Jerusalem Meridian Hotel
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... issue is interpretation. Like this visit, there can be four people looking at the exact same thing with completely different perspectives because of where we each come from, what we have been taught in school or by our parents, or in this case especially, our different religious beliefs. So we embark, a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew and a Hindu on a road trip from Tel Aviv, passed the West Bank and Ramallah (Palestinian territories) on to one of the ...
Today was our visit to the biblical areas of Jerusalem. Jerusalem has been conquered and destroyed over 40 different times since the time Joseph was said to have sacrificed his first born son Isaac. It is considered to be a "volcano of emotions," where millions of people from all religions are praying towards and thousands visit everyday. We started the day with an overlook of the old city. We learned about different mountains and what each represented in the ...
... that led pilgrims north to the Temple. When the city was defending itself from the approaching Assyrian army in the 8th century bce, King Hezekiah decided to protect the water by diverting its flow deep into the city with an impressive tunnel system. "Hezekiah also plugged the upper watercourse of the Gihon waters and brought it straight down to the west side of the City of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works." (Chronicles II, 32:30) ...
Back through the streets of Bethlehem and past the check point with no problems, we arrive at the Mount Of Olives and see the Garden of Gethsemane the olive trees in here are so old and have very round trunks, some being held up by small stone walls. It is believed they were around at the time of Jesus. The church near here has The Stone Of Agony. Whilst we prayed, there were tablets with the scripture in Luke 22: ...
... several stops along the way:
· Cesaria - The town was built by Herod about 25–13 BCE as the port city Caesarea. Following Herod's death, Caesarea became the place of residence for Jewish Roman commissioners and the provincial capital of Judea. Caesarea was conquered by the Muslims in the seventh century. Thereafter, control alternated between the Crusaders and Muslims. Eventually, Caesarea was captured by the Mamluks in the 13th century, ...
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