Oh Jerusalem: Shawarmas, the shema and a tractor at church

I’ve lost count of just how many times I’ve been to Jerusalem, but one fact that is sure: Jerusalem never disappoints. The sights, sounds and smells overwhelm visitors to this ancient, complicated city. Jerusalem serves as the crossroads of three world religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. If you are an observer of people like me, … Continue reading Oh Jerusalem: Shawarmas, the shema and a tractor at church

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Digging & traveling in biblical lands

"So what does this prove?"Someone asked this well-intentioned question about New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's ongoing excavation in Israel of the Gezer water system after I posted an article about it two years ago. The truth is, our major find that season did not "prove" anything in the Bible.Archaeology has done much to shed light … Continue reading Digging & traveling in biblical lands

Strolling through Jerusalem’s Old City: Like a look inside my soul

By Gary D. MyersThe Old City of Jerusalem never fails to deliver something new and interesting. Each visit It is a filled with unique sights, smells and sounds. Jerusalem didn’t disappoint June 8 when I entered the Damascus Gate just as the Muslims were leaving the Mosques after Friday prayers. The city gave me a … Continue reading Strolling through Jerusalem’s Old City: Like a look inside my soul