About Ferrell Jenkins

Ferrell Jenkins has been conducting tours to the Bible Lands since 1967. He has visited most areas of the Middle East associated with the Bible. This includes Israel and the West Bank, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Greece, several Greek islands, Italy, and Cyprus.

For 25 years Ferrell taught in the Biblical Studies department at Florida College, Temple Terrace, FL. The last 10 years prior to his 2001 retirement he served as chair of the department.

Ferrell maintains two Internet sites with helpful information for Bible students. Visit Biblical Studies Info Page and BibleWorld.

33 responses to “About Ferrell Jenkins

  1. What do the translations mean- what do they translate to ? I need to know everything you know about Lystra and the elders of Lystra

  2. hello! i luv your site, and I’m glad to meet another Christian blogger! stop by mine @ http://scripture4u.wordpress.com
    Keep in the Faith!!
    -neogotchi

  3. Oh wow!
    Very interesting indeed.
    My husband is currently at a seminary in NC and would find your blog to be fascinating.
    We used to live in Citrus County up until a year ago.
    Have a blessed day!

  4. I esteem Dr. Lewis highly. He was one of my teachers at Harding while working on the M.Th. It is because of his influence that I have endeavored to continue my work on biblical battles.
    I wish Dr. Lewis well he has influenced many poeple in their search for the Lord.

    Dr. Jerry

  5. Dr. Jerry,

    I am interested in the distances between cities and the time it would have taken to travel to each of the cities on Paul’s preaching journeys. Do you have any information regarding this?

    Thanks,
    Maranatha

  6. That must be cool that you study about the bible and travel to other places!

  7. Nice Blog!! I’m about writing a blog about Turkish Life. This gave me good ideas. Thanks..

  8. wow, i’m so jealous.
    you’re my idol. I can’t wait until i can get out in the world! :)

  9. Hi Ferrell, you left me a comment asking about Syria photos. I certainly do have some from my recent trip, but I couldn’t find an email address at which to contact you. Anything in particular that you’re looking for?

  10. Your blog is awesome. Keep up doing a great job! I am currently studying at Tel Aviv University and planning my trip to the Upper Galilee and Golan Heights. Definitely inspired by your stories and pictures.

  11. I was just wondering what comments you could make about traveling to Turkey. I am planning on going in March and was interested in know how safe it is to travel there. I was also wondering if you still conduct tours.

  12. Great blog! Stumbled upon you while creating our webpage:)
    What an amazing life you lead.
    eva

  13. I appreciate your work. Thanks for making it available.

    Dalton

    http://thecontroversyofzion.com

  14. We would like to use your picture of the tabernacle (I think its in Timnah Park) in a video about our new Bible translation, the Readable King James Bible. You can contact me at rod-laughlin@kc.rr.com.
    Thank you,
    Rod Laughlin

  15. Alexander Schick (responsible for the edition of the Tischendorfletters still in posession of the Tischendorf-family)
    Your comment about Tischendorf’s letter at St. Catherine monastery

    The letter and the explenation of the monks must be seen in a total new light!
    The new discovery of the documents related to the Codex Sinaiticus in the archives of the Russian foreign ministry was a big surprise! Scholars hoped, that these documents could appear cause of the international digital-project. A scholar-dream comes true! These donation documents which show, that the Codex Sinaticus was given by the monks as a gift to Alexander II. you can find online with pictures and translations http://www.nlr.ru/eng/exib/CodexSinaiticus/zah/
    Worth to study! Everyone can now see, that Tischendorf was an honorably man and not a thief!
    You can also find inline the letter of guarantee by Prince A.B. Lobanov-Rostovsky to Archbishop and the community of Mt Sinai Monastery,
    from 10th September 1859, which was part of the agreement in Tischendors receipt. see here the picture:

    http://www.nlr.ru/eng/exib/CodexSinaiticus/zah/1_1.html

    Working on the letters of Tischendorf (still in the posession of the Tischendorf-Family) shows also: it was a difficult donation but it was correct done! Hopefully all the letters of Tischendorf can be published in the near future for the scholary world. Alexander Schick http://www.bibelausstellung.de
    See the section about Tischendorf here:

    http://bibelausstellung.eduxx-irs.de/home/abteilung_05b.php

    read also this article:

    http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Key-document-on-Codex-Sinaiticus-discovered/20216

