ANTIOCH SEMINAR
ON PAUL & PETER:
Where Disciples Were First Called Christians
July 16-23, 2023

Lecturers

Dr. Mark Wilson

Dr. Mark Wilson

Program Director, Antalya

Mark Wilson (D.Litt. et Phil., University of South Africa) is an American scholar who has lived in Turkey with his wife Dindy since 2004. He is the founder and director of two organizations—the Seven Churches Network and the Asia Minor Research Center in Antalya. Their purpose is to promote the study of early Judaism and Christianity in Asia Minor within the context of the Greco-Roman world. Wilson regularly leads study trips to the biblical sites in Turkey and other countries in the eastern Mediterranean. He has also conducted several seminars for Turkish tour guides on Turkey’s biblical heritage. Wilson is the author and editor of over a dozen books including four studies on the book of Revelation, and many articles on the journeys of Paul and Peter.

He has also written a number of articles on the ancient Jewish communities of Asia Minor. His articles are available on www.sevenchurches.org. Other articles can be found in the ESV Archaeology Bible and the Lexham Geographic Commentary Acts through Revelation. He is a member of nine academic societies, and has been involved in video projects on Ephesus, St. Nicholas, the Seven Churches, and Paul’s Journeys. His research interests include ancient synagogues as well as ancient roads and biblical routes.

Dr. Ben Witherington III Guest Speaker

Dr. Ben Witherington III

Asbury Theological Seminary

Bible scholar Ben Witherington is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive the M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England. He is now considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies. Witherington has also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell. A popular lecturer, Witherington has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical meetings not only in the United States but also in England, Estonia, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia. He has also led tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.

Program

ANTIOCH SEMINAR
ON PAUL & PETER:
WHERE DISCIPLES WERE FIRST CALLED CHRISTIANS

ANTIOCH (Antakya) is located along the Orontes River in modern-day Turkey. The city became a center for early Christianity, playing an important role in the ministry of the apostle Paul in the New Testament. It was at Antioch that followers of Jesus were first called “Christians” (Acts 11:26).

  • July 15 Sat
    Depart USA
    July 16 Sun
    Arrive Hatay Airport – Meet and transfer to the MUSEUM Hotel.
    July 17 Mon
    Antakya

    09:00-09:45

    Welcome – Levent Oral, Sabiha Asfuroglu Abbasoglu, Erin Dailey

    10:00-10:45

    Lecture - “Paul in Antioch”

    11:00-11:45

    Lecture - “Peter in Antioch”

    12:30

    Lunch at the hotel

    14:00

    St Peter Cave Church

    15:00

    Antioch Hippodrome

    16:00

    Archaeology Museum

    17:30

    Return to hotel

    18:00-18:45

    Visit the Hotel Museum

    19:00

    Dinner at the hotel

    July 18 Tue
    Antakya

    07:30

    Breakfast

    08:30

    Depart to Samandag

    09:00

    St Simeon Church

    10:30

    Seleucia Pieria & Titus Tunnel

    12:30

    Lunch in Samandag

    14:00

    Depart back to Antakya

    15:00

    Stop for famous “Kunefe Desert”

    18:00-18:45

    Lecture - “Paul’s First Journey”

    19:00

    Dinner at the hotel

    July 19 Wed
    Tarsus

    07:30

    Breakfast

    08:30

    Depart to Tarsus

    11:30

    Museum and Roman Road

    13:00

    Lunch

    14:00

    Roman Bridge & Donuktas

    15:00

    Depart to Adana

    16:00

    Adana Archaeology Museum

    19:00

    Dinner at hotel in Adana

    July 20 Thu
    Cyprus

    Morning flight from Adana Airport to Northern Cyprus
    Barnabas Church and Salamis
    Dinner and overnight Northern Cyprus

    July 21 Fri
    Cyprus

    Paphos
    Dinner and overnight Northern Cyprus

    July 22 Sat
    Antalya

    Fly Antalya and visit Perga in the morning.
    Afternoon visit to Attalia and St. Paul Cultural Center
    Dinner and overnight Antalya

    July 23 Sun
    Transfer to Antalya Airport for departure - END
    EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE TO: ISTANBUL, SEVEN CHURCHES,
    CAPPADOCIA, & more
    Rates
    Land Only

    $1,950 Per Person in Double Occupancy $720 Single Room Supplement

    Including

    Adana-Northern Cyprus flight Northern Cyprus – Antalya flight 3 Nights at Museum Hotel Antakya 1 Night at Hilton Hotel in Adana 2 Nights at 4 star in Northern Cyprus 1 Night at Ramada Hotel in Antalya Daily breakfasts 7 Dinners All transportation by private vehicles All airport transfers All entrance fees to the sites and museums All guiding by professional licensed tour guides All service charges and taxes Special Lectures by Dr. Mark Wilson – Author of Biblical Turkey TUTKU gifts

