focused on the GEOGRAPHY / TOPOGRAPHY of the Land – along with a clear picture of the Land’s influence on CULTURE & HISTORY. Many of my long standing questions were finally answered!
The incredible scholarship further confirmed my direction and long-held conclusion: WORD STUDIES, EXEGESIS and INDUCTIVE STUDY, are all excellent and absolutely necessary study tools – but those tools often lacked 3 foundational basics necessary for PROPER BIBLICAL INTERPRETATIONS with LIFE APPLICATIONS!
THE LAND & ANCIENT CULTURE:
Three Foundational Keys are Essential:
1. Geography / Topography of the Land
2. Ancient Middle Eastern / Hebrew Culture
3. Ancient Middle Eastern / Hebrew History
It simply makes sense! The writers of the Scriptures made a logical assumption that the readers of that time –who lived in the Land within that environment and culture– would have known these visually illustrated keys as “common knowledge.”
These THREE KEYS are absolutely FOUNDATIONAL for clear
interpretation and comprehensive understanding of the
Scripture within the framework in which it was written.
THE LAND IS GOD’S VISUAL & LASTING TOOL
to understanding Scripture – and the
HEBRAIC / BIBLICAL heritage can
NEVER be separated from the LAND itself!
Be sure to view the 10 minute
DTBL! Geography & Topography Map VIDEO BELOW.
Presented by the DTBL! Founder / Director & Host
Watch & listen free on VIMEO… just for visiting!
(Adobe Flash may be needed for viewing.)
Click the arrow at the bottom left – to start the video!
** DTBL! TOUR – Israel 5-30-2018 **
FOR ALL PRE-TOUR & TOUR:
CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TEACHERS
RECEIVE ACSI CEUS
ACSI CEUs: Qualifying Teachers & Students
Complete “Course of Study” & Tour (CLASSES & TOUR)
For the last 50 years, I have dedicated myself to studying the Scriptures and pursuing answers to my constant “why” questions. With that pursuit, Dr. Russel Jones (my mentor who insisted “you MUST”) and the “Lord’s calling” in 1972, I knew that HE was directing me to take people to the Land – “the pupil of God’s eye” (and other Bible Lands). As I began teaching classes, it was obvious there was a need for Building Blocks (5 scenes) to be illustrated and written. The WORD and the LAND… are tangible! Those taking the DTBL! Studies and DTBL! Tours are prepared!!
From a 3-ring notebook the
Discover The Bible Lands! Study Manual was born.
For more than 40 years DTBL! has developed a
pre-tour & touring system like no other in the industry!
The DTBL! traveler is prepared for a lifetime experience.
Step-by-step we visually absorb much through
DTBL! Presentations & Pre-Tour Classes
using the DTBL! Study Manual.
The final chapter – A GRAND ONE INDEED…
is stepping into the Land for on-site discovery…
knowing the essential 3 FOUNDATIONAL KEYS.
There is a real sense of ahhhh… and awe when those keys unlock large passages of Scripture.
Suddenly, things fit together and makes sense!
The practical, everyday applications, sweep over one’s inner being – faces light up with joy!
God gave TRUTH – and often illustrated it with simple visuals
in terms that were “common knowledge” at the time.
He wanted everyone to know what He was saying…
and for all to intimately KNOW HIM!
- Pre-Tour Classes for all participants
- ACSI CEUS for Christian School Teachers
DTBL! Education & Tours have a strong BIBLICAL VISION and our CALL is HIGHLY DEFINED!
There is NO political agenda.
Factoids about Kay:
- Director: Discover The Bible Lands!
- Founder & Developer of DTBL!
- Developer of DTBL! Tours
- DTBL! Tour Host
- Published Author Including:
Discover The Bible Lands! Study Manual
- Developer & Teacher: DTBL! Pre-Tour Classes
- Bible Teacher
- ACSI – Approved Teacher (CEUs for teachers)
- Married (50 years)
- Son & Grandson