Monthly Archives: May 2012

Postcard from the Middle East – Day 9

The focus of today was the spiritual context to which Jesus came. Visited Qumeran the home of the Essenes, the strict Jewish monks in the desert. Tjer is some suggestion in Scripture that John the Baptist was an Essene,and this informed.histheologh and practice. Also … Continue reading

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Postcards from the Middle East – Day 8

Trap cor young travelers, or even old ones for that matter. As Ian said, ‘A schoolboy mistake.’ We rose at 6 am to leave at 6.30. Had difficulty explaining to our driver that we were going to skip breakfast so … Continue reading

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Postcards from the Middle East – Day 7

Left for St Katherines at 8.30 am, half an hour later than planned. The traffic in and out of Cairo was congested compared to yesterday, May Day holiday. We also stopped to take pictures of the Red Sea as we … Continue reading

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