Men dressed in white and wearing ancient tarbooka drums around their necks stand on the edges of the ancient hills of the Shomron. Then the sound of the shofar breaks the silence, and with its blast, a pack of runners begin their journey through the lavish orchards, aromatic vineyards and layers of voluptuous greenery that was once—and is still today—the heart of Israel.
The event is the Bible Marathon. This year, it will take place on Friday, Sept. 28, with the same Israeli flags, balloons and loads of energy that has marked the modern version of this ancient running challenge for the past four years.
The full marathon route runs from Rosh Ha’ayin (Eben Ezer in the Bible) to Shiloh, as described in the book of Samuel.
Shortly after the Jews entered the land of Israel, they fought a battle against the Philistines.
STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS
My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization.
Steve has also authored and published 36 books.
We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.
Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!