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To See Jesus in Holy Land Travails

We traveled to Israel‐Palestine at the end of September for three weeks to see the situation ourselves, to show our caring for the people we would meet, and to see the sites where Jesus had (most likely) been. But Jesus was hard to see, as churches had been built over many of the sites. After trying to wrestle through the overlay unsuccessfully to see how the terrain would have appeared to Jesus, I finally relaxed and enjoyed the ancient structures: the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, considered to be the site of Jesus’ birth; Church of the Holy🔒

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R. Melvin Keiser, a member of Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain, N.C., is emeritus professor of Religious Studies at Guilford College.


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