Biblical Study Tours (BST)

JCF Biblical Study Tours are not your average Holy Land pilgrimage trips—they are an intimate and personal exploration of Israel and its connections to Scripture. We focus on the Land, the Languages, and the ancient Literature which give us insight into the biblical stories from ancient yet fresh perspectives. When JCF Study Tour participants are immersed in this Jewish context, Jesus’ interpretations of Scripture are resurrected from dusty theological assumptions and seen with their original impact and urgency.

JCF Biblical Study Tours is directed by Yoni Gerrish, an authorized Israeli tour guide and agent, who has been leading and teaching groups since 1990. JCF guides have been trained in the backgrounds of biblical literature and historical geography of Israel’s landscape. Our study tours follow diverse scriptural themes for all ages and interest groups. These study experiences are designed to bring the biblical world alive through discovering ancient sites and artifacts along with texts that reinforce faith and encourage spiritual growth.


Yoni Gerrish— Israeli licensed tour guide, teaching groups since 1990

Speaking as a biblical theologian, for me, Yoni’s conversations about the geography of Israel and the customs and culture of ancient and modern occupants of this land opened the windows to a host of fresh interpretations. There is no substitute for reading and discussing specific biblical texts at the very places that the events happened.
— Daniel I. Block, D.Phil. Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College

Upcoming Tours to Join


Simmons group from Nashville

October 20 – November 2, 2019
The Exodus and the Gospels


Hunter group from Spokane

November 2 – 17, 2019
The Exodus and the Gospels plus Petra


Minor group from toronto

Dec 4 - 14, 2019
Biblical Landscapes and Memory


Carmel Assembly group

January 13-27, 2020
The Exodus and the Gospels


Pickett group

January 16-25, 2020
Biblical Landscapes and Memory


Allen family Singers group

February 1-16, 2020
The Exodus and the Gospels


Bing group

May 14-26, 2020
Biblical Landscapes and Memory


Ehrlich Group

October 26 – November 8, 2020
The Land as a Fifth Gospel

With JCF Study Tours we visited sites that we never did on my previous tours. These new sites, like hiking through the Negev Wilderness, sleeping in a Bedouin tent, and visiting biblical Jericho, had a profound impact on my understanding of the scriptures.
— Walter Collace, Senior Pastor of Christ Community Church of El Centro, California

Join a JCF TOUR!

There are always several study tours coming up that you can join. We can also build an itinerary for your prospective group. Please write us below and let us know which tour you are interested in, and we will get back to you shortly.

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