Discovering Physical Evidence of Biblical Daily Life – Part 3: The Widow’s Mite

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The “Widow’s Mite”. The two small bronze coins mentioned in Luke 21:1-4 not only would have passed through the hands of the widow in the Temple mentioned by Jesus, but as a common coin, they would also have been commonplace throughout Israel in Jesus’ time. This coin is mentioned in the Greek text of the […]

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Discovering Physical Evidence of Biblical Daily Life – Part2: Ancient Oil Lamps

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Lamps from Jesus’ Time.
An entire typology for antique oil lamps has been made in archeology. Like today, objects could be made to reflect luxury and style for wealthier clients but also could be kept basic and very simple for poorer people. Therefore the quality and beauty of an object such as an oil lamp […]

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The Bible Lands Museum: 10,000 Years of History Under One Roof

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When visiting Israel, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of museums and exhibitions. However, for the history lover and amateur archaeologist alike, there is no place quite like the Bible Lands Museum, situated adjacent to the Israel Museum and Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem. The Bible Lands Museum features a permanent […]

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Safety in Israel (part 2)

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Last week I wrote in my article Safety in Israel (part 1) about how media bias and obsession with Israel distorts perception of danger levels in Israel. I quoted a former AP reporter’s testimony which stated that mainstream media has a political agenda in their reporting (http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/183033/israel-insider-guide). In continuing the conversation with the typical inquirer […]

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Map Sampler

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The Accordance Maps Sampler The Accordance Maps Sampler is a collection of Bible maps built using the Accordance Bible Atlas. The Accordance Bible Atlas lets you choose from a variety of backgrounds and layers to create your own maps, locate Biblical sites with the click of a button, follow animated routes, create and explore 3D maps, […]

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Photo Guide Sampler

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  The Accordance Bible Lands Photo  Guide Sampler Written by David Lang About the Accordance Bible Lands PhotoGuide Sampler The Accordance Bible Lands PhotoGuide is designed to illustrate the geography and history of the lands of the Bible and is not intended to be a mere collection of stock photographs. This Sampler includes more than fifty high-quality images selected from the more than […]

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Modern Day Israel

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Day 1: Arrive Ben Gurion Airport, transfer to hotel in Tel Aviv Day 2: Tel Aviv City Hall with explanation of Israel’s Industrial & Financial center, Visit Ben Gurion’s House (Independence Hall), Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv University’s Campus, Overnight at a Kibbutz Guesthouse in the Upper Galilee Day 3: Visit Gush Segev (emphasis on […]

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Tour 8

Us and Our Neighbors – Egypt / Jordan / Israel Tour Day 1 Arrive Cairo Airport & transfer to hotel. Day 2 Cairo: full day tour, including Pyramids. Day 3 Exodus-Moving Toward Sinai: Giza, St. Catherine’s. Day 4 Mt. Sinai: St. Catherine’s Monastery, Nueba. Depart to Jordan via ferry to Aqaba. Day 5 Jordan – […]

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