Monthly Archives: January 2014

Of wineskins and wine jars

When excavating archaeological sites in Israel, potsherds normally turn up in large quantities. Whoever lived there must have used ceramic vessels for a whole lot of purposes, and many of those ceramic vessels somehow must have been broken and left … Continue reading

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Bethlehem inculturated

Pounding rain drives us to walk faster along the medieval streets. Here Roman centurions were stationed, here Muslim and Jew lived in the West, here archbishops rode between palace and cathedral and scholars wandered through the world’s first university town … Continue reading

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