Author Archives: David Timms

When Will It Stop?

George Floyd (May 25, 2020). Breonna Taylor (March 13, 2020). Ahmaud Arbery (February 23, 2020). Most people in the United States (and many people around the world) are watching right now as protests, both violent and non-violent, sweep the country. … Continue reading

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Day 40: The Fifth Gospel

Sixteen hundred years ago, Saint Jerome (347-420 AD) reportedly said: “Five gospels record the life of Jesus. Four you will find in books and one you will find in the land they call Holy. Read the fifth gospel and the … Continue reading

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Day 39: Mount Nebo

At 2,651 feet above sea level, Mount Nebo sits high on a ridge in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan overlooking the Jordan Valley and the northern end of the Dead Sea. On a clear day, you can easily see Jericho … Continue reading

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Day 38: Sheep and Shepherds

They pop up everywhere throughout the countryside of Israel. Mixed flocks of sheep and goats with their shepherd nearby. The goats are good for milk, and the sheep provide wool for clothing. Both are good for meat, at the appropriate … Continue reading

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Day 37: Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem, a phrase taken from Isaiah 56:5, is Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. The phrase means “a monument and name.” The memorial, established in 1953, covers 44.5 acres and is a complex of research buildings, … Continue reading

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Day 36: Mosques and Minarets

Israel is a land of pluralism. Dotted around the country wherever there’s an Arab Muslim community, one sees mosques and minarets. Mosques are the Islamic places of worship for a local community. The minarets are the tall towers beside or … Continue reading

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Day 35: The Garden Tomb

Since the 4th century the crucifixion and burial of Christ had always been associated with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. However, in 1842 Otto Thenius, a German theologian and bible scholar, proposed that a rocky knoll just 1600 feet … Continue reading

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