ANTIOCH SEMINAR
ON PAUL & PETER:
Where Disciples Were First Called Christians
June 17-24, 2024

Lecturers

Dr. Mark Wilson Program Director

Dr. Mark Wilson

Professor Extraordinary of New Testament, Stellenbosch University Director, Asia Minor Research Center

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Dr. Ben Witherington III Guest Speaker

Dr. Ben Witherington III

Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary; doctoral faculty, St. Andrews University

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Dr. Douglas Jacoby Guest Speaker

Dr. Douglas Jacoby

Professor of Theology, Rocky Mountain School of Ministry & Theology

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Dr. Dana M. Harris Guest Speaker

Dr. Dana M. Harris

Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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Dr. Jeff Weima Guest Speaker

Dr. Jeff Weima

Professor of New Testament, Calvin Theological Seminary

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Dr. Aaron Son Guest Speaker

Dr. Aaron Son

Professor of Biblical Studies, Dallas Baptist University

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Jason Borges, PhD-c Guest Speaker

Jason Borges, PhD-c

Adjunct Professor of New Testament, Columbia International University

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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).

  • The Museum Hotel Antakya Anemon Hotel in Iskenderun
    June 16 Sun
    Depart USA
    June 17 Mon
    Arrive Adana Airport – Meet with “TUTKU” sign and transfer to the ANEMON HOTEL in ISKENDERUN

    *Below listed suggested flights from Istanbul to Adana

    TK2460 12:15 /13:55
    TK2466 16:40 /18:25
    TK2468 18:15/19:50

    June 18 Tue
    Antakya

    07:00-08:45

    Breakfast

    09:00-09:20

    Welcome – Levent Oral, Erin Dailey

    09:20-10:00

    Dana Harris “Why They Were First Called “Christians” (Χριστιανούς) in Antioch”

    10:00-10:40

    Ben Witherington III “Paul and the Two Antiochs”

    10:40-11:00

    Coffee Break

    11:00-11:40

    Jeff Weima “Paul the Letter Writer and the Framework of Galatians”

    11:40-12:20

    Aaron Son “Paul’s Conflicts in Antioch and Their Impact”

    12:20-13:00

    Jason Borges “The Church in Antioch after Paul and Peter”

    13:00-14:00

    Lunch at the hotel

    14:00-15:00

    Free Time

    15:00-15:40

    Douglas Jacoby “The Church at Antioch: Polity, Planning, and Providence”

    15:40-16:20

    Mark Wilson “Peter in Antioch: History and Tradition”

    16:20-17:30

    Film Premiere “Barnabas and Paul” directed by Stuart Bennett

    19:00

    Dinner at the hotel

    June 19 Wed
    Antakya

    07:00-08:00

    Breakfast

    08:00

    Depart to Samandag

    10:15-11:45

    Seleucia Pieria & Titus Tunnel

    11:45-13:00

    Lunch in Samandag

    13:00-14:30

    St. Simeon Monastery

    14:30-15:00

    Return to Antakya

    15:15-15:45

    Antioch Hippodrome

    15:45-17:00

    Church of Saint Peter

    17:00-18:00

    Return to Iskenderun Anemon Hotel

    19:00

    Dinner at the hotel

    June 20 Thu
    Tarsus

    07:00-07:45

    Breakfast

    08:00

    Check out of hotel and drive to Tarsus

    10:15-11:00

    Donuktas and Roman Bridge

    11:00-12:00

    Tarsus Museum and Roman Street

    12:00-13:15

    Lunch

    13:15

    Depart to Adana

    14:30-16:00

    Adana Archaeology Museum

    16:15-17:00

    Walk across river on Roman bridge

    19:00

    Dinner at hotel in Adana

    June 21 Fri
    Cyprus

    Morning transfer to airport for PC1852 07:25/08:15 flight to Northern Cyprus
    Barnabas Church and Salamis
    Dinner and overnight Northern Cyprus

    June 22 Sat
    Cyprus

    Paphos
    Dinner and overnight Northern Cyprus

    June 23 Sun
    Antalya

    Fly Antalya via PC1872 08:00/09:00 and visit Perga in the morning.
    Afternoon visit to Attalia and St. Paul Cultural Center
    Dinner and overnight Antalya

    June 24 Mon
    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 Anemon Hotel in Iskenderun 1 Night at Hilton Hotel in Adana 2 Nights at Noah’s Ark Deluxe Hotel in Northern Cyprus 1 Night at Ramada Hotel and Holiday Inn 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 Adana on June 17 and depart Antalya on June 24 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: SEVEN CHURCHES PRE-TOUR - JUNE 12-17
    June 12 Wed

    Arrive Izmir Airport–Meet and transfer to your hotel. St Policarp Church if time permits. (D)

    June 13 Thu

    Pergamum Acropolis & Thyatira. Overnight Izmir. (B,D)

    June 14 Fri

    Smyrna Agora, Sardis, and Philadelphia. Overnight Izmir. (B,D)

