Monthly Archives: May 2010

Touring the Shephelah of the Philistines

Today we went on a tour of the Shephelah which is the Judean hill country between the crest of the mountains (the way of the patriarchs where all the major cities are like Jerusalem and Bethlehem) and the coastal plain. The Shephelah is famous for its many valleys that act as natural roads into the […]

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School school

After Egypt it seems like nothing can be spectacular anymore. That might be a blessing because we have started to get into a little more intense school work. Next week we will have midterms in all of our classes. Yes, every single one of them. It seems like I diligently work to finish one assignment […]

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Of Pilgrims and Ordinances.

Today I visited once more the complex at Gethsemane. I confess I feel a draw to observe and learn every part of that area in particular. Thus far I have identified 5 sections. As we walk down the Kidron Valley from the center we walk through some younger Olive groves.  These are very open, the […]

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The Egypt Travellog

So we just spent the last week running around Egypt. Never in my life did I imagine that I would see the things I have seen in the last few days. I feel like there is no way to adequately discuss them all. Let me throw out a brief summary. Driving by bus through the […]

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