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... new name.” Revelation 3:12 ESV
Jerusalem was the site of the Jewish Temple, the focal point of the Old Covenant. King Solomon built the original Temple based on architectural plans God had provided to his father, King David. David lived in a palace while God's presence rested in a temporary tabernacle. He desired to build God a permanent home worthy of His glory, not because God demanded it, but because of his heart-based gratitude and ...
... would have been standing.. And both the Lord and Peter would have locked eyes... It wasn't a huge area, just a smallish courtyard, but it certainly made that event come alive.... and Peter left that courtyard and wept bitterly.
And the Lord was sent to his further trial with Caiaphas and then the next morning with the whole Sanhedrin and later with both Pilate and Herod.
There was a section in the palace of Annas that showed evidence of burning... ...
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Back in the car, driver Dave was revving all fours. We headed out of the car park. Passed the supposed spot of Sodom (up on the top of the Dead Sea), passed Jericho, and were heading upwards to Jerusalem. It's true... you do go up, we were ascending from Jericho up to Jerusalem. With one handed driver Dave, and his clicking, we drove on thru the bald top sandy hills, like pillows roll after roll. It was very bare, with little brown grassy shrubs, not a blade of ...
... that they had GPS in their car and they even had problems. GPS identified the road ok but failed to pin point the location of the hotel. It didn’t also take in to account the temporary road closures.
Today, the last full day of our trip, we are heading to the Dead Sea, a journey of only 30 miles (42km) but due to the route, across the top of Mt. Nebo, the journey could take from anything between 1-1 ½ hours. Once we get on the right road, the rest should be ...
Clarice has kind of bailed on the blogging thing, though I'm hoping she'll be inspired to resume. (This is obviously Maurice writing).
Jerusalem with Clarice was a lot of fun. We were met by two friends, Amita and Rosalind, who both moved from the USA to Israel about 5 years ago. We sipped coffees at a cafe with a great view of the walls of the Old City. The walls were built by the Ottoman Turks a few hundred years ago, when they ruled the territory. Inside ...