The Topography of Jerusalem

The Topography of Jerusalem

Jerusalem and the culminating biblical events that happened there have dramatically shaped world history. Jerusalem’s geography and topography have dramatically affected its own history, determining where people lived, from what direction invading armies attacked, and where the city expanded over time. Today’s video short covers the topography of this biblical area as it was in […] Read More...

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The Serpent

One archaeological site in Israel that has always intrigued me is the Canaanite high place at Tel Gezer.  When archaeologist Stewart Macalister excavated there in the early 1900’s, he found a line of standing stones that represented Canaanite gods and goddesses.  His interpretation of the site, based on discovering the standing stones, was that he […] Read More...

“Is My Soul Stupid?”

“Is My Soul Stupid?”

This was the question I began to ask myself after spending a considerable amount of time around sheep in the backcountry of Israel. The Bible calls us sheep. But, if you know sheep, then you know that isn’t exactly a compliment, because sheep aren’t the brightest of the animal kingdom. An accurate naming? Well, I’ve […] Read More...

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Where David Fought Goliath

Two armies are facing off. One boasts a taunting, blasphemous giant that intimidates the army of Israel. Israel’s “champion”—a young boy. We know this story! We especially know the characters in it—the giant, Goliath and the one-day-to-be-king, David. You’ve probably tried to picture the ruddy, young shepherd and the armor-clad giant as you read the […] Read More...

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