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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 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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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Thirteen

Today was our final day on the dig at Bethsaida for the middle session this year. There were no major finds, not even a few last minute coins. However, we did get to finish the square off nicely with clean … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Twelve

Today was our hottest day so far, and very humid—with more of the same and then some predicted for tomorrow. We were dripping with perspiration and the dust was turned to trickles of mud.   We began the day with … 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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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Ten

In Area T today we made amazing progress, and found something we had not dared to anticipate. As we cleared up the northern half of our square, we exposed more of the wall running N/S along the western edge of … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Nine

We were back on the dig today, and at least in Area T there was a significant amount of dirt being moved. Everyone is keen to uncover as much of the hidden history of this small part of the site … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Seven

We spent today in Nazareth. What a deep blessing to be back here with a bunch of new friends to show around my favourite place. We began with a brief visit to the Basilica of the Annunciation, before moving just a … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Six

Today the energy levels were high and the winds were less blustery, so we were set for a good day on the tools at Area T. Even before we were joined by the visitors from Sabeel Nazareth (see below), we … Continue reading

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Bethsaida 2014 – Day Five

Our fifth day since arriving in Israel, and our third day on the tools at the Bethsaida archaeology project. Despite strong winds coming up around 11.00am, we made fantastic progress in Area T  today. We exposed a wall running the entire … Continue reading

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