    Excluding

    International flight to arrive Hatay on July 9 and depart Antalya on July 16 Extensions to ISTANBUL, SEVEN CHURCHES, CAPPADOCIA, & more Turkish Visa Fee to be obtained online before arrival www.evisa.gov.tr Participants are responsible in getting their own visa Lunches and drinks Tips to tour guides ($5 per person per day) and drivers ($2 per person per day) Travel and Health Insurance, any kind of Insurance, Covid tests and expenses

    Please contact us for the pre-post tours.
    OPTIONAL 1: ISTANBUL PRE-TOUR - JULY 13-16
    July 13 Thu

    Arrive Istanbul Airport – Meet and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight Istanbul.

    July 14 Fri

    09:00-17:00 Guided Istanbul Tour; Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Archaeology Museum, St Irene Church. Rest of the day is free. Overnight Istanbul.

    July 15 Sat

    09:00-17:00 Guided Istanbul Tour; Underground Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Galata Tower, Bosphorus Boat Tour. Rest of the day is free. Overnight Istanbul.

    July 16 Sun

    11:00 pick up and transfer to Airport for TK2258 14:15 /15:55 flight to Hatay.

    OPTIONAL 2: CAPPADOCIA PRE-TOUR - JULY 13-16
    July 13 Thu

    Arrive Kayseri airport Meet and transfer to Cappadocia – Overnight.(D)

    July 14 Fri

    Optional Hot Air Baloon Ride.Visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum and see the famous painted rock churches.Then visit Underground City, and the Citadel of Uchisar. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B,D)

    July 15 Sat

    Visit Avanos Pottery making village,Onyx Factory, the monastic Zelve Valley and the local wine factory. Overnight. (B,D)

    July 16 Sun

    08:00 pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport for TK2027 11:00 /12:35 ASR-IST +TK2258 14:15 /15:55 IST-HTY flight.

    OPTIONAL 3: CAPPADOCIA POST TOUR - JULY 23-26
    July 23 Sun

    Transfer to Antalya Airport for XQ7032 08:10 /09:25 flight to Kayseri. Meet at Kayseri airport, drive to Cappadocia, where nature has scoured surrealistic moonscape shapes, and the persecuted Christians dug underground cities and churches during the 9th century. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

    July 24 Mon

    Visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum and see the famous painted rock churches.Then visit Underground City, and the Citadel of Uchisar. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B)

    July 25 Tue

    Optional Hot Air Baloon ride.Visit Avanos Pottery making village,Onyx Factory, the monastic Zelve Valley and the local wine factory. Overnight.

    July 26 Wed

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to USA via Istanbul.

    OPTIONAL 4: ANKARA-NEMROUD-GÖBEKLİTEPE PRE-TOUR - JULY 9-16
    July 9 Sun

    Arrive Ankara – Transfer to Angora Hotel

    July 10 Mon

    Ankara – Angora Hotel

    July 11 Tue

    Gordion visit – Overnight Ankara

    July 12 Wed

    Anatolion Civilization Museum, Temple of Augustus. Overnight Ankara

    July 13 Thu

    Fly Adiyaman via Istanbul. Visit Nemroud and antique city of Perrin (Perrhe).Overnight Adiyaman.

    July 14 Fri

    Drive to Urfa. Visit the Museum and Balikligol.Overnight Urfa.

    July 15 Sat

    Harran and Gobeklitepe.Overnight Urfa.

    July 16 Sun

    Drive Antioch

    OPTIONAL 5: ÇATALHÖYÜK-ANDRIAKE-PATARA-XANTHOSLETOON-CAUNOS POST TOUR - JULY 23-27
    July 23 Sun

    Drive Northeast to visit Catalhoyuk and Konya. Return to Antalya.

    July 24 Mon

    Drive west, visit Andriake, and Demre. Overnight Kas.

    July 25 Tue

    Visit Patara, Xanthos, Letoon. Overnight Fethiye.

    July 26 Wed

    Visit Dalyan and Caunos. Overnight Bodrum.

    July 27 Thu

    Transfer to Bodrum Airport. End.

    Registration

    Groups: Mrs. Erin Dailey erin@tutkutours.com Individuals : Ms. Sema Ankaralı info@tutkutours.com You can also register through this link: Register

     
Who is Invited?

Everyone! This meeting aims to promote the Early places of Christianity. World-class scholars and Christian ministers will share their wisdom at a level accessible to students, and church members alike. If you are interested in visiting and learning more about the Early places of Christianity, then you are invited to the Paul & Peter Study Tour & Lectures.

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Contact

Groups: Mrs. Erin Dailey erin@tutkutours.com
Individuals: Ms. Sema Ankaralı info@tutkutours.com

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