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... On one of the first nights I bumped into one of my friends, Michael, who I met in Ramallah who had come to Jerusalem to extend his visa. That evening I got him to tell me all the Jewish stories which he had grown up to know. Growing up in the middle of the countryside it was fair to say that I didn't get to know many Jews and so, in my ignorance, I reveled in finding out more with child-like energy and enthusiasm.
In the time of writing ...
... a while. I think the poor guy was suffering from PTSD by the time we finished! He was nicknamed "King David" thanks to our lecturing on David's experiences at Gath.
From Soccoh, we continued south to the Mareshath-Gath caves. Mareshath-Gath is the hometown of Micah the prophet, a contemporary of Isaiah. It is interesting that Micah came from Mareshath-Gath because if I remember my OT Survey notes from last year correctly, only he and ...
(a new acronym has entered my Hebrew language data base. Used in a sentence it might go like this: "Ken, ani acshav b'shin gimmel, ata yachol ledaber ito?"
“Im at the check point can you talk to him?” At which point you hand the phone to the soldier who is guarding this entrance and he talks to an officer who says a few words in Hebrew and you are waved through).
This brigade that we are visiting, consists of about ...
Just a brief note on the day:
No excavation, that's right. Due to rocket launches from Gaza we were instructed to stay at the hotel today. This was for good reason, evidenced by the 5 rocket sirens that went off throughout the day. When the sirens go off, we must all go to the bomb shelters. We were very well protected by the Iron Dome and everyone kept a close eye on the news, ...
... the wall. Hurray! A stone wall! Carrie and I scraped the floor and found another pit in it, kind of annoying. Not many special artifacts today, aside from the piece of Iron Age pottery I found, which means that we are getting closer and closer to the Iron Age and 604. Also, we made a bunch of new units in Joel's square. And yeah, a good work day although I forgot to write some notes down. Remind me tomorrow.