Issue 97 The Holy Land

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The Holy Land: Did You Know?

Interesting facts about Christianity in the Holy Land

Editor's note: Two thousand camels

Palestinian Christians carried on the legacy of the early church, preserved Biblical sites, and survived Islamic conquest

Jennifer Trafton

Not One Stone Left Upon Another

The catastrophic fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 forever changed the face of Judaism—and the fate of Christians in the Holy Land

Paul L. Maier

Building a Holy City

The first Christian emperor inaugurated a new era in Palestine

Peter Walker

Battles over Christ’s Tomb

The holiest site in Christendom has endured an unholy amount of destruction and violence

Gary M. Burge, professor of New Testament at Wheaton College

Tracing the Footsteps of Jesus

A fourth-century pilgrim left behind a vivid eyewitness account of the land of the Bible and how Jerusalem Christians celebrated Holy Week

Jennifer Hevelone-Harper

Christian History Timeline: The Holy Land

2,000 Years in the Holy Land

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The Living Desert

Thousands of monks and nuns sought to turn the Holy Land into a land of holy people

John Chryssavgis

The Ten Thousand Monk March

Monastic Christians in Palestine showed both a passion for orthodoxy and ecumenical sensitivity

John Chryssavgis

After the Temple

Palestine may have acquired a new Christian face, but to the Jews it was still the Land of Israel

James Strange

When Jerusalem Wept

The holy city fell first to the Persians and finally to the Muslims. But Christianity in the Holy Land lived on

Robert Louis Wilken

The Land Belongs to God

A Palestinian Christian finds the path from hate to forgiveness

Elias Chacour with Sue Ellen Johnson

The Holy Land: Recommended resources

Resources for further reading on the history of the Holy Land.

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