Holy Land Blog

Aug
30

Bedouins, The Desert Dwellers

Bedouins, The Desert Dwellers By Haytham Dieck, Head of Tour Guide Program Bedouins are Arab nomads who choose the harshest environment of the desert to live and settle. The etymology of their name reflects their character, "the desert dwellers." Arab Bedouins have lived in the Middle Eastern desert (Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel) [...]
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Jul
29

Forgiveness has the power to free us

Forgiveness has the power to free us By Rev. Dr. Jack Sara Last week, I was asked by a couple of colleagues from MENATE (the Middle East & North Africa Theological Accreditation for Theological Education) to present with them a webinar on the issue of reconciliation and forgiveness. It was a forum and they would [...]
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Apr
13

Perceiving Resurrection in the Light of God’s Grace to Us and the World

Perceiving Resurrection in the Light of God's Grace to Us and the World Christ is Risen… He is Risen indeed! This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Ps. 118: 24)   By Bahjat Khader, Head of the Online Diploma in Biblical Studies.   At this [...]
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Mar
09

On this Land

On this Land By Yousef Alkhouri, Academic Dean Assistant for Academic Extracurricular Programs Coordinator of Christ at the Checkpoint The Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish writes, “we have on this land that which makes life worth living.” These words of Darwish are profoundly reflecting Palestinians’ intimate connection to their land. How much can we learn from [...]
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Feb
28

Faith Out of Pain

Faith Out of Pain By Gabriel Hanna I was greatly touched by the events that Jesus Christ went through from His childhood to His ascension to heaven. I was very saddened by His pains, but His suffering makes me feel that we are not alone. Jesus understands what is happening in our lives simply because [...]
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Feb
17

Different Backgrounds, One Language!

Different Backgrounds, One Language! by Mr. Haytham Dieck, Head of the Tour Guiding Program Language is an outstanding human achievement that throughout history has enabled ideas and thoughts to be transformed into sounds, alphabets, and words. According to the Oxford Languages Dictionary, language is the "principal method of human communication." Probably one of the earliest [...]
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Nov
24

Statement of the Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice and Bethlehem Bible College on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Statement of the Bethlehem Institute of Peace and Justice and Bethlehem Bible College on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People The Palestinian people are suffering. Children are arrested and held without charges before being tried in military courts. Daily, radical Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmers to force them off their land. If [...]
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Oct
28

The Significance of the Olive Tree in Palestine

The Significance of the Olive Tree in Palestine By Mr. Haytham Dieck, head of the Tour Guide Program The olive tree (botanically, European Olive) is found mainly in the Mediterranean Basin from Portugal to the Levant. This spread is because of the rich red soil (Terra Rossa). In Palestine, the olive trees are mainly planted [...]
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Aug
18

Bible Stories in 3D Photography

Bible Stories in 3D Photography By Yousef Qumsieh Imagine yourself living hundreds of years ago, or one-thousand to two-thousand years ago, during a time when today’s technology did not exist. Living outside of the Holy Land, you would hear of stories, myths, and legends passed down from generation to generation as it was the only [...]
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Jul
21

Discover Galilee: The Ministry of Jesus

Amira FarhoudAmira is the Communications Coordinator of Bethlehem Bible College. She is a committed Palestinian Christian who has a passion for writing about the intersection of faith and seeking justice for her fellow countrymen. To read more of her writings sign up for Bethlehem Bible College’s monthly newsletter.

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