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Bible Trek

Discover the sites. Experience the stories.

Through a series of short films, join Andrew Ollerton (author of The Bible Course) as he treks through the Holy Land and beyond. Visit Jerusalem, Galilee, Ephesus and other locations. Discover the sites where famous Bible events took place, from Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the home town of Jesus. With added historical notes and reflections, experience Bible stories and see why they matter today.

Welcome to Bible Trek. We hope you are enjoying discovering the sites and experiencing the story as we trek through the Holy Lands and beyond. Our hope is that these films, along with the historical notes and reflections, will inspire your reading of the Bible.   

The films offer a vlog-style experience of key locations with Bible expert Andrew Ollerton. These short pieces, filmed on location, were gathered across a couple of trips to the region and shot unscripted on an iPhone as Andrew provides a personal guide to these significant places. 

Egypt Series (Part 1)

We’re back with an exciting new series as we tour the amazing country of Egypt, home to one of the oldest civilisations in the ancient world! In this new set of films, Andrew Ollerton guides us to significant sites, connecting us to familiar Bible stories and events from both the Old and New Testaments. We’re going to hear about people like Abraham, Moses, Elijah and Jesus and their unique connection to this land. Join us on our new trek through this remarkable place. 

Ephesus Series (Part 2)

Welcome to Ephesus part two as we continue our amazing trek around this strategically important and influential city. In this series we visit the amphitheatre, learn about the history of the Icthus fish symbol and the Christian martyr Polycarp. Andrew also takes us to the shopping mall where Paul spent two years debating the message of Jesus with the local traders in the marketplace.

Ephesus Series (Part 1)

In our latest series, Andrew Ollerton takes us on a tour of ancient Ephesus. Mentioned multiple times in the New Testament, this city was of immense importance and influence. Paul visited the city in AD52 and stayed for two years to spread the message of Jesus and teach new disciples. In this series we visit the library, discover ancient statues and houses and even stop off at the communal toilets!

The Dead Sea Series

In this collection of films, Andrew Ollerton takes us to the Dead Sea region – the lowest point on earth at 1,300 ft below sea level. In this series, we visit the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 as well as the caves of En Gedi where David hid from Saul. We also get to see the region from the hilltop of Masada and look out over the Jordan Rift Valley where the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa meet.

Caesarea Series

This trek takes us to the sunny coastal region of Caesarea. This was a place known for architecture and innovation as Herod created a ‘mini-Rome’, complete with amphitheatre, hippodrome and harbour...

Jerusalem in the New Testament Series

Welcome to a new trek as we head back to the city of Jerusalem. In this series, Andrew takes us to the steps where Jesus and his disciples would have ascended to the temple. We visit the Pool of Siloam where Jesus healed a blind man and finally the Mount of Olives where Jesus promised to return. Enjoy this Jerusalem series and be inspired by these significant biblical locations and stories...

Nazareth Series

Welcome to our latest trek as we visit Nazareth. Today it is a bustling city in northern Israel. Back in Jesus’ day, it was a poor, insignificant hamlet with a small population – famously derided by Nathanael, who questioned: ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ (John 1.46, ESV). Yet this was the hometown of Jesus, the backwater place where he grew up and learnt the family business...

Galilee Series (Part 2)

In this trek, our guide Andrew Ollerton takes us to the location of Jesus’ teaching on the Beatitudes, and to places like Bethsaida and Chorazin where Jesus performed incredible miracles like feeding the 5,000 and healing a man from blindness. We also get to experience how Jesus and his disciples would have used the time for teaching and learning as they journeyed together to each of these locations.   

Galilee Series (Part 1)

Welcome to our new series – and a new location, as we explore Galilee. As you watch this set of films, we hope you will get a real sense of the importance and significance of this special place. It was here that Jesus began his ministry as he performed miracles, healed people and taught in the synagogue. It was here that he called his first disciples, calmed the storm and walked across the water. It was from the Galilee region that Christianity would emerge and eventually spread across the world. 

Jerusalem in the Old Testament Series

In this second series, we continue our trek as we take in key locations around the iconic city of Jerusalem. Join Andrew Ollerton as he shows us King David’s Palace, Hezekiah’s Tunnel and the famous walls built after the exile by Nehemiah. Discover the biblical significance of this ancient city as it relates to key stories and events from the Old Testament.  

Easter Series

The Easter Series takes you from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection. With Andrew Ollerton as your guide, visit key sites like the Temple in Jerusalem, the Garden of Gethsemane and Golgotha where Jesus was crucified. See the story of Easter unfold – the week that changed everything. 

The Acacia tree | Egypt Series (Part 1) – 09

In Moses’ day, while the Hebrews were on their way from Egypt to the promised land, no temple was available for worship. Instead, the Israelites built a tabernacle

Making papyrus | Egypt Series (Part 1) – 08

When we’re not busy scrolling on our phones, we may decide to open a book and start to read, page by page. In antiquity people didn’t have books but scrolls, which could be unrolled before and rolled up after reading.

Jesus' family journey | Egypt Series (Part 1) – 07

Egypt is an important biblical location for many Old Testament stories, but Jesus also lived in Egypt as a child.

Elijah on Mount Sinai | Egypt Series (Part 1) – 06

Mount Horeb/Sinai, is referenced several times in Scripture, it is the biblical landmark where God met Moses to give him the Ten Commandments.

Solomon and Sons | Egypt Series (Part 1) – 05

In this episode we visit the tomb of Pharoah Shishak and recall the story of Solomon’s marriage alliance with Egypt, told in the book of Kings.

Moses and The Exodus | Egypt Series (Part 1) – 04

Join Andrew on the River Nile in Egypt as we discover the significance of this location in the early life of Moses.

Joseph in Egypt | Egypt Series (Part 1) – 03

The story of Joseph in the Bible is one of the most well known in the Old Testament, not least because of the famous Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat musical.

Abraham in Egypt | Egypt Series (Part 1) – 02

Around 2000 BC, Abraham, the great founder of the nation of Israel, came to Egypt to escape the famine in Canaan. Discover the story here in the second part of our Egypt series.

Welcome to Egypt! | Egypt Series (Part 1) - 01

Welcome to Egypt! This country is famous for its historic sites, beach resorts, cotton and the great River Nile. But it’s also a hugely significant location in the Bible.
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