I am way behind in posting to my blog! I will try to catch up over the next few days.
Well, I had a marvellous time in England, studying manuscripts and seeing friends. I love the ancient buildings and history. But as I prepared to go to Israel, I was struck by how much older things are in Israel! It is interesting because as a modern nation it only goes back to 1948, but as a people it goes back a great deal further.
I had a great flight from London, flying over the snow covered Alps, and then the Aegean Sea and the Adriatic Sea. I got in quite late, got on a sherut and drove from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. What a thrill to come to the old walled city.
After a short night, school got going with a walking trip around Jerusalem. We saw things that we had always just read about: the Valley of Hinnom, the Upper Room, the Western Wall, the Pool of Bethesda, and more. The pictures in this blog are only some shots I took along the way, some of the Valley, some of the pool. You can get better pictures on Google Images. I’m looking forward to going over some of the passages with you to show you how they help you understand the Bible. It is very exciting!
Tomorrow, I want to show you what we saw when we visited the City of David, maybe not what you think!
Until then, be safe, and show some love. Signing off – Father Wismer