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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 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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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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Why visit Israel and Palestine?

Yesterday I was asked by a journalist for a couple of lines about why I visit Israel so often, and what it means to me as a person of faith? For me, the most important thing about taking students to … Continue reading

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Study Leave—Week Seven

The past week has been dominated by writing, but I guess that is one of the reasons for study leave? What began as a short section about Nazareth in a chapter of my new book, has drawn me into some … Continue reading

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Study Leave—Week Six

The past week has been a delightful mix of experiences. The week began and ended with new chapters being completed. This means that half of the new book now exists in draft form, and I have some growing sets of … Continue reading

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Study Leave—Week Five

This has been a quieter week in some ways, but quite a productive one as well. The weekend part of the week saw an overlap between the Western Easter and the final days of the Pesach holidays. The country seemed … Continue reading

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Study Leave — Week Three

Tiberias, Israel Friday, 22 March 2013 It is now three weeks since I arrived in Israel for my sabbatical, and the place is abuzz with preparations for Passover and—for the Western Christians in Jerusalem—Holy Week. For the local Christians, Easter … Continue reading

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Epiphany 4C (3 February 2013)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Introduction 3 Ancient Nazareth 4 Nazareth in the New Testament 4.1 Infancy and Childhood 4.2 Jesus in Judea with John the Baptist 4.3 Galilee Ministry 4.4 Last days in Jerusalem 4.5 In the post-Easter traditions of … Continue reading

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