Monthly Archives: June 2014

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (6 July 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Isaac: The In-Between Ancestor 3 Finding a wife for Isaac 4 Jesus Database 5 Liturgies and Prayers 5.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 and Psalm 45:10-17 (or Song of Solomon 2:8-13) Romans 7:15-25a Matthew … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2024 – Day Five

Sunday in Jerusalem. Most of the SGC Palestine of Jesus course attended the 9.30am service at St George’s cathedral, with its mix of Arabic and English. The place was packed as we had several international groups visiting at the one … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Four

The focus of the Palestine of Jesus course today was on Jesus and John the Baptist, and especially on the significance of their presence in the Judean wilderness. This small desert (approximately 1,500 square km) has been created by the rain … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Three

Today the focus was very much on the infancy traditions, as the course seeks—so far as possible—to follow the natural chronology of Jesus’ life. After a briefing in the College lecture room, we began at Ein Kerem. This is the … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Two

Today the course at St George’s College in Jerusalem really swung into gear. We have about 33 people on the program, plus about 4 staff. I am listed as a ‘Guest Scholar’ this year and will be responsible for a … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day One

Today we completed our Jordan package and began our Palestine of Jesus course at St George’s College in Jerusalem. The first step was to leave our hotel in Eilat and make the 4 hour drive north to Jerusalem. As we drove … Continue reading

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Jordan 2014 – Day Four

The title for this post is a little confusing since we spent most of the day in southern Israel, but it was still the fourth day of our Jordan travel package. We began the day with a delightful breakfast in … Continue reading

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Jordan 2014 – Day Three

Today saw us move from the rugged mountains of Petra, through the austere desert landscape of the Wadi Rum, to the seaside resort of Aqaba. Quite a set of transitions. We began in the beautiful grounds of Beit Zaman as … Continue reading

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Third Sunday after Pentecost (29 June 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Abraham offers his son as a human sacrifice 3 The story of the Akedah 4 The Akedah in Jewish tradition 4.1 4 Maccabees 4.2 Jubilees 4.3 Philo of Alexandria 4.4 Flavius Josephus 5 Early Christian use … Continue reading

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Jordan 2014 – Day Two

Today was spent exploring the ancient Nabatean city of Petra. We spent from 9.00am to 5.00pm enjoying the sights and sounds of Petra, and were there long enough to some of the famous changes in the colour of rock as … Continue reading

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