A Jewish Guide In The Holy Land

Author : Jackie Feldman
ISBN : 9780253021489
Genre : History
File Size : 54.69 MB
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For many Evangelical Christians, a trip to the Holy Land is an integral part of practicing their faith. Arriving in groups, most of these pilgrims are guided by Jewish Israeli tour guides. For more than three decades, Jackie Feldman—born into an Orthodox Jewish family in New York, now an Israeli citizen, scholar, and licensed guide—has been leading tours, interpreting Biblical landscapes, and fielding questions about religion and current politics. In this book, he draws on pilgrimage and tourism studies, his own experiences, and interviews with other guides, Palestinian drivers and travel agents, and Christian pastors to examine the complex interactions through which guides and tourists "co-produce" the Bible Land. He uncovers the implicit politics of travel brochures and religious souvenirs. Feldman asks what it means when Jewish-Israeli guides get caught up in their own performances or participate in Christian rituals, and reflects on how his interactions with Christian tourists have changed his understanding of himself and his views of religion.
Category: History

A Pilgrim S Guide To The Holy Land

Author : Raymond Goodburn
ISBN : 9780956976819
Genre : Travel
File Size : 77.51 MB
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A pilgrimage to the Holy Land offers each of us the opportunity of a spiritual re-awakening and a reaffirmation of faith. For many it will be made in the company of like-minded people, while others will discover the joy of exploring the sacred sites independently. It is firstly an enjoyable holiday; here the opportunity any holiday has to refresh and relax takes on added purpose. This fully illustrated guide explores the historical context and the people of the Holy Land. It then takes you through the sites of Jerusalem: Outside the walls in the Kidron Valley and on the Mount of Olives; the Old City - including the Stations of the Cross and the Holy Sepulchre; the Temple Area; the events of Holy Week; east and west Jerusalem. Journeys from Jerusalem: Bethlehem - Hebron - Herodion; Emmaus and Bethany; South to Beersheba and Eilat; The Dead Sea - Masada - Qumran; north to Galilee via the West Bank and Samaria; north to Galilee via Jericho and the Jordan Valley. Detailed coverage of The Galilee: Lower Galilee; Around the Lake; Upper Galilee. The Coastal Plain. The Jordan Section explores the biblical history and recent developments. The guide begins in Amman, then covers the cities of the Decapolis and Jerash, the Desert Castles, the King's Highway - Bethany beyond the Jordan, Madaba, Mount Nebo and others - Petra, Aqaba and Wadi Rum. There is a practical section for each country, including currency, border crossings, and national, Jewish and Islamic holidays. Profusely illustrated in full colour with maps and plans.
Category: Travel

The Jewish People And The Holy Land

Author : Henry H. Halley
ISBN : 9780310496274
Genre : Religion
File Size : 77.42 MB
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Derived from Halley’s Bible Handbook, a world-renowned, accessible guide to the Bible now in its 25th edition, this digital short sketches the history of the Jewish people in the Holy Land from the time of Jesus until the present day. Useful for students of the Bible and church history, The Jewish People and the Holy Land will also fascinate readers wanting to better understand the historic roots of the modern state of Israel.
Category: Religion

Discovering Israel

Author : Jack Finegan
ISBN : UOM:39015005287613
Genre : History
File Size : 58.17 MB
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Category: History

Travels In Egypt Arabia Petr A And The Holy Land

Author : Stephen Olin
ISBN : MINN:319510024016848
Genre : Middle East
File Size : 82.12 MB
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This is a travel memoir by an American clergyman traveling for the sake of his health. He visits places that were popular with other travel writers of the time, adding his own anecdotes and descriptions of famous places.
Category: Middle East

Walking Where Jesus Walked

Author : Hillary Kaell
ISBN : 9780814771747
Genre : Religion
File Size : 39.87 MB
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Since the 1950s, millions of American Christians have traveled to the Holy Land to visit places in Israel and the Palestinian territories associated with Jesus’s life and death. Why do these pilgrims choose to journey halfway around the world? How do they react to what they encounter, and how do they understand the trip upon return? This book places the answers to these questions into the context of broad historical trends, analyzing how the growth of mass-market evangelical and Catholic pilgrimage relates to changes in American Christian theology and culture over the last sixty years, including shifts in Jewish-Christian relations, the growth of small group spirituality, and the development of a Christian leisure industry. Drawing on five years of research with pilgrims before, during and after their trips, Walking Where Jesus Walked offers a lived religion approach that explores the trip’s hybrid nature for pilgrims themselves: both ordinary—tied to their everyday role as the family’s ritual specialists, and extraordinary—since they leave home in a dramatic way, often for the first time. Their experiences illuminate key tensions in contemporary US Christianity between material evidence and transcendent divinity, commoditization and religious authority, domestic relationships and global experience. Hillary Kaell crafts the first in-depth study of the cultural and religious significance of American Holy Land pilgrimage after 1948. The result sheds light on how Christian pilgrims, especially women, make sense of their experience in Israel-Palestine, offering an important complement to top-down approaches in studies of Christian Zionism and foreign policy.
Category: Religion