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The Lonely Desert Monastery

Dear Reader,

It was on a very rainy day that my friends and I decided to take a day off to explore the Judaean Desert. We were working on the fields anyway so rain was not a good idea that day. 175 more words

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Al-Hadidiya, Jordan Valley (David Shulman)

June 30, 2016

Four months away provide just enough distance to see the madness and the cruelty for what they are. Who has set up this crazy system and kept it running for half a century? 2,335 more words


Amman and a Goat

Ah Friday, the Islamic day of rest.

‘Get your stuff together we are going down to al-ghor’ (Jordan Valley) said a very grumpy-looking Ali.

‘What’s up?’ 822 more words


Milestones near Beth Shan

You’ve heard about “going the second mile.” In His “Sermon on the Mount” in Galilee Jesus said (in a context forbidding retaliation for evil), “And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two” (Matt. 230 more words

Bible History And Geography

Auberg-Inn, Jericho

Blessed with one of the cheesiest pun names ever bestowed on a guesthouse, the Auberg-Inn or House of Eggplants (to make it clear for Americans…) is a newish guesthouse in Jericho. 60 more words


Abel-meholah, Elisha's Home

We’re continuing the study of the Divided Kingdom in our local congregation in our auditorium class, using the text of 1 Kings. We have found this period to be one of not only the history of the kings but also there is much emphasis on prophetic activity. 111 more words

Bible History And Geography


Ajloun Castle (Qal’at Ar-Rabad) is a 12th century fortress built by the Muslim Ayyubid dynasty to enforce order amongst local tribes, guard nearby iron mines and defend against Crusaders in the northern Jordan Valley. 88 more words

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