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The Dome of the Rock - its inscriptions and the religious relations in early Islamic Jerusalem

The Dome of the Rock is probably the most studied Islamic monument. The architectural forms and features of the monuments and the inscriptions that decorate its walls have been studied and discussed thoroughly by scholars and academics, in many occasion creating a link between the Dome and other monuments. 1,156 more words

Reading Inscription

Church of the Nativity #1

Wow!  It’s hard for me to believe I’ve not posted anything to this photo blog for over two weeks! The good news (well, I suppose that’s strictly a matter of opinion!) is that I’ve processed all my pictures from our recent journey to Israel and have a supply that I can now share more regularly! 675 more words

Artsy Stuff

Day 1 -Epiphany, Christmas, and Emotion

This is the note on the door as you walk into The Church of Saint Catherine at the site of the Church of the Nativity, and it seems to me to be a great theme and hope for this entire trip. 491 more words

Christians in Bethlehem mark Christmas amid violence


(Associated Press) | Updated December 24, 2015 – 7:29pm

Palestinian Christians celebrate the lighting of a Christmas tree in Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 173 more words

Where It All Began

O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth…

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Searching for Christmas in the Holy Land

Last weekend, hoping to catch the Christmas spirit, I went on a tour of Bethlehem (which is just a 15-minute drive from Jerusalem, a fact I was totally oblivious to until arriving here two months ago). 1,062 more words

Cultural Differences