Category Archives: Coins

Romulus and Remus coin

A coin which Ibrahim Abu Rakbeh (from St George’s Bazaar across from the College in Nablus Road) recently asked me to read for him has proved to be rather interesting. Here is what the coin looks like:  The official description of the coin, … Continue reading

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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (24 August 2014)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 First Reading: The birth of a saviour, Moses 3 Gospel: Who is Jesus 4 Jesus Database 5 Liturgies and Prayers 5.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Exodus 1:8-2:10 & Psalm 124 (or, Isaiah 51:1-6 & Psalm 138) Romans … Continue reading

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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 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 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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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Eleven

Today—Wednesday in our second week at Bethsaida—there was a tangible sense of sadness that so much will remain incomplete when our brief time on the dig ends this Friday. We have achieved so much, but realise just how far we … Continue reading

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Salah al-Din coins at Bethsaida

Some news about the two Islamic coins recovered from Area T at Bethsaida in 2012. Yesterday I met with Ariel Berman in Kiryat Tivon. He had identified the two coins found in Area T during the 2012 season at Bethsaida … Continue reading

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