An exploration of the Bible and the Land of Israel

Out of Zion with Susan Michael

Welcome to Out of Zion with Susan Michael, an exploration of the Bible and the Land of Israel.

From ancient biblical sites to the story behind the stories, join Susan on a journey through the most exciting book on the planet!

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WEEK 38: THE TIME TO FAVOR ZION HAS COME

After seventy years of exile, singing the songs of Zion in a foreign land and wondering if God would ever favor them again, the children of Israel witnessed the end of the Babylonian empire. The new Persian king, Cyrus, allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild their temple. It was a moment filled with joy but also sorrow for all they had lost and now must rebuild. This episode complements the daily readings from our Walk Thru the Bible reading plan for October 18-24, covering Daniel 6-9; Various Psalms.

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Walk Thru the Bible: ‘Exile and Return’

We are now in our third quarter reading for Walk Thru the Bible, which means we’ve already walked through half of the Bible together. And what a journey it has been so far! We certainly have been impacted by this experience, and trust you are too.

Walk Thru the Bible’s first three months set the stage for our second quarter’s reading which spanned David’s rise to the throne to the divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Join us for this third quarter as we finish out Old Testament events in Walk Thru the Bible: Exile and Return.

So download your printable Walk Thru the Bible Reading Guide and get ready to continue this journey with me, which is transforming our lives…one page at a time! Invite your friends and family to join us. I can’t wait to continue this Walk Thru the Bible with you!

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WALK THRU THE BIBLE SERIES

Join Susan Michael on a walk through the Bible. Read through the Bible in a year using the acclaimed Daily Bible accompanied by Susan’s weekly Out of Zion podcast commentary. Each weekly episode will review what we read that week along with interesting artifacts or background that make the text come alive. If you ever wanted to read through the Bible in one year, this is your opportunity.

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3D JESUS SERIES

Join Susan Michael for the 3D Jesus Series and take a journey to the first century world of Jesus where His life and ministry come alive. God was at work for thousands of years setting the stage for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus. Hear the story, visualize the events, and understand the purpose of Jesus’ mission and why He must return.

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3D BIBLE SERIES

Join Susan Michael for the 3D Bible Series and take a journey to the world of the Bible—where it comes alive and can change your life. We live in an increasingly secular society that questions everything about the Christian faith. Learn how to find the answers you are looking for about the authenticity of the Bible, the amazing story it tells, and what it means for you.

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WEEK 38: THE TIME TO FAVOR ZION HAS COME

After seventy years of exile, singing the songs of Zion in a foreign land and wondering if God would ever favor them again, the children of Israel witnessed the end of the Babylonian empire. The new Persian king, Cyrus, allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild their temple. It was a moment filled with joy but also sorrow for all they had lost and now must rebuild. This episode complements the daily readings from our Walk Thru the Bible reading plan for October 18-24, covering Daniel 6-9; Various Psalms.

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More about Susan

Dr. Susan Michael is USA Director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem and host of the Out of Zion podcast. For more than 35 years, Susan has pioneered the development of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in the United States and around the world. READ SUSAN’S BIO HERE

Susan’s blog, Connecting Israel, the Bible and You, includes articles on a variety of Israel-related topics such as Lessons from the Land, anti-Semitism, and Current Events Impacting the Middle East. READ SUSAN’S BLOG HERE