The purpose of the Old Testament, with its author, Jahweh, the LORD, was to inform Jews and other peoples of their need for His Salavation. That is why Joshua who led God's people to the Promised Land was named, God is Salvation and Jesus, ultimately thru His Sacrifice on Calvary is the ultimate Salvation, in His death for sinners. That is the theme of it all. A visit to Israel, if it does not nurture this theme, is void of any instruction from God Himself, David Perlmutter
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from the article: Come visit Israel. Before it's gone.