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Jerusalem Journal

Jerusalem Journal

Observations and reflections on living, researching, writing, teaching, worshiping and praying in the land of the Bible.

I explained yesterday about the “afflction of soul” not being simply some kind of self-harm, but a fundamental blow to the arrogant human urge...

Wednesday—yesterday—was Yom Kippur, and we are in the height of the fall Jewish holy season. This prompted me to write a bit on the...

Today marks the most holy day of Judaism, and Jerusalem is eerily quiet. Known as Yom Kippur, the “Day of Atonement,” it occupies the...

It's hard to miss it. I have seen "Gibeah of Saul" (aka Tell el-Ful) many times. Typically I spy it from the...

I am not the most traveled person you ever met, though I've been to a good many places. I probably don't have the authority...

I first saw it in 2006. Walking from the bus station in Bethlehem to the Church of the Nativity, dying for a really good...

For those that don't already know, I am spending the fall semester in Jerusalem, on sabbatical from Asbury Theological Seminary. I'm launching work on...