Category Archives: Archaeology

Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Fourteen

Today the focus of the Palestine of Jesus course has been on the events of Holy Week, as we visited several sites associated with Gospel traditions from the final days of Jesus. As I write this blog the events from … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Thirteen

This morning the participants in our Palestine of Jesus course had an extended opportunity to soak up the special places along the NW shore of the Sea of Galilee. We had a late checkout from our rooms at the Pilgerhaus, … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Twelve

Today was a time to focus on the Galilean context of the ministry of Jesus, exploring the social and political dynamics of the region in his time and reflecting on the implications of that for our own ministries now. We … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Ten

Friday, July 4. American Independence Day. The first Friday of Ramadan 2014. Heavy security presence in and around Jerusalem. A delayed funeral for the 16 year old, Mohammad Abu Khdair. More rockets and mortar fire from Gaza into the south of … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Nine

With the current high level of tensions in Jerusalem and the other occupied Palestinian territories following recent abductions and murders, the schedule for the Palestine of Jesus course has been amended slightly. Planned visits to sites on the West Bank have … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Eight

Today marks the beginning of a brief interlude during which time I will miss about three days of the Palestine of Jesus course at St George’s College in Jerusalem. Soon after the group left to begin their morning program exploring … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Seven

Today was an optional day in the program. We visited Masada and Qumran, and had an opportunity for a ‘swim’ (well, more a float) in the Dead Sea. About five people from the course took the option of staying behind … Continue reading

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Palestine of Jesus 2014 – Day Six

Today it was my delight to lead the course during our visit to Sepphoris and Nazareth. We led the College around 8.00am and arrived in Sepphoris a little after 10.00am. After a brief orientation talk based around the scale model … 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 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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