  16. Alexander Schick (responsible for the edition of the Tischendorfletters still in posession of the Tischendorf-family)
    your comment about the Tischendorfletter at St.Catherine monastery
    The letter and the explenation of the monks must be seen in a total new light!
    The new discovery of the documents related to the Codex Sinaiticus in the archives of the Russian foreign ministry was a big surprise! Scholars hoped, that these documents could appear cause of the international digital-project. A scholar-dream comes true! These donation documents which show, that the Codex Sinaticus was given by the monks as a gift to Alexander II. you can find online with pictures and translations http://www.nlr.ru/eng/exib/CodexSinaiticus/zah/
    Worth to study! Everyone can now see, that Tischendorf was an honorably man and not a thief!
    You can also find inline the letter of guarantee by Prince A.B. Lobanov-Rostovsky to Archbishop and the community of Mt Sinai Monastery,
    from 10th September 1859, which was part of the agreement in Tischendors receipt. see here the picture:

    http://www.nlr.ru/eng/exib/CodexSinaiticus/zah/1_1.html

    Working on the letters of Tischendorf (still in the posession of the Tischendorf-Family) shows also: it was a difficult donation but it was correct done! Hopefully all the letters of Tischendorf can be published in the near future for the scholary world. Alexander Schick http://www.bibelausstellung.de
    See the section about Tischendorf here:

    http://bibelausstellung.eduxx-irs.de/home/abteilung_05b.php

    read also this article:

    http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Key-document-on-Codex-Sinaiticus-discovered/20216

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  18. You have a very interesting blog. Thanks for sharing!!

  19. Good Morning Ferrell, I am seeking permission to use your photograph of the plain of el-Raha in a little booklet my dad & I have put together to accompany pilgrims travelling to Egypt, Jordan & the Holy Land. Could I please use your image? I am happy to give credit to you in the booklet.

    Thank you
    Natasha

  20. Natasha, you may use it with a credit line as long as the material is distributed freely to your tour members.

  21. hey Mr. jenkins this is me michel i like all your post keep on and like always any help you want im ready like usual:)

  22. Mr. Jenkins,
    May I use your photos in a PowerPoint presentation for high school Bible class? I would be glad to post copyright information and links if you would like. You have photos of places that are difficult to find pictures of, like Miletus and Paphos – greatly apprectiated!
    Paul

  23. Hey Ferrell!

    I am a pastor and lead study trips to Israel and have really enjoyed your passion and accuracy in reporting your findings in Israel as they relate to the biblical narrative. I thought you might enjoy the book I wrote and website that has on-location videos shot in Israel from the book of John following Jesus’ life. If you would like a book to read or review I would be glad to send one to you or I can send you the ebook.

    http://www.dayswithjesus.com

    Blessings!
    Jim Jackson

  24. Through His Eyes Imagery

    I just happened upon your blog. I love love love all the verses you put up. Thank you so much for being such an inspiration. I plan on being a Professional Photographer when I grow up (If that’s God’s will for my life.) My goal is to shine His light through my Photography (Through His Eyes Imagery) Your blog inspired me in many ways. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Thank you for these Amazing pictures. Truely Glorious.
    -Me

    http://throughhiseyesimagery.wordpress.com/

  25. Ferrell, lots of your lectures are available as part of the Florida College Annual Lectures at Logos Bible Software. It’s currently available for pre-order — check it out!

    http://www.logos.com/product/16250/florida-college-annual-lectures

  26. Are there any places (b and b’s or hotels) you recommend staying at around the Sea of Galilee?

  27. Sorry, but I am unable to offer any suggestions about b & b’s. With my tours I stay at First Class hotels. I can recommend highly the Ron Beach Hotel (http://www.ronbeachhotel.com/) a short distance north of Tiberias. The pleasant family run hotel is right on the Sea of Galilee.

  28. Thank you this is very helpful! I’ll be staying at larger hotels in other parts of Israel, so I thought maybe looking for a more independent place by Galilee could be fun. Just out of curiosity, what of the larger First Class hotels do you go to in the Galilee area?

  29. Dr. Jenkins, how does one get in touch with you? I have unexpectedly been given the opportunity to spend about 10 days in Israel. Of those, I have bout 4 to see things. I would love to get your input on “must see” areas.

  30. You have spent huge efforts in this Blog. In Arabic, after someone exerts an huge effort, we say, “Allah Yateek Alafeah”. (May God give you strength). Thanks :)

  31. Hi Ferrell, I am not just a fan of travelling. I also love learning about different cultures and lifestyles. I share my experience travelling in India http://myjourneythroughindia.wordpress.com/ .Loved your blog and the way you have presented your travelogues in words. Hope to be able to write blogs like you someday.

  32. A very unique and intriguing blog you have! We will learn a lot of what you share as we are very interested in history when travelling :-)
    Positive we will also enjoy your photos too.

  33. Hi Ferrell, looks like your blog is very well thought out and intellectual. We’re looking for smart travel bloggers to join our community at Yonderlist, and we’d love for you to come rate some of the places you’ve been. Reviewing places can also earn your blog more exposure. Swing by for a visit! http://www.yonderlist.com/for-bloggers

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