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Jerusalem Journal

Observations and reflections on living, researching, writing, teaching, worshiping and praying in the land of the Bible.

I first saw it in 2006. Walking from the bus station in Bethlehem to the Church of the Nativity, dying for a really good...

So it's my last day in Israel. I leave late Monday night, but Monday will be spent with sorting, organizing, giving away, packing, weighing,...

It's hard to miss it. I have seen "Gibeah of Saul" (aka Tell el-Ful) many times. Typically I spy it from the...

Wednesday—yesterday—was Yom Kippur, and we are in the height of the fall Jewish holy season. This prompted me to write a bit on the...

I explained yesterday about the “afflction of soul” not being simply some kind of self-harm, but a fundamental blow to the arrogant human urge...

For those that don't already know, I am spending the fall semester in Jerusalem, on sabbatical from Asbury Theological Seminary. I'm launching work on...

I have developed an obsession. For so long, I've watched Jews venerate the Western Wall. They touch it, cry at it, stuff paper prayer...

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