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Baptisms and Mine Fields

Near the north end of the Dead Sea is a new site not available to us in 2010. In 2010 we visited a Jordan River baptism site at the point where the out-flow of the Sea of Galilee entered the Jordan River.     At the time we were told this most northern point of the […]

The Dead Sea & Poisonous Fruit

  There is a tree in the Jordan Valley that Scott Stripling pointed out to us. He called it the Arara tree. He pointed out this desert tree with large mango-like fruit. This is the  “large fruit full of air and poison” referred to in Jeremiah 17:5 and in this article, Where is the Juice? by Lois […]

The Star Namer’s Star Continues to Make News

Alpha Centauri is the star referred to in Shepherd, Potter, Spy–and the Star Namer. What the Late Bronze Age Gibeonites of Canaan knew about it was that it was called Toliman which was interpreted to mean “the heretofore and the hereafter.” Ishtaba, the master potter of Gibeon, saw the meaning of the star’s name indicated someone in the […]

Christmas–Ten Days Away? It’s Baking Day!

Christmas is ten days away? (!) Where does the time go? This week we’ve taken another step into the world of high-tech modernization—we’ve ordered groceries on-line. We may be the last on the block to do so. Having my ankle in a cast after a bad sprain, it finally sounded like a necessity. Plus there […]