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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 […]

  • November 14, 2017
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Where Jesus Walked

Near the Jesus Boat Museum our tour bus brought us to a pier for charter boat rides on the Sea of Galilee.   We explored the shores until our scheduled time to board. After a morning of trekking through ruins and taking in an exciting museum, the hum of the boat’s  motor, the hazy, lazy […]

An Explosive Find When Nothing Much Was Happening

JOURNAL OF TRIP TO ISRAEL 2017 20_Sea of Galilee or Sea of Tiberias or Lake Kinnereth Wed June 21 Have you experienced a day when ‘nothing much was happening’?   On a day much like one of those we’ve all experienced, two brothers, fishermen on the Sea of Galilee, looked at the facts.  The lake was low, […]

Joshua’s Northern Campaign

JOURNAL OF TRIP TO ISRAEL 2017   19_TEL HAZOR … AND TEL DAN Tues June 20   At Tel Hazor, I saw one of the most spectacular views ever.  I could imagine Jabin, the king of Hazor (Joshua 11:1), sitting back on his royal throne, secure in his unconquerable mountain palace, ruler of all the […]

Nazareth First Century Living History Museum

From Megiddo we crossed the Jezreel Valley toward the northeast and came to Nazareth.     There we visited a first-century living history museum. Here is what my 11yo granddaughter// reported after her visit there: “I liked it when the weaver turned wool into thread. I also liked petting and feeding the goats. Also, the […]