    June 15 Sat

    Hierapolis, Laodicea. Overnight Izmir. (B,D)

    June 16 Sun

    Ephesus, Terrace Houses, Museum, Basilica of John. Overnight Izmir. (B,D)

    June 17 Mon

    Transfer to Izmir Airport for your flight to Hatay via Istanbul. Meet and transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

    Including

    Izmir-Adana domestic flight 5 Nights at 4 star Kordon Cankaya Hotel in Izmir Daily breakfasts and 5 dinners at the hotels Arrival and departure Airport transfers Sightseeing as per the itinerary English Speaking Licensed tour guide All entrance fees to the sites and museums All transportation by Mini bus or Bus Service charges and local taxes

    Excluding

    International flights Drinks and meals which are not listed above Tips to tour guides and drivers Turkish Visa Fee All personal expenses Travel insurance Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

    Rates

    $1090 Per Person in Double Occupancy $290 Single Room Supplement

    OPTIONAL 2: ISTANBUL PRE-TOUR - JUNE 14-17
    June 14 Fri

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

    June 15 Sat

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

    June 16 Sun

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

    June 17 Mon

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

    Including

    Istanbul-Adana flight on June 17 3 nights at Kent Hotel or similar in Istanbul Roundtrip escorted transfers Daily breakfast at hotel Transportation by private A/C van English speaking professional tour guide throughout the tour All Entry fees to the sites & museums Portage at hotels Service charges & local taxes

    Excluding

    International flights Drinks and meals which are not listed above Tips to tour guides and drivers Turkish Visa Fee All personal expenses Travel insurance Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

    Rates

    $690 Per Person in Double Occupancy $240 Single Room Supplement

    OPTIONAL 3: CAPPADOCIA PRE-TOUR - JUNE 14-17
    June 14 Fri

    Arrive Kayseri airport Meet and transfer to Cappadocia – Overnight.

    June 15 Sat

    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)

    June 16 Sun

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

    June 17 Mon

    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.

    Including

    3 nights at Dilek Kaya Hotel or similar Kayseri-Adana via Istanbul flight on June 17 Roundtrip escorted transfers Daily breakfast at hotel Transportation by private A/C van English speaking professional tour guide throughout the tour All Entry fees to the sites & museums Portage at hotels Service charges & local taxes

    Excluding

    International flights Drinks and meals which are not listed above Tips to tour guides and drivers Turkish Visa Fee All personal expenses Travel insurance Anything not mentioned in the itinerary Hot Air Baloon Ride ($350 per person)

    Rates

    $690 Per Person in Double Occupancy $240 Single Room Supplement

    OPTIONAL 4: CAPPADOCIA POST TOUR - JUNE 24-27
    June 24 Mon

    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.

    June 25 Tue

    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)

    June 26 Wed

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

    June 27 Thu

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to USA via Istanbul. (B)

    Including

    3 nights at Dilek Kaya Hotel or similar Antalya-Kayseri flight on June 24 Roundtrip escorted transfers Daily breakfast at hotel Transportation by private A/C van English speaking professional tour guide throughout the tour All Entry fees to the sites & museums Portage at hotels Service charges & local taxes

    Excluding

    International flights Drinks and meals which are not listed above Tips to tour guides and drivers Turkish Visa Fee All personal expenses Travel insurance Anything not mentioned in the itinerary Hot Air Baloon Ride ($350 per person)

    Rates

    $690 Per Person in Double Occupancy $240 Single Room Supplement

    OPTIONAL 5: ANKARA-HATTUSHA-NEMROUD-GÖBEKLİTEPE PRE-TOUR - JUNE 11-17
    June 11 Tue

    Arrive Ankara – Transfer to 4 star hotel.(D)

    June 12 Wed

    Drive to visit Hattusha, capital city of Hittite Empire. Overnight Ankara.(B,D)

    June 13 Thu

    Morning visit to Gordion – Anatolion Civilization Museum, Temple of Augustus. Overnight Ankara. (B,D)

    June 14 Fri

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

    June 15 Sat

    Drive to Urfa. Visit the Museum and Balikligol. Overnight Urfa. (B,D)

    June 16 Sun

    Harran and Gobeklitepe. Overnight Urfa. (B,D)

    June 17 Mon

    Drive Antioch. (B)

    Including

    3 nights at Radisson blu Hotel in Ankara 1 night at Adiyaman Ramada Hotel or similar 2 nights at Dedeman Hotel in Urfa or similar Ankara-Adiyaman flight on June 14 Roundtrip escorted transfers Daily breakfast and dinners at hotels Transportation by private A/C van English speaking professional tour guide throughout the tour All Entry fees to the sites & museums Portage at hotels Service charges & local taxes

    Excluding

    International flights Drinks and meals which are not listed above Tips to tour guides and drivers Turkish Visa Fee All personal expenses Travel insurance Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

    Rates

    $1390 Per Person in Double Occupancy $490 Single Room Supplement

    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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