In 2006, I suggested that Bible training in the future will happen on-location. Looks like the future has come early.
"By 2050 the training of ministers will have shifted to where the students are located. Teachers will travel a third of their time. This will be cheaper and more effective than transplanting students. Cheap travel will allow courses to be set in a relevant historical location—Reformation history taught in partnership with a Germany-based tour company, the book of Ephesians taught in Ephesus."
Andrew Jones, Seminary 2050, Christian Century
There is a brand new blog straight from the Biblelands from my Kiwi friend. Chris who gives Bible tours for a living. The Footsteps of Paul Blog shows you where the Apostle Paul went and what he did as the early church grew up and went out. Worth following.
Chris shows an inscription (letter)by Caesar Augustus (around 40AD) granting Roman citizenship.