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‘Route 60: The Biblical Highway’ Film Explores Bible History in Israel

A new film titled “Route 60: The Biblical Highway” is set to open in 1,500 theaters across the country. 

The movie is a captivating journey through the heartland of biblical history in Israel, featuring two prominent guides, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and David Friedman, the son of a rabbi who served as the U.S. ambassador to Israel.

“Route 60: The Biblical Highway” takes viewers on a 150-mile expedition along Route 60 in Israel, which holds a treasure trove of stories from the Old and New Testaments. This journey allows you to walk in the footsteps of prophets and Jesus, tracing the path from Nazareth to Beersheba. Regardless of your beliefs, this film offers a fascinating exploration of historical events.

In a report by fox news, David Friedman, one of the guides, explains that Route 60 is the same road that Abraham, known as the father of many nations, walked as the first monotheist. Additionally, it’s the path Jesus traveled, making it a significant route in both Jewish and Christian history. Route 60 links numerous holy sites and biblical events, essentially forming the “original biblical belt.”

Friedman highlights that the movie presents diverse perspectives, representing both Jewish and Christian viewpoints. The highway passes through Judea and Samaria, ancient names for the region, which holds deep religious significance for both faiths, despite being a contentious area.

Friedman, the mastermind behind the film, describes it as an uplifting and spiritually invigorating experience due to the abundance of biblical heroes and stories along Route 60. This region has been a subject of dispute, with Palestinian Arabs considering it part of their future state, while Israel maintains its historical and religious connections to Judea and Samaria.

Interestingly, Israel stands out in the Middle East as the only country where the Christian population continues to grow, in stark contrast to the difficulties faced by Christians in some Muslim-majority nations. The film takes you to the City of David in Jerusalem, where Jesus performed miracles, including the healing of a blind man at the Pool of Siloam.

Friedman points out that Route 60 was originally established as a pilgrimage route to Jerusalem. He and Pompeo even retrace parts of the route with camels and sheep to immerse themselves in the historical experience.

Friedman underscores that the Founding Fathers of the United States drew inspiration from the Old Testament in Jerusalem when they enshrined values like “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” into the nation’s foundational documents. He considers the City of David as part of American heritage, emphasizing its role as a spiritual cornerstone for the United States.

The film not only delves into historical aspects but also draws connections between biblical history and contemporary American politics. It takes you on a tour of Jerusalem’s Old City, visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered as the burial place of Jesus Christ. Pompeo, well-versed in Christian history, leads viewers to the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, a place where Jesus sought solace before his arrest at the Mount of Olives.

Friedman and Pompeo’s journey includes a visit to Rachel’s tomb, a significant site known as the “biblical Jewish mother.” People come here to pray, especially women facing challenges with conceiving. Interestingly, Rachel’s tomb is located near Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

The film also sheds light on major diplomatic achievements during the Trump administration in the Middle East. These achievements include the Abraham Accords and the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, which Israel considers its capital. Friedman played a pivotal role in establishing the American embassy in Jerusalem.

Friedman and Pompeo were instrumental in normalizing diplomatic relations through the Abraham Accords between Israel and several countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan. Pompeo also clarified that Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria, often referred to as the “original Bible belt,” do not violate international law, emphasizing the deep historical ties of this region to biblical narratives.

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